Smart EyeCare Center provides robust services and treatments for patients. For your convenience we participate with the following Insurances:
CareCredit is a payment option which offers a monthly payment plan. We accept CareCredit at Smart EyeCare Center, however to use it, you need to be approved. CareCredit is offered through GE Capital Bank and is not affiliated with Smart EyeCare Center. Clicking the CareCredit link below will take you away from our website to the CareCredit website where you can complete the online credit application.
Our Doctors of Optometry provide comprehensive exams of the eyes. Our thorough exams evaluate these areas of concern:
Treatment of Injuries:
We provide emergency treatment of injuries to your eyes. With seven doctors on staff, immediate care is available.
Treatment of Disease:
Doctors of Optometry are trained to provide medical treatment of many diseases of the eyes. Infections and injuries of the cornea, conjunctiva, or lids (allergies, dry eye), glaucoma, etc. are treated at Smart EyeCare Center.
Pre-operative and Post-operative Care:
We work in association with your eye surgeon to help provide your pre-operative and post-operative eye care. A comfortable, mutually desired relationship exists between patient, surgeon and optometrist to provide high quality care for our surgical patients.
The physicians of Eye Center of Central Maine provide ophthalmologic care in our Augusta office at 255 Western Avenue. Full medical and surgical eye care services are available.
Smart EyeCare Center has the largest and most complete optical dispensary in the area. The following are the many reasons why you should let us help you with your optical needs.
With 15 National Board Certified Opticians, we have the most experienced staff available. Our extensive training programs enable our opticians to provide you with the latest in skills and knowledge of the optical industry. Working together, their vast experience will make this your most enjoyable and satisfying optical purchase ever!
Our on-site optical lab is equipped with the most modern, up-to-date equipment available. Most glasses are manufactured in-house, and our large selection of lenses allows us to provide same day service for many prescriptions. Our skilled opticians and modern equipment enable us to provide you with superior eyewear in a timely manner.
We have an extensive selection of quality current frames available. We carry an interesting and diverse selection of frames that range from economy to high fashion designer styles, sunglasses and more. All of our frames are guaranteed -- none are discontinued or close-outs. We will service and repair all of our products to your satisfaction. Shop and compare. We are sure you will be impressed with our product and service.
Satisfaction with your eyewear and vision is greatly dependent on lens selection. We have access to every possible product available today. Our highly trained opticians will help you select the lenses best suited for your needs -- skillfully fit and adjusted. This will provide you with the most impressive pair of glasses you have ever owned, visually and cosmetically.
Contact lenses are of special interest to us at Smart EyeCare Center.
We have access to all contacts that are approved by the FDA and available in the U.S. market. We offer everything from single vision disposable lenses to custom lenses for bifocals and astigmatism as well as costume contacts. We have a large inventory of lenses in our office, so we can provide you with same day service in many prescriptions.
Past contact lens failures are welcome.
Our experience is that 90% of people who have failed with wearing contact lenses in the past can be successfully fit. Dry eye, allergies, astigmatism, bifocals, poor comfort, poor vision, can be resolved. Come in and let us solve your contact lens problems!!
We guarantee your fit and satisfaction!
Contact lenses are available to correct: Nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, bifocals, bifocals with astigmatism, colors, colors with astigmatism and costume contacts.
OCT or Ocular Coherence Tomography
The OCT is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT is a unique test because it allows doctors to look at cross-sectional layers of the retina. Each of the ten layers in the retina can be detected. OCT allows a doctor to measure the thickness of each layer to aid in the early detection of retinal diseases and conditions. Such conditions include age-related macular degeneration, pre-retinal membranes, macular swelling, macular holes, cystoid macular edema.
Visual Field Perimetry
Perimetry of Visual Field testing is an important part of the glaucoma examination. During this test you will be asked to sit in front o f a large “bowl like” instrument and look directly straight ahead. A computer program will present a number of lights in different positions of your “side” or peripheral vision to see how far your side vision extends in various directions. The computer will then plot an actual map of your field of vision so that your eye doctor can interpret this map in conjunction with other examination tests in order to understand how well your optic nerve is functioning.
While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick, painless, and may not require dilation drops.
The optomap ultra-wide digital imaging system captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-12% of your retina at one time.
The unique optomap ultra-wide view enhances your eye doctor’s ability to detect even the earliest sign of disease that presents on your retina. Seeing most of the retina at once allows your eye doctor more time to review your images and educate you about your eye health. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the power of optomap as a diagnostic tool.
The optomap story: In 1990, 5 year old Leif Anderson went blind in one eye due to an undiagnosed retinal detachment. He was getting regular eye exams, but conventional tests available at the time made a thorough examination difficult. Distressed by the diagnostic methods available, Leif’s father, Douglas, designed the optomap retinal exam.