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 :
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.>>LEARN MORE
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.>>LEARN MORE
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!>>LEARN MORE
Shapiro Eye Care has a full service optical dispensary dedicated to providing convenient, quality eyewear products and services. Our opticians are especially trained to help you choose a frame that is flattering and fits your lifestyle and expectations.
We offer hundreds of stylish frames that reflect the latest fashion trends from designer lines. Looking for something more utilitarian? The optical department has a complete line of quality frames that are stylish for the budget conscious. In addition, we can prescribe eyewear that is "task specific"- glasses that can make your job or sport seem easier.
Shapiro Eye Care also stocks a large selection of designer sunglasses, including sport, fashion and prescription sunglasses. We only stock high quality sunglasses with full UV protection to help protect the eyes from harmful UV light.
Some of the brands we carry are Prada, Gucci, Kate Spade, Silhouette, BCBG, Maui Jim sunglasses, and many more.
Technology for contact lenses changes frequently, giving us more and better options to meet our patient's individual needs. Shapiro Eye Care is committed to providing the latest in contact lens technology for all our patients. We can offer you spherical, bifocal, astigmatic or colored contact lenses, as well as particular attention for the dry-eye patient. Also, we specialize in complicated medical contact lens fits for patients with keratoconus or corneal transplant.
With options for contacts that are ever changing, our contact lens specialist, who has over 20 years of experience, meets your eye care needs so that you will be able to take full advantage of the technology that best suits you.
So, you've just had your eyes examined and your eye doctor has given you a prescription. Can you use it to get contact lenses? The answer in most cases is NO.
The prescription you receive at the end of your exam is typically a prescription for eyeglasses only. An accurate prescription for contact lenses can only be issued after several steps are taken that are not included in a routine eye exam. If you are interested in contact lenses, be sure to let us know at the time you schedule your appointment and we will set up a contact lens fitting in addition to your eye exam.
The contact lens fitting involves special measurements of the curvature of the front surface of your eye. This gives your doctor a starting point for determining the proper curve and size for your contact lenses. (There are many to choose from.) Contact lenses that are too flat or too steep for the shape of your eyes will be uncomfortable and/or can cause damage to the front surface of the eye, the cornea. Your contact lens fitting may also include additional computerized measurements of your eyes that let your doctor see the curve of the entire front surface of your eyes.
Many contact lens fittings include an evaluation of the tear film on the front of your eyes. If your eyes are too dry, contact lenses may not be for you. If your eyes are marginally dry, some contact lenses work better than others. Typically, if your eyes are dry you should moisten them frequently with artificial tears. Also, extended wear of contact lenses may not be possible. Your doctor will also carefully evaluate the health of the cornea .. This is to make sure there are no other problems that could make contact lens wear difficult for you. It also gives your doctor a baseline from which he can monitor any changes to your eyes from contact lens wear.
Next, trial lenses may be applied to your eyes and evaluated to judge the fit of the lenses and how much they move with each blink. This step is also done at each follow-up visit in the fitting process. Sometimes, lenses that appear to fit fine when first applied can tighten up after several hours of wear. Checking the fit of your lenses several times is essential to ensure your lenses continue to fit properly and cause no adverse effects to the cornea.
Finally, a review of how long to wear your lenses and how to care for them is an important part of the contact lens fitting.
After your doctor is sure your lenses fit properly, provide satisfactory vision and comfort, and are causing no harm to your eyes, your final contact lens prescription can be written. It includes contact lens power (often slightly different than spectacle lens power), contact lens base curve, and diameter.
After your contact lens fitting is complete, you should have your eyes and contact lenses examined at least once a year. If you choose to purchase replacement lenses from a source other than where you received your contact lens fitting, be aware that you still need to have your eyes examined at least once a year. All contact lenses (no matter how well they fit or how new they are) reduce the amount of oxygen to the cornea and increase your risk for eye infections. Annual exams by an eye doctor are important to maintain the health of your eyes and avoid unnecessary complications from contact lenses.