At General Optical in Burton, Flint and Fenton Michigan, you're not just our patient, you're our guest!
|At General Optical we enjoy helping you
create your own personal image!
If you want a spectacular new look or
the latest innovations in Contact Lens technology, we will be there for
your personalized fitting.
Your eyeglasses should be tailored not
only to your optical needs, but to fit your personality as well, so
flaunt yourself and bring out the real you!
Did you know
many diseases can be discovered through a carefully planned eye exam?
Our diagnostic equipment allows our comprehensive eye exams to
detect even the smallest changes in your vision and eye health, which
helps us ascertain your risk factors for debilitating eye diseases and
whole body diseases. And with early detection, many can be manageable.
|General Optical was founded in 1953 to
provide the highest quality eye care for the people of Flint and
surrounding communities. Since then, we have grown to three locations,
serving thousands of satisfied patients throughout Mid-Michigan. We are
locally owned and operated, and proud to employ our entire workforce
here in Genesee County.
Since taking the reigns in 1971, Jim
Moore has continued the Moore family tradition of providing the highest
quality eye care products and services available and always at a
superior vale. Under Mr. Moore's direction, General Optical has added
many new services and technologies with the sole purpose of making your
eyewear the very best it can be. Jim Moore is the spokesperson in our
television commercials so you might very well recognize Jim when you
come into the store.
Our Comprehensive "One-on-One" Eye Exam
At General Optical,
your eye care always begins with a thorough exam. Our licensed and
experienced Doctors of Optometry perform a variety of tests to determine
what is best for your particular vision needs. Plus, our
state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment always insures a precision-correct
Our eye care professionals will help you get the
most out of your visit. Our doctors regularly update their education to
make sure they keep up with the latest in eye care procedures and
diagnosis, ensuring the right solution for your vision needs.
You may have astigmatism if you experience a distortion
or blurring of images at all distances -- near and far. Headache,
fatigue, squinting and eye discomfort or irritation may indicate a
slight degree of astigmatism, even if your vision is fairly sharp.
There are a number of
signs and symptoms that may indicate a cataract. A comprehensive eye
examination can determine for certain if you have a cataract forming.
You may have a condition known as double vision,
also referred to as diplopia, if you see two of whatever you are looking
You may be farsighted if you can see
objects at a distance clearly but have trouble focusing well on objects
close up. Farsightedness is often referred to by its medical names,
hypermetropia or hyperopia.
vision that cannot be corrected completely with glasses may indicate a
condition known as conical cornea or keratoconus. Keratoconus is rare
and primarily affects people in their early 20's.
You may be near- or shortsighted if you can see objects nearby with no
problem, but reading road signs or making out the writing on the board
at school is more difficult.
name derived from Greek words meaning "old eye, is a condition
recognized when you hold a book up close and the words appear blurred,
then push the book farther away, and the words snap back into sharp
Spots & Floaters
If you occasionally see specks or
threadlike strands drifting across your field of vision that dart away
when you try to look at them, you're seeing what eye care practitioners
call spots or floaters.
The most common cause of
irreversible vision loss for people over the age of 60 is age-related
macular degeneration or ARMD. It is estimated that 2.5 million people in
developed countries will suffer visual loss from this disorder.
Sometimes described as "psoriasis of the eyelids",
an inflammatory problem called "blepharitis", is characterized by red
and irritated eyelid rims. If your eyelids burn and itch or if you've
noticed an oily discharge or scaly skin around them, you may have "blepharitis".
You may have conjunctivitis if you
experience red, watery eyes, inflamed lids, blurred vision and a sandy
or scratchy feeling in the eyes. More commonly known as "pink eye",
pus-like or watery discharge around the eyelids may indicate an
infectious form of the disease.
Diabetes is a
disease that prevents your body from making or using insulin to break
down sugar in your bloodstream. It can also affect your eyes and vision.
If you experience a feeling of something foreign
within the eye or general discomfort, you may be experiencing the common
signs of "dry eye." A stinging, itching, or burning sensation or general
discomfort may also signal dry eye.
most often strikes people over age 50. The most scary thing about
glaucoma is that it can steal your vision gradually and without your
noticing. The best defense against glaucoma is a regular eye
Known in medical terms as an
external hordeoluma, small area of redness and pain on the margin of
your eyelid may indicate that you have a stye. A stye, or hordeoluma is
a blocked gland at the edge of the lid that has become infected by
bacteria, usually Staphylococcus.
Common Eye Care Issues
Call us at General Optical and set up an appointment today, and
you'll see there is a difference in eye care!
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