Location

1400 Wade Watts
McAlester, OK 74501

918-429-1400

Get Directions

Office Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

services overview

As a fully licensed and equipped optometric practice, Kennedy Eyecare offers a complete range of eye care services to all our patients.

Whether the eye care issue involves correcting refractive errors with eyeglass or contact lenses, or helping a student find amazing frames, or diagnosing/treating eye conditions and diseases, our experienced team will identify and implement the best eye care solutions for you.

Eye Health Evaluation

With our years of experience in diagnosing and treating typical vision disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, Craig Kennedy, O.D. and Russell Liles, O.D. and their team are equipped to provide appropriate therapeutic medical eye care.

At the same time, the Kennedy Eyecare team offers a wide array of high quality eye care products at reasonable prices. Our patients never pay too much for the best quality in eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, progressive and bifocal lenses, and outstanding service.

Treatment of Eye Disease

If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want the best treatment available to get your eyes healthy again. At Kennedy Eyecare, we stay current with best treatment practices. Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend a wide variety of approaches, including improved nutrition, prescription medicines, therapy and vision exercises, or medical procedures.

Good Eyecare Begins With A Yearly Eye Exam!

Although many do not realize it, the best way to protect your vision is with a yearly eye checkup.  Even a basic eye exam can instantly detect many health-threatening conditions, such as tumors, vascular irregularities, and diabetes-related injury to the retina. At Kennedy Eyecare, that basic checkup is brief and painless.

At Kennedy Eyecare you will find a caring team of professionals dedicated to providing high quality personalized 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 optometrists are able to provide treatment options and in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends an eye health and vision exam every 6-12 months, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Craig Kennedy or Dr. Russell Liles 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. The doctors 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 McAlester optometrist provides regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam.  Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Liles 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. Kennedy and Dr. Liles may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our McAlester 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. Kennedy and Dr. Liles 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 doctors examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination, tonometry, and the latest high tech equipment available anywhere. Our doctors evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnifying microscope. 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. Kennedy or Dr. Liles will review the results and discuss any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 918-429-1400 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

 

At Kennedy Eyecare, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, we will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision and lifestyle needs. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Kennedy or Dr. Liles will determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our optometrist, call 918-429-1400 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, our doctors will work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 918-429-1400 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at 918-429-1400 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

lasik
 
LASIK

LASIK, a form of refractive surgery, is an popular option for vision correction, often eliminating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Simply put, LASIK reshapes the cornea with a laser.

Other surgical alternatives have become available. Among these is a technique called phakic IOL implantation which involves implanting a lens behind the cornea, but in front of the iris. With this new option, many of those who were too highly nearsighted for LASIK are now candidates for refractive surgery.

If you are interested in refractive surgery, please let us know. Refractive surgery is not to be taken lightly. Detailed testing is necessary to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the surgery.  If testing shows you to be a good candidate, we can help you choose the refractive surgeon who is most appropriate for your case. In addition, we provide post-operative care for refractive surgery. 

corneal refractive therapy
 
Corneal Molding or Ortho-K

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a great advancement in refractive therapy options. CRT allows you to see clearly during the day without glasses or contact lenses. Specially designed therapeutic lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye while you sleep.

Imagine great vision all day without contacts, glasses, or surgery. No more problems from dust, allergies, or dryness. CRT has also been shown to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children and teenagers.

Previously, if you were nearsighted and wanted to see clearly during the day, your options were glasses, contacts, or laser surgery. CRT offers a non-surgical solution. No more worry about broken frames or torn contact lenses. Additionally, while LASIK is usually recommended only for those over 18 years of age, CRT is ideal for our younger patients who are active in sports and do not like the hassle of glasses or contacts.

For more information on Corneal Refractive Therapy, call today to schedule your FREE CRT consultation or visit Paragon at www.paragoncrt.com.

optomap retinal exam
 

In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, Craig Kennedy, O.D. and Russell Liles, O.D. are proud to announce the inclusion of the Optomap Retinal Exam as an integral part of your eye exam.

Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can often be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.

An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
  • An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
 

Glaucoma is an irreversible eye disease which causes damage to the optic nerve, normally due to high pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight” because it is painless and can cause damage to the eye without causing noticeable visual symptoms. The disease happens gradually and affects the peripheral vision first, but can lead to total blindness if not detected and treated early. The Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) used in our office is the top of the line instrument used to detect and monitor glaucoma. This instrument tracks changes that occur to the optic nerve and the retinal nerve fiber layer, and allows our doctors to detect glaucoma so early that we can often start treatment before vision loss occurs. This new technology allows us to tailor a specific treatment plan for each patient.

 

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with the central part of the retina known as the macula. The macula controls our ability to see fine detail and allows us to preform activities such as reading, recognizing faces, and even drive a vehicle. AMD causes deterioration of the macular area and causes blurred central vision and can progress to the point where the central vision is completely lost. The Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) used in our office can take high definition cross sectional scans of the macular area. The OCT has become a fundamental tool in the early diagnosis and management of macular degeneration as well as other retinal conditions.

Featured Articles

Hygiene is critical to wearing your cont...
August 20, 2017
Kennedy Eyecare
Caring for your contacts is very important for your eyes. Learn what you can do!
...

Lens Technology

Discover all the latest advancements in lens technology with our online video libray. From adaptave technology to uv filters, we have all your lens needs covered.

Kennedy Eyecare

Built on the foundation of patient convenience and satisfaction, we serve all of your family’s eye care needs under one roof. We're looking forward to seeing you!

© Kennedy Eyecare | 1400 Wade Watts | McAlester, OK 74501 | 918-429-1400 | Site Map | Email Us | Google Analytics
Text and photos provided are the property of EyeMotion and cannot be duplicated or moved.