Routine Eye Exams
We love seeing healthy eyes…and keeping them that way! We have the newest technology in our office to determine glasses prescriptions with incredible accuracy. Then, our optician and optometrist will come up with the best lens to meet your needs at work, school, or for your active lifestyle.
Dr. Montgomery fits the healthiest and most comfortable contact lenses, and is always learning the newest lenses on the market! We fit every type of lens, including lenses for astigmatism, multifocals (bifocal contact lenses!), and hard contact lenses.
No eye exam is complete without a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes’ health. Did you know that the inside of your eye can reveal systemic diseases before they appear elsewhere in your body? Dr. Montgomery will carefully evaluate your eyes with a dilated exam so that we can keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
Contact lenses have changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Gone are the days of dryness and discomfort. Modern soft contact lenses are comfortable for nearly everyone, even if you’ve been told you aren’t a candidate in the past.
Contact lenses now correct for astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even can take the place of your reading glasses!
For children, maturity, not age, is our only restriction. We have happily fit children as young as age 6 in contact lenses! Some newer contact lenses are even designed to help slow down childrens’ prescription from getting stronger each year!
Dr. Montgomery also fits rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses for those who require them.
Medical Eye Care
The eye is incredibly complex and can present with a wide variety of disorders, both inside the eye, and on the surface. Common eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and uveitis can cause permanent vision loss if not detected and treated by a capable eye doctor. Furthermore, by examining the retina, Dr. Montgomery can detect systemic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol plaques, thyroid conditions, and literally thousands of others.
We treat a wide variety of eye diseases in office and work with an excellent team of surgical sub-specialists if surgical treatment is warranted. We will do everything in our power to keep you seeing clearly!
What if you could wake up and see clearly in the morning without glasses, contacts or surgery? Orthokeratology (Ortho-K for short) involves using specially design lenses (similar in appearance to a contact lens) that are worn like a retainer while you sleep at night. They gently and temporarily reshape the front surface of your eye and when you wake in the morning and remove them, you can magically see clear all day long! The best part? Both adults AND kids are candidates for this FDA approved treatment of nearsightedness. Ortho-K is a cheaper alternative to LASIK that does not involve any surgery on your eye. To learn more about Ortho-K, click here!
While many are happy wearing glasses or contact lenses, some wish to enjoy the freedom that comes with LASIK eye surgery. We work with the finest LASIK surgeons in the region to make the process streamlined and simple for you.
LASIK technology has improved greatly since its first inception. With newer Bladeless LASIK lasers that can create thinner flaps, we have seen a drastic reduction in side effects such as dryness, halos, and discomfort. Newer lasers offer tracking devices to insure that the treatment is accurate, even if your eyes inadvertently move during the procedure!
The process typically begins in our office with a comprehensive exam to determine if you are a candidate for LASIK. We then work with the surgeon to take additional measurements before and after your procedure. After LASIK, we will see you in our office for all of your follow up care. Ask us if you’re a candidate at your next exam!
At what age should a child have their first comprehensive eye exam (not screening) by an Optometrist? Believe it or not, the American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive exam before the child’s first birthday. Children are not born with good vision, but develop it during their first 6 years of life. The smallest abnormality during the infant and toddler stages can have drastic implications in the child’s ability to develop normal vision and use it in school. Because 1 in 10 children are at risk for an undiagnosed vision problem, we believe that every child should receive regular dilated eye exams, not just those who complain about their vision.
Dr. Montgomery is proud to participate in InfantSEE, a program designed by the AOA whereby any infant between the ages of 6-12 months can receive a comprehensive dilated exam at no charge. The exam is as simple as making an appointment; there are no strings attached or hoops to jump through. Call for an appointment today!
Beyond infant exams, a child with good visual health should be seen at 3 years of age, before entering school at age 5, and then every 1 to 2 years thereafter, depending on the doctor’s recommendation. We have a specially designed pediatric exam room to make your child feel at ease and a large selection of children’s glasses to choose from. Protect your child’s vision and future by making sure the receive regular dilated eye exams!
While eye movements are a learned process, not everyone possess the incredible coordination needed to move their eyes together accurately, focus their eyes to a target, or even keep their eyes aligned. We often see these issues in children, as schoolwork becomes more demanding. They have trouble shifting focus from their desk to the board, their eyes fatigue and cause headaches after only a few minutes of work, they see double or blurry vision, they are slow readers, and often lose their place when reading.
Vision Therapy programs are designed to address these specific issues with programs tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Vision Therapy consists of activities using lenses, prism, and many other devices to teach visual-motor coordination, increase focusing ability (called accommodation), and improve the eyes’ efficiency when performing visually demanding tasks.
Vision Therapy works and is a permanent fix for many children’s vision problems. The sooner therapy can begin, the better the outcome. We typically can start therapy on children as young as 5-6 years of age, or even younger in some circumstances. If you suspect your child has vision problem that they are unable to communicate, we would love the opportunity to perform a comprehensive evaluation of their visual skills and address any issues. Better vision means better grades!
To visit Dr. Montgomery’s practice that specializes in vision therapy, click here.