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(Also referred to as "lazy eye.") Decreased vision in one or both eyes without detectable anatomic damage in the eye or visual pathways. Usually uncorrectable by eyeglasses or contact lenses.
      National Eye Institute

Opacity or cloudiness of the crystalline lens, which may prevent a clear image from forming on the retina. Surgical removal of the lens may be necessary if visual loss becomes significant, with lost optical power replaced with an intraocular lens, contact lens, or aphakic spectacles. May be congenital or caused by trauma, disease, or age.
      National Eye Institute

(Also referred to as "pink eye.") Inflammation of the conjunctiva. Characterized by discharge, grittiness, redness and swelling. Usually viral in origin, but may be bacterial or allergic; may be contageous.

Diabetic Retinopathy
Spectrum of retinal changes accompanying long-standing diabetes mellitus. Early stage is background retinopathy. May advance to proliferative retinopathy, which includes the growth of abnormal new blood vessels (neovascularization) and fibrous tissue.
      National Eye Institute

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      National Eye Institute

Dry Eye Syndrome
Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Can cause foreign body sensation, burning eyes, filamentary keratitis, and erosion of conjunctival and corneal epithelium.
      American Optometric Association
      St. Lukes Cataract & Laser Institute

Group of diseases characterized by increased intraocular pressure resulting in damage to the optic nerve and retinal nerve fibers. A common cause of preventable vision loss. May be treated by prescription drugs or surgery.
      National Eye Institute

Macular Degeneration
Group of conditions that include deterioration of the macula, resulting in loss of sharp central vision. Two general types: "dry," which is more common, and "wet," in which abnormal new blood vessels grow under the retina and leak fluid and blood (neovascularization), further disturbing macular function. Most common cause of decreased vision after age 60.
      National Eye Institute

Retinal Detachment
Separation of the retina from the underlying pigment epithelium. Disrupts visual cell structure and thus markedly disturbs vision. Almost always caused by a retinal tear; often requires immediate surgical repair.
      Hendrick Health Systems
      National Eye Institute

How long does an eye examination take?

A typical appointment will run 45 minutes to one hour, depending whether or not eye wear is being chosen and if eyes require dilation.

Will my eyes be dilated at the examination?

Yes, most new and returning patients are dilated at each examination. This helps in the diagnosis and management of many ocular and systemic diseases. Ask Dr. Jackson if you have more questions about this important procedure.

At what age should my child have his/her first eye examination?

The American Optometric Association recommends the first eye exam at age three years, then at five years. After that every other year during the school years.

Can my infant be examined?

Yes. The American Optometric Association launched Infant See in June 2005. This is a volunteer program in which optometrist provide a comprehensive eye exam to infants six months- 12 months old free of charge.

How often should I have my eyes checked?

It is recommended that eye examinations be performed yearly. Contact lens wearers are required to have yearly examinations, as well as those patients on certain systemic medications.

Is Quality Family Eyecare accepting new patients?

Yes! We welcome you and your family and friends to experience our office first-hand.

Does your office provide Lasik services?

We work together with the area’s leading refractive surgeons in the management of multiple forms of refractive correction.

How much will my eye wear cost?

Depending on your choice of frame and lens options, eye wear price can vary. We do offer multiple frame and lens packages for both children and adults when budgets are a concern.

Which insurance providers do you accept?

At Quality Family Eyecare, we accept most major medical and vision insurance plans including, but not limited to:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Paramount
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual including Value Vision
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Workers' Comp.
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • Vision Benefits of America
  • Superior Vision

Contact our office if your plan is not listed as we update our provider listing on a regular basis.

Quality Family Eyecare wants to ensure you receive your Eyecare and possible eye wear without being a major financial burden. We offer a number of financial options for all patients.

We also accept Master Card, Visa, and Discover cards. Please call our office for further details.

Three month, six month, and twelve month financing are available through the Care Credit program. Feel free to link on the Care Credit button to apply now or to learn more about your financing options.

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