Comprehensive Eye Exams

At Tippett EyeCare, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

We Provide Diagnosis and Treatment of:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Eye Disease,
  • Dry Eye
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye and Infections)
  • Corneal Abrasions
  • Seasonal Allergic Eye Problems and Eye Injuries
  • among other eye problems.
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What you should expect in a comprehensive eye exam:

  • Vision evaluation
  • Testing for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases or disorders
  • Screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, and other systemic health conditions
  • Tests for peripheral vision, intraocular pressure, and eye health

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Our optometrists in Augusta and Grovetown evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 706-738-1102 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA provide regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA offices includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable our optometrists in Augusta, Grovetown & Evans, GA to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

You will find that your eye examination is a pleasant and interesting experience. Based on modern optometric techniques, the examination consists of a series of tests integrated with each other that allow us to observe and measure your eyes with your active participation. Additional tests will be performed to assess the muscular balance of your eyes; how well your eyes work as a team, and how well your eyes focus.

At the conclusion of the exam, we will explain the results of the tests and make recommendations for any needed preventative or remedial vision care.
When you visit our office, you will leave knowing you have had a comprehensive vision and eye health examination by experienced and caring professionals

Our full range of vision services include examination of children and adults, contact lens fitting of all types, and co-management of laser and cataract surgery.

Our Eye Care Services Include:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Medical Eye Exams
  • Diagnostic Testing and Treatment for Eye Disease
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Frame and Lens Selection
  • Frame Repair and Adjustments
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COVID-19 UPDATE
Our office takes the health and safety of our patients and team very seriously. After careful consideration, Tippett Eye Care has elected to reduce our services at both locations for the unforeseeable future.

Although our office will be closed, we will have a team on hand to answer questions, make appointments, take eyewear and contact lens orders, and schedule curbside pick-ups via phone. Please call our office to schedule a pick- up time so we may bring them out of the office for curbside pick-up. You may also elect to have materials directly shipped. We will return any messages left throughout the week within 24 hours. Messages left over the weekend will be returned on Monday.

Dr. Tippett will be available for eye emergencies such as sudden vision changes, injuries, red eyes, and other urgent issues. We will be using telemedicine and in-office treatment. Please call our office so we may address your concerns. Our office will make every effort to help you avoid the emergency room. Please note, no patients will be granted entry into the office without approval of an emergency appointment by Dr. Tippett or a team member.

Please review the services we will continue offering at each location.

Grovetown/Columbia Road location: Effective Monday, March 23rd

  • Available for eyewear and contact lens dispensing, curbside pick-up and direct ship only
  • Available for scheduling appointments, questions, orders by phone
  • No in office visits
  • Hours available for curbside pick-up
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1pm – 5pm

Augusta/Wrightsboro Road location: Effective Wednesday, March 24th

  • Available for eyewear and contact lens dispensing, curbside pick-up and direct ship only
  • Available for scheduling appointments, questions, orders by phone
  • Available for eye emergency visits, please call with your concern and our team will schedule a visit with Dr. Tippett either by telemedicine or in-office
  • Hours available for curbside pick-up and office emergencies with an appointment ONLY
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1pm – 5pm

Our office will keep you updated on the status of our limited services through email, Facebook, and our voicemail. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this stressful time. We appreciate your continued support and wish everyone health and safety.

Sincerely,

Tippett Eyecare