Comprehensive eyecare in a caring, compassionate environment.
Offering the latest contact lens options.
We offer thousands of different frames to suit every patient's needs.
Dr. Covey will thoroughly examine the external and internal parts of your eyes for signs of eye or systemic diseases. With special instruments, a study will be made of the interior of the eyes for cataracts, retinal problems, glaucoma and other diseases.
Our examination typically includes an initial case history. This is intended to reveal whether your vision problem, if you have one, is the result of any eye problem or of your general health. Diabetes, blood pressure or circulation problems, and allergies are just a few of the general diseases that affect the eye and vision. We also want to know your specific occupational and recreational vision requirements so that we can determine the lens prescriptions that are best for your individual needs.
In addition to the tests for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, Dr. Covey also tests for crossed eyes (strabismus) and lazy eye (amblyopia). Eye functioning as well as visual skills needed for learning, such as binocular coordination, accommodation, convergence, peripheral awareness, color and depth perception are assessed during each examination. When the eye exam is completed, the doctor studies all the assembled information. The doctor then makes a professional decision on how to give each patient the highest possible visual efficiency. This may take the form of a prescription for eye glasses or contact lenses, a recommendation for visual training (eye exercises), a referral to another health care professional, or a clean bill of visual health. The doctor also determines the date of the next examination.
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs including daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses and gas permeable contact lenses.
Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that can severely impact vision. The most common type is called dry macular degeneration. The less common wet form is more severe and can be very disabling. Today, through early detection and treatment, eye care professionals are better able to manage this disease.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam. Dr. Covey performs a glaucoma pressure test on all patients.
For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete optical department. Since your prescription can be filled at the same place it was written, you will not only save time and travel, you will also have the security of knowing the doctor who wrote the prescription is available to answer questions. We carry a wide selection of frames for every budget, including designer, sunglasses and sports.
Each prescription received from the laboratory is checked thoroughly for optical correctness and fabrication exactly as ordered. When delivered to you, it is adjusted correctly to provide a proper fit. Followup care of you eye glasses is always available at our office.
We are proud to be a part of InfantSEE, a public health program whose purpose is to make infant eye and vision care a fundamental part of infant wellness. It is important that children between the ages of six and twelve months receive vision assessments with a licensed and trained optometrist, to determine healthy development of vision. Early detection of eye conditions, such as amblyopia and strabismus, is the best way to ensure a baby has healthy vision for its developing eyes.
S. Candace Covey, O.D.
113 South Spring Street
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823
|Tuesday:||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Wednesday:||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday:||3:30pm - 7:00pm|
|Friday:||8:30am - 5:00pm|
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