Special Testing Services

Special eye tests mean extra special eye care!

LASIK Vision Correction

In our office, you will receive a thorough and detailed assessment to determine your candidacy for laser vision correction. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. Our doctor is fully certified and experienced in laser vision correction pre- and post-operative care.

We know that laser vision correction is a considerable decision, and your needs and expectations will be taken into account in the evaluation process. You will receive an unbiased recommendation as to your suitability for the procedure.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.

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Cataract Surgery & Low Vision

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye. The lens sits just behind the pupil and is responsible for focusing light. As the lens increases in cloudiness, it becomes more difficult to see objects clearly and bright lights can cause glare. The most common form of cataract is that of aging and it is inevitable as we mature.

In most cases, cataracts do not cause any harm to the eye and cataract surgery is only done to improve the vision in which glasses no longer can improve the vision. Cataract surgery is more the patients decision than ours, because we usually recomend surgery only when the cataracts are affecting your daily life. There is no harm in delaying surgery if your life is only minimally affected.

Visually Evoked Potential (VEP)

The VEP allows the doctor to more accurately diagnose and manage optic and nerve diseases. This advanced technology actually measures the neurological responses of the entire visual pathway, giving a more accurate diagnosis and vision and nerve disorders such as amblyopia and glaucoma.

Electroretinography (ERG)

ERG is a test that measures the electrical response of the light-sensitive cells in your eyes. This test requires the placement of numbing drops in your eyes, in order to avoid discomfort. An electrical sensor (electrode) is then placed on each eye. The information from each electrode is displayed as two types of waves. The ERG test is useful in evaluating both inherited or acquired disorders of the retina, like retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, retinoblastoma and others.

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