At About Village Eye Care, Dr. Chris Bateman and our entire Raleigh optometry team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. As an optometrist in Raleigh, our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, Dr. Bateman and our team of optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Our Raleigh optometrist also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care.
Dr. Bateman and the About Village Eye Care team take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our Raleigh patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at (919) 828-2078 to schedule an appointment.
Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Raleigh staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our Raleigh optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling (919) 828-2078. They are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.
Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is a corrective alternative to glasses or contact lenses. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At About Village Eye Care, Dr. Bateman provides pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call (919) 828-2078 today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.
From the moment you arrive until it is time to leave, we want you to feel welcome and the center of attention.
Optometry is a mix of both medical examination and the filling of your prescriptions. Through a detailed history, your concerns will drive the exam and the the results reveals your needs.
The Glaucoma Exam:
While glaucoma may develop in individuals with or without elevated eye pressure, reducing the pressure in the eye is the only proven way to stop or slow glaucoma. We therefore, pay close attention to not only the intraocular pressure but also the optic nerve head by means of ultrasound, photography and visual field testing.
The Diabetic Exam:
Rising blood sugar will lead to changes in the glass prescription. When fluctuations become too great we will be need to wait for your sugar levels to return to normal before we can accurately wright your glasses prescription. All diabetics require a dilated eye exam to rule out retinopathy (bleeding in the back of the eye), which is the leading cause of blindness. We then notify your primary care doctor of your results.
The Plaquinel Exam:
Plaquinel (Chloroquine) is used in the treatment of arthritis. In high doses or over ten years of use, you can start to changes to the pigmented cells beneath the retinal nerves which will lead to decreased vision. Annual dilated eye exams will allow us to monitor your health.
The Pediatric Exam:
Children often do not know what is abnormal and therefore may have significant problems they would not think to tell you about. We pay special attention to ocular motilities and saccades as well as binocularity, accommodation and body stance to descern imbalances the alignment of the eyes.