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As a fully licensed and equipped optometric practice, CustomEyes Family Optometry offers a complete range of eye care services to all our patients.

Whether the eye care issue involves correcting refractive errors with eyeglass or contact lenses, or helping a student find amazing frames, or diagnosing/treating eye conditions and diseases, our experienced team will identify and implement the best eye care solutions for you.

Eye Health Evaluation

With our years of experience in diagnosing and treating typical vision disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Aaron Bowman, and Dr. Christine Bowman and their team are equipped to provide appropriate therapeutic medical eye care.

At the same time, the CustomEyes Family Optometry team offers a wide array of high quality eye care products at reasonable prices. Our patients never pay too much for the best quality in eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, progressive and bifocal lenses, and outstanding service.

Treatment of Eye Disease

If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want the best treatment available to get your eyes healthy again. At CustomEyes Family Optometry, we stay current with best treatment practices. Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend a wide variety of approaches, including improved nutrition, prescription medicines, therapy and vision exercises, or medical procedures.

Good Eyecare Begins With A Yearly Eye Exam!

Although many do not realize it, the best way to protect your vision is with a yearly eye checkup.  Even a basic eye exam can instantly detect many health-threatening conditions, such as tumors, vascular irregularities, and diabetes-related injury to the retina. At CustomEyes Family Optometry, that basic checkup is brief and painless.

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LASIK

LASIK, a form of refractive surgery, is an popular option for vision correction, often eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Simply put, LASIK reshapes the cornea with a laser.

Other surgical alternatives have become available. Among these is a technique called phakic IOL implantation which involves implanting a lens behind the cornea, but in front of the iris. With this new option, many of those who were too highly nearsighted for LASIK are now candidates for refractive surgery.

If you are interested in refractive surgery, please let us know. Refractive surgery is not to be taken lightly. Detailed testing is necessary to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery.  If testing shows you to be a good candidate, we can help you choose the refractive surgeon who is most appropriate for your case. In addition, we provide post-operative care for refractive surgery. 

In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, we are proud to announce the inclusion of the Optomap Retinal Exam as an integral part of your eye exam.

Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.

An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
  • An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.

Longtime patient Thomas George believes he is alive today because he listened to Dr. Bowman's recommendation to have Optomap images included in his eye health exam last year.

Tom had no vision complaints when he came in for his 2016 eye exam. During the exam, Dr. Bowman recommended the Optomap because the images captured by that instrument allow a wider view of the back of the eye than what can be seen otherwise. When Dr. Bowman reviewed Tom's images, he noted some small hemorrhages in each eye that indicated oxygen deprivation. Dr. Bowman referred Tom to the hospital for a carotid ultrasound to rule out blocked arteries in the neck.

When Tom followed up with the recommended lab tests, it was discovered that he had significant carotid blockage. Tom then underwent a procedure to remove the obstruction. He remembers being told by physicians, "It's a wonder you didn't have a stroke!"

Even though Tom is seen routinely by a cardiologist, there had been no warning flags at his heart check-ups. Tom's condition went undetected until he had his annual eye health exam with the Optomap. He feels the Optomap pictures are worth any additional cost because he strongly believes that they may well have saved his life.

This is yet another reason to make your annual eye health exams a priority! Even if you don't notice any vision changes, there may be underlying health issues that can be caught during your exam and therefore treated sooner.

Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling your baby's first eye assessment at 6 months.

Things that we test for include:

  • excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
  • eye movement ability
  • eye health problems

These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.

InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, CustomEyes Family Optometry provides a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. For more information, visit https://www.infantsee.org/

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CustomEyes Family Optometry
1611 Tiki Lane
Lancaster, OH 43130

Phone: (740) 687-1555
Fax: (740) 785-4013

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