The Optometry Clinic goal is to deliver excellence in eye care for patients of all ages by combining medical expertise and advanced technology, with a commitment to personal attention and customer service. Basic care includes a thorough assessment of visual systems. If further testing or treatment is needed, we provide referrals to our specialty clinics, such as the Ophthalmology Clinic.
To assist with social distancing, the Department of Defense has temporarily expanded the “G-Eyes” spectacle ordering system to all Active Duty personnel. This program allows you to self-order Frame of Choice, standard issue glasses, protective mask inserts, and EYEPRO inserts.
Screenings for diabetic retinopathy normally are performed yearly.
- Type one: First exam should be scheduled 5 years after the onset of diabetes or at the onset of puberty whichever comes first. Routine "baseline" exams upon diagnosis are not necessary.
- Type two: The first screening exam should be performed upon diagnosis as a routine referral to Ophthalmology.
Typically, there is no need for routine hypertensive retinopathy screenings.
Routine glaucoma screenings are not performed by ophthalmology but should be part of a routine optometry exam.
Screenings for cataract or following known cataracts should be performed during an optometry exam.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Seen upon diagnosis and typically every three months from then on depending on the age, ANA status, and joints involved. Discuss with the Ophthalmologist.
Prior to starting treatment and typically yearly thereafter depending on the dose and treatment duration.
Prior to starting treatment.
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Depends on the weight, age, and oxygen status. Over 1800 grams does not need a screening. 1500 grams to 1800 grams if on oxygen for more than one month. Less than 1500 grams no matter what the oxygen status should be seen. The first screening should be at six weeks postpartum or 34 weeks, whichever is first.
School Vision Screenings
Screening for children failing school physicals typically are done by optometry.
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Screenings, follow-ups and treatments for some forms are available.
- Patients eligible for appointments in the Department of Optometry
- All active duty and active duty TRICARE Prime patients.
- Currently seeing active duty family members 2 years and older.
- Access for TRICARE Prime retirees and retiree Family members.
- TRICARE eligible patients enrolled in another military treatment facility who are on TDY or traveling needing acute care.
- TRICARE For Life.
- Routine Eye exams
- Medpros updates
- Drivers license screening
- Acute vision care
- Order military eyewear
- Repair and fitting of eyeglasses for Active Duty and Retirees
- Treatment of ocular diseases
- Scleral Lens fitting (for medical diagnosis only)
What Should I Bring?
- Current eyeglasses
- Contact lenses with current prescription or packaging