OPTOMETRY SERVICES IN PENSACOLA FLORIDA
When you choose Medical Center Clinic Primary Eye Care for your optometry needs, you put a highly skilled optometrist in your corner. With top-tier training, years of hands-on experience, and the most advanced technology available, Primary Eye Care provides you with a level of care that’s second to none.
Our Optometry Department caters to 360° of your eye care needs, providing comprehensive assessment and care with every appointmen.
Our services include but are not limited to:
- Eye Examinations
- Eyeglass Prescriptions
- Contact Lenses (Exams & Fittings)
- Optical Shop Eyewear
- Eyewear Repairs
- And More
If you’re looking for more information or to schedule an appointment, call our office at 850.474.8220
Primary Eye Care includes our Optometry and Optical Departments and specializes in five core services.
Regular examinations are critical to maintaining eye health and vision while looking out for complications like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and more. Primary Eye Care performs comprehensive eye examinations to optimize your vision for long-term health.
With our advanced contact lens technology, we’re able to provide best-in-class, custom lenses. Additionally, Primary Eye Care offers toric contact lenses, ideal for astigmatism and multifocal/bifocal sight. Our features also encompass extended wear, scleral and hybrid capabilities, and RGP (rigid gas permeable).
Whether you recently underwent corneal transplant surgery or have significant corneal scarring, irregular astigmatism, or keratoconus (KC), Primary Eye Care has the knowledge and skills to fit your lenses.
Schools oftentimes offer annual eye exams that provide inaccurate or incomplete results. Our comprehensive pediatric optometry services provide early intervention that’s critical to preventing problems from worsening. Primary Eye Care caters to the unique needs of your children with care and compassion.
With exclusive access to the latest styles and designer frames, our Optical Shop offers a wide selection of comfortable eyewear at an affordable rate. Our onsite optician can also provide consulting assistance to ensure you choose a frame that meets your style and budget. Our daily specials include $100 discounts on popular brands, providing additional savings.
Overtime, even the sturdiest pair of eyeglasses can become loose, damaged or bent from prolonged use or accidents. Primary Eye Care offers onsite repair services to adjust your glasses and replace missing pieces like nose pads, ear socks, and screws. In addition, professional cleaning services for lenses and hard to reach crevices can also be provided.
If you’re in need of our services and would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, call us at 850.474.8220
Whether you have a long-standing eye condition or a developing issue that requires immediate intervention, Medical Center Clinic has the knowledge to determine the issue and the best course of treatment.
Here are some of the most common eye conditions we see:
- Double or blurred vision
- Difficulty focusing
Accommodative insufficiency prevents individuals from moving their eyes properly to focus. In turn, these binocular deficiencies lead to difficulty reading small fonts and text.
- Eye misalignment
- Decreased sight
- Substandard depth perception
Also referred to as a ‘lazy eye’, Amblyopia results from a failure of nerve pathways to send signals from our brain to our eyes. As a result, our brain prefers one eye over the other.
- Blurred or distorted vision
Oftentimes steady from birth, Astigmatism results from an abnormal curvature of the cornea. This common condition is widespread, potentially impacting most people to some extent.
- Hazy or blurry vision
- Halos around lights
- Fading colors (or yellowing)
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Frequent prescription changes
As the most common cause of blindness worldwide, Cataracts come in different forms. They result from chemical changes of protein material within the eye, typically appearing around age 50.
Contrary to popular belief, cataracts are not caused by overuse, cannot spread, and are not a coating on the outside of the eye.
- Crossed eyes
- Inward oriented eye(s)
Esotropia is a common form of Strabismus that can lead to decreased depth perception, double vision, and loss of vision (in the disoriented eye). It can be present intermittently or at all times and can result from genetics or neurologic disorders.
- Crossed eyes
- Outward oriented eye(s)
Exotropia is another common form of Strabismus that can also lead to decreased depth perception, double vision, and loss of vision (in the disoriented eye). It can be present intermittently or at all times and can result from genetics or neurologic disorders.
- Eye pain or redness
- Halos around lights
- Patchy spots or tunnel vision
Glaucoma can result in nerve damage leading to a decrease in eyesight. In turn, blindness can result if the condition is untreated. Regular checkups are key to preventing Glaucoma, as vision change due to the condition is oftentimes untreatable.
A common issue that results from abnormal curvatures in the eye, Hyperopia is oftentimes referred to as farsightedness. Here, individuals are able to clearly see objects that are far away, but not nearby objects.
Myopia results from abnormal curvatures in the cornea that results in clear nearby objects but trouble seeing far away. A common condition, Myopia is oftentimes referred to as nearsightedness.
- Eye alignment issues
- Stifled eye movement
- Head turning (to correct the misalignment)
Strabismus in children is best treated at an early age. Resulting from cognitive issues at birth, nervous system complications, or inflammation. Pediatric Strabismus can be treated early on through detection from regular checkups.
- Eyestrain or headaches
Developing gradually (typically around age 40), Presbyopia is an age-related disorder that can be initially detected through standard eye exams. The root cause is lens hardening that can be made worse through alcohol or medical conditions.
If you have any of the above conditions and would like more information or an appointment, call Medical Center Clinic at 850.474.8220
JENNIFER WERRELL, ODADULT & PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRIST
When it comes to eye care, experience matters. With an undergraduate degree from Gannon University in Pennsylvania and a doctorate in optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Werrell received top-tier training and specialization. With over a decade of experience in eye care that includes contact lens fittings, LASIK (pre and post op care), Cataracts (pre and post op care), and Glaucoma (treatment and management), Dr. Werrell has made groundbreaking strides since her residency at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She is a state leader in eye care, providing unparalleled attention to detail in every appointment.
If you’re looking for eye care from a leading professional in Pensacola Florida, give Medical Center Clinic Primary Eye Care Department a call at 850.474.8220 today.