Ophthalmology and the Optical Shop have NOT moved. Our walk-in urgent primary care visits have relocated from the space next door to our Medical Center's main campus.
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Throughout your life, our ophthalmology team can help you see as well as possible. We offer a full range of care for your eyes, from your yearly vision exam to the treatment of medical eye conditions.
Your yearly eye exam
Your eyes and eyesight change often throughout your life. Annual exams help us catch eye problems early and adjust your eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions to keep your vision sharp.
Eyeglasses at our Optical Shop
At our Optical Shop, you’ll find highly trained opticians to produce and fit your eyeglasses. We offer a wide range of frames and our own state-of-the-art finishing laboratory.
Coordinated eye care team
Our team includes a wide range of certified professionals, working together to provide comprehensive care. Some of our experts include:
- Ophthalmologists: medical doctors who specialize in diseases of the eye, diagnosing problems and performing minor surgeries on-site and major surgeries in the surgical suites at Cheshire Medical Center
- Optometrists: specialists in vision testing, eyeglass and contact prescriptions, and some diagnosis, treatment, and referrals
- Opticians: technicians trained to design, verify, and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight
Comprehensive vision services
Beyond routine eye exams, our experts offer diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. For more complex conditions, we may refer you to a specialist. Some of the more common problems we treat are:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Cataracts, or clouding of your eye’s lens
- Corneal foreign bodies, or pieces of wood, metal, or eyelashes in your eye
- Diabetic eye exams
- Dry eye
- Eye allergies
- Eye pain
- Eyelid inflammation
- Eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
- Eyelid malposition and drooping
- Floaters and/or flashes, or spots or specks in your vision
- Some diseases of the cornea
- Some problems of the retina
- Strabismus, when your eyes don’t line up properly (may be referred to as lazy-eye)
- Amblyopia, when vision in one eye is poor from childhood (may be referred to as lazy-eye)
Education and resources
Our partners at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center offer more information about our services on their website, including videos from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.