At EyeWorks, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.
Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health. If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.
Comprehensive eye exams may include:
- Testing visual acuity or refractive error.
- Pupil evaluation with or without dilation.
- Examination of peripheral visual field.
- Dry eye evaluation.
- Color vision testing.
- Analysis of the visual systems.
- Examination of the external parts of the eye.
- Intraocular pressure measurement.
- Examination of the health of the entire eye.
Dr. Barton Higley can diagnose and treat eye diseases and identify general eye health problems including diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, and others. We can also test for and fit specialty eyewear for sports, occupations, other activities and hobbies, and safety glasses.
Our Optometric Services:
- Comprehensive eye exams.
- Contact lens fittings.
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.
- Specialized testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and others.
- Pre-and post-operative care for eye disease.
- Eye emergencies and foreign object removal.
- Vision services for visually impaired.
- Scleral lens fitting.
We can answer your questions about optometry services, our eye care practice, eye health products, and more. If the service you are looking for is not listed, please contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions.
Pediatric Eye Exams
80% of how we learn is visual
Dr. Higley understands that early identification of a child’s vision problem is crucial. During your child’s developmental stages, it is important to have every advantage possible for optimal learning. Since most of what we learn is through vision, it is a given that a good visual system would allow for easier, better learning.
- First exam administered by your child’s pediatrician.
- Six-month Free InfantSEE exam at participating optometrist’s office.
- Second exam at three years old, unless directed otherwise by your optometrist.
- The next exam before preschool or first grade.
- Yearly for children with corrective eyewear, or biannually for children without corrective eyewear.
- First adult eye exam at age 18.
Emergency Eye Care
Eye emergencies can happen at any time, which is why we do our best to see the patient as soon as possible. It’s always best to ask a friend or family member for a ride if your vision is compromised in any way or if you feel uncomfortable driving with your injury. Eye emergencies include, but are not limited to:
Sudden vision loss, either complete or partial
Sudden double vision
Blow to the eye(s). Instruct patient to NOT blow nose!!
Chemicals in the eye(s). Including but not limited to: lye, cements, plasters, airbag powders, acids, solvents, detergents, and irritants like mace. Patient SHOULD flush the eye(s) with cool running water by holding the eye(s) open under a running tap for at least 30 minutes before seeing the doctor.
Patients should skip calling us and go straight to an ER if there is a large object protruding from the eye (such as a nail, hook, etc) that will need to be surgically removed or large lacerations on the eyelid that could require stitches or surgery.