127 Gold Vault Road, Suite 1

Fort Knox, KY 40121

(next to PX on post)

Clinic Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am – 5 pm

Sat: 9 am – 3 pm

Wed, Sun: Closed

Clinic Number

(502) 799-1675

Full Range of Optometry Services for the Whole Family

At Exceptional Eye Care we believe routine exams are essential to maintain and restore quality vision. We utilize the latest technology to provide thorough and accurate results.

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Exams and Services

Comprehensive Eye Exam

A yearly eye exam allows your eye doctor to monitor your vision and eye health over the long-term, and can help detect signs of medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension and more. The eyes need more attention than other parts of the body because many eye diseases develop without warning signals. Prevention is better than a cure because many diseases can be better managed and serious problems prevented if caught early.

Why do I Need to Get Dilated?

Dilation drops cause the pupils to become large, allowing in more light. This enables the doctor to get a better view of the optic nerve and retina to ensure that it is healthy. This is important in helping to prevent and treat eye conditions that could potentially lead to vision loss.

How long will Dilation Last?

You can expect your eyes to stay dilated 4-6 hours, depending on the drops used and how your body processes the drops. Wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes in the sunlight will help with the brightness.

Depending on your prescription and job duties, most patients are able to drive and work after dilation. If your job duties require up close tasks, it may be difficult since most people have blurred near vision. We recommend bringing a driver if you are in doubt.

Contact Lens Fitting

Many patients find contact lenses to be convenient and desire a natural look that does not obstruct their vision. A contact lens prescription is not automatically included in your eye exam, so please be sure to mention this upon scheduling your appointment. A contact lens fitting ensures that you get the best prescription, proper fit, and the perfect type of contact to suit your lifestyle.

Why do I have to pay out of pocket for a contact lens fitting?

Many insurance companies consider contact lenses to be elective versus necessary, and may only pay for some or none toward a contact lens fitting. The portion of your cost will depend on if your eye requires a regular sphere or a specialty lens, like an astigmatism, multi-focal, or monovision lens and your plan benefits.

Why do I need a new contact prescription every year?

Federal law states that your doctor examines your eyes annually for contact lens prescriptions. The eye changes throughout your life, so it is important that you have the best fit and prescription for the continued health of your eye.

Why Do I Need A Contact Lens Fitting?

Because contact lenses sit directly on the front of your eyes, the prescription can vary from that of your eyeglasses. This means that careful measurements must be made to ensure that your contacts will help you see just as well as glasses. A contact lens exam and fitting help your optometrist recommend the best contact lenses for your specific needs.

Do I Need A Contact Lens Progress Check?

Patients’ eyes change, for a variety of reasons. It is important that your contacts remain comfortable and safe to provide you with optimal vision over the course of time. 

Exceptional Eye Care offers each of our patients one no-charge contact lens progress check, within 60 days of their initial contact lens fitting. This allows us to determine how well your eyes are working with your new contacts, address any concerns, and make adjustments to your prescription and lenses if needed.

How many contact lens progress checks do I receive?

Each patient receives one progress check.

How long do I have to receive my progress check?

You have 60 days from the date of your initial contact lens fitting.

How much does the progress check cost?

Your first progress check is Free. A fee of $25-$45, depending on what services are needed, may apply if you require multiple visits after that, or if it is after 60 days from your initial contact fitting date. 

Pediatric Eye Exams

At Exceptional Eye Care, we strive to give special care to our youngest patients. Children as young as 6 months of age may have their eye health evaluated. In the state of Kentucky, preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade students are required to provide proof of an eye exam when registering for school.

An exam is recommended for all ages annually because children’s eyes change rapidly as they are growing. It is also important to rule out or detect eye disease for prevention or early treatment.

Diabetic Dilated Exam

The best way to handle eye problems related to diabetes is through early detection with a retinal exam. It is extremely important to get regular yearly check ups for diabetic retinopathy in the eyes.

It can show up at any stage of the disease. Some patients must even be monitored more frequently, depending on the severity of the disease systemically and in the eyes. Having diabetes also increases the risk for other eye diseases too like glaucoma and cataracts, as well as causing fluctuating vision that can be related to the body’s blood sugar levels.

At Exceptional Eye Care, we will provide a form that you can take with you to give to your medical doctor or your endocrinologist that shows your eye exam results. It is very important to check your blood sugar before your eye exam whenever possible, and to obtain your last Hemoglobin A1C reading from your MD to let us know for your eye health record too. This will help your eye doctor better understand and better monitor your eyes for any eye problems.

Detecting diabetic eye disease early on is the key to the best treatment outcome. Patients with diabetes or “pre-diabetes” should receive regular eye exams annually at minimum.

Glaucoma Exams

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that can cause vision loss and even blindness. There are several different types of glaucoma. One of the types of glaucoma happens when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye, increasing eye pressure which can damage the optic nerve. Another type of glaucoma, among others, happens when the eye pressure is normal or even on the low side. This type of glaucoma is due to poor blood flow, oxygen, or nutrients getting to the optic nerves.

The symptoms of glaucoma usually occur gradually. Since they can only be detected through a professional eye exam, early detection and intervention through regular eye checkups are critical. This is key to preserving vision and slowing the progression of the disease.

Macular Degeneration Exam

Macular degeneration is deterioration of the part of the retina which is responsible for central vision. Much of our ability to see fine detail and color comes from this part of the eye. Clear central vision allows us to drive, recognize faces, read, watch TV and more.

Regular visits to your eye doctor can help detect the early stages of both types of AMD(age-related macular degeneration), wet and dry. Early treatment is most effective and may even be able to slow AMD.

Additional Testing

Retinal Imaging

Digital retinal imaging uses high-resolution imaging to take pictures of the inside of your eye. This helps optometrists to check the health of the eye. Finding retinal disorders as early as possible is critical to potentially preventing serious disease progression and even vision loss.

How does retinal imagery compare to dilation?

Unlike dilation that allows the doctor to only look as long as the patient can tolerate the bright light in their eyes, the retinal photography allows the doctor to study the photos as long as needed. These photos are digitally stored and can be compared to the previous year. There are no lingering effects as there are with dilation drops.

Is it covered by insurance?

For a routine exam, the cost is $35 out of pocket. If needed for medical reasons, this can often be billed to the
medical insurance.

Color Vision Testing

Many people may not realize they are color blind, until someone else points out that they’ve been mixing things up like matching clothes. This test involves the use of pictures containing circles filled with bubbles in shades of colors to be tested. The bubbles form the shapes of numbers that colorblind people will not be able to distinguish.

Extended color vision testing may also be performed that gives more information about the colors and shades that a person can and can not see.

Detailed Dry Eye Evaluation

Dry eyes are a result of either insufficient tear quantity or inadequate tear quality. Many things can cause this, such as medications, age, hormones, ocular anatomy, eyelid conditions, environmental factors, dehydration, reduced blink rates, and systemic diseases like autoimmune diseases among many others.

Some people just find it to be a mild problem, while for others it is chronic. These unwanted symptoms can greatly impact your daily life . The eye exam will help our doctor to determine the underlying cause or causes of your specific dry eye problem, and that will allow the appropriate treatment recommendations to be made.

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