Eye Clinic Of Racine Ltd in Brookfield, WI with Reviews - YP.com
11/24/2013
By: Kara R.
The LASIK Vision Institute
I can't recommend Dr. Ireland at the Lasik Vision Institute in Brookfield enough. I was extremely nervous before the procedure and he was very calm and reassuring, giving me a comforting squeeze on the shoulder in pre-op and walking me through slowing down my breathing before we got started. During the procedure he and the staff were very attentive, adding more anesthetic drops as I mentioned I still had some feeling in my left eye as they were putting the suction ring on, and walking me through everything as it happened ("Ok, now here's where everything should be getting dark... Here's where it gets all blurry... Etc"). I had no pain at all during the surgery. He made sure to answer all of my questions afterwards before sending me on my way, and the next morning at my follow up with Dr. Smith, as I was just about to leave, Dr. Ireland poked his head out the door and said "Psst, Kara! Can you see me?" It was great that he remembered me - from reading other reviews I felt like I might be treated like just a number. Not the case, at least not so far. I've had experiences with other doctors that were not as friendly and caring, so Dr. Ireland definitely made my lasik experience easy and special.
Tips & Advices
To find a professional that fits your needs and wants, look for an optometrist with the proper licensing and compliance with state-specific legalities as well as these qualities: attentiveness, ability to listen, ethics, compassion, ability to communicate effectively and willingness to spend time with patients.
Vision, like dental, is often an additional voluntary cost for employers who provide health care coverage. As a result, it may not be included in basic company-sponsored insurance. Those who do have access to this type of coverage - or Medicare - often only pay for a portion of their eye exam services.
The cost of an appointment with an optometrist varies based on the services required. While a typical eye exam can range from $50 to $250, depending on location. If if glasses or contact lenses are prescribed, or tests are needed, the overall expense of an optometrist visit can increase.
The American Optometric Association recommended that patients have their first eye exam at six months of age, followed by another at 3 years old, and again at school age. At that point, Regular annual exams are recommended.
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors that have received higher levels of training than both opticians and optometrists, and can also perform eye surgery when necessary. Opticians design and fit eyeglasses, frames, and lenses that are prescribed by optometrists and ophthalmologists. They do not perform vision tests or write prescriptions for visual aids. Optometrists fall between ophthalmologists and opticians. Optometrists can detect and treat eye abnormalities, prescribe lenses, and complete eye exams, but cannot perform eye surgery.

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