ZIONSVILLE EYECARE: 40 Years of Independent Service to its Community
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An independent optometry practice for nearly 40 years, Zionsville Eyecare can serve all your family’s eyecare needs under one roof. This area mainstay ties together wellness and community with services and products that are produced and delivered with convenience and great value.
As a fully licensed, full-service, comprehensive eyecare provider, the doctors and staff take great pride in offering every patient the best in vision care. Zionsville Eyecare owners Dr. James Haines and Dr. Nicholas Garn have assembled a team of experienced and caring professionals who are dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality care. In addition to Drs. Haines, Garn, Ami Fraser, Julia Blank and Matthew Clark, the owners were pleased to add Dr. Matthew Weinheimer in mid-2018.
A Sullivan native, Dr. Weinheimer attended Indiana University and the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. After completing optometry school, he served in the U.S. Navy in Okinawa, Japan. During his tour, he served as the department head on the island’s only full-scope optometry clinic that cared for military members, families, veterans and civilians. From 2017-2018, he was stationed at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., where he spearheaded equipment modernization efforts for their military optometry clinic. Learn more about Dr. Weinheimer and all of Zionsville Eyecare’s optometrists by visiting zeyecare.com.
Zionsville Eyecare offers a complete range of eyecare services with the most up-to-date technology. The comprehensive exams can uncover hidden, “silent” eye disease or issues not found by simple vision screenings.
During an exam, patients can take advantage of the Optomap®, which is a widefield digital scanning ophthalmoscopy, in place of dilation. The Optomap® captures more than 80 percent of your retina in a single image while other traditional imaging shows only 15 percent. Unlike dilation, the Optomap® is fast, comfortable and allows a permanent record for comparing future changes. Dilation drops, which add 20-30 minutes to an exam, also leave patients with light sensitivity and blurred vision for six to 12 hours.
Zionsville Eyecare doctors also diagnose and treat many issues from conjunctivitis (pink eye), cataracts and age-related macular degeneration to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eyes. Zionsville Eyecare is an accredited tear-testing lab using the latest diagnostic technology and treatment options to address dry eyes. Based on your diagnosis, the doctor may recommend a wide variety of approaches, including improved nutrition, prescription medications or medical procedures.
The optometrists also treat various ocular injuries and can recommend specific types of eyewear to prevent future injury. Zionsville Eyecare also offers after-hour coverage for eye emergencies.
AdaptDx® is another new technology Zionsville Eyecare has added to help early detection of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The doctors may recommend this non-invasive test to patients age 50 and older who have been identified with potential indicators or symptoms. AMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. AMD, if detected early, can be treated, but it cannot be cured.
For the youngest patients, Zionsville Eyecare offers InfantSEE® examinations, which are free of charge for infants 6-12 months old. Eighty percent of everything children learn is by sight, yet many parents don’t have their children’s eyes checked. Many eye conditions have no symptoms, and early intervention is important for successful development.
For people interested in contact lenses, Zionsville Eyecare offers all the latest and best options, including daily replacement soft lenses, rigid gas permeable, multi-focal, astigmatism correcting, scleral and myopia (nearsightedness) controlling contact lenses. The practice also is a preview site for new-market contact lenses and related products. Contact lens technology is always developing and improving, so Zionsville Eyecare optometrists are successful in fitting a wider range of patients of all ages. For added convenience, Zionsville Eyecare also stocks many contact lenses for sale.
If you’re looking for a new pair of glasses, Zionsville Eyecare has a large variety of the newest, high-quality frames and sunglasses to meet all patients’ needs and budgets. Zionsville Eyecare is proud to offer frame lines including Barton Perreira, MYKITA, Oakley, Maui Jim, Etnia Barcelona, Lafont, l.a.Eyeworks, Burberry, Versace, Silhouette and Ray-Ban, among others.
Opticians assist patients with choosing and fitting new eyeglasses as well as adjusting and repairing existing frames. The in-practice lab offers a faster delivery time for single-vision glasses, which in many cases, can be ready the same day. Zionsville Eyecare also provides a one-year eyewear warranty and the doctors’ prescription-accuracy guarantee.
A new chapter began as Dr. Haines and Dr. Garn formed a partnership with Greg and Kim Storen of Storen Financial
and broke ground in October 2018 on construction of a new building in Zionsville. Zionsville Eyecare and Storen Financial will be the primary occupants of the new 27,000-sq. ft., two-story building at 1120 W. Oak St. A few businesses are currently in discussions to lease space in the building; officials say there is space available for rent. The 1120 West building is expected to be completed in fall 2019.
1375 Parkway Dr,
Zionsville, IN 46077