Comprehensive Eye Care
We provide comprehensive eye exams including the use of digital retinal imaging and visual field testing. Our doctor fits many types of contact lenses including contacts for astigmatism (toric), multifocal & bifocal contact lenses, RGP (rigid gas permeable) lenses and colored contact lenses. Dr. Fries, Dr. Davis, Dr. Culp, and Dr. Amy also participate in InfantSEE, a public health program providing comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment within the first year of life regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.
The American Optometric Association recommends eye examinations for infants between 6 and 12 months of age, at 3 years, and every 1-3 years for school-aged children. The first eye exam within the child’s first year of life will be provided free of charge as part of the InfantSEE program. Visit infantsee.org or call our office today at 740-335-2020 for more information.
If you ever wondered what was involved in an eye exam, here is a break down of everything the doctor tests for:
Part 1: Vision Evaluation & Enhancement
- Visual Acuity Distance & Near (each eye & both eyes)
- Eye Muscle Alignment & Movements
- Eye’s Convergence (ability to turn eyes in to look at close objects)
- Color Vision
- Depth Perception
- Eye Curvature Measurement (Testing for Astigmatism)
- Automated Refraction (Prescription Measurement #1)
- Subjective/Patient Assisted Refraction (Prescription Measurement #2)
- Focusing Ability/Need for bifocal (Distance to Near)
Part 1 of the eye exam provides the basis from which to prescribe a prescription for glasses. It will also allow the doctor to discuss contact lens options and the possibility of laser surgery.
Part 2: Eye Health Evaluation
- Neurological screening of all nerves that involve the eyes or eye muscles
- Front Surface Eye Health Evaluation:(Lids, Lashes, Lacrimal System, Tear Film, Cornea, Conjunctiva, Anterior Chamber, Iris, Lens, Angles)
- Intraocular Pressure Measurement (Glaucoma Test #1)
- Internal Eye Health Evaluation (Glaucoma Test #2): (Retina, Optic Nerve, Macula, Media, Blood Vessels, Vitreous)
- Complete Assessment of the Visual Pathway
- Peripheral Vision Testing (Glaucoma Test #3)
- Photos of the back of the eye to monitor for future changes
Part 2 of the examination will allow the doctor to detect any problems related to eye health. The doctor will then be able to discuss with you any condition(s) detected and recommendations for treatment.
We have the most sophisticated examination equipment in the country to assist us in your complete vision evaluation, including:
Marco EPIC 5100 – computerized refracting system designed to increase efficiency and accuracy in determining your prescription.
OCT – Similar to an ultrasound, except it uses light instead of sound, the OCT provides images of the back of your eye that are used to check for glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
Optos – A scan of your retina, Dr. Fries, Dr. Davis, Dr. Culp, and Dr. Amy will review images of the back of your eye to determine if your eyes are healthy or showing signs of disease.
ICARE – This new technology replaces the dreaded “puff” of air that checks the pressure inside your eyes.
Neurolens – More than just lenses designed for computer use, neurolenses are the first and only prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment. Contoured prism has been shown in studies to relieve the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain that many people experience when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work.
Our optical features a large selection of designer eyewear to fit every lifestyle, including Oakley, Rayban, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, John Varvatos, OGI, Harley Davidson, Vera Wang, Izod and many more.
Our doctors and our opticians will be able to help you decide the best lens options for your individual prescription. We use state-of-the-art, premium lens products to provide you with the best vision possible.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease
During your comprehensive eye exam you will be tested for glaucoma, cataracts, retinopathy from diabetes and hypertension, and macular degeneration. Dr. Fries is also available to treat ocular emergencies including foreign body removals, conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) and eye allergies and is able to work you into the schedule as the need arises. Should an ocular emergency occur after hours, the doctor is on call to handle the situation. Dr. Fries is active in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye including the use of Restasis and punctal plugs. Dr. Fries is also able to prescribe Latisse, the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment of inadequate or not enough eyelashes – growing them longer, fuller and darker.
Laser Vision Surgery Consultation & Co-Management
Dr. Fries, Dr. Davis, Dr. Culp, and Dr. Amy provide pre- and post-op care for our patients who elect refractive surgery, including LASIK and PRK. First, we will conduct a thorough exam to determine if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction. Should we decide laser eye surgery is for you, we will then refer you to a surgeon who we have worked with and are confident in their results. Finally, your post-surgical follow-up will be done in our office.