The first examination you will receive is the Comprehensive Primary Care Examination. In this examination, your current vision and eye health status will be thoroughly evaluated. This information will be used during future eye examinations, and will enable your clinician to get a more accurate view of how your eyes may be changing over time. Depending on your specific needs, you may be referred to one of the specialty services. Below are just a few of the specialty services offered at UMSL Eye Care.
Pediatrics and Binocular Vision
Patients who have experienced a permanent loss of vision have special needs. This service helps patients maximize their remaining vision through specially designed optical devices, or by recommending environmental modifications (such as positioning of lights, etc.), and through mobility training, all of which may dramatically improve the low-vision patient’s ability to lead a fuller, more productive life.
Eye Health Management
Patients with known or suspected eye disease, for example, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc., will be followed in our Eye Health Management Service. It is important that these patients receive regular examinations at the recommended time intervals. Many times, ocular diseases progress slowly without producing warning signs until irreparable damage has been done. Prompt diagnosis and management is essential, and can help prevent the progression of many disorders. Patients seen in our Eye Health Management Service will be under the direct supervision of a licensed optometrist with special expertise in eye diseases and, when deemed appropriate, will also be seen by an ophthalmologist, or eye surgeon.