Hindsight eye care Providing Eye Doctors, Eye Care, Eye Exams, Eyeglasses, and Contact Lenses for The Villages
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COVID-19 updates from HindSight Eye Care: Yes, We’re OPEN regular business hours 9 to 5 Monday-Friday. We have masks at the door for customers. We also require social distancing in the store. Thank you for letting us serve The Villages.
Why Choose Us?
Exceptional Eye Doctor and Eye Exams
Welcome To Hindsight Eye Care. We provide the very best eye care eyeglasses to you and your family each visit to our optometrist Eye Doctor. Hindsight Eye Care in The Villages, FL is here to provide you and your family with comprehensive eye care and eyeglasses services. We use state-of-the-art equipment for annual eye exams. Our team does contact assessments, cataract evaluations, monitors for glaucoma, and treats dry eye disease. Dr. Russell ensures that all patients get the treatment they need and get all of their ocular questions answered.
Designer Eyeglasses and Frames
Once we’ve determined your correct prescription, our eye doctor will walk you through the hundreds of options to get your perfect look. We carry a wide selection of frames for your prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses.
Our team will help you understand the difference between reading glasses and regular glasses. We’ll explain bifocals, progressive lenses, UV treatments, and anti-reflective coating. We’ll teach you about the different materials that are used in eyeglasses these days. These include traditional glass lenses, plastic lenses, and polycarbonate lenses.
Our eye doctor can guide you in every step of your transition from eye glasses to contact lenses. We do contact lens eye exams. Our team helps you get the most comfortable lenses and select the features you want. We’ll teach you the best way to place the lenses in your eyes and how to care for them.
We can also diagnose abnormal issues people are having with their eyes or vision. These might include “pink eye”, painful red eyes, itchy eyes, sudden decrease in vision, or sudden onset of floaters in vision. Our eye doctor can answer all of your questions or perform medical eye exams to treat these issues.
Hindsight Eye Care in The Villages, FL
Since 2007, it’s been Dr. Russell’s goal to bring high quality service to The Villages Fl. and surrounding areas. Check out what our happy customers throughout the years had to say about us on our Google Reviews page.
Our office is located in the Winn-Dixie shopping center near the corner of Powell Road and Burnsed Blvd. New patients are always welcome for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lens fittings by our eye doctor and professional staff.
5 Different Eye Tests In Our Basic Eye Exam
Eye exams are a series of vision tests performed by optometrists to evaluate your vision and eye health. These tests are an important part of staying healthy. Here are some of the different eye tests that are part of our eye exam.
1. Visual acuity test
This test is probably what you think of when you picture yourself at the eye doctor. Using one eye at a time, you’ll read letters from a sign that is positioned a specific distance away from you. Your optometrist uses your responses to determine how each eye’s vision level compares to standard 20/20 vision.
2. KERATOMETRY TEST
This test measures the shape and curve of the outside of the eye, known as the cornea. The cornea’s shape affects how your light perceives and reflects light. Some people have corneas with steep or elongated curves, which results in a condition known as astigmatism. Optometrists use keratometry tests to detect astigmatism. During a keratometry test, you gaze into a special machine. Your eye doctor adjusts the machine so it aligns with your eye. Then the optometrist reads the machine’s measurements, which indicate your cornea’s shape.
3. RETINOSCOPY TEST
When you imagine an eye appointment, do you picture yourself looking into a thick instrument with numerous lenses and dials? That machine is called a phoropter, and your optometrist uses it to conduct a retinoscopy.A retinoscopy allows the optometrist to approximate your optimal lens prescription. As you gaze through the phoropter, the eye doctor flips different lenses in front of your eyes. You focus on a prominent object in front of you (often the “E” on the top row of an eye chart). The optometrist shines a light into your eyes and watches how the light affects your eyes with different lenses.
4. INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE MEASUREMENT
An intraocular pressure test measures the force or pressure created by the fluid in your eyes. An abnormal level of eye pressure can be a warning sign of glaucoma.
The machine that tests for glaucoma sends a quick puff of air at your open eye. The puff of air briefly surprises you, so your eye reacts by closing. The machine then measures your eye pressure based on your reaction and your eye’s resistance to the pressure from the air puff.
Your optometrist may perform a manual intraocular pressure measurement as well to get a more precise reading. This test uses special instruments that gently touch your eye to measure the internal pressure. Before the test, the optometrist will apply anesthetic eye drops to ensure you don’t feel the instruments during the test.
These descriptions of common eye tests should make it clear that eye exams are simple and painless. Make regular visits to a local eye doctor so your eyes can receive these important tests. If your optometrist performs additional tests at your appointment, ask him or her to explain them.
5. REFRACTION TEST
Along with a retinoscopy, a refraction test determines your eyeglass prescription. You also gaze into the phoropter and look at the eye chart on the opposite wall during this vision test.
Throughout the test, you see a series of lens pairs. The optometrist repeatedly asks you which of two lens options lets you see more clearly. Based on your answers, the optometrist determines whether your eyes are nearsighted, farsighted, or affected by astigmatism. This test may also show that you don’t need prescription vision correction.