Our Services

services overview

As a fully licensed and equipped optometric practice, Family Vision Associates offers a complete range of eye care services to all our patients.

Whether the eye care issue involves correcting refractive errors with eyeglass or contact lenses, or helping a student find amazing frames, or diagnosing/treating eye conditions and diseases, our experienced team will identify and implement the best eye care solutions for you.

Eye Health Evaluation

With our years of experience in diagnosing and treating typical vision disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, Ellen Kapiloff O.D., and Mary Wu O.D. and their team are equipped to provide appropriate therapeutic medical eye care.

At the same time, the Family Vision Associates team offers a wide array of high quality eye care products at reasonable prices. Our patients never pay too much for the best quality in eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, progressive and bifocal lenses, and outstanding service.

Treatment of Eye Disease

If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want the best treatment available to get your eyes healthy again. At Family Vision Associates, we stay current with best treatment practices. Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend a wide variety of approaches, including improved nutrition, prescription medicines, therapy and vision exercises, or medical procedures.

Good Eyecare Begins With A Yearly Eye Exam!

Although many do not realize it, the best way to protect your vision is with a yearly eye checkup.  Even a basic eye exam can instantly detect many health-threatening conditions, such as tumors, vascular irregularities, and diabetes-related injury to the retina. At Family Vision Associates, that basic checkup is brief and painless.

Many patients choose virtual visits with Family Vision Associates as a safe an effective alternative for timely, convenient care where appropriate. We can help you with your EyeCarePro concerns from the comfort of your home and deliver the great care you have come to expect.

Click here to download our Telehealth Patient Flyer

With Telehealth, new, and returning patients can schedule emergency visits, consultations, and follow-up visits. Be advised that certain visit types require in-person procedures and therefore cannot be conducted via Telehealth.

 

Conditions that may be treated virtually:

  • Red-eye including itching, tearing, burning, or discharge
  • Contact lens follow-ups
  • Lid bumps or irritations

Call our office to see if your condition qualifies for a Telehealth visit.

 

Talking to the doctor will be like an in-person visit. We use a secure, HIPPA compliant telemedicine platform called doxy.me. There is no need to download software or create an account. Just use a browser on a computer or device with a camera and microphone.

 

To prepare for your visit:

  • Find a quiet place to talk
  • Write down any questions you may have for the doctor
  • Have a paper and pen with you for taking notes

At the time of your visit, the doctor will text or email you a link to click on to join the virtual visit.

 Telehealth Patient Flyer

Myopia management is an area of pediatric eye care dedicated to slowing down how quickly a child becomes nearsighted, also known as myopia. When a child is myopic, they can see clearly up close, but have blurry vision when looking at objects in the distance. Once a child becomes myopic, their vision tends to get worse. The younger a child becomes myopic, the faster myopia usually progresses. Therefore, intervention should begin at a young age.

Myopia occurs when the normal eye grows too long. This can cause long term eye health problems. As the eye grows longer, the retina (the tissue of the back of the eye) and the optic nerve stretch and become thinner. This thinning increases the risk of retinal detachments, glaucoma, cataracts, and even blindness. Myopia, therefore, is a condition of the eyes which increases disease risk.

The good news is Dr. Kapiloff and Dr. Wu practice myopia management. The goal of myopia management is to slow down the rate of eye growth in order to decrease the risk of future disease. This is achieved with specially designed contact lenses and other visual environmental modifications. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Kapiloff or Dr. Wu to see if your child is a candidate for myopia management.

optomap retinal exam
 

In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, Ellen Kapiloff O.D., and Mary Wu O.D. are proud to announce the inclusion of the Optomap Retinal Exam as an integral part of your eye exam.

Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can often be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.

An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
  • An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
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LASIK

LASIK, a form of refractive surgery, is an popular option for vision correction, often eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Simply put, LASIK reshapes the cornea with a laser.

Other surgical alternatives have become available. Among these is a technique called phakic IOL implantation which involves implanting a lens behind the cornea, but in front of the iris. With this new option, many of those who were too highly nearsighted for LASIK are now candidates for refractive surgery.

If you are interested in refractive surgery, please let us know. Refractive surgery is not to be taken lightly. Detailed testing is necessary to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery.  If testing shows you to be a good candidate, we can help you choose the refractive surgeon who is most appropriate for your case. In addition, we provide post-operative care for refractive surgery. 


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