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AN EYE EXAMINATION AT SKOWRON EYECARE

We've invested in the technology to make exam findings easier and more accurate for everyone from toddlers to seniors.

In 2 separate reviews by a consumer magazine over the past 5 years, we were rated one of the best in Chicagoland with 91% and 92% overall patient satisfaction.

Thorough Case History

Medications and systemic conditions such as allergies can affect the vision. Your current glasses or contact prescription is verified by computer analysis.

Auto Refractor and Tonometry
Teri performing auto refractor and tonometry

Computerized Auto Refractor

This technology automatically determines your glasses prescription. Because the doctors know the answers prior to seeing you in the examination room, the number of questions ("Which is better, one or two?") is significantly reduced. This is especially helpful with small children and elderly patients.

Tonometry

This is the latest in the "puff" test to measure the pressure inside the eye for glaucoma. This puff is much softer than previous versions. However, we have two other entirely different "non-puff" methods to measure the pressure in the eye.

Color Vision Test
Genoveava testing color vision

Other Assessments

  • Color Vision -- If there is a congenital color deficiency, we will advise accordingly. Acquired color deficiency means that there may be damage or swelling to the optic nerve.
  • Muscle Imbalance -- Proper eye positioning may also be the cause of headaches and poor reading skills.
  • Peripheral Vision -- Peripheral or side vision is measured.
  • Depth Perception -- This evaluation gives us an indication if the eyes are working together.
  • Blood Pressure -- Hypertension can show up in the eye (For more information, click here for "Other Conditions.")
Pre-Test   Pre-test for Vision
Laney performing the necessary preliminary testing before the patient is seen by the doctor.

 

Corneal Topography  (Contact Lens Exam only)

Corneal Topography - Contact Lens   Corneal Map
Carol performing corneal topography on a contact lens patient who has an astigmatism. Note the vertical red "bow tie" on the corneal map on the right. That indicates a very steep slope. Whereas, the green section indicates a very shallow slope.   This accurately confirms that the cornea (front of the eye) has two separate, distinct curves, which need to be taken into consideration when properly fitting a contact lens.
Prescription check
Dr. Skowron double checking the prescription

Refraction

The doctor verifies the readings of the auto refractor and makes any necessary adjustments to come up with a final, accurate prescription for your glasses and/or contact lenses.

Focus and Eye Movement

The doctor will assess the focusing and eye tracking ability, which is especially important with children. Poor tracking and focusing can cause of poor school performance.

Slit Lamp
Dr. Streiff evaluating the eye with the slit lamp

Bio-Microscope Examination (Slit Lamp)

The doctor takes a high powered magnifying lens and evaluates the structures around, inside, and in the back of the eye. Depending on the circumstances, that doctor may wish to dilate the eye then or at a later, more convenient time.
This procedure more specifically checks for:

  • Corneal degeneration or injury
  • Blepharitis (dandruff on the eyelashes)
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Styes
  • Dry eye evaluation (tear assessment)
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Pupil anomalies
  • Macular degeneration
  • Optic nerve health
  • General retinal health

Finally, Doctor Assessment and Recommendations

Dr. John Assessment   Dr. Skowron Assessment
Drs. John and Skowron discussing and explaining their exam findings and giving the appropriate recommendations

SAME DAY EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

  • Pink eye
  • Spots or light flashes in the eye
  • Loss of vision
  • Eye injuries

DIAGNOSE, TREAT and/or MANAGE MOST EYE DISEASES

  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Prism prescriptions
  • Foreign body removal
  • Corneal ulcers

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

Diagnosis and management of macular problems, glaucoma, and more!

 1.  OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)

This instrument actually splits and allows us to see the individual layers of the optic nerve and macula.

Diane performing an OCT on a patient.   Printout of OCT
OCT Exam   OCT Printout

2. Zeiss Humphrey Full Threshold Perimeter

This instrument is the gold standard in diagnosing and following glaucoma. It is also useful to monitor and detect subtle macular changes from age and from certain medications used for rheumatoid arthritis, such as Placquenil.

