At Jenkins Eye Care, our team of specialized doctors provide patients with convenient access to eye care specialties including:
- Laser Cataract Surgery and Premium Intraocular Lenses
- Glaucoma and Surgical Treatments
- Diabetic Eye Conditions
- Retinal Disease
- Dry Eye and Cornea Conditions
- Pterygium and Surgical Treatment
- Monovision and Surgery
In addition to providing treatment of medical eye conditions, we also provide the following services:
- Refractive Procedures(LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exhange)
- Eye Lash Enhancement with Latisse and Alphaeon Growth Serum
- Skin Care Products of Medical Grade
- Dry Eye Treatments with special tear formulas and Omega 3 supplements found only through physician offices
Good Vision ≠ Good Eye Health
There are some serious eye conditions and diseases that have no symptoms. A patient may have excellent vision but still have underlying issues with their eye health. Eye diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are two of the most serious threats to vision, and they can only be detected with a comprehensive eye exam.
If our doctors discover a serious eye disease, they will set up a treatment plan for each individual patient and monitor the patient’s progress.
The Value of a Dilated Eye Exam
A dilated exam is the key to finding eye diseases. A dilated pupil provides a window into the retina and the optic nerve to evaluate their health and detect any eye disease as well as overall health issues.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve. This massive connection of nerves carries image information to the brain for clear vision. With a dilated exam Dr. Peterson, who is a specialist in the detection and treatment of glaucoma, can identify any changes to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is one disease that has no early symptoms and any lost vision cannot be restored.
A dilated exam at Jenkins Eye Care can also detect and monitor diabetic retinopathy which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the US. During a dilated exam Dr. Jenkins can pinpoint any swollen, leaking or abnormal growth of blood vessels in the retina.
AMD or age-related macular degeneration is another serious eye disease which is diagnosed through a dilated exam. AMD is an eye disease of the macula and a common cause of vision loss and blindness for patients over the age of 50. A dilated exam will detect colored pigments or an abnormal growth of blood vessels under the retina. This in turn affects the macula needed for clear crisp vision.
The importance of regular eye exams cannot be overstated.
Annual eye exams are recommended for all patients over the age of 60. African Americans should have annual eye exams starting at age 40 due to a higher risk of glaucoma. A patient with diabetes should have eye exams at least once per year.
The LASIK Eye Exam
When you are considering LASIK surgery Jenkins Eye Care will do a similar exam. However, there are additional tests performed during a LASIK evaluation. Although a patient may have recently had an exam elsewhere, they will not know for certain if they are a candidate for LASIK without those additional tests.
Contact us if you would like to schedule a complimentary LASIK evaluation.
Preserve Your Vision
The best way to preserve your vision is through regular comprehensive eye exams. If you require a Healthy ANNUAL EYE EXAM for glasses or contact lenses we will gladly recommend an optometrist in the community who can provide these services.
At Jenkins Eye Care, we specialize in the customized treatment of medical conditions of the eyes. If you need glaucoma care management, have diabetes, cataracts, retina conditions or dry eye, trust your vision to the team at Jenkins Eye Care.
Preserve your vision with an eye exam.
Call (855) 522-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org