Eye Exams Roanoke VA, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt, New Castle VA

Eye exams Roanoke VA are recommended by doctors every two years for people who have no issues related to the eyes. For those who are wearing glasses or have had an ailment previously, a follow up and routine checkups are more important. The eyes are very important sensory organs and it would become very difficult for anyone to carry on with routine matters of life if the eyes are ailing. Dr Shelton is a professional eye specialist who works with the rest of his staff members at the Shelton Eye Care. It is an eye clinic where all medical needs for the eyes are met by the doctor and his well trained staff.

Did you know that different kind of problems call for different kinds of medical professionals? For more complex procedures like surgeries and laser treatments you would want to go to an ophthalmologist. He can diagnose problems, prescribe a long range of medications and do surgical procedures that other eye doctors can’t unless they are certified ophthalmologist. In the other hand an optometrist is a simple eye doctor who can’t perform eye surgeries but yes, he can diagnose problems and suggest or refer you to a more refined expert; the ophthalmologist. The optometrist can prescribe a range of medicines and can also prescribe lenses and spectacles to you according to your needs. Also, post operative care and care before the operation can be provided by this doctor. He also has the credentials to diagnose problems.

Sometimes eye exams only lead to prescription of lenses and spectacles. That can be done by an oculist. He or she can’t prescribe medicines or do any sort of procedures. They are only authorized to prescribe you lenses according to the size of your eye and spectacles according to how short an eye sight you have. When you are looking for an eye exam, you should know what kind of medical specialist you will need to visit. At good clinics you will always get guidance related to the matter. Why spend more in specialists when you can get the job done through an oculist?

At Shelton Eye Care, Dr Shelton and his staff make sure that you have access to all kinds of medical professionals that are related to the eye. His staff is certified and qualified. As oculists and optometrists usually work alongside ophthalmologist, you are sure to find out the right kind of person who can take your eye exams Roanoke VA with professional due care.

Contact us at  (540) 265-7420 to request an appointment to have your vision examined or to be fitted for contact lenses.



For patients ages 5 through Senior Citizen. Children 4 and under should be seen at Vistar Eye Center by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist.