Routine Eye Care
Dr. Evans performs state-of-the-art comprehensive eye exams, which include measuring your vision, reviewing your medical history, checking your pupil and extraocular muscles, measuring your intraocular pressure, examination of your eyelids and the skin surrounding your eyes, and a detailed exam of your eyes from the front to back, including a dilated exam. If the exam suggests that your vision may improve with corrective lenses, a refraction is done to determine your new prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses. You will receive a copy of your prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
We know that a comprehensive eye exam with dilation can be a source of anxiety for some patients. We work hard every day to provide a pleasant, relaxing, and comfortable experience in our clinic.
Contact lens technology has vastly evolved and improved over the years. If you’ve been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses because of dry eyes or astigmatism, call for an appointment with Dr. Evans at Physicians Eye Clinic. Today’s contact lenses include more comfortable options for a wide variety of patients. Dr. Evans will review your contact lens options, including toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal lenses for good distance and reading vision after age 40 without glasses.
If you are curious about new contact lens technology or looking to wear contact lenses even for a few hours a day during your athletic activities, give us a call today at (515) 225-2566 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barbara Evans. Trust Dr. Evans to give you the best possible advice when you’re trying to decide whether contact lenses are the right choice for you.
Call to Order Contact Lenses
If you are an established patient of Dr. Evans, you may call us to order contact lenses at: 515-225-1730. You can also email us with contact lens orders or related questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetic Eye Exams
Glaucoma Screening and Treatment
Glaucoma can cause permanent loss of vision without having any symptoms. All routine eye exams by Dr. Evans include checking the intraocular pressure and examining the optic nerves to look for signs of Glaucoma. Early detection and treatment of Glaucoma can delay or prevent loss of vision. Additional testing is performed as needed, including Visual Fields and OCT™ nerve fiber layer analysis.
Dr. Evans has a special interest in Glaucoma care and offers state of the art treatments including performing SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) as well as treatment with the newest eye drop medications available.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss, including legal blindness, in older adults. AMD services include dilated exams to assess the macula, and specialized OCT™ testing as needed. Patients are advised whether AREDS vitamin supplements are necessary and are managed closely with retina specialists when needed.
Children’s Eye Exams
Dr. Evans enjoys helping ensure that your child has the best potential vision to grow, learn and thrive. Children are required to undergo vision screening before starting school. Children who do not pass their vision screening exam need a comprehensive eye exam. If conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) are not identified during early childhood, there can be permanent loss of vision. Dr. Barbara Evans enjoys seeing children age 4 and older to identify and recommend treatments for children with vision impairments.
Dr. Evans takes extra care when working with children as we know it can sometimes be a trying experience for both children and parents. She performs comprehensive eye exams which include age-appropriate vision testing, checking pupils and extraocular muscles (eye tracking), and a detailed exam of the eyes from front to back, including a dilated exam.
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