If you are experiencing an ocular emergency, give us a call. We typically offer patients experiencing ocular emergencies same day appointments.
Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses. At 512 Eye we have a wide selection of contact lenses including daily wear lenses, monthly lenses, multifocal lenses, and contact lenses for astigmatism. We carry popular contact lens brands such as Acuvue, Air Optix, and Biofinity.
If you are a new contact lens wearer, we are happy to teach you how to insert and remove contact lenses. There have been many advances in contact lens materials in recent years. If your current contact lenses are uncomfortable or are causing you to see poorly, Dr. Langer can often re-fit you into more comfortable and clearer contact lenses.
Dr. Langer is great with kids! We have digital acuity eye charts in each exam room. This modern technology allows Dr. Langer to play kid friendly movies during eye exams, which helps ease anxieties many young children have about going to the doctor’s office.
Eye exams for children are extremely important, because 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.
For example, it is very common for children who are farsighted to pass school screenings, but lose interest in reading due to headaches and eye discomfort. Glasses prescribed by an eye doctor can help alleviate these symptoms. Treatment often improves grades in school and increasing a child’s interest in reading. Dr. Langer can evaluate and treat farsightedness, along with many other eye conditions common to children.
You are likely familiar with the dreaded “air puff” test. This test measures eye pressure to screen patients for glaucoma. The Icare tonometer allows Dr. Langer to check your eye pressure without the air puff. It is much more comfortable and very accurate. At 512 Eye, we incorporate the latest technology into our practice.
The American Diabetes Association recommends that diabetic patients see an eye care professional at least once a year for a dilated eye exam. Unfortunately, diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.
A comprehensive diabetic eye exam allows Dr. Langer to detect retinopathy before you experience changes in your vision. If retinopathy is caught early enough, with appropriate treatment it can often times be reversed. This can reduce the risk of blindness. Having your regular doctor look at your eyes is not enough. Only an eye doctor is able to detect retinopathy. Dr. Langer has extensive training in the diagnosis and management of ocular complications of diabetes.
If you are diabetic and have any of the following symptoms, don’t delay and call today for an appointment. These symptoms can indicate serious complications from diabetes: