At Dr. Stephen Nevett and Associates,
the health of
your eyes is our first priority!
You may have an
underlying condition that could effect your vision, such as diabetes,
high blood pressure or a neurologic disorder. Without a thorough eye
exam these conditions could be missed. We are dedicated to
providing you with high-quality comprehensive eye care.
take the time to educate you on your exam procedures and findings, so
that you can make informed choices concerning your eye health and
overall care. We partner with like-minded surgeons and health care
facilities to ensure you get the best possible care.
eye care services include:
• Adult and Pediatric Eye Heath
• Management of Diseases and Disorders of the Eye and
• Myopia (Near-Sightedness) Control for
• Low Vision
Services for the Partially Sighted
• Specialty Contact Lens Services
for Healthy and Not So Healthy Eyes
• Surgical Co-Management
(Lasik, Glaucoma and Cataracts)
• Computer Strain and Related Vision
• Ocular Nutrition for Maintenance of Eye Health
• Emergency and Urgent Eye CareAdult and Pediatric Eye Health
Depending on your age, health and occupation,
the American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye
examination every 1-2 years.
A thorough eye exam includes an
evaluation of the visual system and eye health. A comprehensive eye exam
can detect systemic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure,
elevated cholesterol and neurologic disorders.
correction is needed, options include glasses, contact lenses and laser
vision correction. You can be confident that our doctors will help you
make the right choice and offer the appropriate services, such as pre-
and post-op LASIK care, necessary medical treatment or vision correction
with contact lenses or glasses.
Myopia (Near-Sightedness) Control
- What Is Myopia Control?
Although an outright cure for
nearsightedness has not been discovered, our doctors can now offer a
number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia.
These treatments can induce changes in the structure and focusing of
the eye to reduce stress and fatigue associated with the development and
progression of nearsightedness.
Why should you be interested in
Because slowing the progression of myopia may keep your
child from developing high levels of nearsightedness that require thick,
corrective eyeglasses and have been associated with serious eye problems
later in life, such as early Cataracts, Glaucoma or even a Detached
Retina. Currently, Three Types
of Treatment are Showing Promise for Controlling Myopia:
• Multifocal Contact Lenses
We Diagnosis and Manage Many Eye Diseases, Including:
• Diabetic Eye Disease
• Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
• Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
• High Myopia
• Eye Infections
• Eye Trauma
• Macular Degeneration
• Dry Eyes
• Allergy eyes
• Retinal Detachment
• Vitreous Detachment (Floaters)
• Double vision
Our Advanced Instrumentation Includes:
(Back of the Eye) Imaging
• Anterior Segment (Front of the Eye)
• Optic Nerve and Retinal Analysis
• Peripheral Vision
• Tear Analysis for Dry Eyes
• Corneal (Front of the Eye)
• Eye Ultrasound
Vision For The Partially Sighted
What is low vision?
Basically, "low vision" describes significant visual impairment that
can't be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye
surgery. It includes:
Loss of best-corrected visual acuity(BVCA)
to worse than 20/70 in the better eye or significant visual field loss,
such as Tunnel vision (lack of vision in the periphery) and blind spots.
Legal blindness, In North America is defined as: 20/200 or less
central visual acuity in the better eye with best possible correction,
or a visual field of 20º or less.
are a common cause of low vision:
• Hazy, blurry vision can
result from Cataracts.
• Blurred or partially obscured central vision
is typical of Macular Degeneration.
• Diabetic Retinopathy causes
blind spots, blurriness and visual distortions.
• Poor peripheral
vision is a hallmark of Glaucoma.
• Retinitis Pigmentosa reduces
peripheral vision and the ability to see in the dark.
sensitivity and loss of contrast are other symptoms of these and other
• Heredity and Eye Injuries can also result in Low
What To Do About Low Vision:
If you have a
vision impairment that interferes with your ability to perform everyday
activities and enjoy life, your first step is to see one of our eye care
professionals for a complete eye exam. Poor vision that cannot be
corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses could be the first sign of a
serious eye disease such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma
or Retinitis Pigmentosa. Or it could mean you are developing a Cataract
that needs removal. Whatever the case, it's wise to take action before
further vision loss occurs. If our doctors finds that you have vision
loss that cannot be corrected adequately with standard eye wear, medical
treatment or surgery, he will help you take the next steps toward coping
with your new situation.
Our doctors completed a post-doctoral
specialty in low vision. He will take his time to thoroughly evaluate
the degree and type of vision loss you have, prescribe appropriate low
vision aids such as lighted handheld magnifiers, digital desktop
magnifiers and bioptic telescopes, and help you learn how to use them.
Newer options include handheld digital magnifiers for shopping or eating
out, as well as software that simplifies computer use with magnification
and text-to-speech features.
Our doctors can also recommend
non-optical adaptive devices, such as large-face printed material, audio
recordings, special light fixtures and signature guides for signing
checks and documents. Special eye wear with tinted UV filters can help
with light sensitivity and heighten contrast. If necessary, our doctors
can refer you to a mental health professional and/or mobility coach to
help you cope with your vision loss.
Dry eye is one of the most under-diagnosed ocular diseases, and yet it
is the most common reason why patients go see their eye care
Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears
and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual
disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the
ocular surface. It is accompanied by increased osmolarity of the tear
film and inflammation of the ocular surface.
At Dr. Stephen Nevett and Associates, we believe in alternative treatments
that have been scientifically validated. As such, we offer interventions
that have been supported by evidence based medicine and the peer
reviewed literature. Integrative medicine "cherry picks" the very best,
scientifically validated therapies from both conventional and CAM
systems. Two such examples, are vitamin supplementation for Age Related
Macular Degeneration (AREDS2 Multicenter Trial) and Omega-3
supplementation for the treatment of Dry Eye (Effect of Oral Re-esterfied
Omega-3 Nutritional Supplementation on Dry-Eye Disease). As with any
type of intervention, these disease entities and their related
treatments, require close monitoring and follow-up with your eye care
professional. They may also require care that involves a
multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Age Related Eye Disease
Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)
We can help you determine if laser vision correction is right
for you. We will work together with a local surgeon to provide both pre-
and post-operative care.
Computer Related Vision
Have you ever added up the time you spend in front
of your computer, iPad, smart phone or other electronic device? Have you
seen the recent reports concerning our electronic devices and our
increased exposure to harmful blue light?
We can recommend the
best lenses for you and your lifestyle, including lenses for special
computer distances, and specialty lenses and coatings to reduce glare
and your exposure to harmful blue light.
If you have an ocular emergency and you cannot reach us, please go to
the nearest emergency room and / or call 911.
These services may be covered by your Medical Insurance.
eye emergencies every day and the majority of them can be diagnosed and
even treated right on the spot. According to the severity and nature of
your emergency, we will gladly make room on our schedule.
you are experiencing any of these conditions:
redness, discharge, foreign body, sudden loss of vision, flashes and
floaters, embedded foreign particles, chemical burns, corneal ulcers,
retinal detachment or any other eye health issue that you are concerned
about...DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL!
In some cases, it can mean permanent loss of your vision! We
will also get you set up with the correct specialist should your eye
emergency warrant referral and we will work on your behalf to get you in
ASAP. Emergency Eye Care