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 specially 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. As well as 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.
The Appropriate Lens for Your Glasses
Shapiro Eye Care is committed to providing the latest in contact lens technology for all our patients. We can offer you spherical, bifocal, toric, astigmatic or colored contact lenses, as well as lenses specially suited for the dry-eye patient.
Contact lens technology changes rapidly, giving our contact lens specialists more and better options to treat each patient's individual needs.
Fitting Contact Lenses
So, you've just had your eyes examined and you have been given a prescription. Can you use it to get contact lenses? The answer in most cases is no, it’s not that simple.
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 written after a contact lens fitting is performed, which is not usually 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 perform a contact lens fitting in addition to your eye exam.
The contact lens fitting involves obtaining special measurements of the curvature of the front surface of your eye. The cornea. This gives our doctors a starting point for determining the proper curve and size for your contact lenses. 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.
Many contact lens fittings also include an evaluation of the tear film on the front of your eyes. If your eyes are too dry, you may have Dry Eye Syndrome. Your doctor will determine if there are treatments that may help you to wear contact lenses. If your eyes are marginally dry, some contact lenses work better than others.
Next, trial lenses are used to evaluate the fit on your eyes and how much the lenses 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 inserted can tighten up after several hours of wear. Checking the fit of your lenses several times is essential to ensure they continue to fit properly and cause no adverse effects to the cornea.
Finally, the contact lens specialist will instruct you about how long to wear your lenses and how to care for them. 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 will be written. It includes contact lens power, contact lens base curve, and diameter.
Follow-up Exams and Replacement Contact Lenses
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. An annual exam by an eye doctor is important to maintain the health of your eyes and avoid unnecessary complications from contact lenses.