In our office an eye examination goes far beyond measuring your prescription and reading letters on
an eyechart. Comprehensive eye health testing, examining both the internal and external structures of
the eye, is part of every complete examination. We test your eyes for glaucoma, cataracts, macular
degeneration, and many other eye health problems.
Preventative care is of primary importance in the lifelong maintenance of your vision. Many eye
diseases develop slowly and can progress without symptoms for years. If we detect these diseases
early, they can often be treated to prevent a loss of vision. Your eyesight is important to everything
you do. We want to help keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy.
This image shows a 3D map
of the optic nerve taken using the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT.
At our office, we are pleased to offer cutting edge diagnostic
equipment. We have the newest generation visual field testing instrument, the
Heidelberg Edge Perimeter.
In addition to the standard peripheral vision testing provided by traditional
instruments, the Edge Perimeter allows us to test your peripheral vision
using a novel strategy. This new technique
measures the health of an uncommon type of retinal cell. Because these
cells are less abundant in the retina, deterioration can be detected much
more easily. This helps us to diagnose glaucoma sooner than with traditional
This image shows a cross-section of
of the retina taken using the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT.
We also have a Heidelberg Spectralis OCT.
This instrument allows us to make highly detailed 3D maps of the retina,
nerves, and other structures in the eye. The Spectralis significantly
enhances our ability to treat and monitor conditions such as macular
degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and many other ocular
We are very excited about this new technology as it has greatly expanded
our ability to provide quality care to our patients. If you would like to
learn more about this new technology, we recommend you watch the
sample videos of this
equipment in action which we have made available on youtube.
We carry a complete selection of high quality eyewear. In recent years, many exciting technological
advances have refined the function, comfort, durability, and style of eyeglasses. We have frames
made of titanium that are both lightweight and very strong. We also carry frames made of memory metal
which spring back into adjustment after being bent. We have a wide variety of styles and shapes of
We offer a complete selection of lens types including the finest in progressive no-line bifocals,
lightweight and ultra-strong polycarbonate material, and both plastic and glass lenses which darken
in the sunlight. We provide high-index aspheric lenses that enhance both the appearance and function
of lenses especially for people who have a high prescription. In addition, we have available the
newest anti-reflective lens coatings which increase the amount of light that passes through the lens
and simultaneously reduces the annoying reflections from your lenses. We will work with you to help
you select the proper combination of frame and lens designs to enhance both appearance and function.
Millions of people choose contact lenses as an alternative to glasses. The McKinelyville Optometric
Center provides complete professional care, from the initial evaluation through follow-up visits.
Many vision conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, can be corrected
with contacts. If you've never tried contact lenses, we can determine if you're a suitable candidate and
recommend the proper lenses for you. Most patients find contact lenses both comfortable and easy to
care for. After training and a little practice, you'll handle your lenses with ease. We carry a
wide variety of contact lenses in our office and most patients can be fitted directly from our
Insurance and Billing
We accept Medicare, Vision Service Plan®, Blue Cross, Medical Eye Services, County of Humboldt,
and many other types of insurance. Whenever possible, we will do the insurance billing for you. We do ask
that you pay any part of your bill not covered by insurance at the time of service. We accept Visa,
Mastercard, and Discover credit cards.