At Stones River Eye Center, we provide an array of vision care services. Our office offers a wide selection of eye care products, including eyewear, sunwear, and contact lenses to fit your specific eye care needs. Our mission is to provide quality service and products at reasonable pricing.
The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted with friendly faces. Each eye exam will use the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess your eye health. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. In addition to determining your vision prescription, our doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma.
Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.
Complete Eye Evaluation
Dr. Ranz and his staff work together using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you receive a thorough evaluation of your eyes. This examination may take as long as two hours to complete. If a dilated exam is needed, it will take 20 to 40 minutes for the pupil dilating drops to take effect. For several hours following dilation, there will be blurring of vision and sensitivity to light. Therefore, it is recommended that you arrange for someone to drive you home after your eye exam, and plan to wear sunglasses until the effects of the drops wear off.
A complete eye exam includes:
- Patient history
- Vision testing
- Refraction for glasses or contacts
- Glaucoma testing
- Cataract detection
- Eye muscle action evaluation
- External examination of eyes and eyelids
- Examination of the retina and optic nerves
Our Ophthalmic Services:
- Comprehensive eye exams
- Contact lens fittings
- Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
- Specialized testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma, and others
- Pre-and post-operative care for eye disease
- Eye emergencies
- Foreign object removal
- Vision services for visually impaired
The Stones River Eye Center Optical Boutique offers a wide variety of frames to suit every taste and budget.
Our frame manufacturers include:
Ray-Ban, Coach, Sophia Loren, Silhouette, Costa, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Bebe, Nine West, London Fog, Evatik, Kliik, Lacoste, and Flexon
We also have the best selection of designer sunglasses in the area. Stop by and see for yourself!
Our certified optician, Vicki, will use her 35 years of experience to assist in the selection of a flattering and comfortable frame, as well as recommending the lenses to give you your best vision. She is also happy to make adjustments to your current glasses or simply to provide you with information about the different optical products available.
Our Optical Boutique was created with our patients’ convenience in mind, offering the latest technology and advances in both glasses and contact lenses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my personal background important?
In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, our doctor may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.
Why does the doctor ask me, "Which is better: one or two?"
While evaluating your prescription, Dr. Ranz will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!
Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?
In addition to other health concerns, high blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes, which could lead to future vision problems.
Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.
Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils?
Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the Dr. Ranz can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.