We provide diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases which affect the human eye and visual system. We know that the health of your eyes is just as important to you as reading the 20/20 line. The comprehensive eye health examination portion of your clinic visit looks at your eye inside and out to evaluate for eye disease using gold standards of the optometry industry such as the direct ophthalmoscope, biomicroscope, and indirect ophthalmoscope. We also have state of the art equipment to detect specific diseases. Our FDT and Humphrey Visual Field Machine both examine your peripheral vision and assess your risk of glaucoma. Our topographer scans the front surface of your eye, the cornea, to look for conditions such as keratoconus and corneal astigmatism. Our retinal camera takes a photo of the inside of your eye, from which we can compare from year to year for any changes. Our OCT scans the retinal layers in your optic nerve and macula to look for signs of macular degeneration and glaucoma.
If you are having a specific concern about your eyes, please schedule a visit with us soon. If you aren’t sure what type of appointment to schedule, just mention this to our receptionist who will utilize our in-clinic triage process. Various questions will be asked and your answers will be routed to our doctors.They will review your ocular concerns and decide what type of appointment is needed.
Because some eye diseases don’t have warning signs, we recommend annual complete vision assessments and comprehensive eye health evaulations. Sometimes your eye doctor will actually detect a problem long before you would know something is wrong. As you can imagine, preventative care goes a long way. Many ocular diseases can be treated and/or controlled much more effectively when caught early.
So whether you are concerned with cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, dry eye syndrome, choroidal melanoma, retinitis pigmentosa, Fuch's dystrophy, or any other ocular pathology, we are the ones to see to manage it.
If you would like more information about various eye diseases or problems, you can visit the "Patient Education" tab here on our website.
In the photo above, Dr. Schauer is explaining a patient's retinal photo to her.
Macula Risk: Predict and Protect
We also offer genetic testing for those patients who have signs of macular degeneration. The test is almost always covered by any type of insurance, and the results of the test will have no affect on your insurance coverage as set forth by the "Gina Law". We take a simple cheek swab right here in the office that will tell us which risk category you fall into. Based on the risk category, we have an idea if your macular degeneration will progress and how often we should see you for follow-ups. If you are interested, ask one of our doctors!