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1311 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
1537 Freeway Dr. Reidsville, NC 27320
336-378-9993

Schedule A Free LASIK Evoluation

When you have LASIK at Shapiro Eye Care you can feel confident that you are getting the most advanced procedure, at the best price and peace-of- mind for the future of your eyes. We offer :

LASIK Assurance Plan
LASIK Price Guarantee
Top 5™ Surgeon

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Order Your Contacts

Shapiro Eye Care has one of the most complete contact lens centers in Greensboro. We offer a comprehensive range of contact lenses, including spherical, bifocal, multifocal, toric and tinted lenses. And you can order them in the comfort of your own home. It’s as easy as completing our online contact lens order form. And when you order a year’s supply, you receive discounts and FREE delivery directly to your home.

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Dry Eye Clinic

Are your eyes dry, burning, irritated, watery? Are you having problems wearing contacts? Shapiro Eye Care has a respected Dry Eye Clinic, under the direction of Dr. Arun Subramanian. The purpose of the clinic is to evaluate, diagnosis and treat your dry eye conditions. In Guilford and Rockingham counties, Dr. Subramanian is the only optometrist offering a Dry Eye Clinic. Contact us to schedule a Dry Eye Evaluation.

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Eyeglasses and Accessories

Wearing eyeglasses today is a fashion statement. Nobody wears the same clothing every day, so why wear the same pair of glasses every day? You don't have to limit yourself anymore. The Shapiro Eye Care Optical Shop has a great variety of designer frames, basic everyday frames, sunglasses and more. Let our eye care specialists help you see better and look better, too!

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

 

Adult vision care begins with a comprehensive eye exam. Comprehensive eye examinations are very important not only to determine if you need correction to see well, but also to maintain the health of your eye.

While some eye diseases have obvious symptoms such as red eyes, light sensitivity, or flashing lights, many serious, vision-threatening problems have no warning signs. Glaucoma, for example, will present no symptoms until actual vision loss occurs. Proper eye care and evaluations can help prevent vision loss. Comprehensive eye exams can also detect diabetes, hypertension, retinal holes or tears, and other important treatable medical conditions.

A comprehensive eye examination at Shapiro Eye Care involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Each test is necessary and allows Dr. Shapiro to evaluate a different aspect of your vision. Common tests that you might have include:

  • Pupil testing to see your pupils they respond normally in bright and dim light
  • Cornea and iris testing for clarity
  • Eye Muscle testing to determine whether your eye muscles are functioning properly and to detect any weaknesses or uncontrolled movements in the muscles that move your eyes up and down and side to side.
  • Visual Acuity testing measures how sharply or clearly you can see something at a distance. You will be asked to identify different letters of the alphabet off a chart positioned usually 20 feet away. The lines of type get smaller as you move down the chart. You cover one eye and read aloud, then cover the other eye and read aloud. We monitor how well you can identify the letters.

    Your visual acuity is expressed in a fraction - such as 20/20 vision. The top number refers to your distance from the eye chart, usually 20 feet. The bottom number indicates the distance at which a person with normal eyesight could correctly read the line you read. For example, 20/20 vision means that you can see objects clearly from 20 feet away that a person with normal vision could see clearly from 20 feet away. However, if your visual acuity is 20/50, the line you read correctly at 20 feet could be read by a person with normal vision at 50 feet.
  • A Refraction determines a corrective lens prescription that will give you the sharpest vision. Dr. Shapiro will have you look through a phoropter, a devise that holds many lenses, and determine which combination of lenses gives you the sharpest vision.
  • Visual Field testing determines whether you have difficulty seeing in any areas of your peripheral vision - the areas on the side of your visual field.
  • A Slit-Lamp examination lets Dr. Shapiro to see the structures at the front of your eye using a microscope with an intense light to illuminate your eye. The slit lamp allows him to examine the cornea, iris, lens and anterior chamber of your eye.
  • A Retinal examination looks at the back of your eye, including your retina, optic disc and blood vessels. Special eye drops are used to dilate your pupils, opening them wider so the back part of your eye can be seen.

    The effects of these drops will not wear off for several hours. Your vision will be blurry, and you'll have trouble focusing your eyes. Depending on your job, you might not be able to return to work immediately after your exam. Your eyes will also be very sensitive to the light so we recommend wearing sunglasses outside.
  • Tonometry measures your intraocular pressure - the pressure inside your eyes. This test done in conjunction with other more specific tests such as an OCT, a visual field and a detailed retinal exam will help us determine your risk for the development or progression of glaucoma.

Preparing for Your Eye Examination

When you call to make an eye appointment, be prepared to describe any current vision problems. In addition, ask if the eye examination will affect your vision temporarily and if you will need someone to drive you home. You may also want to ask about the cost of the exam, if your insurance plan will cover any of the cost, and how payment is handled.

Gather the following information to prepare for the examination:

  • Symptoms of current eye problems (flashes of light, difficulty seeing at night, temporary double vision, loss of vision, etc.)
  • Eye injuries or eye surgeries (approximate dates, where treated)
  • Family history of eye problems, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, etc.)
  • Any questions about your vision, glasses, contacts, laser surgery, etc.
  • A list of all prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs currently being used
  • General health condition (allergies, chronic health problems, operations, etc.)
  • Bring all insurance cards

The Results of Your Comprehensive Eye Exam

If your eye exam shows that your vision is good and your eyes are in good health, all you need to do is make your appointment for next year’s eye exam, go home and continue taking good care of your eyes.

Focusing Problems

If the exam reveals focusing problems, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia, Dr. Shapiro will prescribe glasses or contact lenses. If you are interested in refractive surgery, and if you are a good candidate, Dr. Shapiro will talk to you about blade-free LASIK. | Learn More

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a very serious problem that can lead to blindness if it is not treated properly. If Dr. Shapiro finds that you have glaucoma, he will prescribe a plan of glaucoma management to protect you against loss of vision. You will need to follow his instructions, use your medication as directed, and have regular checkups to monitor the pressure in your eyes. With proper management, if glaucoma is detected early, it need not cause any loss of vision. | Learn More

Cataracts

Eye exams on older patients often reveal developing cataracts. If Dr. Shapiro finds cataracts when he examines the interior of your eyes, he will discuss treatment options with you. Cataract surgery does not necessarily have to be done as soon as cataracts are first detected, but there is no benefit in delaying the procedure. Dr. Shapiro offers a range of choices for your lens implants, including standard lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal premium lenses that allow you to see clearly close up, far away, and everywhere in between. | Learn More

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a retinal problem that occurs as we age. If Dr. Shapiro finds that you have signs of macular degeneration, he will refer you to a retina specialist.

Dry Eye Syndrome

If you have itchy or sensitive eyes, you may have Dry Eye Syndrome, a chronic problem in which the outer layer of your eyes does not get proper lubrication because of insufficient or poor-quality tear production. Shapiro Eye Care’s Dry Eye Clinic can help determine whether your symptoms are cause by Dry Eye Syndrome and identify appropriate treatment options. | Learn More