When it comes to your eye health and preserving your vision for years to come, choose the team at Family Eye Care & Mavor Optical, serving you since 1920. We pride ourselves on our use of state-of-the-art clinical instrumentation to diagnose, manage and treat eye conditions and diseases. Our highly trained team addresses the ocular needs of patients of all ages, from children to geriatrics. With two offices in Caribou and Presque Isle, ME, we serve all of Aroostook County and beyond.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
It is essential for patients to receive eye exams at least once a year in order to make sure the eyes are working properly. We screen for various conditions that affect the eyes, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and high blood pressure. This ensures we can begin treatment as early as possible. We provide eye exams for patients of all ages, including children, adults and seniors. We will also update or provide you with a glasses or contacts prescription as needed.
We are proud to use state-of-the-art technology in our practice to provide the best care. As part of this effort, we use digital retinal photography screenings for eye examinations. This technology allows us to take a close look at the retina, so we can diagnose conditions that aren’t yet presenting any symptoms and that may not be detectable during a visual exam.
Treatment of Eye Conditions
Astigmatism is a condition in which the eye shape differs from a perfect sphere, which can affect the vision as it causes light to be refracted in different directions as opposed to one focused direction. Treatment options include eyeglasses, contacts, or vision correction surgery in the most severe cases.
When a patient is farsighted, it is easier for them to see objects at a distance rather than close up. Treatment may not be necessary for mild farsightedness, but hyperopia that noticeably affects the vision may require glasses, contacts, or refractive surgery.
Nearsightedness is when a patient is able to see objects clearly up close but struggles to see objects clearly at a distance. Treatment may not be necessary or can include glasses, contacts, or refractive surgery.
Presbyopia is a condition that is caused by age and affects the eye’s ability to focus on objects up close. Treatment includes eyeglasses and contacts, or surgery if the condition is severe.
If your eyes do not produce enough tears or are often itchy, red or irritated, you may have dry eye. Dry eye can be caused by age, certain medications and medical conditions, the environment, and other factors. If you have dry eye, we offer several different treatment options to encourage tear production.
Treatment of Eye Diseases
Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens, which can cause vision to become blurry or fuzzy and make it difficult to see at night when there is glare. Cataracts can be removed through surgery, for which we provide pre- and post-op care and co-management.
Glaucoma is a condition caused by increased pressure inside of the eye which, when left untreated, can cause blindness. Although glaucoma is irreversible, it can usually be treated with eye drops. For more severe glaucoma, laser treatment and eye surgery are options. Our doctors have glaucoma licenses and can provide the best possible care for this disease.
Deterioration of the center of the retina results in macular degeneration, a disease that is the most common cause of vision loss. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry (the most common type), and wet. Although it is incurable, it can be managed with medications, vitamins, laser treatment, glasses, and/or contacts to prevent blindness.
Patients with diabetes are at risk of an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is an incurable condition caused by high blood sugar levels, which can damage and destroy retinal blood cells. It is especially important for those with diabetes to schedule yearly eye exams to ensure this condition is diagnosed and addressed as soon as possible.
State-of-the-Art Technology & Techniques
- Amniotic Membrane Fittings
- iScan OCT
- Slit Lamp Video Camera
- Humphrey Visual Fields
- Frequency Doubling Scanner
- Retinal Photography
- M&M Smart Systems
- Auto Refractor/Keratometer
- Auto Lensometer
- BlephEx Instrumentations
- In-Office Optical Finishing Lab
Whether you’re seeking glasses, contacts, an eye exam, or treatment of an ocular condition, let Family Eye Care & Mavor Optical be the first call you make. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!
37 Herschel St
Caribou, ME 04736
Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM