Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease in both adults and children. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Slit lamp examination, dilated eye exam, refraction for glasses and contact lenses and glaucoma pressure testing as well as a series of computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.
Contact Lenses Exam and Fittings
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient’s needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses and gas permeable contact lenses.
Optical Fitting, Adjusting and Repairs
The optical department at North Country Optical is staffed by professionals whose primary concern is to assist each and every patient in selecting eyewear that will complement their personal style as well as their lifestyle. Our staff is well trained in new lens technologies and is extremely successful at matching lifestyle and lens technology in order to create an eyewear product that is customized to the individual. We have a wide selection of styles in our optical department in order to satisfy the personal styling taste of each patient.
LASIK is one of the most popular eye surgery choices for treating low-to-high levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) on the other hand, is a lens that is permanently implanted in the eye behind the iris and in front of the natural lens. The lens is intended to correct moderate to severe nearsightedness (myopia) for those patients who do not qualify for LASIK.
Dry Eye Management
Chronic dry eyes is a condition characterized by itching, burning eyes that are often red and irritated after performing computer work, watching TV, or reading. Contact lenses, certain medications, and the natural aging process can be contributing factors in the development of chronic dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, however, there are various means of controlling this condition. We are experts in treatments and new therapies for dry eyes. One such innovative treatment uses punctal plugs. Suitable for people with dry eyes that do not produce enough tears, punctal plugs help the eyes retain the tears they are able to make.
Emergency Eye Care
At North Country Optical, Dr. Mitsoglou provides comprehensive emergency care to guarantee that all injuries and traumas related to the eye are handled thoroughly and efficiently to lessen loss of vision. If you experience symptoms such as a sudden loss of vision, floaters, flashes of light or pain, it is important to seek immediate attention.