See the World Clearly Through Optometry

Personalized One-on-One Service

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See the World Clearly Through Optometry

Personalized One-on-One Service

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You can count on the Eye Clinic of Vero & Optical Boutique

Joyce E. Desrosiers’s practice has been awarded as a top Optometry practice
with some of Vero Beach’s best Optometrists.

 

When you shop with us you’ll enjoy a
“Bourbon Street of New Orleans” atmosphere.

 

Time With the Doctor

One-on-one attention is being compromised for efficiency in today’s medical field. At Eye Clinic of Vero, your preliminaries will be gathered by our Optometric Assistant after which you will have ample time with Dr. Desrosiers. True personalized service is what the clinic has become known for.

Opticians

Our Opticians are there to help you in every step of the way. They will analyze your prescription to determine the best size and shape of frame to produce the best lenses. They will observe your face shape and help you to find the frame that compliments you the best. They’ll sit with you and ask questions to establish what kind of lenses will function best for your lifestyle. There are many things involved in producing the best glasses possible and that’s what they are there for. They will do the technical work to give you both function and fashion.

Friendly Atmosphere

As you step into the Eye Clinic of Vero & Optical Boutique, you’ll find yourself in the French Quarters of New Orleans and will be drawn in by the fun friendly atmosphere. When you open the French door to go in for an eye exam, you’ll feel as if you’ve just checked in to an elaborate hotel off Bourbon Street. It’s truly unique; you have to experience it to understand it.

Large Selection of Frames

We don’t carry just a few styles in several colors like many other opticals. We carry many different styles, colors, sizes, and shapes at price points to fit everyone’s pocketbooks. Some of our brands include: ProDesign, Swissflex, Kawasaki, Silhouette, Vera Bradley, Op, Light Tec by Morel, Carrera, Oliver Peoples, Lafont, Rudy Project, Tura, Diva, Mattisse hand-painted frames and many others. We are here to make sure you look good when you leave our office. We consider you a “walking advertisement” and therefore a reflection of us.

Appointment Request

Appointment Request

Please allow a few days for a response from our office. We normally book 2-3 weeks in advance.

Privacy Notice
Please contact our office for a copy of our Privacy Practices as required by the Privacy Regulations created as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and accountability act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Insurance & Payments

We accept Medicare, BC/BS, VSP (Vision Service Plan), VCP (Vision Care Plan aka Comp Benefits), 20/20, and EyeMed insurance plans.

Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and YES even cash!

Be prepared for your appointment.

Please be sure to bring:

  • A list of your medications

  • A list of any surgeries or illnesses you’ve had

  • Family history of diseases

  • Ocular history of yourself and your family

  • Your glasses

  • Wear your contact lenses in and bring along their specifications

Plan on getting your eyes dilated?

  • Dilation lasts about 3-4 hours.

  • Most people can drive home without any difficulties.

  • We will give you dark glasses to drive home with.

  • Only close-up vision will be affected.

  • If you are being fitted for contact lenses, your dilated appointment may be on a different day.

About Eye & Vision Exams

Periodic eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems have no signs or symptoms and therefore individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and preventing vision loss.

A complete eye exam may include, but is not limited to, the following tests:

For a patient history, we will need a list of medications taken and occupational or environmental conditions that may be affecting vision. The doctor or her staff will ask about any eye or vision problems you may be having and about your overall health. You will also be asked about any previous eye or health conditions of you and your family members.

Visual acuity measurements evaluate how clearly each eye is seeing. During testing, you are asked to read letters on distance and near reading charts.

When testing distance vision, the top number in the fraction is the distance at which testing is done, twenty feet. The bottom number is the size of the letter you were able to read. A person with 20/40 vision would have to be at 20 feet in order to see what should be seen at 40 feet. Normal distance visual acuity is 20/20.

A refraction is done using a phoropter to determine the prescription needed to compensate for any refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism). Some preliminary testing may be done using an automated refractor (computer) that evaluates your prescription first and then is refined by the doctor using the phoropter.

External examination of the eye includes evaluation of the cornea, eyelids, conjunctiva, and surrounding eye tissue using bright light and magnification.

Evaluation of the lens, retina and posterior section of the eye may be done through a dilated pupil to provide a better view of the internal structures of the eye.

Measurement of pressure within the eye (tonometry) is performed. Normal eye pressures range from 10 to 21 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), averaging about 14 to 16 mm Hg. Today we now know that measuring the eye pressure is only one part of checking for glaucoma. The optic nerve must be evaluated too. We now know that the corneal thickness influences the measurements and if any part of this evaluation is suspect for glaucoma you will be referred for further testing by an Ophthalmologist.

If you have questions regarding any eye or vision conditions diagnosed, or treatment recommended, don’t hesitate to ask for additional information or explanation from the doctor.

There Are Three Types of Eye Health Practitioners

Optometrist

An optometrist is a health care professional who is licensed to provide primary eye care services:

  • to examine and diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases and, in certain states in the U.S., to treat them;

  • to diagnose related systemic (bodywide) conditions such as hypertension and diabetes that may affect the eyes;

  • to examine, diagnose and treat visual conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia; and

  • to prescribe glasses, contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation, and medications as well as perform minor surgical procedures such as the removal of foreign bodies.

An optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry, an O.D. (not to be confused with a Doctor of Medicine, an M.D.). To become an optometrist, one must complete pre-professional undergraduate college education followed by 4 years of professional education in a college of optometry. Some optometrists also do a residency.

Ophthalmologist

An ophthalmologist is a physician (doctor of medicine, MD, or doctor of osteopathy, DO) who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury.

An ophthalmologist has completed four or more years of college premedical education, four or more years of medical school, one year of internship, and three or more years of specialized medical and surgical and refractive training and experience in eye care.

Optician

An optician is a technician who makes, verifies, and delivers lenses, frames, and other specially fabricated optical devices and/or contact lenses upon prescription to the intended wearer.
The opticians’ functions include prescription analysis and interpretation; determination of the lens forms best suited to the wearer's needs; the preparation and delivery of work orders for the grinding of lenses and the fabrication of eyewear, the verification of the finished ophthalmic products; and the adjustment, replacement, repair, and reproduction of previously prepared ophthalmic lenses, frames, and other specially fabricated ophthalmic devices.

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