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About Our Services

Boys Smith Vision Center NightBoys Smith Vision Center has delivered high quality vision care since 1991. Board-certified ophthalmologists and a caring team of eye care professionals strive to help you maintain healthy eyes and the best vision possible.

Unparalleled Service

Relax by the fireplace and sip on a complimentary latte while you watch educational eye care videos on our plasma TV screen. Feel free to browse through our collections of designer frames, sunglasses and lenses. Our entire staff is happy to serve you and answer any questions you may have.

Billing and Registration Information

For billing and registration information and our onsite editable and downloadable forms for new patients, click here.

Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Your vision should be checked routinely at least every two years and every year after 40 years of age. A regular eye examination by an ophthalmologist can detect serious eye disease in the early, treatable stages. It includes:

Octopus Exam


Contact Lens Center

As you consult with our physician and our contact lens specialist, you will learn about the options available to you at our Contact Lens Center:

Contact Lens Center

To be considered for contacts, you will need an eye examination and evaluation. Our physician will discuss the type of contacts that are best for you. Later, you will receive instructions on how to care for them and ensure the safety of your eyes. You will be asked to return at regular intervals to check your eyes for changes brought on by contact lens wear.


Optical Service

Optical Lab Our optical carries over 30 brands of designer eyewear sun and sports eyewear, and safety glasses . Our selection of brands include: Swarovski, Gucci, Oakley, Maui Jim, Sillhouette, Nina Ricci, Takumi, Lucky Brand and Diane von Furstenberg. We have over 700 pairs of quality makers of eyeglass frames and lenses on display. Our opticians work closely with you to find the best frame style and lens options that fit your lifestyle needs.

TThe optical is equipped with an on-site laboratory allowing for faster, high quality service for our patients. For more information, go to�The Optical.

 


Eye Diseases & Emergencies

Our ophthalmologists are trained and licensed to diagnose, perform surgeries, and treat all types of eye disease including glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases, macular degeneration, eye infections, allergies, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, laser surgeries, and other forms of conditions related to systemic disease.

As eye surgeons, our ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, foreign body removal (ie objects that can get stuck in the eye) and treat any injuries you may experience. We see patients with urgent eye problems immediately in a cost-effective manner.


Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's naturally clear lens. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily, and vision is blurred. Cataract development is a normal process of aging, but cataracts also develop from eye injuries, certain diseases, medications, or long- term exposure to sunlight. Your genes may also play a role in cataract development.

Cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss among adults 55 and older. At Boys Smith Vision Center, our experienced physicians offer the latest advances in intraocular lens technology. You will be given detailed options as to what intraocular lens will best benefit your specific needs.

Treatment for cataracts cannot be done by medication or glasses alone. Surgery is the only way to remove a cataract.


Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is a disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. It remains a leading cause of blindness in adults over 40 years. Fortunately, glaucoma can usually be controlled with drug therapy and/or laser or conventional surgery. Glaucoma damage can usually be stopped with early detection and the right treatment.

Selecting the best form of treatment requires careful consideration of the patient's particular condition and general health, since some eye drops may have side effects. We have both the Argon and the YAG laser available in the clinic for glaucoma treatment and post-cataracts. We strive to always make sure to maximize the potential benefit while minimizing risk, side effects, cost and maintaining your quality of life.


Diabetic Eye Exam

With the high incidence of diabetes in our population, at Boys Smith Vision Center we pay great attention to signs of change in the retina due to diabetes. One of the greatest dangers in diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, which is damage from the raised blood sugar on the retinal blood vessels. This can go unnoticed by the patient until sudden vision loss occurs.

We strongly encourage all of our diabetic patients to effectively control the sugar levels. We consider patient education to be very important, and actively work with our patients for them to better understand their condition.

Diabetic Retinopathy is a battle for sight that can be won!


Macular Degeneration

This disease is the most common cause of permanent vision loss. With the aging of a baby boomer generation, this is an epidemic in patients over 60 years old. Unfortunately macular degeneration affects the central portion of vision, making it very difficult for people to see small details, read or drive. Adequate care of macular degeneration requires the expertise of highly trained retinal specialists with whom we work in close cooperation with to achieve the best results. There are also new visual aids and training techniques available to help you maintain your quality of life.

At Boys Smith Vision Center, we have access to the most up to date research and resources for macular degeneration. There is now hope and a way to cope with this disease.

Call us to schedule a consultation and evaluation today.


Children's Vision

At Boys Smith Vision Center we have the privilege to have an�orthoptist (eye therapist) with us to examine the eyes not only how they function, but how they work together to see well and with depth perception (stereopsis). Some children have unnoticed differences between their two eyes; as a result, their vision is not as it should be. Although they may see well with each eye, their reading may be affected. It is very important to be sure that their eyes are normal and that they work well together. We offer treatment for lazy eye (visual suppression of one eye), misalignment of the eyes, and accommodative problems. Treatment as early as possible is the best solution for any eye problem, but in childhood it is crucial because it often affects how they learn in school.


Dry Eyes and Allergies

These are very common conditions especially in our valley due to climate and pollen. Dry eyes need to be correctly diagnosed. It is very important to find the real cause of tear reduction. For example, it could be systemic or a side effect from Lasik surgery.


The Pink Eye and the Red Eye

Pink eye and red eye are different conditions. They may seem similar, but are not. The term pink eye refers to an infection that is caused by a virus and is therefore contagious. Red eye on the other hand can be a symptom of several eye-related conditions. An ophthalmologist has the best training to determine the correct cause and treatment. If you have a pink or red eye, please call us and make an appointment today.

Boys Smith Vision Center | 109 North Pine | Ellensburg, WA 98926 | Vision Center: (509) 962-3937 | The Optical: (509) 933-3937
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