Vision Program for Nursing Home Facilities
Many residents in Nursing Home facilities have multiple vision problems and transportation problems. So several years ago we were asked to help a nursing home by delivering vision care at the home. It has become my favorite part of vision care. Through the years we have refined how we administer the eye examination by adding equipment that enables us to deliver eye exams when subjective testing is difficult. We have many homes throughout the state that we take care of frequently. We bring our staff to you and provide the best care possible to your residents, active and bedridden.
- Visual Acuity Test/Dilated Fundus Exam
- Computerized Auto-Refraction
- Glaucoma Testing
- Portable Biomiroscopy-Slit Lamp (Cataract& Implant Evaluation)
- Retinal Imaging equipment
- Opthamoscopy (Retinal Evaluation)
- Trial Lens Refraction
- Fitting of Glasses when needed.
This type of testing allows us to check for cataracts, condition of implant if cataract has been performed. Macular Degeneration, glaucoma, retinal disease, patient’s refraction along with examination of many Lid diseases that greatly affect this patient population. A common problem in nursing care facilities is the large amount of conjunctivitis and lid infection that we are able to treat.
A Visual Analysis report of each patient will be filled out and given to the facility so they will have records of the examination results. For those patients who require spectacles they will be fitted and the frames will be engraved with their last name and first initial on the inside of the temple so future identification of the residents’ glasses is simplified.
The facility has an eye visit once a year. If a facility gets at least 10 new enrollments in between the annual visit a second visit within the year will occur. After approximately 45 days, Dr. Wike returns to the facility to make any eyeglass adjustments.
Broken glasses can be sent back for repair at no cost. All broken pieces must be returned for the repair.
The program provides a pair of glasses once a year.
If glasses are lost, new glasses can be purchased for $65.
We hope we can take care of your residents’ vision care needs, as this has become one of Dr. Wike’s favorite ways of practicing. The amount of ocular diseases that are diagnosed and treated are a rewarding experience when you know you have made many patients more comfortable in their retirement and help preserve their vision. If you have any question or would like any references, please call our office at 479-876-7100.