Eye Exam – What to Expect

Downtown Vision Care is committed to providing the best quality, most comprehensive, eye care. We use state of the art equipment and have highly trained assistants. We are dedicated to keeping current with new diagnostic techniques and with the newest treatment options.

An eye exam is recommended yearly for all children, seniors and adults wearing contact lenses. An eye exam is recommended every two years for all other adults.

Prior to your eye exam, you will be accompanied by an optometric assistant for a series of preliminary tests. These machines gather health and prescription information about your eyes which aids your optometrist in assessing ocular health and in early diagnosis of disease.

Digital Retinal Camera
Visual Field Analyzer
Auto Refractor/Keratometer

Corneal Topographer


Vision Surgery

Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Today, several surgical methods can correct your eyesight and, in most cases, give you the freedom of seeing well in the distance without corrective lenses.

Corrective Eye Surgery Basics

Start here for an overview of the different types of surgery to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.  Understand the merits and drawbacks of each.


It’s the most popular vision correction surgery. Learn what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

LASIK Risks and Complications

Complications from LASIK are few, but they do happen. It’s important to understand the risks, and how to minimize them.

LASIK – Criteria for Success

LASIK surgeons with the most experience have the greatest success rate.  These surgeons are very good at screening for the most suitable candidates.  Here’s the list of what makes you a good candidate.


An alternative to LASIK, PPK is a “no-flap” eye surgery. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages, as well as what to expect.

Surgery for Presbyopia

A number of relatively new procedures are addressing the age-related decrease in ability to focus on near objects, that was once correctable only with bifocals.

Corneal Transplant

Sometimes because of disease or injury, the cornea becomes so damaged that problems cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, contacts, or refractive surgery such as LASIK.