A comprehensive eye examination is vital to maintaining proper vision and eye health.
A comprehensive eye exam includes a thorough discussion of your symptoms, general and eye health history, neurologic evaluation, measurement of your glasses and or contact lens prescriptions, eye shape, measurement of your eye pressure as well as examination of the external and internal eye structures.
A through eye examination can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the exam and potential ancilary testing required. You may require eye drops that may affect your vision close up vision, so plan accordingly.
We at Cornea & Contact Lens Associates strive to provide the latest technology and technics for detecting early onset eye disease, as well as maintenance of good eye health strategies.
At Cornea & Contact Lens Associates, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Ludwig offers pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing Refractive surgery. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using the most advanced technologies.
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Cornea & Contact Lens Associates, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Dr. Ludwig performs a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once Dr. Ludwig has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (724)-468-8877 to schedule a consultation.
In the eye, the natural crystalline lens focuses light rays on the retina to produce an image. At birth, the lens is clear. With time, the lens starts to get cloudy and obstruct light. This cloudy lens is known as a cataract and can diminish vision. Fortunately, cataract treatments and surgery are available to restore clear vision. By replacing the natural lens with an intraocular lens during cataract surgery patients can reduce or eliminate their need for glasses or contacts following the procedure.
Dr Ludwig offers post operative management of cataract surgery. We will be in correspondence with your surgeon regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are concerned you may have a cataract, call us at (724)-468-8877 to schedule a cataract consultation.
When eyes become excessively dry, it leads to irritation, burning, redness and blurred vision. Contact lenses can exacerbate these conditions by making it feel like a foreign object is stuck in your eye.
There are many causes of dry eye, and identifying the root cause is essential to successful treatment outcomes. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and Blepharitis, affects the tear layer quality. Meibomian glands produce oils that protect the tear layer from evaporation. Blepharitis in inflammation of the lid margins due to a hypersensitivity to our natural bacteria that lives on our lids. Inflammation can be a huge factor in the outcome of your dry eye treatment. Here at Cornea & Contact Lens Associates we will custom taylor your treatment plan based off of your symptoms and lid presentation.
Here at Cornea and Contact Lens Institute associates, we specialize in contact lens fittings. A contact lens fitting is the process of determining the best fit for you whether it is a complex fitting or a basic soft lens, you have come to the right place.
It is important to us to meet all of your eye and vision care needs, and do our best to find the perfect contact lenses for you. Dr. Ludwig will perform a comprehensive eye health evaluation and will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. Many environmental influences can make or break your success with contact lenses. Dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, are just a few examples of what makes the right fit important. Contact our staff to determine which contact lenses are right for you.
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory disorder that causes thinning of the corneal tissue, which in turn causes warping or distortion of the corneal window. This warping or distortion can make patients very sensitive to light and drastically reduce the quality of vision. Keratoconus is usually first detected in a patients their thinned and steepened, resulting in distorted vision, sensitivity to light, and decreased vision. Symptoms typically manifest in a person’s younger years, usually the late teens or 20’s.
Keratoconus can affect a person’s ability to read or drive, which can be a major obstacle for people.
Luckily, this is a condition that can be diagnosed through a routine eye exam, which underscores the importance of scheduling regular eye exams for you and your children.
To learn more about Keratoconus, please contact us today. We can speak to you about diagnosis, treatment, and answer any questions you may have.
At Cornea & Contact Lens Associates we provide the highest quality and service to all our patients. Our very experienced and knowledgable Opticians will find your new look with ease. We offer a multitude of styles and brands. Come on in today and see one of our opticians. NO appointment necessary.