Long Family Eye Care has your family's eyecare and vision needs covered. From participating in the InfantSee program and providing comprehensive vision therapy, to treating those with glaucoma and caring for low vision patients. Please read below for a summary of the many services we provide.
660 S. COLLEGE AVENUE • BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403
|Comprehensive Eye Examination
Eye and vision examinations at Long Family Eye Care utilize state-of-the-art ophthalmic and optometric equipment with personalized attention from the doctors and staff. Your 12-point comprehensive eye examination will include computerized visual field testing, retinal photography, eye pressures (“gentle-puff” or no-puff technology), a corneal shape measurement, auto-refraction, visual acuity testing, as well as eye coordination and focusing tests. The inside and outside of the eyes will be examined through a biomicroscope and all findings will be explained throughout the examination. You should allow approximately one hour for your visit and plan on having your pupils dilated – especially if you are a new patient. Your eye health is our utmost concern. However, we understand that you want to see as clearly as possible too! On the day of your examination please bring all insurance information with you, as well as your glasses and contact lenses. If you would like to complete our intake forms ahead of time, they may be downloaded by clicking here and brought with you to your appointment.
Contact Lens Examination
Did you know that nearly everyone now has an opportunity to successfully wear contact lenses? Long Family Eye Care stays current and uses the most advanced contact lens technology available to fit patients who wear bifocals, have astigmatism, or want an eye color change. Your contact lens fitting can usually be done during your general eye examination, and the amount of training and follow-up you need will vary depending on whether or not you have worn lenses before or are trying a new type of lens. Of course, contact lenses are medical devices and your eye health will need to be monitored regularly.
Refractive Surgical Care
Would you like to be less dependent on glasses and contact lenses? Is a refractive surgical procedure for you? LASIK, or one of the other new corrective options may very well be an option. Our office prides itself on giving easy-to-understand explanations and honest opinions on whether you are a good candidate, and if so, we'll help you choose a trusted surgeon in our area. We are happy to discuss your options during your routine examination or during a specific pre-operative evaluation. The doctors and the staff at Long Family Eye Care receive ongoing continuing education to stay current on both pre- and post-operative refractive surgical care.
Treatment and Management of Eye Diseases
Just because you can see, doesn't necessarily mean your eyes are healthy. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cause no symptoms until it's too late. At Long Family Eye Care you will be thoroughly evaluated for all eye diseases and treated or referred as necessary. For advanced competency in medical eye care, Dr. Angie Long trained at a specialty clinic in Utah and also at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Jarrod Long trained in residency at a New York VA hospital as one of only 15% of optometrists who complete this advanced medical eye care training.
Eye injuries, sudden vision loss, seeing flashes of light, and eye infections should be seen immediately. Our office provides 24-hour emergency care. By calling the regular office number you will hear our voicemail recording which will list one of the doctor’s direct phone numbers.
Midwest Low Vision and Vision Aid Center
Each year thousands of people experience a decrease in their vision not treatable by glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. When uncorrectable, decreased vision limits you in your performance of everyday tasks. With such an impairment in vision, you may have been told by an eye doctor that you have "low vision." You might also be informed that “nothing more can be done.” In most cases, this is simply not true. Low vision is NOT blindness and can be treated with the following:
• magnifiers and microscopic glasses
• telescopic glasses
• prismatic glasses
• glare and contrast controlling filters
• electronic magnification systems (CCTV's)
• non-optical vision aids, such as large print and talking watches
Low vision may result from a variety of eye problems such as:
• macular degeneration
• diabetic retinopathy
• traumatic brain injury or stroke
• corneal disease
• congenital diseases such as albinism or retinitis pigmentosa
Dr. Jarrod Long created Midwest Low Vision in 2006 and joined the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) to expand upon the low vision care which he already provided since opening in 1997. A low vision examination with Dr. Long concentrates on the problems caused by your visual impairment rather than the eye disease with which you have been diagnosed (you’ll continue with your regular eye doctors for eye health care). Dr. Long will focus on your personal “wish list” – that is, what you are no longer able to see to do because of your decreased vision. Your remaining vision is determined using special eye charts, refraction techniques, and other special testing. Once these important findings are assessed, the doctor considers your visual goals and helps you determine what treatments are most appropriate to enable you to meet your wish list. Please click here for much more information.
Vision Therapy & Visual Perception Training
Vision Therapy, sometimes called visual training or VT, is that part of vision care devoted to developing, improving, and enhancing one's visual performance.
Dr. Angie Long and her staff of vision therapists at Long Family Eye Care are experts in vision related performance. Following are some of the benefits you can expect:
•Prevention of vision and visual skill problems from developing
•Develop the visual skills needed to be more affective achievers in the classroom, workplace, or within athletics
•Enhance function on tasks demanding sustained visual effort
•Remediate or compensate for vision and eye problems which have already developed
Vision is more than just clarity. It is the ability to visualize, understand and apply the information that comes through the eyes. Individuals, especially children, may not have these abilities. Therefore learning and behavioral problems can often be related to vision and visual perception issues. Here are some common signs and symptoms of learning related vision problems, visual perceptual issues, and binocular vision disorders:
• Words move or “swim” on the page while reading
• Retains information easier when read or spoken to
• Complains of headaches or eyestrain after near work
• Skips words or lines when reading
• Tires easily when reading
• Confuses/reverses letters and/or numbers when reading or writing
• Difficulty remembering information learned before
• Homework takes extra time to finish
• Bright, but struggles taking tests
• Anxious or hyperactive, obsessive/compulsive
Call us at 812.332.5090 to set up a free visual skills screening for your child with Dr. Angie and/or a staff vision therapist.