LAKE WYLIE EYE
Our Focus is On You
EYE GLASSES FITTING
Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy! At Lake Wylie Eye, our friendly and experienced staff will make sure you always feel comfortable and well-informed.
GENERAL EYE EXAM
If you’re looking for a quality Eye Exam, then Lake Wylie Eye is the Optometry Clinic for you. Contact us and schedule an appointment today.
CONTACT LENS EXAMINATION
At Lake Wylie Eye, scheduling a Contact Lens Examination has become simpler than ever before. We provide contact lens exams for children and adults— you’ll leave our clinic well informed and confident that your health is in good hands. Get in touch and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience
MEET THE DOCTOR
Dr. Monie Clifton has been practicing in York County since 2006 and opened Lake Wylie Eye in 2009. She graduated cum laude from UNC Charlotte and received her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She also completed an internship with Indian Health Service at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, AK.
Dr. Clifton has been voted Lake Wylie's best optometrist several years in a row and is past president of the Catawba Optometric Society. She has also volunteered with the International Lions Club and preformed eye exams in Costa Rica.
Dr. Clifton preforms eye exams on children as young as 6 months old as well as adults. In addition to prescribing glasses and contact lenses she evaluates and treats an array of eye diseases and issues.
Dr. Monie Clifton
WHAT IS AN OPTOMAP IMAGE?
Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The capture takes less than a second. Images are available immediately for review. You can see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees .
BENEFITS OF OPTOMAP
The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:
- optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
- Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease
The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams
Early detection means successful treatments can be administered and reduces the risk to your sight and health
THE IMPORTANCE OF RETINAL EXAM
Why is a retinal exam so important?
Some of the first signs of diseases such as stroke, diabetes and even some cancers can be seen in your retina, often before you have other symptoms. An optomap makes it easier to see them.
ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Community Eye Care
Met Life Vision
United Health Care
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPTHALMOLOGIST, OPTOMETRIST AND AN OPTICIAN
An Opthalmologist is a physician (doctor of medicine, M.D.) who specializes in the medical and surgical care of eyes and in the prevention of eye disease. They can also prescribe glasses and contact lenses. An Opthalmologist has typically completed 12 or more years of college training post high school.
An Optometrist has a Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.). They examine, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eyes and visual system. They can also prescribe glasses and contact lenses. An Optometrist has completed an undergraduate degree and has gone on to complete 4 years of professional training at a school of optometry.
An Optician is a technician who makes verifies and dispenses lenses based on the prescription from an opthalmologist or optometrist. They are also trained to properly adjust and repair glasses. They typically have completed an apprenticeship and passed a written and or practical state exam.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE AN EYE EXAM
Adults and children should have an eye exam every year to check for changes in vision and to evaluate the health and wellness of the eye.
Young children should have their first eye exam between the ages of 6 months to a year and then again around the age of 3 and then right before they start school.
WHY IS A CONTACT LENS EVALUATION NEEDED AND WHAT DOES THAT INCLUDE
If you want to wear contact lenses you need a contact lens evaluation in addition to a comprehensive eye exam. Special tests and measurements will be preformed and taken to determine the best contact lens to fit your eye. A prescription for glasses can not be used to purchase contact lenses. The two prescriptions are very different. An eyeglasses prescription measures for lenses that sit about 12 mm in front of your eyes and a contact lens prescription is determined for lenses that sit directly on the surface of the eye.
Your contact lens evaluation fee is determined by the type of contact lens you need based on your visual demands and prescription. (For example toric and multifocal contact lenses are more difficult and take more time to fit than a regular contact lens).
Your contact lens prescription will expire one year from the date of your exam. This one year expiration is a federal regulation since contact lenses are considered a medical device. A contact lens evaluation fee will be charged each year in order to receive a valid contact lens prescription.
Dr. Clifton is passionate about eye care but also realizes that your best self can be more than just routine eye care. For this reason, Dr. Clifton has partnered with world renowned dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, to bring you the comprehensive vision care and skin care that you deserve. Here at Lake Wylie Eye we want to help you not only see your best, but look and feel your best too!!