Dr Stafford has been practicing in Frankfort for 22 years. She is trained in the latest eye health diagnosis and treatment available. We are here 5 days per week to serve your visual and eye health needs. We accept new as well as established patients. Our experienced staff are all cross trained in eyewear selection and adjustment, as well as insurance billing.
We have the latest equipment for eye disease detection, including:
A visual field machine(used in determining glaucoma, as well as brain tumors and many other neurological problems)
Optical coherence tomography(used to detect and manage glaucoma, macular degeneration, as well as diabetes and many other diseases)
Digital photography of the front & back of the eye(to follow even the slightest progression of diseases).
Macuscope (Measures Macular Protective Pigment Density, or MPPD in a very quick test). Low MPPD is a major, modifiable risk factor for macular degeneration. Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for people over the age of 50 in the Western world. It currently affects more than 30 million people worldwide, and it is expected that this number will triple in the next 20 years. If undetected, the risk of developing macular degeneration is 30% by the age of 75. Macular Protective Pigment helps protect patients from macular degeneration by acting as our "internal sunglasses". It is a layer of carotenoids that filters out damaging blue light and neutralizes harmful free radicals. Early detection and monitoring of MPPD, prior to the symptoms of macular degeneration occurring, is critical to preserving vision. If a patient has low amounts of MPPD, supplementation with specific vitamins can increase the amount of MPPD a patient has. Macuhealth vitamins offer all 3 of the pigments known to make up the macular protective pigment. Regular intake of Macuhealth has been shown to restore macular pigment to normal levels (40% increase in MPPD over a 6 month period) to help guard against macular degeneration starting in the first place. Please see the "Links" section of our website to view studies on macular protective pigment.
Computerized medical records
We also have a very large selection of glasses, including many sunglasses. Our sunglass line includes the Rudy Project line of sports sunglasses, other high end sunglasses, as well as magnetic clip-on sunglasses. We can make prescription sunglasses as well. Our regular glasses lines include Guess, Coach, Rayban, Tommy Hilfiger, Tura, and Safilo.
We take many insurances, including Vision Service Plan(VSP), Eyemed, Blue View Vision, Vision Care Plan(VCP), Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Federal Mogul. We will file any other insurances for you that allow us to do so. We will always give you an itemized receipt for what you have paid, as many insurances will allow you to pay out of pocket and simply send in this receipt to get reimbursed.