Dr. Douglas Swindell & Associates

Doctors of Optometry Next to LensCrafters

 

First and foremost, our eye doctors use exams to check your clarity of vision and formulate a corrective lens prescription that helps you achieve the best possible eye sight. Poor vision and eye diseases are not limited to any age, sex or ethnic group.

After your exam, Dr. Swindell will talk to you about your results, explain what your prescription means and give you a better understanding of your overall eye health. We will automatically schedule you an appointment for the following year, as having an annual eye exam is the most important thing you can do to protect you and your family's vision. Your sight is a precious gift, so don't take it for granted! Click below to schedule your next exam.

Contact Lenses


Eye Exams


Dr. Swindell & Associates specializes in contact lens services. After checking the overall health of your eyes, the doctor will fit you with the best contact lens option for your personal lifestyle and overall needs. Many contact lens options are now available to you including: 

  • Daily Disposables: Wear for a day and throw away
  • Overnight: Wear lenses for up to 30 days and nights continuously
  • Astigmatism: Clear, steady vision all day long
  • Multifocal: Clear and comfortable, near and far
  • Colors: Change your eye color, change your look!


  • Loses their place while reading
  • Sits too close to the television or computer
  • Holds reading material closer than normal
  • Blinks or rubs eyes excessively
  • Has headaches
  • Turns or tilts head to use one eye only
  • Frequently reverses words or letters when reading or writing
  • Squints, closes or covers one eye
  • Uses finger to maintain place and omits or confuses small words while reading
  • Consistently performs below potential

You depend on your vision to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. While here, Dr. Swindell will not only test the refraction (vision correction) of your eyes, but also the overall health. Early detection is the best way to avoid vision loss later in life. Many diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes and high cholesterol, show their earliest signs through the eyes. Eye diseases often show no symptoms that you would notice until after significant damage has been done. Through our expertise and technology, we can often catch serious eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration and Amblyopia, in their earliest stages when they can still be controlled, and often cured.

Your Eye Health



As part of your eye health exam, we will take an image of the back of your eyes using our Nikek AFC Camera. The Nikek camera can act as an early detection tool for many serious diseases. With early detection, advanced treatments are available to help manage various health issues. A retinal exam can detect:

  • Hypertension (HTN): Hypertension means high blood pressure. Blood pressure measurements are the result of the force of the blood produced by the heart and the size and condition of the arteries. 
  • Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. 
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma damages the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the USA. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first, but a comprehensive eye exam can detect it.
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. It is a disease that destroys your sharp, central vision. You use your central vision to see objects clearly and to do tasks such as reading and driving.


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