Hixson Eye Care
Welcome to Hixson Eye Care! The Hixson Eye Care team strives to provide the finest optometric services in a comfortable environment. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about us and our services and invite you to join our patient family by scheduling an appointment with one of our doctors in our Hixson office.
As full service eye and vision care providers, we attend to both eye emergencies, as well as, regularly scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the Hixson and Chattanooga area come to Hixson Eye Care knowing they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is the foundation of our reputation. Dr. Quackenbush and Dr. Rhodes are committed to keeping you comfortable and well-informed at all times, explaining every exam and procedure, and addressing all of your questions. Additionally, at Hixson Eye Care, our team will work with your medical and vision insurance companies to help you obtain the eye health and vision care you need.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
At Hixson Eye Care, we offer comprehensive exams that cover all aspects of your vision and eye health. We start with questions regarding your daily life and any symptoms you may be experiencing at home or at work. We also take record of your vision, medications, and overall health. Then our optometrists perform a visual exam to take a look at your eye and eyelids. This is done with magnification and light, and may require dilating of the pupils. We also record your eye pressure with tonometry, which is an important test to identify patients at risk of developing glaucoma.
Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that use a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.
Many people prefer to wear contacts instead of eyeglasses. Luckily, as advances are made in the optometry field, more and more people are able to wear contacts to improve their vision.
Diabetic Eye Care
Here at Hixson Eye Care, we are dedicated to caring for your eyes when you have diabetes. Diabetes can affect more than just your blood sugar. It can also do some damage to your eyes if you are not careful.
Dry Eye Treatment
Here at Hixson Eye Care, we are proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort but also for your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eye.