The Why behind the What ...
An eye exam is not just the quick and dirty thing that you have to do in order to pick new glasses, and those glasses are not just a fashion accessory.
Everyone needs a “family eye doctor” who practices medical optometry to help ensure lifelong better vision and overall health, and who believes that there is no sense in doing anything less than perfectly.
Glasses are an ophthalmic appliance, which means that there is a precise science behind selecting, fabricating, and fitting them … although eyeglass fashion also happens to be a lot of fun.
There are some things that you simply shouldn't buy online ...
... including your wedding dress, a retainer, and prescription eyewear.
Eyeglasses can be a fun accessory, but they are also a custom medical device. When you purchase glasses in our office, an experienced staff member will help ensure that you not only look great, but that you see well.
Contact lenses can be comfortable and convenient, but they also carry significant risks of infection and injury if not fit properly and checked regularly.
In short, there are a lot of things to consider before clicking “add to cart”!
At Ilex Eye Associates, we do our best to provide quality products in a safe and enjoyable environment: give us a call to schedule your exam, frame selection, or contact lens fit.
... means that we treat our patients as if we were the patient, for no other reason than it is the right thing to do, intentionally setting aside personal agendas, making decisions based upon best care only, and accepting any economic benefits that follow as secondary.
The Best in Services and Products ...
... means that our recommendations to patients are always governed by "the best for the least" principle, recognizing that the most expensive option is not necessarily the best, but the cheapest is very likely the worst, maximizing the value equation to enhance our patients' quality of life.