Wendy entering the proper data to run a visual field on a patient who complains of headaches   Perimeter printout of a patient who suffered a stroke and lost vision on the right side
Visual Field test   Perimeter Printout

3.  Digital Retinal Photography

Digital Retinal Photography
  • High resolution camera enables accurate diagnosis and documentation of many eye conditions.
  • Digital properties allow us to use several filters to aid in diagnosis of some of the following conditions:
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Swollen optic nerve
  • Macular pathologies (macular degeneration, macular hole, macular edema...)
  • Very subtle bleeding in the back of the eye (retina) from diabetes, high blood pressure, blocked arteries...
Normal Optical Nerve   Macular Degeneration   Cataract
Normal macula & optic nerve   Macular Degeneration   Cataract (blurred view)
Glaucoma   Swollen Optic Nerve   Blood Pressure
Glaucoma (large white center in optic nerve)   Swollen optic nerve (possible tumor)   Blood pressure 260/160 (bleeding)

 

Contact Lense Stock
Contact Lense Adjustment
Diane adjusting a pair of lenses while a patient waits
Contact Instructions
Barbara giving contact lens instructions

LASER VISION CONSULTANTS

  • Comprehensive preoperative and postoperative laser evaluations ensure that you are a good candidate for laser vision correction (LASIK). We have evaluated THOUSANDS of cases.
  • For various reasons, we advise approximately 20% of patients interested in LASIK to not have the procedure because they are not good candidates.
  • Poor laser vision results most commonly occur on those patients who were poor candidates.

Click Here to Learn More About Lasik

CONTACT LENSES

  • Experience and technology to provide the most accurate contact lens fit possible
  • All types of contacts, many priced at or below Internet prices
  • Over 7,500 in stock enables same day service on most prescriptions
  • Soft disposables
  • Tinted lenses
  • Toric lenses (for astigmatism)
  • Bifocals
  • Monovision
  • Rigid gas permeable lenses
  • Keratoconus fittings
  • Corneal transplant fittings

 

IN-HOUSE LAB

We provide on-the-spot polishing and/or adjusting of gas permeable lenses.

Vision Therapy

VISION THERAPY

Eye exercise programs for children are designed to treat AMBLYOPIA (lazy eye), focusing difficulties, poor eye coordination, and muscle imbalances. These conditions can all lead to headaches, eye strain, and poor reading and learning skills. We have programs and equipment designed for home use to ease any financial burden.



 

OPTICAL AREA WITH OVER 1,500 EYEGLASS FRAMES ON DISPLAY
Optical Area
     
Designer Sunglasses   Quality Glasses Frames
Our wide selection of designer sunglasses   More quality frames
     
Eyewear Fitting
Barb ensuring proper fitting eyewear on one of our younger clients
  Glasses Adjustment
Beth adjusting a new pair of glasses for a client.
     
Woman Picking Out Frames   Smiling Children with Glasses
Everyone has a smile when picking out frames...because it's fun!
     
Eyewear Technicians  


Frame Selection
Our very experienced technicians will gladly assist you...
     
Eyewear Gallery   Child with Horse
or let you have fun all on your own!!   We have glasses for just about everyone.
     
Playing in Waiting Room   Frame Fitting
Having some play time while waiting for Mom   Diane making sure the frame fits just right
     
Family of Patients   Bifocal Measurements
Mom has been a patient for over 20 yrs.... now brings her family   Barb ensuring a proper bifocal measurement
     
Frame Recommendations   Assisting Senior Clients
Mom and daughter listen to Beth's recommendations.   Kezia assisting one of our many happy seniors.
     
Pleased Patient   Eye Exam Treats
A very pleased patient   Waiting for some “goodies” after a great eye exam

 

OPTICAL

Reception Area
Reception Area
  • Large modern dispensary has over 1500 affordably priced frames from which to choose.
  • We will gladly special order any frame of your liking.
  • Experience staff (over 125 combined years) helps you choose the right styles and lens options, SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU!
  • Basic frame and lens package is available for the budget minded.
  • We have a 1-year warranty on all glasses.
  • Prescription and nonprescription eyewear is available.
  • SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED!
  • On-site lab offers immediate service, if needed.
  • On-the-spot repairs can be made.
  • Loaner frames are available.

Some Of The Brands That We Carry:

Brands of Frames Carried at Skowron Eye Care

Having trouble seeing yourself in new glasses?

Choosing new glasses can often be a struggle because patients cannot see themselves in the mirror when they take off their own prescription glasses to try on a new frame. We have the newest technology that solves that problem! Stop in anytime to browse our large frame selection, and one of our opticians can help you by taking your photo in several different frames, and doing a side by side comparison right on the computer screen.

Digital Frame Comparison  Optikam

 

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Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.

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(630) 834-6244

370 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126