Optometric Services Chenango Vision Center
Dr. Glenn Stein provides comprehensive eye health and vision examinations for children and adults. In addition to prescribing glasses and fitting contact lenses Dr. Stein treats and manages a wide range of conditions and diseases of the eye. As a fully licensed NY State optometrist he is able to prescribe medications for the eye. The full scope of care includes exams and treatments for:
Digital retinal imaging:
Dr. Stein sometimes uses digital retinal imaging to monitor for certain eye diseases. Most often this is used to monitor glaucoma suspects or manage patients already diagnosed with glaucoma. It is also used to monitor the progression of retinal diseases including macular degeneration. The phrase “a picture’s worth a thousand words” is definitely true, and detailed, even 3D images, of the internal eye can often make a big difference in aiding early detection of eye disease. Dr. Stein will discuss this amazing technology with you if you have a condition that warrants its use.
Eye drops to dilate the pupils are used as part of the comprehensive eye health evaluation, although it is not necessary for every patient at every visit. The effects of the drops can last for several hours after the exam and may cause some blurring of near vision and will make you sensitive to bright light. Most patients manage fine with the use of sunglasses, and if you don’t bring your own, we will provide you with a protective sun shield when you leave the office. If you are uncomfortable or unsure about driving after dilation it is best to bring a driver with you to your exam. (It is also sometimes possible to perform the dilation part of the exam at a later date). While it may be a minor inconvenience, pupil dilation is still the absolute best way to fully examine the health of the inside of the eyes and the entire retina.
Your Eye Exam-- What to expect
For a comprehensive eye health and vision exam most patients can expect to be in the office for about 45-60 minutes. The initial part of your exam will include refraction where Dr. Stein will determine how to best help you see clearly and focus properly and then discuss your options for glasses or contact lenses if necessary. The second part of your exam will concentrate on your eye health. All patients are screened and tested for cataracts, glaucoma and macular (retinal) degeneration as well as a host of other common and uncommon eye conditions.
In cases where we discover a problem that requires surgery, Dr. Stein works closely with several surgeons in every specialty.
Dr. Stein is still accepting new patients. Appointments are also always available for urgent eye care needs.
Dr. Stein also manages the special eye care needs related to diabetes and other systemic diseases including hypertension (high blood pressure), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Rheumatoid Arthritis. He provides care for patients before and immediately after cataract surgery. He also monitors and helps manage patients with macular degeneration and other retinal diseases.
*Glaucoma *Dry eyes
*Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) *Eye Infections
*Corneal abrasions and keratitis *Contact lens related complications
*Allergy eyes *Eye inflammations (such as uveitis/iritis)
*Eye injuries *Eye Lid Infections ("styes")
Automated visual fields testing:
Certain eye conditions require a detailed evaluation of your visual field or “peripheral vision”. Dr. Stein uses an automated Humphrey visual fields analyzer for this testing. This testing is usually performed at a separate visit from your comprehensive eye exam, and Dr. Stein will discuss the details with you if you have a condition that requires this specialized testing.
Please bring to the exam a list of any medications you are taking. This
information is important because many common medications and supplements
can have effects on your eyes and vision.
Also please bring your most recent copy of any insurance cards for both medical
and vision insurance.
If you regularly wear contact lenses it is best to wear them to your exam. The best way to evaluate the performance of your contacts is to see them on your eyes after they have been worn for at least a few hours. After evaluating the fit and performance of your contacts Dr. Stein will then have you remove them to complete the rest of your exam so it is best to also bring along any glasses you use.