Eye Care Services
At Bainbridge Eye Care Associates, we are pleased to offer a wide range of eye care services for our community! Dr. Todd T. Bainbridge can provide you with thorough eye health evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength. Our skilled optician will fit you with the appropriate specialized eyewear, and help you select eyeglass frames and that are best
At Bainbridge Eye Care Associates, an eye examination is not simply a vision test, but rather a comprehensive eye health and vision examination. We are confident that when you compare our level of service and our fees with those of the chains and big boxes, you will find that we offer unbeatable value. While we do not waste your time by performing unnecessary testing, you can rest assured that your examination will be thorough and appropriate to your particular needs.
At a minimum, your comprehensive exam will include:
- Distance and near visual acuity tests
- Eye teamwork and alignment tests
- Visual field screening
- Refraction for your spectacle prescription
- Measurement of internal eye pressure
- Testing for ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal evaluation (will include pupil dilation whenever appropriate)
We believe that a well-informed patient is usually a healthier patient, so please click here to read about what to expect at your examination.
Infant & Child Exams
Many people ask how we can examine young children when they may not be able to choose the clearer lens or perform other adult tests, or if they do not even yet speak.
These patients obviously call for different and special testing procedures. For any refractive correction, we use objective methods rather than subjective methods – what this means is that we do not require the patient to make a choice and communicate that choice.
Much of the child’s examination will be devoted to ruling out conditions that could interfere with normal visual development or cause vision loss, whether they be eye teaming problems or actual eye disease. At this age, it is vital that the eyes work well together and provide a clear image to the brain for proper development of the visual cortex.
Bainbridge Eye Care Associates is proud to participate in InfantSee, a public service program that provides a no-cost eye assessment to infants between 6 and 12 months of age. Please spread the word to expectant parents that they can get their baby’s vision development on the right path by taking advantage of this valuable service. Learn more by clicking here.
Contact Lens Care
What to bring to your examination for contact lenses
Patients who wear contact lenses should always arrive wearing their contacts, having had them in for a minimum of 2-3 hours.
Be sure to bring your contact lens case, solutions you use to care for the lenses, and your back-up glasses to wear when the contact lenses are removed.
If your contact lenses were prescribed or purchased elsewhere, we will need to identify the lens parameters. If at all possible, bring your lens packages or a prescription so that they can be identified. Even if your lenses fit and work perfectly, we would need to start over from scratch if we cannot identify the lenses.
If you are having a true medical eye emergency (see below) after hours, call the main office number: 610-692-2212, and follow the directions to reach the doctor on call. You will be provided with Dr. Bainbridge’s cell phone number, where you can speak with him about the problem. If your call goes into Dr. Bainbridge’s voicemail, leave a detailed message including your name, a number where the call can be returned, and a description of the problem. Dr. Bainbridge should return your call promptly.
From time to time, Dr. Bainbridge may be out of town or otherwise unavailable. If you have not received a return call within one hour, please go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Under no circumstances should you delay care without having somebody evaluate your problem, as this could result in irreversible vision loss.
A true medical eye emergency may include injuries, foreign bodies in the eye, thermal burns, chemical burns or splashes, sudden reduction or loss of vision, sudden-onset double vision, eye pain, and sudden onset of floating spots or flashing lights.