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Optical Services in Louisburg, NC

If you are in need of emergency eye care services, then we will be there for you at Louisburg Eye Associates. We care about the health and well being of our patients, which is why we always do our best to offer the best optometry services and products that you can find. We provide our services to patients in the Louisburg, NC area.

Services we offer:

  • Routine eye exams
  • Cataract management
  • Contact lens fittings and evaluations
  • Diabetic eye examinations
  • Emergency eye examinations
  • Eye disease treatment
  • Glasses fitting, repair, and adjustment
  • Glaucoma treatment and management
  • Medical eye examinations
  • Retinal photography
  • Visual field testing

Our contact lens fittings include:

  • Disposable and daily disposable
  • Toric and custom torics
  • Multi focal

Comprehensive Eye Exams

Dr. Lancaster recommends you have a comprehensive eye examination once a year, regardless of your age and especially if you have certain physical conditions, like diabetes. In certain situations, he may recommend more frequent medical eye exams.

During complete exams Dr. Lancaster will determine your prescription for eyeglasses and thoroughly check your eyes for common eye diseases, like glaucoma and cataracts. He will also evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. There is more to an eye examination than “how is my vision?”

Our comprehensive eye examinations include a variety of individual tests and/or procedures from reading the eye chart to measuring your eye pressure to examination of the posterior ocular structures using high magnification lenses. These tests will allow Dr. Lancaster to evaluate the strength and quality of your vision and the overall health of your eyes.

Medical Eye Exams

When a specific condition is found during a comprehensive eye examination, follow up examinations may become necessary. Dr. Lancaster manages each condition according to the accepted standards of care. Whether it is a pressure check for glaucoma every three months, vision assessment of advancing cataract, or a dilated follow up for mild diabetic retinopathy, he will assess your ocular health using over 25 years of experience to prescribe or recommend the best treatment plan for you and your overall health while maximizing your vision. In this type of examination, more advanced testing may be necessary, such as automated visual field testing, digital retinal photography, ordering of blood tests, X-rays, CT Scans or MRI's. If there is need for a specialist, Dr. Lancaster has worked with several in the past, whether it is an eye surgeon, a neuro-surgeon or even sending you back to your primary care provider to re-evaluate your general health, he will make the necessary referrals to ensure the highest level of your care.

Contact Lens Exams

For many people contact lenses can provide a clear and healthy way to correct your vision. Contacts may provide a more satisfying way to correct your vision compared to glasses, especially during certain activities, like sporting or social events. Whether it is a special date on Saturday night, playing a championship game, or just an everyday activity, contact lenses may enhance your enjoyment with clear vision.

Before being fit with contact lenses, a comprehensive examination is performed. In this examination your glasses prescription is determined and your eyes have been checked to make sure they are healthy. If there are any eye health problems or other issues that may interfere with successful contact lens wear, these will need to be addressed before wearing contacts. Once, it has been determined that your eyes are healthy enough for contacts, then a contact lens fitting and evaluation can be scheduled.

In a Contact Lens Fitting, we will discuss your contact lens preferences and desires, taking into account your ocular health and glasses prescription. We will insert and evaluate contact lenses in relation to vision, contact lens movement on the eye and comfort of wearing them. During the fitting process we may use measurements of corneal curvature, pupil size and tear film evaluation to further fine tune our contact lens choices and selection of the trial lenses to verify our contact lens choice. The trial lenses will be evaluated after an initial adaptation time (typically 10-30 minutes). We will also instruct you on the proper care and cleaning of the contacts, cleaning of the case, as well as insertion and removal of the contacts. We will also discuss the risks and rewards of wearing contact lenses and importance of proper contact lens care.

Most contact lens wearers utilize disposable contact lenses, but you may need a more sophisticated contact lens. If there is significant astigmatism, you may need a toric contact lens or if you are over 40 years of age, then a multifocal contact may be right for you. Other options for the over 40 contact lens wearer are monovision or distance only contacts with reading glasses over the contacts as needed. Monovision is the technique where one contact lens is prescribed to correct distance vision and the other contact lens is prescribed to correct the near/reading vision.

A one week follow up contact lens check is scheduled after a successful trial lens fitting. We ask that as you wear the contact lenses during the week on the schedule given to you and wear the contact lenses to your check up. Dr. Lancaster prefers that the contacts be in your eye at least 2 hours prior to your recheck appointment for a more accurate evaluation. On some occasions, it may be necessary to try a different contact lens design or material, or a different care regimen. In some situations it may be necessary to discontinue contact lens wear altogether.

After the trial period and Dr. Lancaster is finding the contact lenses are fitting properly, they are comfortable, while providing good, acceptable vision, then he will be able to write a contact lens prescription for you. Once your prescription has been issued and as you successfully wear your contact lenses, routine contact lens evaluations will be necessary to monitor you ocular health. Regardless of how long you have been wearing contacts; your eyes should be examined at least once a year, to make sure your eyes are continuing to tolerate contact lens wear.