The Optometry Service at Boston University Eye Associates provides primary eye care to patients of all ages. Eye care provided at the primary eye care clinic include: comprehensive primary care including the diagnosis and management of the visual system and ocular disease, pediatrics, contact lenses, low vision , co-management of post op cataract care, and coordination of referrals for Ophthalmologists.
Comprehensive Eye Care:
The American Optometric Association recommends that everyone should have a comprehensive eye examination every 1-2 years depending on their needs. Early detection and treatment is necessary to protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases such as glaucoma and also to detect the effects of diabetes, high blood pressure and certain systemic medications.
Pediatric Eye Care:
Routine pediatric eye examination can detect vision problems in children related to learning. If not detected early on, this can lead to effects on a child’s learning, development, and overall health. Treatments include glasses, patching, and referral to pediatric ophthalmology if needed.
Our optometrists provide precision fitting of contact lenses and contact lens handling, hygiene and care training. Contact lenses are available for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and bifocal wearers. Medical contact lens services are also available to patients in which traditional contact lenses are not an option.
Low vision is reduced vision that can’t be corrected through the use of contact lenses or standard eyeglasses. Our Low Vision Specialist will assess a patient visual needs and identify treatment plans through the use of low vision devices to maximize the use of their vision.