What is an Optometrist?
Optometrist: A health care professional who is licensed to provide primary eye care services:
- to examine and diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases
- to diagnose related systemic (bodywide) conditions such as hypertension and diabetes that may affect the eyes;
- to examine, diagnose and treat visual conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia; and
- to prescribe glasses, contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation and medications as well as perform minor surgical procedures such as the removal of foreign bodies
Meet Your Optometrist: Dr. Andre Lenior
Dr. Andre Lenoir was raised locally in the Stone Mountain area. He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of West Georgia. Following graduation, he then attended the Southern College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. Dr. Lenoir completed his training at the Indian Health Service in Shiprock, New Mexico and at Vision of South in Columbus, Georgia with Dr. Brel Clark. Through these associations he has developed an strong interest in pediatric eye care.
During his training he received extensive experience in pediatric eye care, contact lens fitting, eye surgery co-management (including both cataract and lasik) and adult eye care.
Dr. Lenoir is a proud member of V.O.S. H. international whose primary mission is to facilitate the provision and sustainability of vision care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such vision care. Dr. Lenoir has served on 6 missions trip to date to Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. During these mission trips Dr. Lenoir and team has help thousands of local residents and will spend a week giving eye care services and glasses at no charge to those that could otherwise not afford the services.
Dr. Lenoir and his family currently resides south of the Atlanta area. Dr. Lenoir enjoys various outdoor activities including running and white water rafting.
Our staff of ophthalmic professionals is friendly, caring and specially trained to recognize symptoms and emergencies. We strive to make each visit to our clinic as pleasant and informative as possible, while providing efficient and effective care to each individual patient. We do our best to commence patient care within 15 minutes of your appointment time. If you do have to wait longer, we provide a child-friendly, entertaining atmosphere for you and your children while you wait. Please feel free to ask any one of us questions that you may have regarding your child's care. We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding your visit at Eyecare4kidz.
Eyecare4kidz sees patients from 1-21 yrs. old. We accept Amerigroup, Wellcare, Peachstate, Medicaid and most medical plans!
What we treat
Amblyopia or "lazy eye" is a common vision problem in children and is responsible for vision loss in more children than all other causes combined. Amblyopia is decreased vision of a child that results when one or both eyes send a blurry image to the brain. The brain does not learn to see clearly. Amblyopia may occur even when there is no observable structural abnormality of the eye. If amblyopia is not treated in a timely fashion the vision loss may be permanent into adulthood. Will glasses help a child with refractive amblyopia see better? Sometimes, but glasses alone may not correct the vision to 20/20. Glasses are prescribed initially and vision monitored until there is no further improvement. Any remaining amblyopia is then treated.
A strabismus is defined as a condition in which the eyes deviate (turn) when looking at the object of regard. The object of regard would be the target that you, the patient, regards (aims eyes toward, looks at!).
Types of Treatment...
Treatment for strabismus may include glasses, patches, drug treatments, eye exercises, or surgery.