List of Services

Services We Offer:

  • Examinations for Adults
  • Examinations for Children
  • Designer Frames
  • Contact Lenses
  • Specialty Contact Lenses
  • Sports Vision Services
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Ocular Health Assessment
  • Ocular Disease Management
  • Low Vision Services
  • Vision Therapy
Services We Offer

Services | Products & Information

Our Mission to You

Our eye care professionals are committed to providing you, your family, and our community with a lifetime of compassionate and unparalleled preventative eye care services, treatment of eye diseases, and state of the art products. Our goal is to inspire confidence through patient and community education.

Services

Our services include comprehensive eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases (from conjunctivitis to glaucoma), eye emergencies, prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and low vision care. Our clinic includes a beautiful optical showroom with exclusive lines of designer frames, and a caring staff of optometrists and opticians. A list of our services is to the left and some are further explained below.
Our success has occurred by word-of-mouth referral and is largely the result of a constant quest for excellence in patient service and satisfaction. We want Boyce Family Eye Care, Ltd. to serve as your family's eye care practice for life. We work to earn that trust through investment in new technology for clinical eye care, continuing medical education for doctors and staff, and exclusive eyeglass frames.

Low Vision

Low vision services involve teaching our patients with low vision (vision that is best corrected to 20/40 or worse) how to best use their remaining vision. We teach the patients how to compensate, using various technological advances.

Vision Therapy

Our goal is to always restore as much visual function as possible and then to teach greater efficiency through enhancement of eye movement skills, focusing, eye coordination, and visual processing skills such as visual memory or fine motor skills. This aspect of vision care can simply involve training a child in focusing or tracking. Visual therapy can serve patients ranging from the athlete wishing to reach a higher level in a given sport, a young child with lazy eye (amblyopia), an eye turn (strabismus), or an elementary student with a vision related learning disorder.

Products & Information


 

EyeGlass Guide will help you better understand the many lens choices available to you. This on-line tool will guide you through a series of questions about you, your lifestyle and your specific eyewear needs. At the end, you'll receive eyewear suggestions specifically tailored to meet your needs. EyeGlass Guide brought to you by Transitions®

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are small lenses worn on the cornea, the surface of the eye, to correct vision. If you are interested in determining if your vision may be corrected with contact lenses, the doctor will examine your eyes and fit you with contact lenses if appropriate. Follow-up contact lens check-ups are of key importance in proper assessment of the health of your eyes and the fit of the contact lenses. Some patients choose to wear contact lenses for the greater part of their day and have glasses for a back-up or wear their glasses part-time. Other patients prefer to wear glasses for the principal portion of their day, but have activities and/ or events where they'd rather not wear their glasses and choose contact lenses for these times. It is important to have a back-up pair of glasses, even if you primarily wear contact lenses because of the risk of eye infection, corneal abrasions, and to minimize wearing your contact lenses too much.

Contact Lens Types:

Many new types of contact lenses become available each year. We will work with you to select the best contact lens option for you.

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1) Disposable and Frequent Replacement Soft Contact Lenses

Disposable and frequent replacement soft lenses are worn for a period of time and then thrown away. This time period of replacement has been assigned with results from many studies and approval by the Food and Drug Administration. There are lenses that are replaced daily, weekly, every 2 weeks, every month, and quarterly. We will work with you to select the healthiest option that provides the best vision for you.


2) Tinted Soft Contact Lenses

Tinted soft contact lenses can change your eye color or enhance your eye color. Even if you don't need corrective lenses, you can use tinted lenses to change your eye color. There are even contact lenses to change your eye color for Halloween and costume parties.


3) Toric Soft Contact Lenses

Astigmatism is corrected with soft toric lenses. Astigmatism is a vision condition where your eye is more oval than round and is present in 80% of the population. This often occurs with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Astigmatism may be corrected with glasses, soft toric contact lenses, or rigid gas permeable contact lenses.


4) Bifocal Soft Contact Lenses

Many patients who need bifocal glasses can now enjoy the vision of soft bifocal contact lenses.


5) Bifocal Toric Soft Contact Lenses

Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Bifocal soft contact lenses help correct your vision at distance and near. There are now a few options available.


6) Extended Wear Soft Contact Lenses

A consultation with your eye doctor is necessary if you are considering extended wear contact lenses. Each person's wearing schedule is tailored for the health, vision, and comfort of their eyes. It is possible that some people may wear their contact lenses for up to 30 days. People who wear their contact lenses extended wear have a 10x greater risk of an eye infection or eye ulcer that may cause permanent vision loss. It is always important to follow your eye doctor's directions for safely wearing contact lenses.


7) Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

These lenses are “hard” lenses and they are gas permeable. If soft contact lenses are not an option, RGP lenses are often another choice. RGP lenses are available in specialized designs to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, bifocals, keratoconus, corneal transplants, and other anterior segment diseases.


8) Scleral Contact Lenses

These contact lenses often assist patients with anterior segment diseases, but are also used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and bifocals.

Contact Lens Solutions

There are many types of contact lens solutions available for both soft and gas permeable contact lenses. It is important to remember that not every solution is right for every type of contact lens. Use only the lens solutions that are recommended by your eye doctor. Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor or the instructions printed on the box to properly clean and disinfect your contact lenses. If you wish to change contact lens solutions, please check with our office first.

Contact Lens Care

Contact lenses are prescription medical devices. To make sure your eyes and vision stay healthy while wearing contact lenses, please follow these guidelines or the instructions recommended by your doctor.
-Always remove your contact lenses before going to bed so that your eyes receive enough oxygen while you are sleeping.
-After removing your contact lenses, properly clean and disinfect them as the instructions on the packaging of your contact lens solution or as provided by our office.
-Wear your contact lenses for at least 4 hours before your follow-up appointment unless you are experiencing discomfort or poor vision.
-Follow-up appointments are important to assess how your eyes are adapting physiologically to your contact lenses.


Steps to Caring for Your Soft Contact Lenses

  • 1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap, rinse and DRY them before handling your lenses.
  • 2. Do not use tap water to clean or handle your lenses or to clean the case.
  • 3. Your solution has been chosen specifically for your type of lens. Do not change it without discussing this with your doctor.
  • 4. To maintain comfortable lens wear, rub your lenses with the prescribed solution to remove protein, oil, and make-up.
  • 5. Store brand solutions are often old formulation of solutions and may not be compatible with your type of lens.
  • 6. Always recap your solution bottle.
  • 7. If you want to nap or sleep with your contact lenses, ask your doctor if your lenses are designed for that.
  • 8. Before using any type of eye drop (medication or artificial tear), ask your doctor if the lenses need to be removed.
  • 9. Clean the case with your prescribed solution and let air dry completely, uncapped and upside down, on a paper towel. It is recommended to replace your case at least every 3 months.
  • 10. Empty completely the solution in the lens case every day. Never add more solution if there is solution already there.
  • 11. Healthy lens wear should not induce redness, discomfort or visual disturbance. If you have any concerns, consult your eye care professional.
  • 12. Your eye doctor has selected a wearing and replacement schedule for you. These are important to follow.
  • 13. Never use tap water to rinse soft contact lenses.
  • 14. Put on your contact lenses before makeup and remove them before removing makeup. Water-based makeup is less likely to damage lenses than oil-based makeup.
  • 15. Never share your contact lenses with anyone.
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    If you experience any decreased vision, pain or eye irritation, redness, discharge or extra sensitivity to light, discontinue wearing your contact lenses and call our office at 847-518-0303.

    Contact Lens Wearing Schedule

    Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

    Soft Contact Lenses

    Day  1

    4 hours

    4 hours

    Day  2

    5 hours

    6 hours

    Day  3

    6 hours

    8 hours

    Day  4

    7 hours

    10 hours

    Day  5

    8 hours

    12 hours

    Day  6

    9 hours

    12-14 hours

    Day  7

    10 hours

    12-14 hours

     

    Sports Lenses

    Sports lenses protect the wearer’s eyes and should be worn when participating in racquetball, tennis, baseball, basketball and soccer. It is strongly recommended that sports lenses be made of polycarbonate material. Polycarbonate lenses are impact resistant and offer protection than plastic or glass.

    A few things to look for when selecting your sports eyewear are:

    1. Make sure the eye protector you select has been tested for sports use.
    2. Check to see if it is made of polycarbonate material, the most impact resistant.
    3. Make sure the device is padded around your brow and bridge of your nose, to prevent the eye guard from cutting your skin.
    4. Make sure it is the right size.
    5. For baseball and lacrosse, athletes should also wear a helmet.

     

    Sunglasses

    We recommend you wear sunglasses which can provide protection from ultraviolet light. UV light has been found to contribute to the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.

    An additional option to consider for sunglasses is a pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses are popular with boaters, skiers, bikers, golfers, joggers, and people who drive their cars often because these lenses decrease glare. Light reflected from a surface is usually horizontally polarized; so the light travels in a more horizontal direction. Polarized lenses contain a filter that blocks this type of reflected light , decreasing glare and increasing how clearly you can see!