Services provided at our office include:
Choosing a surgeon: Custom LASIK and other vision correction procedures have helped millions of people see clearly for the first time. However, as is the case with any surgery, these procedures are only as good as the surgeon performing them. A surgeon's skill is the single most important factor behind a successful vision correction procedure. The surgeon and your primary vision care physician will work closely together for your convenience and sense of well being.
Examinations are provided by a combination of the doctor and the paraoptometric assistants. We use the latest in computer and laser instruments to ensure the best result.
Medical History: It cannot be stressed enough the importance of updating your medical history at every visit. Many diseases and conditions are genetic, and because of this your physician needs to know what you may have a risk of developing. Remember that all medications need to be included, even over the counter vitamins and eye drops. (Failure to disclose all medications could occasionally result in fatal situations).
Measurement of visual acuity: Your eye doctor needs to know how well your current mode of correction is working for you. It is important to bring your glasses or contacts with you to the exam.
Pre-testing: A technician will collect data for the doctor. Among some of the test conducted are lensometry (determines the prescription of you old glasses). Autorefraction ( gives the doctor a starting point in determining the glasses prescription), Visual Fields ( used to help diagnose tumors and glaucoma), retinal picutres (the camera gives a panoramic view of the back of the eye to aid in the diagnosis of diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal tumors, holes, tears and detachments).
Refraction: Here the doctor determines your refractive error, the prescription that makes you see clearly. In calculating your prescription he will determine if you have astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Eye Health Evaluation: Potentially the most important part of the eye exam is the evaluation of possible conditions and the general health of the eye. Here the doctor can observe and detect conditions before they become problems. The doctor will analyze all of the gathered data to make a final visual and medical diagnosis. Dr. Creed will review all of the findings with you before you leave the exam room, this is also the time to ask all of the questions you might have.
Pupil dilation (to evaluate the back part of the eyes)
Our Optical department keeps almost 500 frames in stock to fit any face, large or small. We carry budget priced frames, modest priced frames, and designer priced frames, a frame to fit every patients needs. We often run in house specials, just mention our website to our optician when you are ready to order and they will be happy to let you know our special of the week. Our optical laboratory has the latest in equipment to not only fabricate your glasses, but to maintain and repair them, should they become broken or damaged.
We prescribe and evaluate all major brands of soft and rigid contact lenses. Additionally, we prescribe custom designed contact lenses for special needs as well as special eye problems. Specialized fitting may include: Monovision, bifocal contact lenses, astigmatism contacts, Ortho K and Keratoconus. We have experience in modifying and polishing contacts. Our staff are able to answer many of your questions and are available for ongoing contact lens instruction and training.
Most people with vision correction issues are wanting to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them. Here is a brief description of the procedure;
A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape (this is much like a contact lens corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low.
People will often say that they did not feel anything, and could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision in 24-48 hours. but it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for some weeks, even months.
LASIK is not for everyone. People's eyes are different so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon, procedure and laser appropriate for you.
After the procedure, our unsurpassed post-op care involves monitoring your eyes and adjustment of your medication for the best possible results.
We accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, and Bank Debit Cards.
We participate with VSP, Medicare, Oregon Health Plan and most major insurance companies. Call our office for information and details regarding your particular insurance company.
Basin EyeCare has state of the art Diagnostic Equipment available for the benefit of our patients. This includes video and digital cameras for monitoring eye disease and computerized glaucoma testing. Our office is completely computerized. At this time our equipment is not able to accommodate infants and toddlers. We start seeing patients around the age of 5 or 6 years old.