Ocular Disease Management
• Red Eye
• Foreign Body Removal
• Diabetic Eye Health Care
• Cataract Co-Management
• Glaucoma Treatment
• Emergency Services
Children’s Vision and Functional Vision Management
• Environmental Vision
• Computer Vision Syndromes
• Strabismus/Lazy Eye
• Work Related Eye Strain
Refractive Error Management
• On site Optical Lab
• Contact Lenses
• Laser Vision Correction Co-Management
At Vickers Eye Care, we have been providing personal and professional care to the community for over 12 years. We utilize the most advanced equipment availabe to diagnose, treat and educate our patients. By utilizing electronic medical records, Dr. Vickers can seamlessly communicate with your primary care physician or facilitate referrals.
Optical Eyewear: Our optical stocks more frames than any other provider in the area. This gives each patient a very broad selection of styles, sizes and colors to choose from when purchasing new eyewear. All lens options are available and we stock thousands of single vision lenses which can be delivered on the same day through our in house lens fabrication lab. Dr. Vickers and our opticians can recommend the lens that will work best for each individual’s prescription and needs. Accuracy of prescription, quality of product and optimal vision and comfort are our priority and commitment to you.
Contact Lenses: Vickers Eye Care offers the most innovative and advanced contact lenses on the world market. Contact lenses are a unique opportunity to enhance visual function for certain individuals. A complete history and mapping of the front of the eye (cornea) enables Dr. Vickers to recommend a specific contact lens based on the patients eye and occupational needs. Dr. Vickers considers hard to fit patients one of his areas of expertise and enjoys the challenge. With all the available contact lens resources we have available today, there are very few people that are unable to wear contact lenses.
Pediatric, Geriatric and special needs patients require different types of examination and care as part of their overall health and vision well being. Our facilities are ADA compliant and we are eagerly here to help all our patients live more productive, enjoyable lives.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends an eye exam by the first 12 month of age and yearly eye exams. The importance to have your child’s eyes examined at such a young age is to rule out High Refractive Error, Strabismus (Eyeturn), Amblyopia (Decreased Vision), and other Ocular Diseases. Prognosis for full recovery of vision decreases the longer the problem goes untreated. It is easier to treat and manage a problem earlier in life.
• An in-depth health and birth history
• Evaluation of his/her:
• Abilty to fixate and track an object
• Eye movements in all directions
• Alignment of the eyes
• Ability of pupillary light reflexes
• Refractive error (need for spectacle correction)
• Front of the eye and lids
• Instillation of drops in order to evaluate the retina, optic nerve, and lens
What signs and symptoms may indicate that my child is having problems seeing?
• Squinting to see distance targets
• Complaints of blurry vision at near
• Crossed eyes or one eye may turn out
• Complains that eyes hurt
• Child complains of double vision
• Tilt or runs head with visual tasks
• Eyelid droops
• Eyestrain/Difficulties when reading
• Errors in copying from blackboard to paper
• Poor handwriting or printing
• Uses finger to keep place when reading
What should I do if my child has a pink eye or irritated eye?
Call our office or walk in for emergency care with Dr. Vickers. There are many reasons why a child could have a pink eye, such as bacterial infection, viral infection, allergies, or trauma. Dr. Vickers' office is equipped with microscopes to determine the correct cause of the problem. It is not appropriate to treat your child with antibiotics without determining the exact cause. You should never reuse medications that were given for a similar case. Always discuss with Dr. Vickers first before administering any medications to your child.
Is your child struggling in school? Is it easy for your child to understand something when you read it aloud, but difficult when he/she has to read it to themselves? They could be suffering from a treatable vision related learning problem.
The next step is to schedule an eye appointment to evaluate your child’s visual needs. Following the exam, Dr. Vickers may recommend additional testing to evaluate the visual skills your child needs to read, learn, and remain on task- including oculomotor , visual perception, visual memory, visual motor integration, writing speed and precision, reading fluency, letter reversals, and visual attention. These tests can help us decide the best course of action to correct you child’s vision problem.
To schedule an appointment, please send us a message or give us a call during our business hours.
9815 hwy 70 west, po box 971, minocqua, WI 54548, US
Saturday and Sunday Closed
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