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College Hill Eye & Optical in Providence, Rhode Island

Do you favor a sophisticated, casual, artsy or elegant style? Nowadays, glasses are a trendy accessory, and we feature the most popular brands in designer optical fashion from around the world. So whatever your personal style preference may be, we have the perfect pair of designer frames for you! We build lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.

Do you favor a sophisticated, casual, artsy or elegant style? Nowadays, glasses are a trendy accessory, and we feature the most popular brands in designer optical fashion from around the world. So whatever your personal style preference may be, we have the perfect pair of designer frames for you! We build lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs.

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By using the latest technology, like our Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans we can tell if you...
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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 401-831-2015 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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What are some of the warning signs of Dry Eye? How is it best detected?

Warning signs can accumulate quite gradually over many years. Not uncommonly among contact lens wearers, they may incorrectly assume the lenses are old and need to be replaced. Other times the eyes water a bit more, or burn, or itch. Many, many cases are sub-clinical – they can only be diagnosed with the use of microscopic detection and special equipment!
We look at tear quality, tear meniscus, and gland structure. Research has pointed towards the testing of tear osmolarity as a reliable indicator of
the disease in terms of pre-treatment and post-treatment situations.

What is the examination like to determine whether someone is suffering from Dry Eyes?

A full dry eye evaluation may include a series of tests depending on initial signs and symptoms, systemic history, medication, and lifestyle. Most of these tests are non-invasive and are painless. They can range from special colored dyes placed on the eyelid to assess severity, direct visualization of the oil glands to check for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) or atrophy, to tear production analysis to name a few. The evaluation will be tailored to narrow down the specific cause of Dry Eye Syndrome.

What are specialty contact lenses?

Specialty contact lenses are contact lenses made for people who have trouble wearing regular contact lenses because of some type of eye health or vision issue. If you have dry eyes, or astigmatism, or kerataconus, you may have been told that you can't wear contact lenses. However, we now have new technology that allows us to fit all different types of patients with contact lenses that are comfortable, and provide great vision. These contact lenses require special fittings, performed by an eye doctor who is trained in this area, and knows what contact lenses will be best for your particular condition.

Eyewear can be a confidence booster!

Whether you want contact lenses or glasses, we make sure that you get both what looks good, but more importantly what works for your personal situation as well. We at College Hill Eye & Optical stand behind our products by knowing we offer high quality eyewear manufactured by smaller, independent companies. We are continuously inspired by the beauty and individuality of handmade frames and the science and technology behind eye health and vision improvement.

We also ensure our employees are constantly learning and growing within this dynamic field.

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Eyewear can be a confidence booster!

Whether you want contact lenses or glasses, we make sure that you get both what looks good, but more importantly what works for your personal situation as well. We at College Hill Eye & Optical stand behind our products by knowing we offer high quality eyewear manufactured by smaller, independent companies. We are continuously inspired by the beauty and individuality of handmade frames and the science and technology behind eye health and vision improvement.

We are proud to ensure our employees are constantly learning and growing within this dynamic field.

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295 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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