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At Ladd Eye Center, Dr. Dale Ladd and our entire Batesville optometry team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. As an optometrist in Batesville, our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, Dr. Ladd and our team of optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Our Batesville optometrist also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care.
Dr. Ladd and the Ladd Eye Center team take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our Batesville patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at 870-793-6857 to schedule an appointment.
We are able to tint and hard coat your spectacle lenses in our in house laboratory. Our office has a large selection of frame designs to choose from and we are able to provide you with the latest in lens design. Our highly qualified opticians and staff are able to adjust and fit your glasses for extended comfort and vision.
Our office works closely with several surgeons to provide care for our patients following Cataract surgery, Laser surgery, Refractive surgery, and Retinal surgery. We can manage care for patients with such things as retinal detachments, retinal tears and hemorrhages.
Cataracts: The natural lens in the eye gradually becomes less clear as we get older. When opacities develop in the lens and the lens gets too hazy, vision will be impaired. Our office can diagnose and manage cataract care. When the cataract affects the vision to the extent that you cannot read or see distant objects comfortably, we will recommend cataract surgery. Our office co-manages with cataract specialists that are proven experts in cataract surgery. Cataract surgery can provide you with a bright new world of vision.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma gradually destroys the optic nerve tissue in the back of the eye. The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from the fact that the disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred. The most common cause is from pressure being too high inside the eye, but vascular disease and other diseases can also cause glaucoma. We always monitor for glaucoma during routine eye examinations. Tests include checking the pressure of the eye, screening for peripheral vision defects and analyzing the appearance of the optic nerve. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, we typically prescribe medications that lower the eye pressure. Most forms of glaucoma are successfully treated with eye drops. Laser treatments and eye surgery are secondary treatments that offer alternative ways to treat more advanced glaucoma.
Diabetes: Diabetic patients should have a dilated retinal examination each year. Laser treatments have proven to slow the progression of retinal eye disease for many patients. Diabetes often stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which ultimately leak and damage the retina. If this condition is discovered early, laser treatment can destroy these vessels.
Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Batesville staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our Batesville optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling 870-793-6857. There are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.
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I would like to announce that Dr. Emily Smith will join my practice as an associate beginning April 30, 2018. Dr. Smith has been practicing in Little Rock for the past four years. She is a 2006 graduate of Batesville High School, a 2010 graduate of University of Central Arkansas and a 2014 graduate of Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and fishing. Her husband, Kevin is an Occupational Therapist and is employed at White River Medical Center. They have a son, Hank, that is 2 years old.
Please join me and my staff in welcoming
Dr. Smith and her family to our practice. She is looking forward to meeting each of you.
Ladd Eye Center is absolutely a five star...
The Staff and Dr. Ladd were nothing short of amazing...