"Protect your precious peepers"
The team at Dr. D.M. Fitzgerald & Associates wants to help you, "protect your precious peepers," as indicated by the office's slogan. This team is comprised of a professional, courteous and knowledgeable office staff and four doctors of optometry - Dr. DeAnn M. Fitzgerald, Dr. Kacie Monore, Dr. Wayne Huebener and Dr. Becky Aspholm. They provide the Corridor community members the benefit of a one-stop shop for eye care exams, consultations, eyeglasses, contacts, sunglasses and more at their Cedar Rapids location.
Do you have a vision for your future? Then perhaps you should invest in the future of your vision.
For the youngest child or mature adult, we can help your entire family with their vision needs. Our caring staff of professionals will ensure you receive the best possible eye care solution.
We are proud to be one of the first offices in the US to offer emPower!, the world’s first electronic focusing eyewear! Unlike a traditional progressive lens, emPower! instantly adjusts to your needs. So now, at work, home or play emPower! changes the instant you need it. emPower! offers visual freedom that only an electronic lens can offer. Instead of you adjusting to your eyewear, isn’t it time it adjusted to you? Ask one of our team members about all of the amazing benefits of emPower! electronic focusing eyewear. Or, click here to see how it works.
Optomap Retinal Exam
Optomap Retinal Exam is a fast, easy and comfortable, an in depth view of the retinal layers (where disease can start). Your doctor is concerned about retinal problems including macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments, and systemic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. With having this annual eye wellness scan gives a permanent record for your medical file, which gives your doctor comparisons for tracking and diagnosing potential eye disease.
RTVue-100 OPTOVUE is an ultra-high speed, high resolution OCT retina scanner used for retina imaging and analysis. The ultra-high speed and high resolution features enable the FD-OCT to visualize the retinal tissue with ultra-high clarity in a fraction of seconds. Provides a rapid, objective and accurate evaluation of the eye because it measures the site of glaucoma damage, not just a symptom of the disease.
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Visual Field Threshold
FDT is a breakthrough in visual field testing that's so efficient it can even be used in pre-test. An abundance of evidence now indicates that FDT perimeter has many advantages for detecting visual field loss. FDT perimeter is relatively portable, is quick and easy to administer and interpret, is robust to moderate amounts of refractive error, and is widely liked by both clinicians and their patients. Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter : to detect CNV earlier and monitor patients better than common methods. The PHP is a perimetry machine similar to that used in visual field examination for detecting glaucoma. Both diagnostic tools measure the peripheral visual field, are automated, have a normative database for comparison and provide a report. The PHP also measures the central visual field in addition to the periphery. The PHP is based on the human ability to perceive minute differences in the relative spatial localization of two objects. Because the brain is sensitized to the detection of small shifts in the co-linear arrangement of photoreceptors and slight distortions of photoreceptors in relation to each other, minute differences in the placement of objects in space in relation to one another are readily noticed. This hypersensitivity is subsequently used to detect the presence of drusen or CNV, as these different lesions cause different elevations in the RPE.
The revolutionary 3-D Wave™ is three diagonistic tools in one, plus wavefront. One of the most beneficial aspects of the 3-D Wave is its ability to eliminate registration errors, with autorefraction/keratometry corneal topography, optical path difference, and wavefront, all preformed in a single registration. Now, with a single device, you can obtain a comprehensive refractive analysis that previously would require at least three tests on three different machines. The 3-D Wave allows us to evaluate our patients entire optical system, perform refractive and cataract surgery screenings, evaluate postoperative complaints, and determine pathology diagnoses. Dr. Fitzgerald & Associates, Inc. is proud to be one of the first in Cedar Rapids to offer this latest addition to Marco's Vision Diagnostic™ line of equipment.