Optical Studio

We specialize in transforming a difficult prescription into an attractive and comfortable pair of eyeglasses.

Our optical studio is conveniently located just inside our office lobby. Let Matt, our experienced optician, help you select the right eyeglasses from over 400 designer frames and sunwear.

At Mid-America Eye Center, our friendly, expert staff is always ready to help you with turning the difficult decision of choosing your eyewear into a lifestyle-enhancing experience.

Our premium lenses are supplied directly from the manufacturer with all of the options that today's lifestyles demand. All premium lenses have scratch resistant coatings, 100% ultraviolet light protection, and 98% less glare on the surface of the lenses to ensure optical clarity. All of our premium lenses are also warranted one year for scratches.

Our optical studio files many insurance plans for our patients, including Vision Service Plan, EyeMed and Medicare.

The Optical Studio is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are medical devices used to correct a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or presbyopia (difficulty reading after age 40). As well as being a popular alternative to glasses, contact lenses can also be used to tint or change eye color. They are either soft or rigid (gas permeable) and the type you choose depends on the following reasons.

Soft contact lenses are the most common owing to their comfort and availability in spherical, toric (correcting astigmatism) and bifocal prescriptions. While some soft contact lenses are FDA approved for overnight or extended wear, we discourage this practice, due to an increased rate of complications, such as infections and protein deposits on the lens.

Rigid gas permeable lenses are initially a little more difficult for patients to get used to; however, for most patients, they provide superior vision. Properly cared for, rigid lenses can last several years. Rigid contact lenses are used for patients with astigmatism or irregular corneas resulting from diseases or following corneal transplantation. Dr. Manion works with many patients who require specialized contacts. These lenses are also available in spherical or bifocal styles.

At Mid-America Eye Center we see patients of all ages who have healthy eyes and patients who have significant corneal diseases or previous corneal surgery. Almost anyone can wear contact lenses, and we provide individualized guidance on lens insertion, removal and care. There is no specific minimum age for contact lens wear—we simply ask patients wearing contacts to be responsible for the lenses and their appropriate care.

Since contact lenses rest on the surface of the eye, we recommend a yearly examination and contact lens check-up. The eyes are carefully inspected for changes that can indicate contact lens-related trouble, such as neovascularization (new blood vessels growing into the clear cornea), giant papillary conjunctivitis (indicating contact lens intolerance or allergy) and contact lens overwear syndrome. To determine which types of contacts would work best for you, we would be happy to discuss a range of factors, including lifestyle needs, occupation and visual requirements. Please call our office with questions or to schedule an appointment.