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06/26/2012
By: ashley.bridgeshousman
Lakewood Eye Clinic PC
My daughter has Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. It is very difficult to find a caring, competent eye doctor for her. Today she saw Dr. Smith. Dr. Smith and her associates were VERY understanding and worked very hard to help my special needs daughter get an accurate eye exam. They were very pleasant, even when my child ran from the room, threw toys, and screamed like a banshee. No one lost thier patience with my child. There was no ending of the exam based upon her behavior, which we have experienced numerous times in the past from other eye doctors. I am very very pleased with Dr. Smith and her staff. We will defiantly be bringing my daughter back there and my baby also when she is old enough to have an eye exam done. Great place to go!!
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While the first appointment is the most comprehensive, the majority of appointments with an ophthalmologist begin with a basic eye exam followed by a refraction to test if glasses are needed. Other tests might include an eye muscle coordination exam, a check of pupil response and peripheral vision, slit lamp microscope test to look at the anterior segment of the eye, and an intraocular pressure assessment.
Most eye doctors will charge different amounts for their services, but a basic eye exam with an ophthalmologist can range from $50 to $300. Additional tests and treatment will add to the price.
Ophthalmology subspecialties include strabismus/pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, retina/uveitis ophthalmology, cornea/anterior segment ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery, and reconstruction.
Ophthalmologists can diagnose macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, ocular albinism, vitreous traction, cataracts, astigmatism, myopia, retinoblastoma, and many more.
The most popular ophthalmology procedures are cataract, laser eye treatment, and glaucoma surgeries.

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