Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Comprehensive Ophthalmology includes every aspect of vision care, from glasses or contacts to complicated eye conditions and diseases. At the Eye Center, you’ll find board certified ophthalmologists who can evaluate and treat multiple conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, in one compassionate setting.

Our state-of-the-art clinics are designed for your comfort and convenience. Each patient-friendly facility includes streamlined exam rooms built around a centralized imaging system. This allows physicians in any exam room to immediately access patient records and test results as well as other relevant images and information that might be helpful in explaining your eye condition.

Routine vision exams, minor cosmetic procedures and fittings for glasses or contacts are done on site. Many additional procedures can be done at the Lasik and Refractive Surgery Center or our ambulatory surgery center (ASC), both of which are also on site. Sometimes, if the condition is more complex or there are other health complications involved, patients are referred to The University of Kansas Hospital.

Patients benefit from the expertise of our ophthalmologists who have a broad range of specialties:

Our comprehensive ophthalmology specialist:
Neeti Alapati, MD
Anjulie Quick, MD
W. Abraham White, MD

Routine Eye Exams

During an eye exam, an eye doctor reviews your medical history and completes a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes. The information from an eye exam may lead to medical procedures or prescriptions. Eye examinations should take place periodically as follows:
 
Before
Age 3 
  All children should have their eyes checked before age 3. If there is family history of childhood vision problems, or if the child has a wandering, crossed, or other eye problem, his or her eyes should be checked earlier. 
     
3-20    Every one to two years, or as recommended. 
     
20-40    Every one to two years, unless you experience any problems such as vision changes, pain, flashes of light, new floaters, or tearing, or if you sustain an eye injury. 
     
40-64    Have baseline eye exam at 40, unless you're having symptoms or have risk factor for eye disease. If you have symptoms or a risk factor, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of eye disease, consult your ophthalmologist or optometrist to discuss how often you should be examined. 
     
65+    Every one to two years.