Routine Eye Exam: GTFEC provides comprehensive routine eye exams to all patients. A routine exam includes:
- Reading of near and distance visual acuties
- Refractive services for glasses
- Examination of your retina
Contact Lenses: Contact lens fittings are an additional service that can be provided at the same time as your routine eye exam or at a separate appointment time, following a routine eye exam.
Our clinic is pleased to offer the following services in a genuine and personal environment. We know that every person is a unique individual and look forward to working with you and your family to provide the best possible care.
428 Hospital Drive
Columbus, MS 39705
Emergency Services (Red Eyes): If you are experiencing an eye emergency please call the clinic immediately and we will schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Ocular Disease: One of the emerging areas of optometry, is diagnosing and treating ocular diseases.
How are ocular diseases diagnosed?
- This is done using various lenses, lights and drops. They allow the optometrist to view different areas and angles of the eye where signs of disease can be found
Special Testing: These machines are used in conjunction with routine and ocular disease care. By obtaining the latest imaging and monitoring devices, GTFEC has the resources to allow Dr. Richardson to diagnose, treat and manage various ocular diseases; such as diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma and others.
Ocular health is vital to everyone, including our smallest ones. Early detection in infants and pediatric children will help to reduce vision disorders and problems from going unnoticed, until it is too late to reverse there effects as an adolescent or adult.
The recommended age from the American Optometric Association for a child's first eye exam is 6-9 months old.
- Cooing, sitting up and crawling are signs that your baby is growing. Your baby's vision goes through important stages too.
- Yearly eye exams are an essential part of infant and pediatric wellness care.
Infant See Program:
- Sponsored by Optometry Cares-AOA Foundation.
- Free public health program, that we are pleased to participate in.
- Program offers no-cost eye and vision assessments for children between the ages of 6 months and 12 months.