At Atrius Health, our optometrists provide comprehensive eye care for children and adults at many of our convenient locations. They perform vision exams, diagnose and treat certain eye problems, and provide eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. We also have specialists who perform low vision exams and fit specialty (medical) contact lenses.
Our optometrists are skilled at checking the overall health of your eyes. A hallmark of our philosophy is to perform a dilated eye exam whenever medically appropriate to provide our patients with the most comprehensive eye exam possible. While doing an eye exam, our optometrists can check for vision problems such as:
- Astigmatism (blurred vision)
- Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Presbyopia
- Eye spots, flashes, and floaters
- Dry Eye
- Color Vision Deficiency
- Diabetic eye disease
- Sight-threatening diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration
Our optometrists work closely with our Ophthalmology department. They can easily refer patients who may need surgical treatment or other specialized medical care.
At Atrius Health, we support the American Optometric Association’s recommendation for patients to receive a yearly eye exam. Regular eye exams not only evaluate your eyesight, but they are also important for your overall preventive health. A comprehensive eye exam can detect eye diseases early, before you experience any symptoms and when they are most treatable. Many eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes do not have symptoms in the early stages, so a preventive and comprehensive eye exam is important for your overall health.