What We Do
Focused on your clear future
Here at Eye Care Expressions we have implemented all the CDC covid protocols for your piece of mind and safety.
As a long time health care provider in the Gales Ferry area we have a fond attachment for our huge community family so being family members we provide everybody the same through testing, screenings and exams no matter your insurance quality. For those reason Dr, Jezick enjoys a very busy practice. Due to retirements and Covid our area is suffering a shortage of Eye Doctors at this time. We are not accepting new patience at this time as we are overwhelmed and patients are patents are booking out several months due to back logs and rescheduling during our 2 month Covid shut down. We are working to address these issues and hope to have a solution in the future.
We have our on site Optimetric Technician Matt that is here to help guide you and help to find the perfect frame and lens combo for your active lifestyle, We custom fit your frames and set the lenses for your optimum visual comfort, while informing you on the variety of styles and coatings available to the market which will provide you with the comfort you crave.
If you are eligible for contacts lenses we can help you find the right style and comfort from a large selection of companies and suppliers. Part of the contact process is also the training for how to care for, install and remove your lenses safely. If you are a contact lens user we offer in stock a large variety and selection in our office.
We have a very well trained staff who’s first priority is your comfort and happiness while in our offices. Feel free to ask/tell them about any concerns you may have with your health or the process.
We are focused on your eye health
Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not know a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss. Each patient’s signs and symptoms, along with your doctor of optometry’s professional judgment, will determine what tests are conducted.
Healthy eyes are an important part of an individual’s overall health and well-being. Our vision screening is an efficient method to identify individuals with visual impairment or eye conditions that are likely to lead to visual impairment. A vision screening is not a diagnosis, but rather a snapshot into your overall eye health.
Glaucoma is the term applied to a group of eye diseases that gradually result in loss of vision by permanently damaging the optic nerve, the nerve that transmits visual images to the brain. The leading cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma often produces no symptoms until it is too late and vision loss has begun.
An elevation in the pressure within the eye (the intraocular pressure, or IOP) is generally, but not always, associated with the development of glaucoma, although additional factors are also likely to play a role in its development. The optic nerve fibers inside the eye are damaged, resulting in vision loss that begins in the peripheral fields of vision. Glaucoma usually affects both eyes, but one eye may be more severely affected than the other.
DOT and Aviation Eye Exams
In order to pass the visual portion of the DOT physical, you must have distant visual acuity of 20/40 with or without corrective lenses
Dilation is part of a thorough eye exam. You may think it’s a hassle. But it gives your doctor a good look inside your eye. It’s especially important if you’re having eye pain or vision problems, or if you’re more likely to get certain eye diseases.
Normally, your pupil gets smaller when light shines into it. In dilation, your doctor uses special eye drops to force the pupil to stay open. That allow them to see much more of the back of your eye, including the entire retina, the part of the retina called the macula, and the optic nerve.
During a dilated exam, your doctor can spot problems like a torn or detached retina or an eye tumor. They can also diagnose and monitor common eye diseases that can take away your sight
Tear Lab / Dry Eye
The TearLab Osmolarity System* is intended to measure the osmolarity of human tears to aid in the diagnosis of dry eye disease in patients suspected of having dry eye disease, in conjunction with other methods of clinical evaluation.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Try to flush the object out of your eye with a gentle stream of clean, warm water. Use an eyecup or a small, clean drinking glass positioned with its rim resting on the bone at the base of your eye socket.
- Another way to flush a foreign object from your eye is to get into a shower and aim a gentle stream of lukewarm water on your forehead over the affected eye while holding your eyelid open.
- If you’re wearing contact lenses, it’s best to remove the lens before or while you’re irrigating the surface of the eye with water. Sometimes a foreign body can be stuck to the undersurface of the lens
The lens of the eye is located behind the pupil. The lens sometimes becomes foggy with the passage of time. When the lens degrades in a way that affects the quality of vision, the degraded lens is called a cataract. When this happens, images do not focus clearly. Sometimes this cloudy focus is mild and vision is hardly affected.
Other times, the focus degradation can be so severe that no images can be seen. In extreme cases, one can only distinguish between light and dark.
With so many contact lens materials, parameters and modalities available today, it is important for the eye care practitioner to match the proper lens to each individual patient. Much information contributes to this decision, including the data collected from case history, patient communication, refraction, keratometry/corneal topography and biomicroscopy. Another aspect that plays an important role in successful contact lens wear is the patient’s ability to properly insert and remove their lenses. This is why we must take a systematic approach to patient training during the initial contact lens evaluation. Ensuring that patients are comfortable with handling their lenses will strengthen the relationship between you and each one of your patients resulting in longer, more comfortable lens wear.
Diabetic Macular Screening
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are leading causes of blindness in the working-age population of most developed countries. The increasing number of individuals with diabetes worldwide suggests that DR and DME will continue to be major contributors to vision loss and associated functional impairment for years to come. Early detection of retinopathy in individuals with diabetes is critical in preventing visual loss, but current methods of screening fail to identify a sizable number of high-risk patients
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test is a way to measure your entire visual field—the range of what you can see above, below, and on either side of you while your gaze is fixed on a central point directly in front of you. It can identify scotomas, or blind spots, as well as loss of peripheral (side) vision that is an indicator of glaucoma. There are several types of visual field tests. The simplest are done as a standard part of annual comprehensive eye exams. Your eye doctor may have you repeat the test or have additional testing depending on the results. More frequent visual field tests often are performed to monitor the progression of glaucoma.