Our Services

Routine Eye Care

Dr. Evans performs state-of-the-art comprehensive eye exams, which include measuring your vision, reviewing your medical history, checking your pupil and extraocular muscles, measuring your intraocular pressure, examination of your eyelids and the skin surrounding your eyes, and a detailed exam of your eyes from the front to back, including a dilated exam. If the exam suggests that your vision may improve with corrective lenses, a refraction is done to determine your new prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses. You will receive a copy of your prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

We know that a comprehensive eye exam with dilation can be a source of anxiety for some patients. We work hard every day to provide a pleasant, relaxing, and comfortable experience in our clinic.

Contact Lenses

Contact lens technology has vastly evolved and improved over the years. If you’ve been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses because of dry eyes or astigmatism, call for an appointment with Dr. Evans at Physicians Eye Clinic.  Today’s contact lenses include more comfortable options for a wide variety of patients. Dr. Evans will review your contact lens options, including toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal lenses for good distance and reading vision after age 40 without glasses.

If you are curious about new contact lens technology or looking to wear contact lenses even for a few hours a day during your athletic activities, give us a call today at (515) 225-2566 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barbara Evans. Trust Dr. Evans to give you the best possible advice when you’re trying to decide whether contact lenses are the right choice for you.

Call to Order Contact Lenses

If you are an established patient of Dr. Evans, you may call us to order contact lenses at: 515-225-1730.  You can also email us with contact lens orders or related questions at: contactlens@physicianseyeclinic.com.

Cataracts

Cataracts: Cataracts are an inevitable part of aging. The lens in the eye is crystal clear when we are young and begins to get cloudy as we age. Early symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision and glare causing difficulty driving at night or in bright sunlight. All comprehensive eye exams assess for the development of cataracts. Cataract surgery is performed when cataracts become visually significant and interfere with your daily activities. State-of-the-art intraocular lenses including Toric Intraocular Lenses (to correct for astigmatism) and Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (to help correct both distance and near vision) are used by the cataract surgeons at Physicians Eye Clinic.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Diabetic Retinopathy including retinal hemorrhages, fatty exudates, abnormal blood vessels and swelling of the retina can occur after several years of diabetes despite having no vision symptoms. If retinopathy is diagnosed in its early stages, appropriate treatment may be able to prevent or slow future visual loss. All patients with diabetes need to have a yearly comprehensive eye exam with dilation to look for any signs of diabetic retinopathy. Primary care physicians are updated on each eye exam. Patients are managed with retina specialists when necessary.

Glaucoma Screening and Treatment

Glaucoma can cause permanent loss of vision without having any symptoms. All routine eye exams by Dr. Evans include checking the intraocular pressure and examining the optic nerves to look for signs of Glaucoma. Early detection and treatment of Glaucoma can delay or prevent loss of vision. Additional testing is performed as needed, including Visual Fields and OCT™ nerve fiber layer analysis.

Dr. Evans has a special interest in Glaucoma care and offers state of the art treatments including performing SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) as well as treatment with the newest eye drop medications available.

Dry Eyes

Many people suffer from chronic eye irritation and pain from Dry Eyes. During a comprehensive eye exam, patients are evaluated for dry eye conditions which may be the result of tear film issues and/or eyelid issues. Treatments may include warm compresses, artificial tears, and prescription eye drops to treat inflammation associated with dry eyes.

Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss, including legal blindness, in older adults. AMD services include dilated exams to assess the macula, and specialized OCT™ testing as needed. Patients are advised whether AREDS vitamin supplements are necessary and are managed closely with retina specialists when needed.

Children’s Eye Exams

Dr. Evans enjoys helping ensure that your child has the best potential vision to grow, learn and thrive. Children are required to undergo vision screening before starting school. Children who do not pass their vision screening exam need a comprehensive eye exam. If conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) are not identified during early childhood, there can be permanent loss of vision. Dr. Barbara Evans enjoys seeing children age 4 and older to identify and recommend treatments for children with vision impairments.

Dr. Evans takes extra care when working with children as we know it can sometimes be a trying experience for both children and parents. She performs comprehensive eye exams which include age-appropriate vision testing, checking pupils and extraocular muscles (eye tracking), and a detailed exam of the eyes from front to back, including a dilated exam.

When it comes to searching the internet for information about your eyes, it is important to use a reputable source. Clicking on the Get Eye Smart link or image will take you to the American Academy of Ophthalmology where you can easily find reliable information.

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Schedule Appointment With Barbara E. Evans, M.D.

Barbara E. Evans, M.D. has been an ophthalmologist for 29+ years. She provides comprehensive eye care for your entire family. From performing eye exams for routine vision care as well as ocular medical conditions, Barbara E. Evans is committed to exceeding all of your expectations! Please call 515-225-2566 to request an appointment with Dr. Evans.