Comprehensive Eye Examinations
The eye exam is the most critical part of your time spent at Coastal Vision. Our doctors take great care to make sure your exam is as complete and thorough as possible. The vision assessment includes determining your new prescription, evaluating your lifestyle in terms of what vision solution you need, and a comprehensive assessment of the health of your eyes. This includes checking eye pressure, pupil dilation, and high definition retinal imaging to screen for diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and more.
The eye is also examined for signs of infection and allergies. Should any issues arise, rest assured your doctor will form a treatment plan for you to restore your vision and eye health.
Contact Lens Examinations
Finding the perfect contact lenses for your eyes can be tricky, as moisture across eyes and lenses varies so much. Comfort is of the utmost importance. The contact lens evaluation accounts for not only your eye health and prescription, but the needs of your lifestyle and comfort levels. Eyes are evaluated for allergies and other causes of dry eyes, and corneal topography is used to map out the cornea for your best lens fit. Trial lenses are fit to assess the visual performance and comfort of the lens. Follow-up evaluations are provided to reassess the day to day lens performance and your satisfaction.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Ocular Diseases
Your Coastal Vision doctors can diagnose and treat conditions such as:
- Eye infections
- Eye allergies
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Contact lens related red eye
Thorough examination of the eyes is extremely important in the detection and treatment:
- Detachments of the retina
- Macular Degeneration
- Tumors of the eye
Our doctors recommend annual eye examinations to monitor for complications created by the following:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Anemia or Sickle Cell
- Thyroid Disease
iLux® and Dry Eye Treatment
If you have Dry Eye symptoms like eye irritation or blurry vision, it may be due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD. Evaporative Dry Eye disease, primarily caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), occurs when the meibomian glands in your eyelids, that help contribute to a healthy tear film, don't function properly. This can lead to poor quality tear film resulting in symptoms of dryness, discomfort and fluctuating vision.
Our doctors, with the help of the Systane® iLux® device, can diagnose MGD by simply pushing on your eyelids to gauge the quantity and quality of the oil that your glands produce and recommend treatment options.
Corneal Refractive Therapy
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical way to correct your vision while you sleep. These are special contact lenses that gently reshape the front surface of your cornea while you wear them overnight. Once the process is complete, your need for glasses or contact lenses during the day is eliminated.
CRT is an FDA approved treatment that has been proven in several studies to slow or even stop the progression of myopia in children. It is also an excellent alternative for those who considered Lasik surgery but were marked as bad candidates.
Our doctors specialize in this process, and would love to discuss how CRT can change the way you see the world.