At Ellenbecker Eye Clinic, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.
Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health. Visit our online patient center to download supplemental forms you can fill out before your appointment. If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.
Examinations are provided by a combination of the doctor and the optometric assistants. We use the latest in computer and laser instruments to ensure your best result. The examination will vary from patient to patient depending on the health of the individual and their visual needs.
Our optical laboratory has the latest in equipment to maintain and repair your glasses. Our highly qualified opticians and staff are able to adjust and fit your glasses to you for extended comfort and vision.
We carry over 700 frames including Europa, Juicy Couture, Safilo, Marchon, Silhouette, Tura, Clear Vision, Nine West, Ted Baker, Jimmy Choo, Liz Claiborne, Op, OGI, Max Azaria, Fossil, Columbia, Nike, Flexon, Wiley X, Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Smith Optics, Seraphin and Banana Republic.
We prescribe and evaluate all major brands of soft and rigid contact lenses. Additionally, we prescribe custom designed contact lenses for special needs as well as special eye problems. Specialized fitting may include: monovision, bifocal, astigmatism(toric), and Keratoconus contact lenses. Our staff members are able to answer many of your questions and are available for ongoing contact lens instruction and training.
Dry Eye and Blepharitis Treatment
We use a combination of medication, nutrition, punctual plugs and microexfoliation to treat the underlying causes of dry eye.
Facilities & Equipment
We absolutely believe in investing in ourselves, and therefore we have one of the best state-of-the-art facilities in the country. We have the most up-to-date computer technology to assist us in giving you the best in eye care. Some of the services that we offer: automated auto refractors, digital imaging, visual fields, retinal camera and our most recent addition is the OCT.
We are contracted with many insurance plans including VSP, Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Group Health, First Choice, Premera, Sterling, and Vision Care Direct. We also accept many private insurance companies including Asuris, United Health Care, Aetna, Mutual of Omaha, PHCO, Principal, Secure Horizons and Tricare and others. Call for details.
The Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT is an essential tool for non-invasive analysis of retinal tissue for diagnosis and management of retinal disease and glaucoma. The HD-OCT allows us to visualize cross-sectional, anterior segment and three-dimensional (3-D) views of the retina and optic nerve. We are now able to visualize the layers of the retina in order to better diagnose a large number of retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, macular edema and macular holes. This test is especially important for elderly patients, diabetics and patients on high-risk medications. The information provided by the HD-OCT results in earlier detection of retinal disorders and therefore earlier treatment and better outcomes for our patients. We are also able to measure and follow the nerve fiber layer in glaucoma suspects and glaucoma patients. Thinning of the nerve fiber layer is an indication of glaucoma. The HD-OCT allows for earlier detection of glaucoma which enables earlier onset of treatment and prevents vision loss. The procedure is painless and is usually performed with an un-dilated pupil.
Zeiss I.Profiler™ is an innovative measuring device that analyzes the human eye with acute accuracy, in order to provide detailed information of the imaging properties of the eye, in particular higher- order aberrations. Carl Zeiss has already high competence in this measuring method. It is currently used today in refractive corneal surgery (LASIK) or in the production of intraocular lenses. Carl Zeiss Vision has now further developed this technology to provide a revolutionary method of optical calculation for application with eyeglass lenses.
The name i.Scription™ stands for an optimization algorithm that also takes higher-order aberrations of the eye into account. These aberrations are responsible for reduced contrast vision or poor vision in the twilight or at night. The eye care professional transmits the conventional prescription to Carl Zeiss Vision, together with the measured values of the i.Profiler™.
With the aid of i.Scription™, Carl Zeiss Vision is able to calculate optimized eyeglass values on this basis. In combination with high quality manufacturing processes from Carl Zeiss Vision the eye care professional can provide this optimized spectacle lenses to their customers.
The resulting spectacle lenses provide the wearer with optimized visual performance, particularly in twilight and nighttime conditions.
Zeiss Clarus Ultra-Widefield Fundus Imaging System
The Zeiss Clarus 500 is the latest in ultra-widefield fundus photography. It captures 200 degrees of the retina with true color imaging and high resolution fundus autofluorescence.
BlephEx is a new hand piece that can spin a medical grade micro-sponge on the edge of the eyelids and lashes in order to remove debris and bacterial biofilm and exfoliate the eyelids. This helps to reduce inflammation which is the underlying cause of dry eye.