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  1. Eye Health Evaluation
  2. Optomap© Retinal Exam
  3. Treatment of Eye Diseases
  4. Contact Lens Evaluation
  5. Insurance
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Eye Health Evaluation

Your eyes reveal insight regarding your overall health. Eye health evaluation provides early detection for many different diseases that can affect more than just your vision. For that reason, we routinely perform tests that look for signs and symptoms of many different diseases during your regularly scheduled exam. Illnesses that may be discovered early on through signs in your eyes include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. That is why it is so important to be evaluated by a professional. Family history is monitored to watch for signs of possibly inherited diseases or illnesses as another precaution. We are always checking your eyesight to ensure proper vision. Your overall eye health is extremely important to us and we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best personalized care. We measure your cornea, record your vision then consult and recommend the best options available to you with all the latest technology. We routinely check for glaucoma during each annual or biannual exam. Your eye has pressure, and when this internal ocular pressure increases to high levels, or has poor blood supply it can damage the optic nerve resulting in serious ocular problems. Early detection of glaucoma is crucial to prevent the loss of sight. Another disease we monitor is the development of cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. The lens is made primarily of water and protein, and at a certain age the protein may clump together which creates the cloudy effect indicative of a cataract. We also check for macular degeneration, a devastating disease that can lead to partial loss of central vision or even blindness. The macula is located in the central retina and is responsible for our detailed central vision. As one ages, harmful changes can occur to this tissue. Genetics, smoking, and UV rays all play a role in the disease. Early detection by your physician is critical to prevent vision loss. We also ensure the ability of your eye muscles to work together by conducting a series of tests. Binocular vision is when each of your eyes form their own image and transfer these images to the brain. The brain fuses these two images into one. In order for this to occur your eyes must move together, be aligned, and produce the same size and shape image. When this doesn't happen it's difficult to see clearly and usually causes strain and headaches. By conducting the necessary tests to make sure your eyes are working properly together it allows you to have the best possible vision. Back To Top

Optomap© Retinal Exam

The Optomap© ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system helps you and your eye doctor make informed decisions about your eye health and overall well-being. Your retina is the delicate lining at the back of the eye and is similar to film in a camera. It receives light through the lens in your eye and produces a picture which is sent to the brain allowing you to see. The health of your retina is extremely important; an unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to the brain which results in impaired vision and even blindness. Even if you can see clearly it is important to get your retina checked because it has no nerve endings and therefore doesn't feel pain so you may have a problem you are unaware of. The retina is the only place where blood vessels can be seen directly, which means in addition of eye conditions, signs of other diseases (stroke, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes) can also be seen in the retina. Early detection of any of these problems is essential so successful treatments can be administered. The Optomap© image is captured in less than one second and is immediately available for your doctor to review with you. This allows you to understand the health of your eye. The Optomap© system captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic images, whereas traditional methods only reveal 10-12% of your retina. Seeing more of your retina allows your eye doctor to examine your eye health more thoroughly and educate you about your eye health status. This also allows for better treatment administration, monitoring of any eye/health problems, and to track progression or digression of the eye. Our goal at the Eyeglass Shop is to protect your eyesight and that is why it is important to have annual or biannual vision tests. These checks allow us to detect changes in the front of your eye so that alterations can be made to your eyeglass or contact lens prescription. However, we also need to inspect the back of your eye, the retina, to check if it is healthy, damaged, or showing signs of disease. If detected at an early stage, many diseases can be treated without any further loss of vision. Each Optomap© image is individualized and can provide us, and you, with a unique view of your health, very quickly and comfortably. Back To Top

Treatment of Eye Diseases

At the Eyeglass Shop in Portsmouth, your vision is our primary concern. We offer vision correction for eye diseases as well as treatment of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. We also can effectively correct vision conditions, such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and presbyopia. If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want the best treatment available to get your eyes and your vision healthy again. At the Eyeglass Shop, we offer outstanding eye care. Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend a wide variety of approaches, including prescription medications or surgical procedures. Whatever we recommend, you can be assured that your vision health is our primary concern. Back To Top

Contact Lens Evaluation

Few things affect the quality of your life more than your eyes. Dr. McKallagat provides full-service care by assessing your medical needs and your lifestyle. She also offers the highest quality contact lenses available and the proper training to ensure great vision. It is important to remember that contact lenses are prescription medical devices. Various brands are designed and manufactured differently. The selection of a particular contact lens is based on your vision problems, prescription, eye health, comfort requirements, lifestyle, age and other physical factors. Dr. McKallagat will discuss the different lens types and brands with you and advise you about the lens choices that are best for your eyes. Everyone's eyes and vision needs are different and therefore contact lenses are available with varying schedules for removal and replacement. We'll teach you how to properly clean and wear your new contact lenses to maximize vision and minimize potential risks. Back To Top


We are providers for the following vision insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance plan below, please contact us. If you make an appointment by phone, please have your insurance information available. Remember, Vision and Medical insurance are not one in the same.