We offer the following services:
- Comprehensive eye examinations
- Infants and children eye care
- Glasses and contact lens service
- Glaucoma care and treatment
- Diabetic eye care and treatment
- Retinal evaluation and treatment
- Cataract Surgery – small incision, no stitch cataract surgery. Implantation of multifocal intraocular lens.
- Crossed eye (strabismus) surgery
- Cosmetic eye surgery
- Medically necessary eyelid surgery
- Emergency service 24 – 7 for established patients
Shelby Eye Centers utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, techniques, and supplies to thoroughly evaluate and treat many eye conditions. The right choice of treatment and technology result in excellent visual outcomes.
Small incision, no stitch cataract surgery with Implantation of:
Multifocal Intraocular Lens(to decrease need for reading glasses): Restor and Tecnis
IOL Master (used for measuring lens implant powers) – The Zeiss IOL Master is the gold standard in optical biometry. The IOL master allows fast accurate measurements of the length and surface curvature of the eye necessary for cataract surgery. The IOL master allows measurements to be taken with complete confidence in the accuracy of the results. Because the IOL Master is non-contact (nothing touches the eye), there is no need for anesthesia.
Argon Laser – The retinal laser assists the ophthalmologist in treating diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears, and leaking blood vessels. The use of the laser prevents bleeding and leakage of fluid in the back of the eye and may assist in and prevent a retinal tear from becoming a retinal detachment.
Yag Laser – Patients with acute angle-closure glaucoma can benefit from YAG laser treatment. During YAG laser Iridotomy, a special contact lens is applied to the patient’s cornea, which helps to focus the laser, allowing the creation of an opening in the iris. YAG laser treatment also assists in removing cloudy, post-surgical membranes from the eye after cataract surgery. In this surgical procedure, focused laser applications are used to restore clarity to the optical path of the eye.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) – An SLT laser procedure can assist the ophthalmologist in treating glaucoma. Using laser therapy, patients may be able to avoid surgery and reduce their dependence on eye drops. The SLT laser treatment selectively targets pigmented cells while preserving the surrounding tissue. This is a significant advantage over traditional therapies since it causes no coagulative damage, or clotting, within the trabecular meshwork of the eye.
Cirrus OCT – (Optical Coherence Tomography) is helpful in evaluation of Retina and Glaucoma. It is used for taking high resolution cross sectional pictures of the retina or optic nerve and is clinically useful for imaging selected macular diseases including macular degeneration.
Heidelberg Retinal Tomography II – In the diagnosis and management of early glaucoma, optic nerves with obvious damage due to glaucoma are seldom seen. The ability to document subtle nerve abnormalities and changes is necessary to validate treatment decisions. When concise documentation of baseline abnormalities and changes in optic nerve head features are considered in conjunction with other glaucoma risk factors and clinical findings, better management decisions for glaucoma patients will result.
Humphrey Visual Field – Our patients are tested with the automated visual field device. This device is used to accurately measure the patient’s peripheral vision. This is very useful in the evaluation and management of glaucoma and other diseases involving the optic nerve.
Retinal Imaging – Visucam by Zesis is the first fundus camera to combine the functionality of the classic non-mydriatic camera with that of mydriatic cameras. The Visucam performs various imaging functions which include intravenous fluorescein angiography. This device is utilized for the testing and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other diseases affecting the eye.
Pachymeter – This is an ultrasonic device used to measure the thickness of the cornea. This measurement is useful in evaluation and management of glaucoma.
1170 Wyke Road
Shelby, NC 28150
Monday - Thursday 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am - Noon