Optometry Services | Ophthalmology | Loyola Medicine

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Optometry Services

For adult and pediatric patients requiring routine eye care or prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses fitting and maintenance, Loyola offers optometry services from experienced optometrists using the latest technology.

For patients in need of vision assistance, we make sure you have the lenses appropriate for your eyes to avoid complications and provide clear vision for years of safe, comfortable wear.

When you come to Loyola for your first appointment with an optometrist, your vision will be tested to determine your need for vision correction. Loyola’s optometry team offer a full range of services to treat pediatric and adult patients with impaired vision.

Optometry Services

  • Annual eye exam to assess general eye health
  • Glasses and contact lenses prescriptions
  • Comprehensive vision testing
  • Assessment of eye focusing and movement
  • Detection of health problems related to the eye (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure)
  • Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the eye
  • Acute eye care
  • Low vision services, including prescriptive glasses, devices and technology to improve visual abilities for your activities of daily living.

At the conclusion of your appointment, your optometrist may refer you to Loyola’s expertly trained ophthalmologists for additional testing to diagnose an eye disease or disorder.

What Conditions Does Loyola Treat?


Astigmatism is a common ocular condition characterized by an irregularly shaped or football-shaped cornea or curved eye lens. Most people have subtle forms of astigmatism and it is a hereditary condition that can affect both adults and children.

Learn more about astigmatism.


Farsightedness is an ocular condition characterized by the ability to see far objects more clearly than you can see close objects. Farsightedness is common and can affect both children and adults. However, symptoms may become more noticeable with age.

Learn more about farsightedness.


Nearsightedness is one of the most common ocular conditions that occurs when your eye is too long, causing light rays to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on the retina. If you have nearsightedness, you have problems seeing things far away but can see normally up close.

Learn more about nearsightedness.