Erika Morrow, M.S., O.D. owner and optometrist at ForSight Eye Care, provides comprehensive eye exams using the latest technology and latest treatment options. Explore the menu below to learn about the different eye care services we offer.
An annual comprehensive eye exam performed at ForSight is truly going to be the most thorough eye exam you have ever had. At ForSight, we strive to ensure each patient is seeing their very best and that their eyes are healthy and happy. We encourage a thorough eye exam every 1-2 years at minimum.
We at ForSight are advocates for pediatric eye care and spreading awareness on the importance of early eye care for infants and children. Dr. Morrow is a provider for InfantSEE, which is a program that provides one wellness eye exam for all 6-12 month old infants. This exam is important to ensure their eyes are healthy and are not at risk for amblyopia (“lazy eye”).
Dr. Morrow recommends the first exam before 12 months, again at age 3, and before entering 3rd grade. Come grow with us!
Diabetes affects the smallest blood vessels of your body first and some of the smallest blood vessels are in your eyes, fingers, toes, and kidneys. Increased sugar in the blood stream causes the blood vessel walls to become weak and leaky. If blood leaks from the vessel it causes damage that leads to nerve damage, tissue damage, and can cause irreversible vision loss.
Diabetes is the #1 cause of vision loss in the working age population in America, which is a scary statistic. Work hard to keep your blood sugars low and stable and ALWAYS have an annual eye exam to look at the blood vessels.
Living in the Southeastern region of the US has its perks with all of the beautiful trees, native plants, and grasses, but that also means that eye allergies can be an issue. If your eyes are red, itchy, or watering, you may be suffering from eye allergies. At ForSight, we evaluate and treat chronic eye allergies everyday.
Dr. Morrow brings knowledge and passion about Dry Eye Syndrome and she is adamant about treatment plans that offer relief from dry eye symptoms including redness, irritation, itching, and watering. With the proper treatment plan you will see relief.
The TearCare® System is intended for the application of localized heat therapy in adult patients with evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), when used in conjunction with manual expression of the meibomian glands.
Present in the vast majority of DED cases, MGD is largely undertreated, with no insured treatment options currently available that can address MGD as the root cause of dry eye. Meibum, a clear, oily secretion that is expressed through the eye’s meibomian glands, works to coat the outermost layer of the eye and protect tears from premature evaporation. In MGD, there is abnormal thickening or hardening of meibum, and the opening of meibomian glands can become blocked, preventing meibum from reaching the tear. If left untreated, MGD can present serious consequences, including ocular surface damage, changes in tear film stability, inflammation, pain, chronic dry eye, and other symptoms that can greatly impair a person’s daily life and vision. The eye care community is increasingly acknowledging the importance of treating underlying meibomian gland obstruction when present for optimal treatment of DED associated with MGD.
The TearCare System provides safe and effective localized heat therapy, in conjunction with manual gland expression, intended to help soften or liquify thickened meibum for effective gland clearance. The TearCare System’s intelligent design delivers a consistent, requisite level of therapeutic heat (45 degrees Celsius) to the outer surface of the eyelids to achieve and maintain an inner eyelid temperature of 41-42 degrees Celsius — the inner eyelid temperature necessary to melt meibum. Research on the optimal melting temperature of hardened meibum suggests that precise heat delivery within this tight therapeutic temperature window is critical to achieving procedural safety and efficacy. Efficacy lacks under 40 degrees Celsius at the inner eyelid, and heat exceeding 45 degrees Celsius at the outer eyelid can begin to present safety risks to patients.
The most important part of your sight is your eye health which is why Dr. Morrow requires a thorough eye exam using high tech imaging or dilation at every comprehensive exam. Our Optomap® technology allows us to detect, monitor, and treat ocular pathology all while educating you using images of the inside of your eyes. You’ll have to see it for yourself. It is our promise to you that we will keep you seeing your very best.
Your cornea is the very front surface of the eyeball but a healthy cornea that is crystal clear is essential to have perfect vision. Corneal diseases such as keratoconus can result in vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts. Keratoconus can be managed with specialty services that are offered at ForSight.
Other corneal conditions such as corneal scarring from old injuries, complications following refractive surgery such as Radial Keratotomy (RK), or LASIK can cause vision loss because the front surface of the eye is altered. If you have struggled with your vision with contacts or glasses, come in for an evaluation that will include corneal topography, so we can make sure you’re seeing your best!
Specializing in contact lenses, our team is dedicated to finding a contact lens solution that will provide the best possible vision and comfort every patient can tolerate all day long. At ForSight we fit soft contact lenses including: standard distance contacts, toric or astigmatism contacts, monovision, and multifocal or presbyopia contacts for those with issues reading up close. At our office we educated every patient, every exam, on proper care and replacement for their contacts. At ForSight we strongly encourage patients to consider daily contact lenses, that replace every day, because they are the safest, healthiest way to wear contact lenses.
We are the only office in our region that is dedicated to custom contact lenses for those who have special visual needs. We fit hard or rigid gas permeable contacts (RGP), scleral lenses, colored contact lenses, prosthetic contact lenses. Specialty contacts are used for patients that have special visual needs due to conditions such as keratoconus, dry eyes, high prescriptions, corneal transplants, irregular astigmatism, and refractive surgery complications (Radial Keratotomy (RK), LASIK, corneal Intacs, corneal ectasia).
Corneal crosslinking is an FDA-approved surgical option indicated to slow the progression of keratoconus. Early intervention is key for this procedure to be as effective as possible. The earlier keratoconus is found and the earlier corneal crosslinking is initiated, the faster you can slow it down or stop the progression. Corneal crosslinking is the preferred keratoconus treatment by most eye doctors.
At ForSight we work with the leader in LASIK surgery. If a patient chooses to use our recommended LASIK surgeon we will perform the LASIK evaluation at no charge to ensure they are a candidate. Once we determined if a patient is a candidate we will perform the preoperative and postoperative care, at no additional charge.
Each pair of glasses is completely customized to you using our Optikam technology. The device allows our licensed optician to capture 10 different precise measurements to design a customized lens based on the frame each patient selects, their visual needs, and the shape of their face and where the eyes sit in the frame.
We know the largest source of blue light is the sun and we know the sun is harmful for our eyes; leading to early cataract development, pinguecula, pterygium, and macular degeneration.
Although the benefits of blue light protection are up for debate, there is no question that a majority of patients that purchase a quality blue light lens technology, state they notice a considerable decrease in eyestrain and headaches from long periods of computer work.
At ForSight, we firmly believe in being proactive versus reactive and if we know blue light is harmful, why not block the harmful spectrum. Not all blue light lens technology is equal and they should cut down on reflective glare, not add to it.
At ForSight we strive to provide top-notch quality, always. We have invested in technology to ensure a patient’s lenses are cut or edged perfectly in the frame they select. We edge all of our lenses in-house to ensure quality is its best, every time. Having in-house edging also allows us to get glasses on the patient as quickly as possible. In most cases, we can have single vision glasses made within 24-28 hours. Oftentimes we can provide you same day service, depending on your prescription.