Eye Care Services in King, NC

If I'm seeing fine, why do I need an eye exam?

Glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration are just a few of the common eye diseases which affect older patients.

Even if your vision is fine, annual eye health exams can detect eye and systemic diseases in the early stages when it is easier to prevent vision loss. Help maintain quality of life with good eye care.

People with diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and taking certain medications are especially at risk for eye diseases and vision loss.

Everyone wants to protect the eyesight and overall health for themselves and their loved ones - that is why annual eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early.

Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss.

Many vision problems can begin at an early age too, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants.

When should my child have their eyes examined?

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We believe that a child should have their eyes examined at six months old, three years, and then every year that they are in school. Studies show that as much as 80% of effective learning is through good vision.

To help your student perform his or her best at academics and sports, schedule their eye health and vision examination every year.


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Special Testing Means Extra Special Eye Care

Optical Coherence TomographerOur OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs.

Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.

retinal digital imagingA high-definition digital image of the retinal area helps your eye doctor diagnose and manage eye diseases in the delicate retinal area. Damage to these delicate structures of the retinal area is often the first sign of systemic diseases such as MS, diabetes and more. The retina is the "window to the body" and routine retinal imaging can help your eye doctor monitor the changes in your eye health from year to year.

retinal digital imagingA high-definition map of the surface of your cornea helps your eye doctor diagnose and manage eye diseases and specialized contact lens fits. The cornea is the first structure light passes through on its way to the retina. Changes or abnormal shapes to this area can affect your vision. Special, custom contact lens fittings also need this data to be successful.

visually evoked potential (VEP)The VEP allows the doctor to more accurately diagnose and manage optic and nerve diseases. This advanced technology actually measures the neurological responses of the entire visual pathway, giving a more accurate diagnosis and vision and nerve disorders such as amblyopia and glaucoma.


Our Relationships with Specialists Keep You Seeing Your Best

Our eye doctors will provide detailed consultations to determine if you are a candidate for laser vision correction. Local surgeons provide the laser correction and our eye doctors handle all post-operative visits and subsequent exams.

Temas Eye Center and Duke Eye Center

Foothills Eye Care is partnered with Triad Ophthalmic Physicians to provide advanced cataract surgery and surgeries of the eye. Dr. Candice Fix and Dr. Kevin Walker provide consultations and evaluations at our King, NC office to determine candidacy for cataract surgery.

Triad Ophthalmic Physicians

Foothills Eye Care offers in house advanced retinal care for diabetic retinopathy, wet macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and other retinal disorders by partnering with Dr. Henry Burnette and Dr. Mark Nelson. Our Doctors provide care for patients requiring treatment for retinal diseases.

Dr. Henry Burnette and Dr. Mark Nelson

At Foothills Eye Care we help patients with severe vision loss from macular degeneration and other eye diseases. We provide low vision devices to help patients enhance their vision and improve their quality of life.

Baptist Ophthalmology