Our comprehensive eye examinations include a full ocular health evaluation to ensure your eyes are healthy and rule out medical eye conditions and diseases, many of which have no symptoms in their early stages. We will also perform a thorough vision workup to determine a prescription that provides the most optimal and most comfortable vision for you, our patient. Let us help protect your precious sense of sight.
Your contact lenses can actually cause problems with your cornea and overall eye health if you have been misusing or over-wearing the lenses in some way. These problems may only cause irritation or annoying symptoms in the beginning, but can quickly develop in something much more serious including severe pain or vision loss. Dr. Hatfield will check for signs of damage to your eyes being caused by contact lens misuse and will work with you prescribe a lens that works for your lifestyle, while providing optimal vision, comfort, and ocular health.
We are passionate about eyes and keeping you healthy! Our office offers state-of-the-art technology to diagnose, treat, and manage eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic eye disease. Yearly dilated eye examinations are necessary for patients with diabetes and even those with borderline glucose levels. We gladly provide these annual checkups and also communicate the results to your primary care provider and/or endocrinologist.
Vision screenings at school and at the pediatrician’s office are important, but they are not a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination performed by a trained eye specialist. Children, as well as infants, should be evaluated closely to ensure proper visual development during those critical years. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), all children should have their eyes examined at 6 months of age, at age 3 and again at the start of school. Our office is of course kid-friendly and happy to see your little ones!
Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition diagnosed during a basic eye exam. For those who are nearsighted, objects that are farther away appear blurry. Myopia is caused by genetics, as well as other environmental factors. For instance, staring at any object for too long can cause the eye to elongate — it’s this elongation that leads to myopia.