A comprehensive Eye Exam is so much more than “which is better, one or two.” The vision check, or refraction, is an important part of the exam, but there is a lot more to the eyes than seeing 20/20. An examination starts with the history. You may notice there are a lot of questions to answer and you may even feel some of the questions don’t pertain to your eye exam. However, the eyes are a very important part of your body. Many times there are ocular symptoms that may suggest an overall health concern or that are associated with a medication you are taking. There are many medical conditions that may affect the eyes, conditions like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is our job as Primary Eyecare Physicians to monitor the health of your eyes as well as your overall well-being.
If you have been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses, Twenty Twenty Eyecare can help. Dr.’s Bigheart and Morgans use the latest technology in contact lens materials, designs, and powers. They will persistently work with you on all of your options until contact lens success is achieved or you have a spectacle-free option. They not only offer a variety of soft lenses and toric soft lenses but they also offer hybrid lenses, multifocal soft lenses, multi-focal lenses for astigmatism, and many hard contact lens options.
Keratoconus is caused by a decrease in protective antioxidants in the cornea. If the antioxidant levels are low, collagen weakens and the cornea protrudes. We see through the cornea which is the transparent outer layers of the eye. Normally, the cornea has a dome shape and is rounded like a ball. Sometimes, however, the structure of the cornea is not strong enough to hold this round shape and the cornea bulges outward. Small protein fibers in the eye called collagen help keep the cornea in place and minimize pressure. When these fibers become weak, they can not maintain the shape and the cornea takes on a “cone” like shape.
Dry Eye is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Symptoms include redness, grittiness, burning, blurred and fluctuating vision, irritation from smoke or the wind, light sensitivity, difficulty wearing contact lenses, and watery eyes. Some patients have no symptoms of Dry Eye but only show signs that are visible to their eye doctor.
We’re happy to offer a wide variety of frames for you to choose from. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at (918) 794-6700 and our courteous staff will help you find the right frames for you.
Contact lens corneal reshaping is not a new concept. Previous corneal reshaping designs were only as successful as technology allowed. These days there are many advancements in technology available to help design the contact lenses required for orthokeratology. These include computerized corneal mapping, computerized manufacturing, and oxygen permeable contact lens materials that help to produce a therapeutic contact lens design like no other.
Have you had an eye surgery like RK or an eye injury and as a result are unable to see clearly with glasses or contact lenses? Does your vision fluctuate throughout the day or seem hazy or double? If so, Twenty Twenty Eyecare can help you achieve the stable, clear vision you’ve been missing. Dr. Morgans and Dr. Bigheart specialize in the treatment of vision loss due to abnormal, irregular corneas or large amounts of astigmatism. The cornea is the front surface of the eye that can become distorted due to vision correction surgeries, eye injury, or eye diseases like keratoconus.
We are equipped to deal with minor ocular emergencies and will do our best to help you through your emergency situation. If you have sustained a major injury, please call 911 or seek care immediately. We are available via our emergency line if after regular business hours for minor eye emergencies.
Your eye doctor may call them GPs or RGPs. GP contacts are made of a firm, durable plastic that transmits oxygen. Because gas permeable lenses don’t contain water like soft lenses do, they resist deposits and are less likely than soft contacts to harbor bacteria.
Hybrid contacts are large-diameter lenses that have a rigid gas permeable central zone, surrounded by a peripheral zone made of soft or silicone hydrogel material. The purpose of this design is to provide the visual clarity of GP lenses, combined with wearing comfort that is comparable to soft lenses.
Multifocal contact lenses are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions all in one lens. There is typically a prescription for near and distance alternating throughout the lens.
Actually, the answer is both. Eye care is a field of health care where both health insurance and
vision plans provide some coverage. Typically, vision plans will cover annual preventative eye exams, along
with some coverage towards glasses or contact lenses. Additional charges for glasses or contact lenses most
likely will apply based on your plan. Medical insurances may cover a portion of your exam which is subject to
We are equipped and trained to treat ocular diseases including dry eye, glaucoma, and diabetic
exams. Dr. Bigheart and Dr. Morgans also specialize in patients who have been diagnosed with corneal
conditions such as Keratoconus and specialize in fitting specialty contact lenses.
We do see patients on an appointment basis. However, we will always see a walk-in if it is an eye
emergency such as an infection or injury. Up to date, outside glasses prescriptions are always welcome in
our optical and do not need an appointment. If it is a medical eye emergency, please contact our office or
emergency line for assistance. We are ALWAYS accepting new patients!
We offer extended hours on Tuesday evenings . If it is a medical eye emergency and it is outside of our regular business hours, please use our emergency line so we can assist.
Yes! Dr. Bigheart and Dr. Morgans are certified to provide Infantsee exams on children and they
see children starting at 6 months of age. It is important to get your child’s eyes examined to be sure that visual
skills are developing as they should.