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The doctors at Artisan Optics offer several specialty eye care services:

At Artisan Optics, we offer much more than glasses and eye exams. Some of the specialty services that we offer include:

  • Diagnostic Imaging: Digital imaging that assesses the anatomy and physiology of the eyes.

Through the use of OCT, visual field, and retinal photography, our doctors are able to monitor your eye health to detect conditions before they affect your vision. With early detection, we are able to initiate treatment sooner and preserve your vision and eye health. Diagnostic imaging is crucial when monitoring conditions such as diabetes within the eye, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.

  • Dry Eye Treatment: Diagnosis and management of dry eye that goes beyond artificial tears.

There are multiple causes of dry eye, and the use of artificial tears alone is only adequate for a small percentage of people. Our doctors will evaluate both the severity and cause of your dry eye before designing a treatment protocol that addresses the underlying cause of your symptoms. This approach allows us to improve your tear functioning rather than masking the problem with drops.

  • Ocular Disease Management: The doctors at Artisan Optics diagnose and manage a wide range of eye diseases as well as the eye involvement of systemic diseases such as diabetes or hypertension.

Assessment and Treatment of Complex Vision Problems

In cooperation with Advanced Vision Therapy Center, we offer assessment and treatment for the following patient populations:

  • Acquired Brain Injury: Whether due to trauma, stroke, or neurological disease, brain injuries have a known effect on the visual system. Fortunately, these effects can be diagnosed and treated by a neuro-optometrist who has been residency trained in neuro-optometry.

  • Athlete Vision Assessment: During competition athletes are required to use their eyes at a much higher level than in day-to-day life. Every athlete should have a sports vision optometrist as part of their care team and coaching staff.

  • Binocular Vision Assessment: Making sure that each eye sees 20/20 is only the first step in determining well we use our eyes. Binocular vision, or the ability to use the two eyes together in a coordinated manner, is just as important for vision functioning. Even if you see 20/20, imagine how difficult life would be if you saw double, got headaches when you used the computer, skipped or re-read lines when reading, or spent twice as long on homework compared to your classmates. A binocular vision specialist will be able to diagnose and treat binocular vision dysfunctions that result in symptoms such as those previously mentioned.

  • Concussion Management: Concussions are one of the most common types of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), especially in the pediatric and adolescent populations.  Sports are by far the most common cause of concussions in children, which is why so much emphasis has been placed on detecting and treating concussions in young athletes.  Return to play decisions are now being made by medical professionals rather than coaches, parents, or players.  Your post-concussion team should include a residency-trained neuro-optometrist, who has the knowledge to treat the visual effects of a concussion that can affect not only sports performance, but academic performance and daily life as well.

  • Vision Therapy: Vision therapy is a program designed to treat binocular dysfunction and visual perceptual deficits. Conditions such as amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, and strabismus are well treated by doctors and therapists with advanced training in vision therapy. Additionally, individuals with visual perceptual challenges, working memory and processing speed deficits, as well as those with acquired brain injury can be helped with vision therapy. Thanks to recent research in the area of neuroplasticity, we know that people of all ages can benefit from vision therapy.

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