Cigna Medical Group Vision Centers have earned a reputation for quality eye care services. Our staff of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians is highly trained in their respective fields to provide a wide range of eye care services. Whether you are looking for the solution to a serious vision problem or are just interested in an annual eye exam to ensure good vision, Cigna Medical Group Vision Centers are equipped to serve your needs.
The ophthalmology department provides comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, including small incision cataract surgery, and management of chronic eye diseases such as dry eye, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Our board certified doctors are dedicated to improving sight and have helped thousands of patients enjoy better vision to improve their quality of life.
Our optometry departments are staffed by optometrists who provide primary eye care to our members. A comprehensive eye exam is your first step towards maintaining healthy eyes and excellent vision. Our Optometrists can diagnose and treat various eye conditions, but complex eye disorders, medical problems and surgical problems are referred to Ophthalmology.
Our staff of Licensed Opticians is committed to providing our customers with personalized service to meet their eyewear needs. We not only want you to see great, but look great also. That's why we offer a large selection of high quality fashion forward designer frames, lenses, accessories and sunglasses. The Opticians are trained in the latest vision correction technologies and are able to recommend the right lens for your individual lifestyle, sport, safety and occupational needs.
Vision services are available at eight convenient locations across the Valley and are dedicated to providing you with quality care and service.
Our optometrists perform comprehensive eye exams, which includes screening for glaucoma, assessing the overall health of the eye, and performing refractions for prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. They also check for cataracts and other eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Our offices at Sun City and CJ Harris offer low vision services. We carry a large selection of low vision aids and devices to help those with limited or reduced vision.
Cigna Medical Group Vision Services include:
- Care for all ages - infants to adults
- Vision exams
- Low vision exams and low vision aids
- Contact lenses
- Wide variety of fashion frames
- Sport, safety and occupational lenses
- Frame adjustments/repairs
- Frame warranty (varies by manufacturer)
- Quality prescription lenses prepared in specially selected optical labs
The Vision Counsel of America recommends an annual eye exam. For more information on good eye health please visit http://www.checkyearly.com/
Routine eye exams are covered by many insurance plans. You may call any of our eight locations and we will be happy to help you with your benefit coverage. For those with no benefit coverage for routine vision care, we offer a basic exam to determine your prescription for eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. We also offer a complete comprehensive exam which includes dilation. If you have a known medical condition, such as diabetes or glaucoma, let us know so that we may schedule your appointment appropriately.
The doctor recommends Teflon Clear Coat Lenses. Ordinary eyeglass lenses cause reflections that create fuzzy, ghost images and halos that can interfere with your vision. Teflon Clear Coat Lenses eliminates lens reflections providing clearer, sharper, better vision. Teflon Clear Coat Lenses are recommended for individuals who drive at night, work at a computer, watch TV, or work under fluorescent lights.
For more information on Teflon Clear Coat Lenses go to: www.solateflon.com and then talk to one of our Opticians at any of the Cigna Medical Group Optical stores.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. As the lens becomes cloudy, less light enters the eye and vision becomes blurrier. The clouding of the lens usually progresses slowly over many years, but can progress suddenly in some cases. You may notice some symptoms as a cataract develops: blurry vision, glare with driving, needing more light to read, some colors seem dull, needing to change your eyeglass prescription more often. Cataracts may be caused by many things, including: a normal aging change, too much sun exposure, diabetes, past eye injuries or surgeries, and some medications. Regular eye exams are recommended to help your doctor determine if cataracts are interfering with your vision.
How can I have dry eyes if my eyes tear all the time?
Often when your eyes are dry and irritated you start to produce reflex tears, but these do not provide any lubrication. Lubricating tears are produced from glands in the upper eye lid and spread over the surface of your eye each time you blink. Dry eyes can be caused by many things including: aging, dry weather, heaters and air conditioners, wind, smoke, allergies, medications, injuries to the eye, and diseases such as arthritis. The most common treatment for dry eyes is the use of artificial tears. If they do not relieve your symptoms, there are other forms of treatments available from your eye doctor such as punctal plugs, prescription eye drops, and oral supplements.
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disease when the pressure builds up in the eye and damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma can usually be controlled with medication, but can cause blindness if it goes untreated. Glaucoma often has no symptoms, so regular eye exams are recommended. Anyone can get glaucoma, but there are certain risk factors such as: increasing age, African or Hispanic ancestry, family history, and previous eye injures, health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Glaucoma is usually treated with prescription eye drops that help lower the pressure in the eye. In severe cases, some surgical procedures are needed to help prevent vision loss from glaucoma.