LATISSE┬« is an FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough lashes.
Like the hair on your head, your eyelashes grow for a short time and then they eventually fall out. LATISSE┬« addresses this issue by changing the growth phase of your eyelash hair cycle. The active ingredient known as bimatoprost not only increases the number of hairs that grow, but it extends the growing phase allowing the eyelashes to stay around longer.Read More
Cosmetic / Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Cosmetic Contact Lenses have steadily increased popularity. Whether patients are looking to enhance their own color or completely change to another, it has become a trend that can be linked directly to fashion. Compton Eye Associates works with all the major cosmetic contact lens distributors like Johnson & Johnson (Define) and Alcon (Freshlook / Air Optix) to provide our patients with a multitude of options. IF a patient is looking for a more unique look, we can even have lenses custom made or hand painted.
Theatrical Lenses are another option offered by Compton Eye Associates. While going for the Alien, Zombie or Anime look is usually popular during Halloween, patients have found other uses for these type of lenses.Read More
Corneal Reshaping (Orthokeratology)
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), also known as Orthokeratology, uses therapeutic contact lenses that gently and safely reshape the cornea while you sleep to correct nearsightedness. The lenses are worn at night and removed in the morning. The result: clear vision the whole day. This process is a safe, non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that corrects myopia up to -6.00 diopters, and mild amounts of astigmatism.Read More
Visual Field Testing
A visual field examination allows the doctor evaluate different areas of a patients vision. This test is extremely important because there are various medical conditions that can alter a patients visual field. Interpreting how a patient performs on this test can reveal conditions such as glaucoma, stroke and brain tumors.
There are different ways to perform visual field tests. The most basic form is the confrontation visual field examination. Each patient at Compton Eye Associates receives a confrontation visual field. This test is performed as a screening test. It allows our doctors to see, on a very broad level, if a more comprehensive evaluation of the visual field is indicated. If a patient fails this screening, or if symptoms dictate a need, an automated perimetry test will take place.Read More
Routine Contact Lens Fitting
Compton Eye Associates offers all sorts of routine contact lens fits. The initial visit typically takes about 20 minutes. One or two follow up visits are necessary in order to complete the fitting process and to determine the final contact lens prescription.
Compton Eye Associates is a certified dealer for every major contact lens supplier. If the desired product is not already in stock, patients requiring prescriptions from Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, Coopervision or Johnson & Johnsons can usually receive their supply the next day.
When selecting the best option for a patient, its vital to understand how the patient intends on using the lenses. A careful discussion will determine if a patient is better suited for a daily disposable, bi-weekly, monthly, frequent replacement (3 to 4 months) or conventional (6 to 12 months) lens.
There are different types of lenses that fall under the ‘routine contact lens’ category. These lenses all involve soft lenses and entail fitting patients with spherical, low toric, or tinted lens designs.Read More
Pediatric Vision Care
Did you know a childÔÇÖs first eye exam is supposed to happen at 6 months? This is the recommendation of the American Optometric Association *. When you understand the prevalence of vision problems / eye diseases that affect children, you will quickly understand that this is not an aggressive recommendation. Early intervention can often save or prevent severe vision loss later in life. Common conditions include amblyopia, strabismus, nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. More serious conditions include cataracts, glaucoma and retinoblastoma (a form of cancer).Read More
Ocular Disease Management
At Compton Eye Associates we provide comprehensive examinations which include management of various ocular diseases. This management includes diagnosis and treatment of diseases and anomalies that affect the human eye and visual system. Our doctors are residency trained and have completed extensive studies into the mechanisms of disease that affect the eye. Common ocular diseases include conjunctivitis (pink eye), styes and chalazia, dry eye, flashes and floaters, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Feel free to contact our office and we will be happy to evaluate you.Read More
Emergency Office Visits
In addition to routine eye care, we at Compton Eye Associates also provide emergency eye care. Patients are able to ÔÇ£walkinÔÇØ without an appointment if they are suffering from a sudden change in ocular or visual health. If you require immediate attention, DO NOT drive yourself to the office. Have a family member or friend come bring you to the office. If necessary, call for an ambulance or take public transportation.Read More
Specialty Contact Lens Fitting
There are many patients that have conditions that require custom contact lenses to see well. Some of the conditions include keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, complications after refractive surgery and trauma. For many of these patients, specialty contact lenses are last option before having to undergo extensive surgical intervention. The doctors at Compton Eye Associates specialize in these types of contact lenses.Read More
Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Regular eye examinations are an important part of preventative health care.┬á While blurred vision or irritated eyes are often the reason for patients coming in to see their eye doctor, many eye and vision problems have no specific signs or symptoms.┬á For this reason, many people are unaware that they even have a problem.┬á In order to prevent vision loss, as well as maintain good vision and eye health, regular eye examinations are necessary for early diagnosis and treatment. There are a series of tests that every comprehensive exam should include.┬á Below is a listing of the tests that may be performed at Compton Eye Associates. Based on the patients individual findings and symptoms, there may be other tests added to the list.Read More