This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
Vision is critically important to our overall health. The HealthSource Vision Center offers comprehensive eye exams for patients age 3 and older. Receiving vision care is important for growth and development in both children and adults.
There is more to ocular health than just vision. Comprehensive eye exams are the only way to diagnose macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma before there is permanent vision loss. Family history and systemic disease can also increase your risk for various eye conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- A family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma
- Inflammatory disease such as Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Eye surgeries
- Certain medications, including Plaquenil
In addition to routine care, our optometrist can diagnose and treat red eyes, allergies, and eye injuries. Schedule an appointment with our optometrist today for your comprehensive eye exam or acute needs. You can also select frame and lenses in our optical retail. We are committed to making vision care more accessible and cost-effective. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Children should have their first eye exam at six months old to rule out major ocular disease including cataracts and lazy eye. If that exam is normal, the next exam should be before starting school around 3 years old, with subsequent exams every year. This ensures children have the best possible vision, are using both eyes together, and do not have any eye disease so they can succeed in school. Did you know 80% of learning is visual? If your child is struggling in school, sits close to the TV, or complains that they can’t see, schedule an eye exam today to find out if they need glasses.