We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
General Vision Exams
This 45-60 minute exam includes a thorough screening for eye health as well as a check of the patient's refractive status for myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), presbyopia and astigmatism. Dr. Jacobs also takes an in-depth look at the patient's specific visual needs, including:
- athletics and sports activities
- computer use
Payment of Services
Payment is due at the time of service. This office does not participate in any insurance program other than Medicare. Insurance statements will be provided for the patient to submit. Please call the office to discuss our fees.
Optometric Vision Therapy
What Is Optometric Vision Therapy?
A treatment program consisting of 55 minute sessions specifically designed to address the areas of visual dysfunction identified in the initial developmental or neuro-optometric evaluation. Lenses and prisms are used as directed by the doctor and are a critical component of the therapy program. Additional activities include the use of balance boards, polarized/3-D materials, chalk boards, parquetry/attribute blocks, the saccadic fixator and a variety of specialized VT equipment. The sessions are designed to challenge the patient.
Goals Of Optometric Vision Therapy
The second area of concentration involves OPERATIONAL THINKING. Issues addressed are spatial thinking and logical reasoning. These abilities specifically relate to mathematical reasoning and problem-solving.
Expected Results Of Optometric Vision Therapy
- Elimination of double vision
- Ability to focus better and concentrate longer on homework and/or computer tasks
- Reduced headaches and fatigue at the end of day
- Better driving skills
- Improved athletic performance
- Development of a love of reading
- Improved sense of self-confidence
This 90 minute evaluation is designed particularly for post-concussion and TBI patients. A significant portion of the appointment is devoted to the taking of a detailed case history and a thorough explanation of findings. It is often helpful to have an adult accompany the patient to the appointment.
Payment of Services
Payment is due at the time of service. This office does not participate in any medical insurance program other than Medicare. Insurance statements will be provided for the patient to submit. Please call the office to discuss our fees.
Dr. Jacobs' office accepts worker's compensation claims as long as we have written pre-authorization from the insurance adjustor. Please be advised that the patient is ultimately responsible for any unpaid fees.
For the patient with complaints beyond blurred sight. This evaluation includes all testing performed in a general vision exam as well as numerous sensorimotor (visual functioning) and perceptual (visual thinking) tests. Also includes a discussion of the impact of vision issues on underachievement in school, sports, reading or movement. Candidates for developmental exams often complain of one or more of the following:
- Intermittent double or blurred vision
- Delays in reading/writing development
- Headaches, neckaches, backaches resulting from sustained near-point activities (reading/writing/computer use)
- Fatigue after even short periods of near-point activity
- Clumsiness or poor eye/hand coordination
- Poor awareness during driving
Developmental Exams for Children: Typically scheduled as two visits. A 90-minute evaluation appointment is scheduled for the child with parent(s). Then a one hour parent conference is scheduled on a separate day to discuss the test results and treatment recommendations.
Developmental Exams for Adults: This 90-minute appointment includes both testing and consultation regarding the patient's visual issues.
Payment of Services
Payment is due at the time of service. This office does not participate in any insurance program other than Medicare. Insurance claim forms will be provided for the patient to submit. Please call the office to discuss our fees.
Glasses & Contacts
The offices carries a selection of reasonably-priced glasses for the patient's convenience.
Lenses for Acuity: to maximize clarity and comfort at all distances. Includes lenses for distance, computer use or desk work.
Stress-Reducing Lenses: for reducing stress and fatigue during sustained near point activities. May be prescribed for both children and adults.
Prism lenses: for patients experiencing binocular issues (those having trouble using both eyes together). May also be used for patients with balance issues and/or those with post-concussive symptoms.
Tinted lenses: Special tints for light-sensitive patients (often post-concussion) as well as standard sunglasses tints are available.
Contact lens fittings are available. Lenses can be ordered through the office at competitive prices.
Accommodation Letters for Achievement Tests
Letters can be requested for students needing special accommodations for achievement tests such as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, etc. In order to base the letter on current vision data, the patient must have a vision exam by Dr. Jacobs within a year or less from the time of the request. These detailed letters must conform to very specific requirements by the testing service and involve significant preparation time. Therefore, we require 30 days notice for these documents. There will be a minimum fee of $150 depending on the complexity of the document produced.