Comprehensive eye care for the entire family
When we examine your eyes, we refuse to cut corners. We always schedule ample time so you won’t feel rushed.You can conveniently get the quality eye care you deserve at Fort Madison Eye Clinic. Dr. Peck provides wellness vision exams that include testing for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and signs of diabetes. Your visual skills and abilities are carefully evaluated.
State of the Art Eye Care Technology
Dr. Peck always utilizes the latest technology to help us examine your eyes and diagnose early both eye diseases and sometimes diseases in other parts of your body. Our experience and technology has allowed us in the past to diagnose everything from brain tumors to heart disease, kidney disease to liver disease and even blood diseases-in addition to eye diseases, and often in people who didn’t know they were sick.
Family Eye Care FAQ
Do I really need my eyes checked every year?
Yes. The importance of routine eye care cannot be over-stated. During your eye exam at Fort Madison Eye Clinic you will be screened for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Your eye doctor will look for signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer, within the eye. Yearly wellness vision exams are recommended for everyone, even for those who have always seen 20/20 and have never had eye problems.
Dr. Peck is devoted to spending quality time with each patient. We make vision-saving and life-saving discoveries on a daily basis.
Can pregnancy affect my vision?
Many eye and vision problems may arise as a result of pregnancy. The most common is a shift in glasses prescription, which can be the result of hormonal increase or a shift in fluid. Most often this change in prescription will return to normal following delivery.
Other eye and vision changes during pregnancy may be due to hypertensive or diabetic retinopathy or physiological changes to the surface of the eye. Please seek care immediately if you or someone you love is experiencing severe vision problems or atypical headaches during pregnancy as these may be signs of more serious disease.
I’m concerned about my child’s vision? Should I see Dr. Peck or our family doctor/pediatrician?
Dr. Peck is an expert in caring for pediatric eyes. Our office has the tools necessary to diagnose and treat eye conditions that a pediatrician or family practitioner may not have. Dr. Peck will always work with your family doctor and/or pediatrician when caring for your child.
Dr. Peck recommends that all children receive a wellness vision exam at about 6 months of age. If your child has not had eye exam it’s time to schedule an appointment.
How do I know if I have pink eye?
A red, irritated eye is commonly called “pink eye” or “conjunctivitis”. Determining the cause of a red, irritated eye is often difficult without the assistance of a high-powered microscope and the knowledge of a professional. Dr. Peck is a skilled expert in diagnosing and treating all eye infections. Often the treatment can vary greatly between eye conditions.
Contact Fort Madison Eye Clinic immediately if you are concerned about your eyes or vision. Our phone number is (319) 372-2321.
Should I go to the emergency room for my eyes?
Fort Madison Eye Clinic’s on-call service can provide you with medical eye care 24 hours a day. If you have an eye emergency, contact us immediately by calling (319) 372-2321. If you are calling after hours, Dr. Peck’s personal number will be given in the answering message. Please hang up and dial the number given to contact him directly for immediate emergency eye problems or injuries.
Dr. Peck has the experience and training as well as the appropriate tools to care for your eye emergency. Most emergency rooms are not equipped with a slit-lamp microscope, a crucial tool when examining and treating acute eye disease. Dr. Peck commonly sees patients for infections, foreign-body removal, abrasions, and much more.
I’ve been getting headaches. Can Fort Madison Eye Clinic help?
Fort Madison Eye Clinic commonly examines patients complaining of headaches. Often they can be the result of an uncorrected glasses prescription. Although most headaches are not dangerous, they can be symptoms of a vision-threatening or even life-threatening problem.
If you are experiencing persistent headaches please give our office a call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Peck.