eye exams

Our doctors comprehensive eye evaluation includes; testing for your eye glass prescription, as well as, looking for any other problems of your eyes such as glaucoma, cataracts and diabetes.  A thorough eye examination is important for a full health screening every year.  eye examinations can detect neurological and systemic diseases along with early onset of cancerous tumors.

optical

Our Optical in three words, FASHIONABLE, FUNCTIONAL AND FRUGAL!  Our motto is to offer stylish designs with great function that is affordable to all!  Why should you pay more for fashion, for function....you don't have to, shop Bladen Eye Center's Optical Boutique and choose from designer frames such as Guess, Marc Jacobs, Ray Ban,  Banana Republic, Candies, Costa and much more!  We are a full scope Optical offering frames for every age, style and sunglasses from many different fashion lines.

contact lenses

We carry them all!  Whether you need One Days, Extended Wear or Lenses for Astigmatism or Bifocals, the professionals at Bladen Eye Center can fit most every patient in contact lenses, because we take the time and energy to do so!  

Did you know?.......Contact lenses are FDA regulated medical devices.  It is crucial that each patient's ocular health and CL prescription be evaluated by an Optometrist on an annual basis.  Your CL prescription is only valid for a year to monitor your health of your eye.

Bladen is about Convenience.....We value your time.  We can have your contacts mailed directly to you or give you a 10% discount off a year supply and include our rebates which can add a discount of up to $100.00 OFF of your annual supplies.

  Keep your eyes focused on the ball!

Keep your eyes focused on the ball!

sports vision evaluation

Keep your focus!    Do you wish you could cut a few strokes off your golf score?  Does your child always seem to be just a few steps away from the soccer ball? Having trouble returning your tennis partner's serve?

Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important component in how well you play your sport.  And there is much more to vision than just seeing clearly.  Your vision is composed of any interrelated skills that can affect how well you play your sport.  Because all sports have different visual demands, our Eye Doctors expertise in Sports Vision can assess your unique visual system and recommend the proper contact lenses, eye glasses or visual therapy for your sport, visit our center and let the doctors make your game number one!

  Did you know 1 out of 4 children have eye issues that go undiagnosed due to not getting an Eye Exam

Did you know 1 out of 4 children have eye issues that go undiagnosed due to not getting an Eye Exam

pediatric care....

We believe your child's vision exam should be thorough and efficient.  There are multiple components in a child's comprehensive exam that we find critical for properly diagnosing and treating, as well as, offering preventative options.  

Our exam will include physical eye health examination, to rule out any ocular disease on the internal and external parts of the eyes.  It will also assess your child's depth perception, color vision, binocular skills and focusing skills.  An objective measurement will also be taken of your child's refractive error to determine potential need for correction.  Lastly, the doctor will discuss the medical finding, visual needs and corrective options.

The American Optometric Association recommends that preschool children receive a complete vision exam at the ages of six months, three years and five years.  It is particularly important that a child have a complete evaluation in the summer prior to entry to Kindergarten.  While in school, early evaluations are highly recommended.


treatment of ocular disease

Diseases of the eye can occur quietly over time or in a moments notice.  Because of this your eye doctor must be able to diagnose and treat these conditions confidently.  Dr. Schmidt, is considered to be an expert in the treatment of disease.  He completed a residency in Ocular disease and is one of the few Optometrists in the nation to complete a post-graduate fellowship in glaucoma; making him uniquely qualified to manage problem conditions.

  Sight with Macular Degenerati  on : Protect your eyes against UV B rays.    

Sight with Macular Degeneration: Protect your eyes against UV B rays. 

 

Macular Degeneration.....is a thinning condition of the retina that is common in older patients.  It is potentially binding, but is best combated when diagnosed early.  With new laser imaging technology, available at Bladen Eye Center, this condition can be detected earlier than ever before.  Treatment for this condition includes nutritional supplements, drops and revolutionary new treatments that were not available even three years ago.

  Vision with and without a Cataract - get an annual health exam

Vision with and without a Cataract- get an annual health exam

Cataracts....are degenerative changes of the Lens inside of the eye.  The normally clear lens becomes cloudy over time. This condition causes blurred vision both up close and far away.  The good news is that this is easily treated.  Our surgeons replace  the cataract with a clear implant.  Our no-stitch technique means an extremely quick recovery and generally no glasses are needed for distance vision.

  The Silent Disease- only an annual health exam can help with Glaucoma

The Silent Disease- only an annual health exam can help with Glaucoma

Glaucoma.....People with glaucoma usually have no symptoms.  It is called the silent disease!  It is a disease of the optic nerve characterized by increased intraocular pressure that damages the optic nerve over time.  It is diagnosed by thorough evaluation of the optic nerve as well as special testing with instruments such as the Retinal Laser Tomograph and Visual Field analyzer that are available at Omni Eye Specialists.  Treatment is usually with eye drops but laser or surgical intervention may be needed.

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surgical consults

At Omni Eye Specialists we offer many different surgical consultations.  Our main surgical consults are for Glaucoma, Cataracts, Refractive and Ocular Plastic Surgery.

Glaucoma Surgery involves eithr laser treatment or making a cut in the eye to reduce the intraocular pressure.  The type of surgery our doctors recomend will depend on the type and severity of your glaucoma and the general health of your eye.

Cataract Surgery is a procedure to remove lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens.  Cataract surgery is used to treat the clouding of the normally clear lens or your eye (cataract).  Our doctors will evaluate and recommend the appropriate time to remove the cataract.  A cataract consultation and removal will completely transform your vision and improve the quality of your life.

Refractive Eye Surgery is any eye surgery used to improve refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate dependency on glasses or contact lenses.  This can include various methods of surgical remodeling of the cornea or cataract surgery.  The most common methods today use excimer lasers to reshape the curvature of the cornea.  Successful refractive eye surgery can reduce or cure common vision disorders such as Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism, as well as degenerative disorders like keratonconus.   If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. Our Eye Doctors will determine the best timing to make a world of difference with your vision.