Our Myopia Management programs utilize Atropine therapy, Orthokeratology, Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses, and the MiSight lens. MiSight is a 1-day disposable, soft contact lens that fits and feels like a usual contact lens. It not only corrects distance vision, like a typical contact lens or glasses, but has the added benefit of being clinically proven (and FDA approved in late 2019) to slow the progression of myopia. Click here to learn more about these revolutionary treatment options. Dr. Neukirch is the leading Myopia Management provider in the North Shore of Chicago and is the leading prescriber of MiSight in the entire country (as of December 2020).
ORTHOKERATOLOGY OR ORTHO-K
The ability to see clearly during the day without glasses or contacts at no surgical risk is now a reality.
Ortho-K is a non-surgical option that corrects myopia without the daytime use of glasses or contact lenses. Ortho-K lenses are worn at night, and correct the curvature of the cornea while sleeping, so you can see clearly during the day. In multiple clinical trials, Ortho-K has been proven to reduce myopia progression by more than 50%. We use the only FDA approved methods and materials when possible including Paragon CRT.
VISION THERAPY OR VT
Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain. VT is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Many patients who have been told, “it’s too late,” or “you’ll have to learn to live with it” have benefited from vision therapy.
In the case of learning disabilities, vision therapy is specifically directed toward resolving visual problems which interfere with reading, learning and educational instruction.
Our primary care eye examination consists of a complete examination of internal and external eye health, including testing for cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. We are proud to be the first office in the area with a 3-Dimensional OCT that essentially takes a MRI-like 3D map/photograph of the eye. Numerous tests are used to determine your best spectacle prescription for comfortable vision at all viewing distances. In addition, focusing, eye alignment, and eye coordination are assessed to ensure you are capable of maintaining clear, comfortable vision throughout your day. Digital retinal photography (essentially a detailed photo of the inside of the eyes) is performed as a part of every new patient’s comprehensive exam at no additional charge.
PEDIATRIC EYE CARE
We recognize that the proper development of vision as a primary sense, from birth through the school years, is critical to a child’s future success in school and life. We can measure visual function well before a child’s first birthday. The American Optometric and American Ophthalmic Associations recommend the first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months. Our office is equipped with special equipment, eye charts and even developmental assessments to thoroughly examine the visual readiness of your child’s eyes for each step of his or her early years through college and beyond.
CONTACT LENSES AND SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES
The days of one-size of contact lenses to fit all patients are long gone. Keeping up on new contact lens designs and how to fit all the products available to our patients is what we pride ourselves on. We successfully fit patients of all ages (5 years old to 88 years old) with the best contact lens products that maximize vision, ensure precious eye health, and offer comfort and handling. Customization of the fit for each patient is why we are one of the largest contact lens practices on the North Shore. If you tried contact lenses before and had difficulty or think that contact lenses are not available in your prescription, contact our office for a consultation. We will be happy to go over all the new designs that are available in contact lenses for your prescription.
We boast the North Shore’s largest collection of in-house lenses from the most popular brands: CooperVision, Acuvue, Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, Boston, Paragon, Synergeyes, and many other specialty contacts for myopia, high astigmatisms, prosthetic lenses, and corneal diseases such as keratoconus. We also custom design gas-permeable (RGP) contacts.
EMERGENCY EYE CARE
We leave time in our schedule to make sure all emergencies that walk in are taken care of, please call ahead so we can be ready to work you in. If your eyes have been red, itchy, dry, painful, or you just think you may have an eye infection, our doctors can help you.
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