The Eye Centers Services

Eye-ExamsEye Examinations

A visit to the eye doctor can be for a wide variety of reasons. Short, problem-specific visits may be all that are needed for minor medical issues. Longer, more involved visits may be needed for a thorough vision evaluation if the reason for the visit pertains to eyeglasses, contact lenses, or vision-related issues. Finally, visits for more complex medical problems, which may involve the health of the eye, the orbit, the brain, and visual pathways, or overall general health often will require a detailed evaluation, including dilation of the eyes.

A comprehensive vision evaluation will determine how well you see with and without glasses and, specifically, what lenses are required to obtain the best vision that your eyes are capable of providing. A variety of vision tests may be performed to assess how well the two eyes work together and whether the visual pathways through the brain are performing normally. Typically the eyes will be dilated to allow the doctor a better view of the retina and other internal structures of the eye. Since the dilated pupils increase one’s sensitivity to light, temporary sunglasses are offered to all dilated patients to ease the inconvenience after the visit.


A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Deciding to have cataract surgery usually comes when you are no longer satisfied with the quality of your vision. Glare around headlights and streetlights is a common cataract symptom. The cloudier the cataract, the blurrier the vision. There are other medical indications for cataract surgery including cataract-induced glaucoma. Surgery may also be indicated if a cataract prevents your doctor from seeing the retina or treating other conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, which involves damage to the small blood vessels of the retina.

lasikLaser Vision Correction

Many of our patients are comfortable with wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to improve vision. However, other patients feel that their glasses or contacts interfere with leading an active lifestyle, and want a safe and effective alternative. For these patients, laser vision correction (LVC) at The Eye Centers is an ideal solution.

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Optical-ServicesOptical Services

If you wear eyeglasses – whether it be regular lenses, bifocals or trifocals – you know how important it is to have an accurate prescription. That’s why you can trust The Eye Centers for complete prescription services. Our doctors and staff are specially trained to provide the necessary steps to ensure that your prescription is precisely what you need for improved vision. If you need a new prescription, or if your current prescription needs updating, call The Eye Centers today. We can help at any of our locations.

At The Eye Centers we offer on-site optical shops with skilled professionals who can help you choose the eyewear that best fits your needs. If you are looking for the latest in designer frames, contact lenses, sunglasses, or children’s eyeglasses, we are here to help you. Our licensed opticians will help you select the frame and lens designs that work best with your prescription. We provide full service optical care including free frame adjustments, safety eyewear, second pair discounts, a great selection of frames, sports glasses, and competitive prices in our Value Selection. We also offer the latest styles by Ray Ban, Coach, Nine West, Vera Bradley, Silhouette, Kate Spade, Nike, Maui Jim, and Costa Del Mar.  We now offer Oakleys in our Midtown office.

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Many of our patients choose to wear contact lenses to improve their vision. At The Eye Centers, we provide our patients with complete contact lens services as part of our total package of eye care. Our specially-trained staff uses your prescription to create comfortable, high quality contact lens – right in our facility. What’s more, we can provide education and support for the cleaning and care of your new lenses. If you choose to wear contacts – either as an alternative to your eyeglasses or in lieu of them – call The Eye Centers today to learn more about our full range of contact lens services.

medical-conditionsCare for Medical Eye Conditions

Medical eye conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration can interfere with your quality of life by causing poor vision and, if left untreated, can eventually lead to complete vision loss. However, if detected early, these medical eye conditions can be treated – comfortably and effectively. At The Eye Centers, our team of five ophthalmologists have the experience, credentials and skills to detect medical eye conditions early, and to provide treatment and surgery.


Laser Vitreolysis

If you suffer from floaters then you are already familiar with the frustrating visual disturbance caused by these cobweb and cloud-like shadows.

Floaters are small pieces of debris that float in the eye’s vitreous humor (the jelly-like substance in the main chamber of the eye). This debris casts shadows onto the retina (the light-sensitive tissue layer at the back of the eye). If you have floaters, it is these shadows that you see floating across your field of vision.

Laser vitreolysis is a minimally invasive procedure that can provide much-needed relief from floaters. It can also delay or obviate the need for invasive surgery. The goal of laser vitreolysis is to achieve a “functional improvement”. That is, to allow you to resume normal day-to-day activities without the hindrance of floaters.

It is performed as an outpatient procedure in our surgery center. The procedure typically takes from 10-30 minutes to perform and you may require more than one treatment session in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

You will be able to return to normal day-to-day activities directly following treatment: there is no need for patches or anti-inflammatory drops.

If you or someone close to you suffers from floaters, be sure to explore all of your treatment options. Call today at (865) 482-8890 to schedule a consultation to discuss how laser vitreolysis might be right for you.

PlasticsPlastic Surgery

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct upper and lower eyelid drooping and puffiness (bags and dark circles under the eyes). Common symptoms include a heavy feeling of the upper lids, the upper lids blocking vision, having to raise the eyelids to see better. If you experience some of these symptoms your insurance may cover the procedure. Blepharoplasty procedures are performed at The Eye Surgery Center for your convenience and safety. Anesthesia is provided for your comfort. A friendly knowledgeable staff will take care of you. This outpatient procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour.

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