AcuSight eyecare center, located at 5320 E. Main Street, Columbus (just west of I-270), offers comprehensive optometrist services, eye glasses, and contacts. We are conveniently located for eyecare patients in East Columbus, Reynoldsburg, Whitehall, Gahanna, Bexley, Blacklick, and Canal Winchester.
We know you have many options when choosing an eye doctor in Columbus. As a primary eye care provider, Dr. Siegel and her team have been voted one of the best eye doctors in Columbus Ohio and the surrounding area for several years running.
To us, you are more than just a routine eye exam. Each patient is unique, and we promise to preserve your eye health and your family’s eye health for years to come.
Our eye care services/products include:
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- LASIK Surgery Evaluations & Referrals
- Contact Lenses
- Stylish Eye Wear
- Emergency Eye Care
- Dry eye treatment
- Diabetic eye exams
- Glaucoma treatment
- Macular degeneration
- Palquenil management
Dr. Siegel is currently accepting new patients, so call our office today or request an appointment online to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.
What is a comprehensive eye exam & why do I need one?
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor checks multiple structures in the eye and assesses different aspects of the visual system. Our eye doctors may perform the following tests to determine your overall eye health.
- Comprehensive medical history
The status of your overall health plays a large role in the health of your eyes for example diabetes and hypertension can have major effects on the blood supply to your eyes. Some medications you may be taking to combat these systemic issues can also have adverse eye affects, one of the most common being dryness from OTC allergy meds. Your eye doctor needs to know your full medical history to be able to accurately diagnose any issue you may be experiencing.
- Visual acuity testing at distance and near
This is typically checked by having you read the eye chart on the opposite end of the room. This tells your eye doctor how well you are seeing currently and may help determine if you need a refraction i.e. updated glasses prescription.
- Pupils, eye tracking, & eye alignment testing
This helps your eye doctor determine if the muscles and nerves that control how the eyes move are working properly. Certain conditions can cause changes to how the pupils contract or where your eyes align when you are looking directly at something. A quick assessment of your peripheral field of vision is also performed.
- Eye health evaluation
Your eye doctor will look at every part of your eyes starting with the front surface, eyelashes, cornea, etc, all the way back to the retina, the part of the eye that collects visual information to send to the brain.This is done by using a high powered microscope and sometimes your eye doctor may need to dilate your pupils to be able to see the retina better. Eye pressure is also measured to determine if you may be at risk for glaucoma although this is not a single test to determine if you have it or not.
Most people believe that a comprehensive exam is a test for glasses; however, a refraction is the test used to determine the numbers that make up your glasses prescription.
A refraction is a separate test that falls outside of a comprehensive eye exam. You eye doctor will then go over your results with you and determine if any follow up visits or supplemental testing is needed.
It is important to have your eyes checked yearly, yes even if you don’t wear glasses, because there can be changes to your visual system that do not present with any signs or symptoms, and detecting a problem early can help prevent major vision loss.
Eye doctors can see changes in your eyes caused by systemic health issues like high blood pressure or diabetes, sight threatening conditions such as glaucoma, and even life threatening occurrences like brain tumors that may otherwise go undetected for years.
Retinal screening photos are also an affordable and extremely helpful tool in detecting small changes to retinal and vascular health from year to year.
To learn how to find the right optometrist, watch the videos below.
Our eye care team also offers retinal screening photos to detect small changes in retinal health from year to year.
Contact lens technology is currently changing with daily disposable contacts offering more freedom to see well without glasses and without having to spend precious time cleaning and storing your lenses overnight.
Daily disposable lenses are available for nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, or multi-focal lens wearers. Our eyeglasses also come with the latest in digital lens technology offering a wider field of view than ever before and blue blocking anti-reflective coatings to best preserve your eye health & reduce your eye strain.
Do you or someone you know have a newborn and are wondering when is the best time to have their eyes checked? Our eye doctors participate in a vision program called InfantSEE. This program offers FREE vision screenings to children 6 -12 months of age.
This ensures the eyes are developing correct depth perception and eye tracking and assesses any difference in prescription between the two eyes or eye turns which could lead to amblyopia or a “lazy eye” in the future.
Our eye doctors also looks at overall eye health to rule out any sight threatening developments. After completion of the exam the optometrist will obtain an eye exam schedule for your child going forward. Vision problems are easy to correct if caught early. Vision related learning is one of the top un-diagnosed problems among children. Call to set up your child’s exam today.
LASIK Surgery (Evaluations and Referrals)
Depending on your unique prescription and health conditions you may qualify for LASIK now even if you were previously told you didn’t. With any refractive surgery a laser is used to change the shape of the cornea helping to reduce the need to wear glasses and contact lenses.
The procedure is safer than ever before with new eye movement tracking built into the system; this way if you accidentally look away from the laser, even for a second, the machine shuts off ensuring accurate results. Call our office to find out more or schedule your consultation.
For proper fitting, eye doctors take special measurements of the curvature of your eye to best select the curvature of your contact lenses. If the lens is too tight or too steep it could cause damage to the front of your eye potentially causing vision loss.
This is why it is important to have a yearly contact lens exam, to ensure your lenses are still fitting properly and not causing harm to your vision.
Wearing your contact lenses longer than recommended can also have a severe impact on the health of your eyes, so be sure you are cleaning and storing them correctly and disposing of them on your recommended schedule.
Dr. Siegel takes into consideration your lifestyle and visual demands to get you the best fitting lens with the most convenient replacement schedule to fit your life.
We offer a wide variety of frames both plastic and metal along with rimless and semi-rimless available in the latest styles. Some of the brands we carry are Cinzia, Michael Ryen, Scott Harris, Calvin Klein, Nine West, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
You can add a polarized custom clip on sunglass to any frame in the office. This is also available with Swarovzski crystals upon request.
Specialized glasses can be made for any hobby to best suit your lifestyle. Working all day on a computer? We can also provide you with a pair of glasses just for work so you have more range of vision while sitting at your desk to lessen eye strain and fatigue towards the end of the day.
Polarized sunglasses are the best for visual quality, reducing glare, and protecting your eyes from the harmful UV rays from the sun. Even during the winter months!
Are you rough on glasses? Flexon memory fit will bend and move with you so there’s less of a chance for breakage. Is your skin sensitivity to metals? Titanium frames offer relief for skin irritation. Are your current eye glass frames feeling heavy? Try a drill mount or rimless frame to help lighten the burden.
Please call our office immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms as they can be sight threatening. If you are unsure whether or not a situation qualifies as an emergency it is always best to call and schedule an appointment rather than wait. Most of the time we will be able to get you in to see the eye doctor the same day.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among middle age adults. Even if controlled, diabetic patients must have a dilated eye exam once a year to screen for these changes and protect against vision loss as a side effect of high blood sugar. This is covered under your medical insurance, you do not need vision coverage for this to be monitored. We also send a letter your primary care doctor so he knows you have had your eyes examined and can better care for your diabetes systemically on his end.
Thinking about laser vision correction or are you in need of cataract removal? Dr. Siegel co-manages LASIK and cataract surgery with Columbus’ top ophthalmologists to provide continued eye care with trusted professionals and helps you start seeing with your new eyes.
Common Eye problems
- Dry Eye
To learn more about issues that can affect your eye health, like the topics listed above, please go to the American Optometrist Association’s website at: http://www.aoa.org