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Practice Name

Optix Eyecare Center, OD PLLC

Primary Location
2812 Erwin Road Suite 201
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-384-0784
Fax: 919-321-6249

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:30am5:30pm
Tuesday9:00am6:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:30pm
Thursday9:00am6:30pm
Friday8:30am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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At Optix Eyecare Center, OD PLLC, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Mark Newman will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Newman will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Durham optometrist provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Newman will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Newman may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Durham office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Newman to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Durham optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Newman evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Newman reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 919-384-0784 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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Testimonial

~Speaking as a physician myself, I can say that Dr. Newman is exactly what I look for in a health care provider: knowledgeable, experienced, personable and attentive to detail. He is one of the few professionals left who manages their own practice and is able to maintain that unique combination of professionalism, efficiency and personal care that used to characterize the traditional doctor's office--before we all became corporatized. I have been under Dr Newman's care for 15 years and drive back to Durham to see him even though I no longer live in town. Highly recommended. S.T. Chatterjee M.D.  / Durham, NC

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:30am5:30pm
Tuesday9:00am6:30pm
Wednesday8:30am5:30pm
Thursday9:00am6:30pm
Friday8:30am5:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

Meet The Optometrist Dr. Newman is an Optometrist in Durham providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities. Read More

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  • 919-384-0784
  • 2812 Erwin Road Suite 201 Durham, NC 27705
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