Comprehensive Eye Exams

Routine eye examinations are important for children, teens, adults and geriatrics. Eye exams keep children and teens current with vision demands made by education. Adults need eye exams to keep up with their visual demands, as well, including driving, electronic usage and hobbies. Our geriatric population is more likely to need cataract evaluations, systemic coordination for hypertension and diabetes, and other eye conditions that may not be symptomatic. Below are common eye conditions that may be found during your routine eye exam, and which Dr. McLaughlin is trained to manage:

  • Astigmatism
  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Amblyopia
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Computer Vision Syndrome
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Keratoconus
  • Strabismus


Contact lenses may be a good solution to your visual needs for a number of reasons, including cosmetic change, active lifestyles, comfort, and in some cases enhanced vision. They should be medically evaluated on your eyes on a yearly basis to ensure proper corneal health.

Specialty Contact Lenses

  • RGPs — We fit RGP lenses for patients that are accustomed to wearing them, those that have high astigmatism, and those that want a multifocal option.
  • Scleral Lenses — We use Custom Stable™ lenses to provide the clearest and most comfortable vision possible when a patient has an irregular cornea resulting from a number of different causes, such as keratoconus, severe dry eye, post-refractive surgery changes, and other corneal diseases that cause scarring.
  • Myopia Management — Myopia (nearsightedness) is commonly diagnosed in childhood and can worsen over time, increasing the risk of more severe sight conditions later in life. 95% of parents say their child’s eye health/vision is absolutlely essential to their child’s overall well-being. MiSight® 1 day contact lenses reduced the rate of myopia progression in children (aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment) by 59% on average, resulting in a lower prescription.

Disease Management

Eye disease is a broad term for any medically abnormal process happening in the eye. Sometimes eye diseases are extremely noticeable and symptomatic. Other times, eye diseases may only be found through routine eye examinations, as they may not be causing any symptoms at all. Below is a list of common eye diseases that you may be symptomatic of, or may be found during your routine examination:

  • Allergies
  • Cataracts
  • Dry eye
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Hypertension
  • Infections
  • Inflammations
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal holes or tears
  • Styes / swollen eyelids

Eye Emergencies

We believe in providing comprehensive eye care, including urgent eye care needs. Dr. McLaughlin is trained in the treatment of eye infections, eye injuries, and other eye urgencies. Please contact us if you experience any of the common eye symptoms below:

  • Sore, burning, red or itchy eyes
  • Mucus or watery discharge
  • Pain and light sensitivity
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Tenderness or swelling in the eyelid
  • Sudden and persistent blurriness
  • Flashes of light or onset of a new and persistent floater
  • Loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • New onset of double vision that is constant

Common eye urgencies may result from the following conditions:

  • Scratch to the eye
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Chemicals in the eye
  • Dislodged contact lens
  • Retinal detachment
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Neurological diseases and syndromes

Eye Surgery Co-management

We enjoy providing pre- and post-op care for any surgical needs you may encounter. She refers her patients to caring and competent ophthalmologists, including general ophthalmologists, retinal specialists, corneal specialists, and oculoplastics specialists. Whatever your needs, Dr. McLaughlin will gladly provide the support you need before and after your care with the specialist. Surgeries in which we will assist include:

  • Cataract extraction
  • Corneal cross-linking
  • MIGs
  • LASIK alternatives:
    — Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
    — Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE))
    — Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)