Frequently Asked Questions

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Do OMC’s technicians have certifications?

Yes. All of OMC’s optometry staff members are either Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COAs) under the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) or American Board of Optometry (ABO)-certified opticians.

What if the eye care provider I visit can’t offer services I need?

There are several optometrists in the area who refer patients to OMC if they are unable to provide a particular service. For example, patients are referred to OMC if glaucoma or cataracts are detected during annual exams. Optometrists are not able to provide surgical treatment, but can treat glaucoma. OMC’s ophthalmologists offer complete eye care, including surgery. If they cannot provide a necessary treatment, they also refer to other providers.

Does OMC perform surgery to correct vision or treat low vision?

Cataract surgery is performed to help improve decreased vision caused by cataracts.  A referral to the State Services for the Blind can be made for patients with low vision.

Does OMC offer eye injections to treat macular degeneration?

Yes, OMC does offer anti-VEGF injections for treatment of wet macular degeneration.