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. We offer full-service optical with a wide variety of independent eye wear catering to all styles. Dr. Erika Morrow is well versed in the treatment and management of all eye conditions.
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.
We strongly believe in the prevention of nearsightedness (myopia) and we offer different services to slow the progression of the condition. Dr. Morrow fits specialty contact lenses that are designed to halt the progression of the condition in children and young adults using a contact lens called Paragon CRT®, among other treatment options for myopia control.
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.
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.
Macular degeneration is an age-related condition that affects vision, making it difficult to see fine detail, & it affects how your vision responds to different lighting conditions. The condition has different stages and can be progressive. The risk factors for macular degeneration are age, genetics, race, and smoking.
At ForSight, we emphasize the importance of UVA, B, & C protection, a healthy diet, customized supplements, exercise, & not smoking. If you are over the age of 55, you should have an eye exam for macular changes annually. Dr. Morrow recommends foods high in antioxidants including kale, broccoli, greens, collards, egg whites, carrots, & beautiful berries.
Cataract development is a natural process of aging. The lens in each eye becomes cloudy and thicker. As cataracts form, your vision will be affected with symptoms that include glare & halos around lights at night, decreased vision overall, and inability to see well in low lighting conditions (ie: reading menus at a restaurant). Typically, cataracts are like wrinkles; they develop on both eyes and occur with birthdays. Come in and learn more about the lenses in your eyes.
Emergencies eye exams are our specialty. We are here to help you during and after business hours. If you are experiencing redness, watering, discomfort, pain, light sensitivity, or foreign body sensations in your eye(s), please call us! We want to keep you comfortable and seeing!
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!
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is common because we all spend many hours a day on our computers, tablets, and devices. If you are experiencing redness, burning, eyestrain, fatigue, and headaches, come in for an evaluation. At ForSight, we offer lens designs that have special properties to relax the eyes and special properties to limit harmful light exposure. We like to remind our patients to take a break every 20 minutes, for 20 seconds, with lots of blinking.
Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure in the eyeball, which causes damage to the cells that connect the eye to the brain, resulting in vision loss. Glaucoma is often called the silent thief of vision because patients cannot feel that the pressure is high in their eyes and the vision loss begins as side vision loss. Glaucoma is an age related condition often times but genetics and race play a large role as well. At ForSight, we screen your eyes for glaucoma every time you have an exam by our doctor.
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.
Orthokeratology or corneal reshaping involves a special type of gas permeable lens used to reshape the front surface of the eye. A customized lens is designed based on eye shape and prescription of each patient. The patient wears the lens at night, which causes a shift in the front surface of the corneal cells. This is similar to wearing a dental retainer at night to keep teeth straight. In the morning, the lens is removed, and patients enjoy clear vision all day and night. Most patients must wear these contact lenses each night to achieve this effect. The biggest benefit to orthokeratology is that it is proven to slow down the progression of myopia. Orthokeratology is safe and completely reversible.
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).
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.
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.
Keratoconus is a progressive condition that tends to worsen over time. The symptoms of keratoconus include: blurry vision, shadowy or double vision, halos around lights, letters, or objects, starbursting or lines from lights, glare, poor night vision, itchy eyes, red eyes, and/or swollen eyes.
It is very important that patients do not rub their eyes because we know eye rubbing can make this condition much worse, much quicker. We offer many treatment options for patients that have keratoconus starting with treatment and management of itchy allergy eyes, corrective custom contact lenses (soft, hybrid, scleral, astigmatism, RGP), co-management of corneal crosslinking. The goal of treatment options vary, based on age and severity of the condition.
ForSight is the only office in the entire region that offers Eye Surface Profiler (ESP) technology. The ESP instrument offers the highest level of technological precision for 3D mapping the shape of the eye. The Eye Surface Profiler corneal-scleral topographer captures 350,000 data points over the entire ocular surface, creating highly detailed maps with ability to design totally customizable scleral lenses.
The system allows for in depth consultation with the manufacturer of the lenses, resulting in an excellent product, the first time. The ESP can be used to fabricate completely customized scleral lenses, similarly to 3D printing, based on the maps captured by the ForSight team. The contact lens made using this technology is customized for each individual patient.
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.
Myopia also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, results in blurred distance vision. Nearsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. For those that have a high prescription, sometimes a specialty contact lens will provide the best possible vision. Our team will always take proper measurements of each patient’s eyes and recommend the best contact lens to provide the best vision and comfort.
Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, results in poor vision up close and in many cases, it affects distance vision as well. Farsightedness results in fatigue, eyestrain, headaches, and blurred vision up close and far away.
Astigmatism results in ghosted/slightly doubled images, poor night vision, and blurred vision at all distances. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. When you have high amounts of astigmatism, sometimes a specialty contact lens is needed to fully correct your prescription.
Presbyopia typically happens in the early to mid-40’s and results in blurred vision up close. The good news is there are many great solutions to improve each patient’s eye freedom including progressive lens technology, multifocal contact lenses, computer glasses designed for specific workstation setups, and/or reading glasses.
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.
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.