Medical Eye Care
Dr. Wilcox is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of eye health problems. His residency training in ocular disease and extensive experience in ophthalmological, hospital, and eye surgery referral centers provides for proper diagnosis, conscientious treatment/management, and timely referrals if needed.
Wilcox Eye Center routinely treats and manages eye emergencies, dry eye, cornea and lid foreign body removals, eye infections such as conjunctivitis, eye inflammations such as iritis, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other retinal problems. We also provide eye surgery co-management for cataracts and Laser Vision Correction.
Dr. Wilcox and all the team members of Wilcox Eye Center place great emphasis on patient education. They take numerous opportunities during the patient encounter to elevate the patients awareness in order to improve their quality of life. Dr. Wilcox makes it evident that he is not providing simply an "eyeglass exam," but rather he has been given the responsibility to study the patients visual system. Dr. Wilcox diagnoses conditions not only unique to the eyes but also those which reflect the systemic wellness of the patient as it is manifests in the organ- the human eye. He then updates, educates, manages and /or refers the patient as needed.
The acquisition and application of the numerous advanced medical instruments and technologies at the Wilcox Eye Center affords improved and progressive treatment and management options for each patient. Discussion of these technologies starts below.
Dr. Wilcox is serious about the Wilcox Eye Center mission statement. It is the tool which every team member employs to guide each patient and practice management decisions. The philosophy has made the Wilcox Eye Center one of the most successful practices in the area. The state-of-the-art, world-class technologies used at the Wilcox Eye Center are:
OCT- Optical coherence tomography: OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
OPD Scan III: The unique OPD-Scan III is an advanced vision-assessment system that combines topography, wavefront, auto-refraction, keratometry, and pupillometry. It allows an accurate and reliable analysis of the cornea.
Digital Imaging: Used to diagnose, educate and manage many ocular conditions as viewed through the slit lamp bio-microscopes.
Automated Perimeters: Used for both screening during comprehensive eye-health evaluations and advanced threshold studies for ocular and retroocular visual field testing.
Corneal Topography: Used to identify the unique fingerprint of the individual cornea which allows the diagnosis and management of ocular and advanced corneal disease; pre and post operative surgery evaluations; designing of contact lenses for any prescription with irregular or diseased corneas; corneal modeling and wave-front analysis to assist with the eye not corrected to 20/20.
Wave Contact Lens Design Software: Used to take up to 14,000 data points captured by the corneal topographer to create one-of-a-kind contact lenses and vision retainers achieving what were previously unimaginable results.
Sonogage Corneal Pachymeter: Used to measure corneal epithelium and corneal thickness for diagnosing and managing glaucoma and corneal disease; also for evaluations, monitoring corneal molding and refractive surgery candidates/patients.
If specific specialty care is needed, Dr. Wilcox will refer you to the appropriate eye specialist. Having worked with Dr. Wilcox and trusting his abilities, eye specialists work closely with him to manage your specific eye conditions.
Your Eye Health is Our Focus!
When being evaluated, treated, and managed for eye disease, you want to be offered the best care available to get your eyes and your vision healthy again. At Wilcox Eye Center, we offer only the best.