Family Eye Care At Lock Family Eyecare
Welcome to Lock Family Eye Care! The individualized care we give to every patient makes us a family favorite in the West Des Moines area. We offer comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages, from small children needing their first eye examinations to seniors with their concerns about eye disease and fading vision. Our specially trained staff is ready to help with all your eye care needs, whether it's learning to care for contact lenses or choosing the right eyeglass frames for your face. Not only will our doctors give you and your family members comprehensive eye exams, but they're also here to care for a wide range of vision issues, as well.
Types of Eye Care Offered
We offer basic eye exams, but that's only the beginning. Your family's vision needs may be varied, so we offer a wide range of testing and treatment, including:
- Vision screening for school or work
- Pediatrics eye examinations
- Treatment for juvenile focus and alignment problems
- Contact lens fitting are care
- Examinations for serious eye disease such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration
During an Eye Exam
An eye exam has two basic purposes: to find out if your eyes are healthy and to find out how to give you the best vision. Most exams, whether for adults or children, begin with a visual acuity test. This is usually some form of the test using an eye chart on the wall with progressively smaller lines of type. Using various tools and machines, our eye doctor can determine the sharpness of your vision and the prescription of the lens needed to correct poor vision, if necessary.
After the vision part of the exam is finished, we'll move on to caring for the health of your eyes. With small children, our doctor will simply use a small light to inspect inside the eye and look for certain behaviors that might indicate vision problems. Older children and adults will have their eyes dilated with eye drops to allow a better look inside the eye.
For adults, especially those over the age of 50, we'll check for common eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. If the doctor finds developing disease of any kind, she can recommend treatment and will monitor your condition, working with an eye surgeon if necessary, to correct your vision.
Contact Our Optometrist in West Des Moines
Great eye care for your family always begins with a comprehensive eye examination. Give us a call at (515) 267-1312, and we'll arrange a convenient appointment for you in our office today.