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Routine Eye Care

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Helping you achieve the best possible vision and eye health is our priority. Annual examinations are the first step in detecting changes in your vision. They can help identify symptomless eye problems, such as glaucoma, and reveal serious underlying health care conditions, including diabetes and high cholesterol.

Your eye exam will begin with a review of your medical history and a review of any problems you are experiencing. Your eyes will then be thoroughly examined for vision changes and overall health. If you require vision correction, a prescription for new glasses or contact lenses will be written.

We also have the medical expertise and diagnostic equipment to test for and identify a wide range of eye problems, including:

  • Blepharitis
    (inflammation of the eyelids)
  • Blind spots
  • Cancer of the eye
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal infections, abrasions, and infections
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Dry eye
  • Eye sensitivity
  • Glaucoma (chronic and acute)
  • Infections of the eye
  • Low vision
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachments
  • Tear duct problems
  • Uveitis

If you need specialized eye care, you will be referred to a member of our medical team with expertise in your condition for further diagnosis, treatment, or surgery (if needed).

UPMC Vision Institute Mercy Optical Shop

Our full-service, onsite optical shop makes shopping for eyewear fast and convenient. Our specially trained and knowledgeable optical staff will work with you and your doctor to fill even the most challenging prescriptions.

  • A wide selection of glasses — from high-end designer looks to budget-friendly spare pairs and custom order frames — plus the latest specialty lens materials
  • A full range of therapeutic, bifocal, toric, and cosmetic contact lens options, including services for patients needing specialty contact lens fittings
  • Repair and adjustment services
  • Walk-in customers are welcome, and most forms of insurance are accepted