At the practice of Gregory A. Atkins, OD, Dr. Atkins and his team are committed to providing advanced vision and eye care in a professional and comfortable environment. As an optometrist in Bad Axe, our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, Atkins provides testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, and also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care. Additionally, Dr. Atkins can diagnose and treat eye infections, dry eye, and remove foreign objects from your eye. Think of it, when you have something wrong with your teeth, you call your dentist. When you have something wrong with your eye, call your eye doctor!
Atkins takes even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Dr. Atkins will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at (989) 269-5393 to schedule an appointment.
If you watch TV at all, you have probably seen a commercial for a big-box optical store asking why settle for outdated exams, showing a woman in attire from the early 1900s and the eye doctor using some type of equipment similar to that used on Frankenstein . . . next clip talks about this store's ability to digitally measure your eye - gone is the old equipment. Sounds right, unless you know the story behind the story.
Optometry is not something that can be done by a machine alone, no more than any medical diagnosis can be done online by a medical doctor. The equipment being discussed is an autorefractor, which can determine your vision prescription, but at the end of the day, you need a real human to interpret the findings such as what kind of change is this from the past? Does it indicate the possibility of something more going on with the eye, and what about you, the patient? Will you be able to adapt to the change? These are just 2 reasons why having your refraction done by a machine (or by smart phone) is not the best. You'll get a pair of glasses, but will they properly correct your vision? No.
There are so many factors involved in taking care of your vision and your overall eye health. We had a young patient who, within a week of thinking something wasn't right with his eye, had his eye removed because it was cancerous. He has since passed. What is your vision, your life, worth?
Additionally, some people think one optometrist is the same as another. However, is that true for any other doctor you see? You know there are better primary care physicians, surgeons, dentists, etc. Why think one eye doctor is the same as the other? Give us a call and "see" the difference!
Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask Dr. Atkins about contact lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Dr. Atkins will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling (989) 269-5393. There are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.