On-Site Tests & Treatments
Comprehensive Eye and Vision Care
Although we are a relatively small, local practice, Liberty Ophthalmology in Powell, Ohio, is equipped with advanced, state-of-the-art technology designed to provide our patients with the finest quality eye care available. Diagnostic testing and treatments available on-site at our facility include:
Eye Exams in Powell, Ohio
Also called vision tests, these are performed as a part of a routine eye examination. If you have a hard time seeing objects close to you or far away, or objects appear blurry, you may have a refractive error, meaning that light isn’t bending properly when it passes through the lens of your eye. A refraction test enables Dr. Lothes to diagnose conditions such as hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism (blurry vision), and presbyopia (trouble focusing).
If you have one of these conditions, you will likely need glasses or contacts to correct your vision. During a refraction test, you look through a machine that measures the amount of light reflected by your retina to determine whether you need corrective lenses. Then, Dr. Lothes uses a device called a phoropter to test one eye at a time to determine the strength of the prescription lens you will need to achieve 20/20, or optimal vision.
Adults under age 60 should have a refraction test every year, even if they aren’t experiencing vision problems, and children should be tested every year as well, starting at 3 years old. Those with health issues such as diabetes and glaucoma may need to be seen more frequently, as they are at a greater risk of vision loss. Refraction tests are a necessary part of an eye exam, but are not covered by Medicare and some private insurance.
Did you know that ophthalmology was the first medical specialty to utilize laser energy for treating patients? Today, it still accounts for more laser operations than any other specialty.
Ophthalmic lasers are essential diagnostic and treatment tools for ophthalmologists. Once mainly used to treat various eye conditions, lasers are now highly valuable in detecting vision-threatening eye diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
Thanks to modern advances in laser technology, laser eye surgery can be used to treat a number of eye problems.
In addition, lasers may be used to:
- Relieve the intraocular pressure of glaucoma
- Cauterize leaking blood vessels
- Prevent the progression of vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy
- Repair retinal tear or holes
Dr. Lothes will let you know if you are a candidate for laser eye treatment. All laser procedures are performed in our office with minimal recovery time.
All minor eyelid procedures are performed in our own treatment room, where Dr. Lothes and our friendly staff make sure you receive the quality care you need in a warm and comfortable environment.
To learn more about our on-site facilities in our Powell, Ohio office, arrange a consultation with Dr. Lothes by calling Liberty Ophthalmology at (614) 841-9300 or use our online appointment request form.