Keystone Eye Center
12559 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami, FL 33181
Monday: 9 a.m. – Noon, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – Noon, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – Noon, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – Noon, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Having your eyes examined can be a pleasant, painless and satisfying experience. At Keystone Eye Center, we try our best to make it that way. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your eyes, the examination, vision therapy, or eyewear (glasses or contact lenses).
Here is a brief description of the many eye care services available to you in our office:
Initial Case History: This is intended to reveal whether your vision problem – if you have one – is the result of an eye problem or of your general health. Diabetes, blood pressure or circulation problems, and allergies are just a few of the general diseases that affect the eye and vision. We shall also want to know your specific occupational and recreational vision requirements so that we can determine the lens formula that is best for your individual needs.
Eye Health Examination: The doctor will thoroughly inspect the external and internal parts of your eyes for signs of eye or body diseases. With special instruments, a study will be made of the interior of the eyes for cataracts, retinal problems, and other diseases. A cataract, which is a haziness or cloudiness in the clear substance of the tiny lens inside the eye, is readily detected in this examination.
Glaucoma Testing: Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure inside the eye increases, resulting in damage to the sensitive nerve tissue (the retina) and a corresponding loss of vision. Glaucoma generally does not have symptoms until its later stages, so early detection can be achieved only through regular professional examinations. We do an eye pressure test and other tests on patients to detect glaucoma even in its earliest stages, when it can be treated most effectively.
Vision Testing: Patients sometimes express concern that they might give incorrect responses to questions asked by the doctor during their eye examination. You need not have that concern in our office; we have instruments that help determine the proper prescription without your responses. We also verify your responses in several ways to make certain that the lenses prescribed provide the clearest and most comfortable focus for all your needs.
Eye Coordination: A series of tests are performed to determine whether the eyes work together as a team, both for distance and for near seeing. Depth perception is directly related to the eyes working properly together.
Other Tests: A thorough vision and eye examination comprises numerous other tests. Examination of the eye tissue with a biomicroscope, color vision analysis, amblyopia (lazy eye) determination, and vision field study for peripheral (side) vision are but a few of these done, when indicated, in our office.
Prescription Determination: When the eye examination is completed, the doctor studies all the assembled information. The doctor then makes a professional decision on how to give each patient the highest possible visual efficiency. This may take the form of a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, a recommendation for vision training (eye exercises), a referral to another health care professional, or a clean bill of visual health. The doctor also determines the date for the next eye examination.
The Prescription: Your eyeglasses, should you require them, are intended to help you see better and more comfortably. All of the lenses prescribed are impact-resistant and comply with the regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Contact lenses: Soft, oxygen permeable (semi-rigid) or hard lenses are prescribed when indicated. The possibility of using the new extended wear contact lenses – the lenses that some patients may wear for weeks at a time – can be discussed. Whatever type of contact lens that works best for you will be fit and monitored closely by doctor and staff to avoid any complications to the eye tissue.
Dispensing: Each prescription received from the laboratory is checked thoroughly for optical correctness and fabrication exactly as ordered. When delivered to you, it is adjusted correctly to provide a proper fit. Follow up care of your eyeglasses is always available at our office.