Best Practice – Annual Eye Exams
Annual eye exams detect complications from serious health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol levels, by evaluating the condition of blood vessels in the retina. An annual eye exam can be one of the best investments to protect overall health and wellness and to maintain sight. You are welcome to contact the UPMC Eye Center Optical Shop, 412-647-7488, to schedule an eye exam today.
One-Stop Optical Shop
The UPMC Eye Center Optical Shop is a one-stop-shop with an on-site optometrist and optician professionals who can provide the annual eye exams and eyewear fit that are essential for ensuring that vision is as clear and comfortable as possible, and referrals to nearby ophthalmologists at the UPMC Eye Center if needed. Also, the shop’s professionals can help safeguard eye health and wellness and diagnose eye issues before the occurrence of potentially serious eye diseases, such as through detection and control of myopia (near-sightedness) before it progresses into potentially sight-threatening conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, which can result in blindness.
Enhanced Services During COVID
Lately, to be able to serve their clients as well as possible even during these challenging time due to a world pandemic situation, a contact lens order webstore and a virtual frame try-on app have been added to their website at www.upmc.com/services/eye/optical-shop.
UPMC Eye Center Optical Shop
Operating at its new Oakland location at 3606 Forbes Avenue, the new UPMC Eye Center Optical Shop is dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality vision. In addition to the operational improvements that are provided to customers at the Eye Center – an expanded, more comfortable space; extended hours of operation; a wider variety of top designer frames for men and women, including Prada, Gucci, Coach, Polo, Oakley, and more; and a broader selection of accepted insurance plans, the Eye Center personalizes eye care for each patient. The staff focuses on providing individualized attention for scheduling appointments, greeting and checking-in customers, eyewear selection, optimization, patient information, and managing insurances.
Advancing Eye Care
To learn more about advancements in eye care, watch our interview with the Director of Optometry, Dr. Scott Drexler: