Comprehensive Eye Exams
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.
Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.
Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that utilize a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well.
If you are interested in laser surgery, we will begin with a comprehensive eye examination, which will let us know more about you and your needs. We may have to perform some testing to properly diagnose your eye conditions. During this time, the surgeon and staff will go over what you can expect before, during and after the procedure; we want to make sure to give you realistic answers for your unique vision.
If you are looking for an alternative to laser surgery that can improve your vision in a similar fashion, you may be interested in orthokeratology, or more commonly known as “ortho-k”. Ortho-K involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses.
Gentle Corneal Molding is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for vision improvement. It works by wearing contact lenses that will essentially reshape the cornea while you sleep, and in turn the patient will need no correction throughout the day. Gentle Molding is a non-surgical procedure that Dr. Collins was passionate about throughout his Optometry career. Dr. Westfall hopes to continue his legacy with Gentle Corneal Molding at Jacksonville Vision Development Center.
Dry Eye Treatment
f you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.
Treatment options vary depending on the severity. While dry eyes cannot be cured, there are various ways to soften or lessen your symptoms. During your appointment, we will discuss the treatment options that best fits your needs.
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One out every ten children experiences a visual related learning problem. Your typical visual screening will miss at least fifty percent of these vision issues. Dr. Westfall started the Vision Therapy Program in 2009. Her passion is to help patients of all ages develop skills that will carry them through life. Vision Therapy is about more than just 20/20; it provides avenues for patients to better their hand-eye coordination, reading skills, focusing, and depth perception. By working through the Vision Therapy program, patients are also able to improve double vision and eye turns.
Vision Therapy is safe and effective for children and adults, through individualized treatment plans for each patient. Children deserve all of the tools essential for being successful in school to set them up for a happy, healthy life. Dr. Westfall is providing her patients with those skills every day.
Glasses and Frames
Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience helping patients find the best frames for them - taking into account budget, medical needs, lifestyle, and appearance.
Foreign Body Removal
When you get something in your eye, it is very important to get it out as soon as possible. Foreign objects can damage your eye causing scratches, ulcers, and even more. It is also important not to try to remove them yourself, causing even more damage!