What We Offer At Orgain Family Vision Care

Comprehensive Care – Neighborhood Convenience

At Orgain Family Vision Care, you get easy access to the latest and the best, including:

  • Examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye-related conditions
  • The latest frame designs, lens options, contact lenses and specialty lenses
  • Treatment and co-management of all eye conditions and diseases, including referrals to specialists for retina, cornea and refractive surgical interventions.
  • Partnerships with other health care providers to maximize your overall well-being.

 

Examination Guidelines

We recommend a child’s first eye exam take place at age three. Depending upon the results, subsequent exams should be scheduled every year or every other year. Young adults should be examined every two years. Adults over 40 and anyone wearing contact lenses should be examined annually. If your family has a history of eye or other health problems, more frequent visits may be recommended. Please feel free to call on any of our staff whenever you have problems or questions about vision and eye health.

Your First Visit

What happens when you visit our office for the first time? Your visit starts with just a bit of paperwork to collect your health history, insurance details and contact information. Since so many health problems and medications can affect your eyes, knowing more about you and your health will help us serve you better. After the paperwork is complete, the examination begins. During your exam, you’re likely to be tested on one or more of the following instruments.

  • The Non-Contact Tonometer measures the pressure in each eye which helps diagnose glaucoma without the need for drops.
  • The Auto-Refractor provides an overview of your refractive error, which tells the doctor what kind of vision problem you have.
  • The Fundus Camera takes a photograph of the back of each eye. This important diagnostic tool is kept in your permanent record as used as a benchmark to monitor changes over time.
  • The Visual Fields Tester is a computer-controlled device that records how your eyes respond to light, revealing abnormalities that could be caused by trauma, stroke or glaucoma.
  • The GDx is our newest instrument for diagnosing early glaucoma before vision changes have taken place. It detects changes or damage to the retina due to glaucoma earlier than any other test or procedure.

After your exam, your doctor will review your test results and recommend the appropriate treatment and/or follow up. He will also discuss your individual visual needs as well as the type of visual correction that will best meet those needs.

Contact Lenses

Think contacts aren’t an option for you? Think again! No matter what your age, you can be a successful contact lens wearer. We’ve fitted patients as young as six and as old as 80! If you’re motivated to take care of your lenses, you can be a success. These days, there’s a lens to fit every need. From lenses that can be thrown away after a single use to lenses worn day and night for up to one month, contacts make it possible for people who are farsighted, nearsighted, have astigmatism or need bi-focals to experience the freedom of life without glasses. Get contacts designed to meet the demands of your fun golfing, tennis, baseball and watersports. Want to change your look? Get colored contacts to transform or enhance your existing eye color. No matter what you need, we can get it. Because our office has participated in many studies of new and experimental contact designs, we’re always among the very first to find out about the newest innovations in eye-related technology.

If you have any interest in trying contact lenses, please don’t hesitate to discuss it with a member of our staff. There’s a lens that’s right for you. Let us help you find it!

Go for it! Once you’ve decided to try contacts, we’ll schedule you for a contact lens consultation to determine what type of lens will work best. For a small contact lens fitting fee, which includes training in the care of lenses, a starter set of supplies and follow-up visits, you’ll be on the road to success. If you don’t like your new contacts, we’ll refund all but the cost of materials within 30 days of your fitting. For your convenience, we stock contact lens solutions and supplies at competitive prices. We maintain a large inventory of lenses as well, and can usually provide immediate replacements or emergency loaner lenses.

Glasses

With more than 40 years of combined experience, the experts in our full-service dispensary offer the very best in patient care. Get cutting-edge lens technology along with a wide selection of the latest fashion eyewear for everyone in the family. Want your frames to reflect your personality? It’s easy with our selection of popular designer frames. Want to explore new territory with progressive lenses, antireflective coatings and transition lenses? How about a pair of prescription sunglasses? Frames to protect your eyes as you engage in work or play? Everything you need is right here! Just make an appointment for your dispensings, adjustments and repairs so that we can serve you quickly with minimal interruption to your busy schedule.

Pediatric Eye Care

Pediatric eye care is very important — childhood is a crucial period for the development of vision so it is absolutely essential for your kids to receive the required optometric evaluations during this time. To avoid potential problems with your child’s eyes or vision, we highly recommend ensuring that they receive the necessary eye examinations which are recommended throughout their formative years. Our optometrists are specialized in pediatric eye care, and can conduct the required pediatric eye exams to give you peace of mind for your child’s vision from babyhood through to school years.

Pediatric Eye Care and Some Of The Most Common Pediatric Vision Problems

  • Problems with Eye Function: At an early age, your child may experience an eye misalignment which can prevent the eyes from being able to focus properly. This type of misalignment can cause one eye to be less active than the other, limiting your child’s depth perception and frequently causing the condition commonly known as “lazy eye.”
  • Refractive Problems: Problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness often show up in early childhood. It is important to treat them at an early stage of a child’s development in order to ensure the child is able to safely develop its mobility, balance, coordination and learning skills.
  • Congenital Eye Diseases: Children can suffer from eye diseases at an early age. For instance, babies can develop cataracts or even tumors, so it is very important to investigate any potential blurring in the eye as soon as it appears.

The Best Pediatric Optometrists in the Greater Hendersonville Area

Our clinic in Hendersonville follows closely the guidelines prescribed by the American Optometric Association so we recommend three pediatric eye exams throughout a child’s development. The first one takes place at around 6 months, while your child is still a baby. This exam is conducted after a so-called ‘settling-in’ period when your baby’s brain and eyes have had the chance to develop initial vision. This first test will examine your child’s basic eye functions. The next exam is at 3 years, and this time we add vision tests which will involve interacting with your child to see if he/she is seeing things well. The final pediatric exam will be conducted right before your child starts school, at around 5 years of age. During this exam, we will pay special attention to any vision problems that your child may have, as well as recommend any potential treatments.

Do you want to make sure that your child has the best possible eye care in the Hendersonville, TN area? If so, come to our clinic for an initial consultation and we will be happy to check your child’s vision and prescribe any potential treatments. We specialize in a wide variety of pediatric optometric issues and we provide the best possible eye care to all of our patients. If you are interested in finding out more about your child’s eyesight, contact us today!

Diabetic Eye Care

Many people don’t know that diabetes can have a major impact on a person’s vision, but it can. Diabetes is a disease that develops for a variety of reasons, preventing a person from being able to properly process and store glucose, a type of sugar. As a result, a diabetic person’s blood sugar levels are much higher than the blood sugar levels of a person without diabetes. If it isn’t treated properly, it can cause many complications throughout the patient’s entire body. The eyes are particularly sensitive to sugar levels so it is important to have yearly eye exams in order to minimize the chance of diabetes-related eye problems.

The Importance of a Diabetic Eye Exam

According to a number of studies, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults in the United States. By failing to treat diabetes, patients’ blood sugar levels rise and frequently this results in a condition called retinopathy. Retinopathy is a serious issue because high blood sugar levels tend to damage the eye’s blood vessels. If left untreated, retinopathy often leads to vision loss and blindness.

However, diabetes can also cause a number of other problems with a diabetic person’s vision. For instance, cataracts and glaucoma are a very common occurrence in patients with diabetes. However, most of these conditions do not cause symptoms in the early stages of their development. By the time symptoms appear, many people have already lost some eyesight. As a result, early detection is of utmost importance. In order to detect any potential diabetes-related conditions, make an appointment for a check-up at our clinic in Hendersonville, TN once a year.

What Does An Eye Exam For Diabetes Involve?

The most important exam for diabetes patients is the dilated eye exam. During this exam, our optometrist will dilate your eye in order to enlarge your pupil which will allow him/her to closely inspect your retina. In doing so, we will be able to see whether your retina displays any signs of damage or retinopathy.

In the case where any of these tests show that you have a diabetes-related problem, our doctors will be able to recommend a course of therapy that will prevent the problem from becoming more serious. Although no test is perfect, there is a much better prognosis for diabetic patients who get annual check-ups.

If you are interested in finding out more about the precautions you should take as a diabetic patient, do not hesitate to contact our office for more information. We have can treat various types of diabetes-related problems, so contact us today.

Glaucoma Eye Care

Glaucoma is a major eye disease that is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults around the world. It is a dangerous condition because it starts without any symptoms whatsoever, and it begins to destroy your eyesight without you even knowing. Since glaucoma is treatable, it is therefore very important to detect it at an early stage and be aware of some of the risk factors for developing the disease. At Orgain Family Vision, we can detect and treat glaucoma, helping prevent loss of vision in our patients.

What is glaucoma and how does it develop?

Although glaucoma is generally associated with the buildup of intraocular pressure and this is generally considered the most common cause, the actual disease is much more complex. In reality, glaucoma can refer to a range of eye conditions that are responsible for damaging the optic nerve and causing a loss of vision. Generally, when it develops, glaucoma affects both eyes. In order to understand how glaucoma develops, it is important to understand that the eye is a rigid sphere that is filled with fluid which is constantly produced and drained. Intraocular pressure is maintained by balancing the production and draining of this fluid. However, if not enough fluid is drained, the pressure inside of the eye increases and makes it much more likely for damage to occur to your optic nerve. Although elevated intraocular pressure is the leading cause of glaucoma, even patients with normal pressure have been known to develop this disease. In order to prevent loss of vision from occurring, it is important to pay us a visit to determine what your chances are of developing glaucoma.

Consult With A Glaucoma Specialist at Hendersonville Eye Care

At Orgain Family Vision, we know that there are a number of risk factors for developing glaucoma. If our patients happen to fall into any of these categories, we strongly recommend that they come in for an eye exam at least once a year.

  • Family History: If you have a family history of glaucoma, and you are otherwise healthy, you still have a pretty considerable risk of developing glaucoma yourself. In particular, if you have a sibling with glaucoma, you could have a 5 times higher chance of developing the disease in comparison to other people.
  • Diabetes:  Diabetes is a very high-risk factor for developing glaucoma and a range of other eye-related diseases.
  • High Blood Pressure: If you are being treated for high blood pressure, there is a significant risk for glaucoma due to a lowering of the blood pressure inside the optic nerve.
  • Increasing Age: Patients over the age of 40 generally have a much higher likelihood of developing glaucoma in comparison to younger patients. Even if you have no family history of glaucoma and you are generally healthy but over the age of 40, we recommend that you get an eye exam once every two years.
  • Increased Intraocular Pressure: Certain people generally have a higher pressure inside of their eyes. These patients are advised to undergo routine screenings for glaucoma because of their elevated risk.
  • Race: Race can also play a role as African-Americans have been found to have certain genetic predispositions for developing glaucoma in comparison to others.
  • Trauma To The Eye: Eye trauma can also be a long-term risk factor for developing glaucoma. If you experience trauma to your eye as a result of an accident, make sure to consult with our optometrist to determine some of the possible repercussions.

Diagnosis and Eye Test For Glaucoma

Early stages of glaucoma will not show any symptoms so identifying glaucoma will usually require a routine eye exam. Take a look at what a typical glaucoma exam looks like at Orgain Family Vision:

  • Measuring the pressure inside of your eye
  • Inspecting the drainage angle
  • Examining whether your optic nerve has suffered any damage
  • Perimetry testing

If you have identified that you have any of the risk factors mentioned above, or you are interested in finding out more about reasons that glaucoma develops, feel free to contact our team for more information.

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