Comprehensive Eye Examination
Unlike a simple vision screening, which only assesses your vision, a comprehensive eye exam includes a battery of tests in order to do a complete evaluation of the health of your eyes and vision. Your eye doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but he will also assess how your eyes work together as a team, check your eyes for common eye diseases, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. A dilated exam is generally recommended for anyone over 40, patients with diabetes, a history of eye disease or cancer. A comprehensive eye exam is recommended every year.
Pediatric Eye Exams
According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that your child’s learning can be greatly affected if he or she is having difficulty seeing clearly. Normal vision is also very important for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight. To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development. A child’s first comprehensive exam should occur when they are 6 months old and then again at age 3. School age children should be examined once a year.
Optometrists are equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies. Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room visits could have been treated by an optometrist. We are always willing to help, should you ever experience an eye emergency. Our office provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries, foreign bodies, eye allergies, and other eye urgencies. Please call us for a consultation if you are experiencing an eye emergency of any kind.
Ocular Disease Management
Preserving and protecting the health of your eyes is of utmost importance. Many serious eye disorders can be prevented or treated if detected soon enough. At Nehs Family Vision Center, we are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Dry Eye Syndrome. Our doctors take the time to explain findings, treatments, and outcomes. They work with you to develop a plan for the best care for your eyes.
LASIK, often referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is the premier surgery for vision correction. It corrects myopia, hyperopia, and even astigmatism. LASIK surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist who uses a laser to reshape the eye’s cornea in order to improve visual acuity. It is quick, almost painless and vision recovery is rapid. The best candidate for LASIK is age 18+, has healthy eyes with adequate corneal thickness, and has a stable prescription for more than 3 years. At Nehs Family Vision Center, we work with a local ophthalmologist to screen, monitor, and treat you before and after your LASIK procedure. Ask at your next exam if LASIK is a good option for you.
Contact Lens Services
Contact lenses are a great addition to wearing eyeglasses. They give patients flexibility in their lifestyle, with some patients wearing contacts as their primary vision correction and others wearing contacts only on weekends, special occasions, or playing sports. If you decide to opt for contact lens wear, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam and a contact lens consultation with measurements to determine the proper lens fit. Our doctors fit many types of contacts including disposable, gas permeable, bifocal, monovision, and color contacts.
Visual Efficiency for Computer Users
We live in a digital world and extended screen time is quickly becoming the norm in our everyday lives. People who routinely use computers and digital devices can experience symptoms of digital eye strain (also called computer vision syndrome) and exposure to harmful blue light emitted by these digital devices. Symptoms of computer vision syndrome include: eye fatigue and discomfort, dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain, eye twitching, red eyes, and trouble sleeping. Reduce your exposure and symptoms with regular breaks from your devices. However, for the greatest comfort at your computer, you might benefit from having your eye doctor modify your eyeglasses prescription to create customized computer glasses. Photochromic or lightly tinted lenses can be used to reduce your exposure to blue light. At your next comprehensive exam, ask your eye doctor for details and advice.
At Nehs Family Vision Center, we feature an on-site lab for fabricating high quality prescription eyewear and repairing broken glasses. Having a lab on-site ensures a more accurate prescription and better lens fit in the frame. We can complete your eyewear sooner and get you seeing clearer faster. For some prescriptions, we can even complete eyewear in one day! Our lab is also able to mount new prescription lenses into your current frame while you wait. You do not have to be without your glasses. Certified optician, Steve Nehs, is able to repair many types of broken eyewear, and even provides soldering services. When it comes to fabricating and repairing eyewear, Steve’s expertise and attention to detail can’t be beat.
Frame Styling For Every Lifestyle
If you are looking for the latest eyewear trends, Nehs Family Vision Center can help. We are passionate about finding you the right pair of eyeglasses, so our optical boutique carries a wide variety of frames in many different styles and price points. We can provide sunglasses, dive masks, ski goggles, shooting glasses, computer glasses, and much more. Our opticians specialize in finding the color, shape or brand of frames that fulfill your eyewear wants and needs. They can explain how different lenses and frames may impact your vision. Our experts at frame adjustments will ensure your eyewear will be comfortable and fit perfectly. We welcome new and current patients for our optical, and we also accept outside prescriptions for eyewear selection.