Eye Care and Optometry Services You Can Trust
At Primary Eye Care Center, we use the latest technology in the field of optometry to provide the best eye care to our patients. We offer a variety of services to help patients reach their optimal eye health. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing our patients leave our office with improved and restored vision.
- Full-scope family focused optometry
- Comprehensive eye examinations – Adults, pediatrics, geriatrics
- Diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, disorders and conditions
- Ocular disease assessment and management – glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, etc.
- Laser Vision Correction Co-Management
- Cataract Surgery Co-Management
- Treatment for Ocular Allergies
- Urgent and emergency ocular diagnosis and treatment (eye injuries, eye infections, sudden loss or change of vision, sudden onset floaters or flashes of light in vision)
- Dry eye center (supplements, eye drops, dry eye management, accessories)
- Contact lens fitting, instruction, and ongoing care/management
We offer contact lenses at affordable prices and work with all major vision plans to utilize your benefits. If you’re a first time user of contacts, we will give you instructions on how to properly use and care for them.
Contacts: Just the Facts
Although it’s unlikely that demand for traditional glasses will ever disappear altogether (after all, they’re stylish, comfortable, and convenient), contact lenses have been popular for decades and continue to be a great choice for eyewear. From typical prescription options, to ones that change the color of the eye, to futuristic “smart” lenses—contacts have come a long way since 1888!
Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing glasses for many people because they offer a lot of flexibility. You can wear your non-prescription sunglasses, goggles, helmets, headbands, or other kinds of eyewear over your contacts. People with contact lenses don’t have to worry about glasses slipping off or getting knocked off with physical activity. Plus, contacts don’t fog up and won’t produce a glare in photos. Unless you’re up close to someone, you can’t even tell they’re wearing them.
Toric lenses are used for people with astigmatism (irregular curvature of the eye). The way that toric contacts work is they have different powers at various places on the lens and they stay in place on the eye with a weighted section so that they don’t rotate. Unlike a regular prescription contact lens that can rotate and give consistently clear vision, the toric lenses have to stay in one position. Most wearers will never notice the weighted section. Usually the “weight” is just a tiny line in the lens, adding a small amount of material to orient the lens. With the lens on your fingertip up to the light, you may be able to see the line, but it is imperceptible when the contact lens is in place on your eye.
Gas permeable lenses are not soft and flexible like the ones most people imagine when they think of contact lenses. The rigid lenses still have breathability for air to reach your eye, but they are rigid. By keeping their perfectly rounded shape, the lenses can help give clear vision to people with astigmatism. The downside is that some people find them hard to become accustomed to wearing because they feel the lens more than they feel soft lenses.
Hybrid lenses are made of a rigid middle zone and a soft outer rim. They are specially designed for high astigmatism, certain irregular corneas, and people with early stage keratoconus. People with these conditions used to be limited to glasses, but hybrid lenses make it possible for them to wear contact lenses.
Conditions such as keratoconus, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis, post-refractive surgery (such as LASIK), and presbyopia can make contact lens fitting more difficult, but most people are able to find contact lenses to comfortably fit their eyes and needs. If you want to try contact lenses, talk to your eye care professional about which options are best for you!
We also carry a large selection of over 3,000 eyewear frames that will fit any budget and style. Our friendly and caring team will work one-on-one with you to help you find the perfect pair of glasses to suit your needs.
Each pair of eyewear is chosen based on individual preferences and needs. We offer corrective prescription lenses and a variety of additional benefits such as thinner and lighter, anti-glare, scratch resistant, and transition lenses.
For over 20 years, the team at Primary Eye Care Center has partnered with William Lipsky, MD at Advanced Laser Vision for LASIK procedures. They offer state of the art laser procedures and technology to help patients improve their vision. After their procedure, patients can do their follow-up visits at our office. Our optometrist typically attends each individual LASIK procedure. Advanced Laser Vision & Surgical Institute offers 24-month, no interest financing options.