Optometry Services

At Clear Approach Optometry, S.C., we provide an array of vision care services, but specialize in cornea and advanced contact lens fittings. These specialty services include personalized treatment for ocular surface disease (dry eye/rosacea), corneal dystrophies, and contact lenses for irregular corneal shapes (high astigmatism/keratoconus). Specialty contact lens offerings also include orthokeratology for the correction of mild to moderate myopia and to help limit myopia progression. (There is more information under Contact Lens Programs)

Our optical area offers a unique variety of eye wear with options manufactured in several different areas of the world to provide many styling options.

Regularly Scheduled Eye Wellness Examinations

Great vision and ocular health begins with a healthy lifestyle and regularly scheduled eye wellness examinations. There is a difference from place to place in the contents of an eye examination. At Clear Approach Optometry, S.C. you will receive a total vision assessment and 10 point health evaluation. It begins with a total vision assessment that uses some incredible technology and some very deliberate conversation together. We are going to learn a little bit on how you need to see comfortable at all distances – far away, up close, and in between. More importantly, we are going to test the future of your vision by doing a number of eye health evaluations. We are going to do a very close microscopic evaluation of structures inside the eye. A lot of people have never experienced this before, so we will take some extra time just to talk with you about what we’re doing and what we are reporting so when changes occur, you will know if those changes are expected or not expected and how they may impact the future of your vision and of course if there is something we can do about it.

Why does the doctor need to dilate my pupils?

When drops are used to dilate the pupil, Dr. Vanderloop is able to position the proper amount of light to directly view the retina and optic nerve at its connection with the eye. This procedure is critical for the proper 3-Dimensional evaluation for conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. The optic nerve evaluation provides essential insight on how the information from the eye travels and is interpreted by the brain. Specific conditions such as stroke, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis are all considered during this part of the exam. There is no technology available on the market that can replace the dilated examination of the eye.

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Why does the doctor ask about my general health?

Your eyes are an organ system integrated with the body. Specifically, the eyes communicate with the brain and are supported by your circulatory system. Because this is so, your general health (hypertension, diabetes, inflammation, diet, smoking, etc.) and all medications you take may have a significant impact on your vision or eye comfort. Providing this information to us helps us in understanding current vision problems and insight on the future of your vision.

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better, one or two?”

This is a technique that the doctor uses to fine tune a great prescription. Many times you may not be able to tell a difference between the two choices. When this occurs, it is because the prescription is very close to being optimized for your vision.

Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?

The reaction of the pupil and status of eye muscle function are important measurements of a person’s neurological function. When there is neurological damage to specific areas of the brain, it can become apparent when taking these measurements.

Schedule your eye exam today by requesting an appointment online, or by calling our office.

Dr. Vanderloop can diagnose and treat eye diseases and identify general eye health problems including diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, and others. We can also test for and fit specialty eyewear for sports, occupations, other activities and hobbies, and safety glasses.

We can answer your questions about optometry services, our eye care practice, eye health products, and more.

Comprehensive eye exams may include:

  • Testing visual acuity or refractive error
  • Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
  • Examination of peripheral visual field
  • Color vision testing
  • Analysis of the visual systems
  • Examination of the external parts of the eye
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Examination of the health of the entire eye – Learn More

Our Optometric Services:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Contact lens fittings
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
  • Specialized testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma, and others
  • Pre-and post-operative care for eye disease
  • Eye emergencies
  • Foreign object removal
  • Vision services for visually impaired