Eyecare Services

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At Hixson Eye Care, Dr. Clayton B Rhodes and our team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. Our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, our doctors provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. We also offer glasses, contact lenses, as well as pre-operative and post-operative surgical care.

Vision Analysis

To ensure you receive a comprehensive assessment of your vision quality and eye health, your refraction and eye examination will be conducted utilizing state of the art computerized instruments. Contact lens wearers receive precise assessments of their corneal health and lens prescriptions from computerized corneal topographical mapping done in our office.   Drs. Rhodes and Quackenbush are dedicated to providing accurate prescriptions, and equally important, to promoting eye health.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Disease

At Hixson Eye Care, we diagnose and manage a wide range of ocular diseases including Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Ocular Surface Disease, Diabetic Retinopathy, Foreign Body Removal as well as many other conditions..


Although many people think a refraction is an eye exam, it is a not. The refraction is a series of tests performed to determine whether a person needs corrective lenses, and if needed, what the correct prescription is for their lenses. Without a refraction, a prescription for corrective eyeglass or contact lenses cannot be written.
Another misconception is that refraction is part of a comprehensive eye exam.  Is is not.  If you have routine vision insurance, your refraction is probably a covered benefit.  However, medical insurance plans, including Medicare, will not pay for refraction.  Yet, some medical insurance plans, including Medicare Advantage plans, do pay for refraction.  So,to find out if you have coverage for your refraction, call your insurance carrier or human resources department and ask if your policy pays for CPT 92015, refraction as a separate procedure.       Remember: If a refraction is performed, a separate fee will be charged and collected on the day of your visit unless we have confirmation before the day of your appointment that your insurance does cover it as a separate procedure.   

Eye Exams

Dr. Rhodes and the Hixson Eye Care team take every eye exam seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly routine examinations, our patients will receive a thorough review of their health systems, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our optometrists will recommend and explain the need for any additional procedures or testing that may be required to assess the presence of an eye disease or condition. Call  (423) 843-2020 today to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination with one of our experienced and highly qualified doctors.

Contact Lenses

Not sure if glasses are the only option for you? Ask our Hixson staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of Optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are some the various contact lens options available today. Our Hixson Optometrists will be happy to discuss specific options available to best fit your visual needs and your lifestyle.  There are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.  Schedule your examination today by calling (423) 843-2020. 


Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis, commonly referred to as LASIK, is an alternative to glasses or contact lenses for correcting vision. Like glasses or contact lenses, LASIK is a method for treating refractive conditions including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Hixson Eye Care, our doctors provide pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other eye procedures. Call (423) 843-2020 today to schedule an examination to see whether you are a candidate for LASIK.


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