General Ophthalmology – Newport News, VA

Ophthalmology Services in Newport News, Virginia

At Hampton Roads Eye Associates we have combined highly qualified optometrists and eyecare technicians with state-of-the-art technology to ensure the most comprehensive eye care for our patients.  As a full service eye care center, we offer clinics specializing in the general eye care of both adults and children with treatments for a range of conditions such as glaucoma, the diabetic eye, dry eye and macular degeneration.

Taking care of your eyes is an important part of a persons overall health.  Scheduling regular eye exams helps to ensure early detection and best possible treatment. The frequency of exams will depend on your age, health, family history of eye problems and whether you have been diagnosed or treated for any eye conditions or diseases in the past.

Our comprehensive eye examination include:

  • Extensive medical history
  • Vision test for refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia)
  • Tests for binocular and color vision
  • External examination of the eye and lids
  • Microscope exam to detect cataracts, dry eye, and corneal disease
  • Muscle balance evaluation to determine ocular alignment
  • Vitreous examination for floaters
  • Evaluation of macular degeneration and other retinal diseases
  • Pressure check to screen for glaucoma

We pride ourselves in offering an array of services in a comfortable, relaxed and professional atmosphere. Our skilled doctors and friendly staff provide the highest quality care using the latest technology available and are dedicated to helping every patient enjoy the best possible vision.

We offer the latest technologies to ensure accurate diagnosis and successful treatment, including:

B-scan Ultrasonography – offers two-dimensional cross-sectional view of the eye as well as the orbit. A B-scan is used on the outside of the closed eyelid to view the eye. This type of diagnostic tool is used when there is difficulty examining the eye normally. There might be lid problems that make a routine examination difficult. A B-scan can help accurately view other eye structures like the lens, choroid, sclera, vitreous and retina.

Computerized Corneal Topography Mapping – a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea. The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid in determining the quality of vision.

Fluorescein Angiography – Photographs using fluorescein dye are used to highlight abnormal blood vessels and identify fluid leaks in the retina, as well as overall vigor of the retinal circulation.

Retinal Photography- Photographs of the back of the eye are used to diagnose and document progression and treatment of eye conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, optic nerve diseases and other conditions involving the retina.

Computerized Visual Field Evaluation – The visual field test determines the borders of a person’s visual field  and how well a person’s eyes see in different areas of the field. It tests the function of the retina, optic nerve and visual pathways to the brain.

Optical Coherence Tomography – a non-contact, noninvasive imaging technique used to obtain high resolution cross-sectional images of the retina. It is used to diagnose and follow treatment in certain eye conditions and diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases affecting the macula.

Nerve Fiber Layer Polarimetry – use of polarized light to measure the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer.