At Lifetime Eyecare, we provide an array of vision care services. Our office offers a wide selection of eye care products, including eyewear, sunwear, and contact lenses to fit your specific eye care needs. Our mission is to provide quality service and products at reasonable pricing.
What to Expect
The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted with friendly faces. Each eye exam will use the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess your eye health. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. In addition to determining your vision prescription, our doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma.
Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible.
Our Complete Eye Health Examinations Include:
- Medical History
- Visual Field Test
- Intraocular pressure (glaucoma screening)
- Blood Pressure
- Corneal topography (curvature map of cornea)
- Pupil Dilation (to evaluate the back part of the eyes)
- OptoMap Retinal Exam
- Prescription (lenses and/or medicine)
We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below
Why is my personal background important?
In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, our doctor may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.
Why does the doctor ask me, "Which is better: one or two?"
While evaluating your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!
Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?
In addition to other health concerns, high blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes, which could lead to future vision problems.
Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.
Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.
Additional Services We Provide:
Hard-to-fit Contact Lens Evaluations:
including rigid gas permeable, keratoconus, custom soft, and more.
Glaucoma screening and treatment:
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States, affecting about three million Americans. Unfortunately, up to half of them are unaware that they have the disease. Glaucoma develops without warning. Too often, treatment is not sought until a degree of vision has deteriorated. At that point, steps may be taken to control the progression of the disease; however, the vision that is noticeably impaired is lost forever. The key to preventing vision loss is early glaucoma detection. It has never been easier for residents of Juneau to be diagnosed for this blinding disease—often before vision suffers. Glaucoma can develop in anyone. However, some people are considered at higher risk than others—including individuals over the age of 60, African-Americans over age 40, and people with high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of glaucoma. Our technology including pachymetry, retinal photography, tonometry, threshold visual field testing, and Zeiss Optical Coherence Tomography of the optic nerve will provide analysis down to the micron level and allow for a high excellence in your screening and care if ultimately diagnosed.
Cataract Surgery Consultation:
It is hard to know when you first develop cataracts; the symptoms don’t usually begin to appear until the cataracts have progressed. For this reason it is important to have annual comprehensive eye examination. Eventually symptoms will progress to the point where the previously given aid no longer helps your vision. These symptoms will affect your day to day activities. This is when cataract surgery becomes the next step. Cataract Surgery is an easy procedure, is virtually painless, and the surgery will restore your vision. Dr. Bennett or Dr. Hunt will evaluate your eyes for cataracts at your next comprehensive eye examination.
Corneal Pachymetry is the process of measuring the thickness of the cornea. Corneal Pachymetry is particularly essential prior to a LASIK procedure and is also considered an important test in the early detection of glaucoma.
Threshold Visual Field Testing:
while we screen all our adult patients using visual field technology, more detailed testing is performed on patients that have lost vision due to a variety of causes including glaucoma, stroke, pituitary tumors and more. This testing is not just “did you see the light or not” but it measures your visual sensitivity in detail, and has a sophisticated algorithm to both collect and analyze your visual field data to monitor closely for change.
OptoMap Retinal Exam (Daytona):
The optomap Retinal Exam is implemented as a screening tool for the early detection of disease or abnormalities in back of the eye in the context of preventative medicine and eye health and wellness. Theoptomap Image is created using one of three imaging device platforms. The optomap provides our doctors with a digital ultra-widefield, high definition view of the retina which is viewed on a computer screen by our doctors in your presence. As a digital image, an optomap can be stored to compare past test results or can be printed to provide documentation for your patient file.
Refractive Surgery Consultation:
Consultation with Dr. Bennett or Dr. Hunt is extremely important when considering refractive surgery. Refractive surgery can be a great option for the right patient with the right surgeon, performing the right procedure with the right equipment. We have the advantage of seeing the surgical outcomes of many refractive surgeons. We work with several of the best surgeons to ensure that you get the optimum results. After a thorough eye examination, we will discuss the best options for you- both surgical and non-surgical. If you choose to proceed with laser vision correction, we will guide you through the entire process, always taking time to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
TearLab aids in accurate and early detection of Dry Eye Disease. Our doctors can quantitatively monitor disease severity and can intervene early in the disease process. This will help us custom prescribe therapies that work for each individual. TearLab Corporation developed the lab-on-a-chip technology that enables Dr. Bennett and Dr. Hunt to improve standard of care by objectively and quantitatively testing for disease markers in your tears. The TearLab® Osmolarity Test, for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease, is the first assay developed for the award-winning TearLab® Osmolarity System. TearLab also allows our doctors to measure the success of prescribed treatments. If you suffer from dry eye, ask us about treatment options.
Anterior Segment Photography:
The anterior segment is the front third of the eye that includes the structures in front of the vitreous humour: the cornea, iris, ciliary body and lens. We have the ability to photograph these structures to document and monitor anterior segment findings and disease.
Specular Microscopy is a noninvasive photographic technique that facilitates rapid and accurate diagnosis of corneal endotheliopathies. Corneal endotheliopathy is a broad term used to classify several diseases and clinical circumstances that affect the structure and function of the corneal endothelium. Because the endothelium is responsible for maintaining proper corneal hydration, clinically significant corneal endotheliopathies can lead to edema and a loss of vision.
Diopsys® NOVA Vision Testing System:
provides your doctor with painless, non-invasive vision tests that utilize electrophysiological technology, including Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) and pattern Electroretinography (ERG): VEP measures the electrical activity in the vision system. When light from an image enters your eye, it is converted into electrical energy at the retina and travels through the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the brain which processes vision. The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP test measures the strength of the signal reaching your visual cortex and how fast it gets there. The VEP technology in the Diopsys® NOVA device helps determine how your eyes communicate with your brain in a way that no other instrument or vision test can. ERG measures the function of your retina – the light-sensitive layer at the back of your eye. The Diopsys® NOVA-ERG test records how well the cells of the retina are conveying electrical impulses within the eye. Eye Care Specialists may test patients six months of age and older for vision and optic nerve disorders such as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis (MS), and amblyopia. Patients may also be tested to detect neuro-visual problems caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke. The results of these tests have been demonstrated to aid in the diagnosis and treatment planning of many vision disorders.
is a medical device used by eye doctors around the world to protect, repair and heal damaged or inflamed eye surfaces. PROKERA® is made by clipping a piece of amniotic membrane tissue in between two rings made out of a clear, flexible material. PROKERA® is used by physicians to treat eye diseases such as recurrent corneal erosion, infectious/inflammatory keratitis, Herpes, superficial epithelial defects, severe dry eye syndrome, and other corneal diseases.