Eye Care Services - Bristol, TN
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams. During a comprehensive eye exam, Drs. Shumaker and Feeley will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but he will also check your eyes for ocular diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care. Drs. Shumaker and Feeley in Bristol, TN, make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as effective and comfortable as possible.
Utilizing cutting edge technology he is able to diagnose and manage diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes for our patients.
During your visit, we make every effort to ensure that your eye health and vision remain at their best. Our staff will ask questions about your health, lifestyle, and how you use your eyes. That information will start the process to ensure you receive a thorough eye health and vision examination.
The visual system is a delicate and complicated part of the human anatomy. All parts of the eye and many parts of the overall body affect your ability to see. In our comprehensive eye health and vision examination, the health of your eyes are evaluated from cornea to retina.
Drs. Shumaker and Feeley will use a powerful microscope and magnifier to examine the inside of the eye where tiny vessels are visible. These tiny structures show the first signs of systemic disease such as high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries, and nerve conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.
The retina of the eye is a delicate structure that can be damaged by trauma and systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) cause by thinning of the retina, is an irreversible disease of the eye although new treatments are showing promise.
The nerves that transmit electrical impulses from the retina can become damaged by glaucoma. Glaucoma most often results from increased pressure from poor drainage of the fluid of the eye. This pressure bears down on the delicate nerves of the eye, causing permanent damage. The onset of glaucoma is subtle and requires early intervention for successful treatment.
If I'm seeing fine, why do I need an eye exam?
Glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration are just a few of the common eye diseases which affect older patients.
Even if your vision is fine, annual eye health exams can detect eye and systemic diseases in the early stages when it is easier to prevent vision loss. Help maintain quality of life with good eye care.
People with diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and taking certain medications are especially at risk for eye diseases and vision loss.
Everyone wants to protect the eyesight and overall health for themselves and their loved ones - that is why annual eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early.
Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss.
Many vision problems can begin at an early age, so it's also important for you and your family to schedule an appointment with Drs. Shumaker or Feeley, your prefered optometrists in Bristol, TN.
When should my child have their eyes examined?
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Children then should receive additional eye exams at 3 years of age, and just before they enter kindergarten or the first grade at about age 5 or 6.
For school-aged children, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years if no vision correction is required. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be examined annually or according to their eye doctor’s recommendations. It's important for parents to make sure their children's eyes are healthy. Approximately 80 percent of all learning during a child's first 12 years comes through vision.
Good eye health and vision is important to your child's learning, and vision problems can affect their performance in school. Undetected or untreated vision problems can hinder a child's ability to perform to their full potential in school. In fact, many eye diseases can impair vision or lead to vision loss, which is why it is important for people of all ages to have their eyes checked regularly.
At least 10 to 15 percent - or 8 to 12 million - children are at risk for vision impairment. Prevention of these conditions can be easy and can help your student perform his or her best at academics and sports, so schedule your child's eye exam today! While you're at it, schedule your own exam too!
Special Testing Means Extra Special Eye Care
- Zeiss/Humphrey Corneal Topography System
- Zeiss/Humphrey Visual Field Testing
- Essilor Visioffice Digital Measuring System
Our Zeiss/Humphreys corneal topography system is used in diagnosing certain types of problems, in evaluating a disease's progression, in fitting some types of contact lenses, and in planning surgery. It is commonly used in preparing for refractive eye surgery. The corneal topography map is used in conjunction with other tests to determine exactly how much corneal tissue will be removed to correct the visual defect.
Visual Field testing can help save vision because it is another test used to diagnose or rule out glaucoma and other neurological disorders that affect vision. This simple, but effective service has saved lives by detecting various medical conditions such as strokes, brain tumors, and other neurological defects.
Today’s high-resolution lenses require laser-precision measurements to perform their best. Our Visiofﬁce system from Essilor allows the opticians to obtain every possible parameter required for modern lenses with extreme accuracy. Our Visioffice system will let you see your best from your new custom, digital lenses from Varilux. No-line bifocals and single vision lenses can be produced precisely the way your eyes will be using them.
Our high-definition digital lenses use the Visioffice® System to calculate a perfect match of lenses based on eye, frame and behavior data. This “dynamic 4D” measurement system uses eye data by precisely tracking optical Eye Center Rotation, or “ERC.” To focus, the eye rotates around a fixed point called the ERC. The Visioffice® system uses advanced technology to measure this ERC and your dominant eye to make your custom lenses. Frame data such as the size and fit are taken into account to ensure that your new lenses are made precisely for your frame. Behavior data uses natural head posture and gaze to target best vision where you look and see. High-definition digital lenses uses the latest in manufacturing techniques to ensure sharper vision at any angle and under any lighting conditions.
Enhanced Fit™ lenses use W.A.V.E. technology™ to provide sharper vision as well as take into account frame data and prescription to make custom lenses for you. Ipseo™ lenses add behavioral data to create a lens that matches you personally and creates wide, comfortable vision for progressive lens wearers. Fit™ and Eyecode™ are available in multifocal and single vision versions. The result is clear, sharp vision all the time.
Ask us how the Visioffice™ system can enhance your vision.
Midway Eyecare is excited to now offer Optovue Ocular Coherence Tomography
OCT Retinal Scan
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the eye.
A scanning laser is used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for signs of many eye diseases, similar to a CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease. Our Optovue OCT can also scan the cornea and anterior chamber located on the front or exterior of the eye.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and corneal disease.
An OCT scan is noninvasive and painless. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment. We also offer wellness screening scans as a method of prevention of eye disease.
We participate with many vision care insurance plans including VSP Vision Service Plan, Davis Vision, EyeMed and Humana Vision VCP. Some insurance plans may have a vision care component we also honor. Please call our office to verify participation with these or other vision plans.
We participate with many Medicare Replacement Plans such as United Health Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee and Humana. If you have a regular Medicare or Medicare with supplemental coverage, we will file claims for your examination or medically necessary office visits so that reimbursement will come to you.
We also participate with many non-Medicare major medical plans.
Please call our office to verify participation with your major medical plan.
Types of Payment Accepted
We accept Cash, Personal Checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, Discover® and Midway Eye Care Gift Certificates.