Your Neighborhood Doctors of Optometry at Pearle Vision
Emerald Coast Optometry Associates
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At Emerald Coast Optometry Associates, we are a dedicated team of eye care experts that provide you and your family the highest quality eye care experience. Combined with our personal commitment to care for the person behind the eyes, our state-of-the-art technology and equipment allow us to provide you with an optimal vision care solution designed just for you.
Located inside Pearle Vision
11570 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach
, FL 32407
Panama City Beach
Located inside Pearle Vision
|Day of the Week||Hours|
|Monday||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
- Walk-in Exams
- Digital Retinal Imaging
- Medical Eye Exams
We work with most major health and vision plans.
- Davis Vision
- Humana VCP
- Superior Vision
About Dr. Shannon Fowler
Dr. Shannon Fowler is a 1997 graduate of the UAB School of Optometry in Birmingham. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1993 with a B.S. in Biology and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He has provided eye care for the Destin area since 1997 and founded the Pearle franchise in 2001. Dr. Fowler has a special interest in the design and fitting of all contact lens types including lenses for astigmatism and multifocal contact lenses.
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about Emerald Coast Optometry Associates, Panama City Beach
You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
An optometrist uses several tests and tools to evaluate your eye health and your vision. Your eye exam usually will include a glaucoma test, a retinal screening, a visual field screening, an extraocular muscle test, and a refraction test. The results of these screenings and tests help your optometrist evaluate your vision and overall eye health.
A normal, comprehensive eye exam will allow your optometrist to determine if your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. During your contact lens fitting, detailed measurements of your eyes will be taken to determine the right contact lenses for you. There is an additional fee for a contact lens fitting and evaluation for all contact lens patients (both new and established patients). Schedule your eye exam today to have all of your questions about contact lenses answered.
At your optometrist appointment, your optometrist usually will check your eye health and evaluate your vision. After the exam, your optometrist will discuss your vision health and the right prescription for you. Your optometrist can also answer any questions you have about your eye health, eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses. Schedule your eye exam today.
A comprehensive eye exam is administered by an optometrist and can detect not only vision problems but problems with eye health and general health as well. A vision screening is typically performed by a general medical practitioner such as a pediatrician or a nurse. While a vision screening can help identify vision issues, it can miss many important issues that a comprehensive eye exam can identify. This is why everyone is encouraged to get annual eye exams. Schedule your eye exam today.
Vision is measured through a series of tests performed at an eye exam. Visual acuity is commonly measured by a series of two numbers, the first number representing the distance from which a person can clearly see something, and the second number representing the distance from which a person with normal vision can see that same thing. This measurement is typically obtained during an eye exam by having a person read from an eye chart with various sizes of letters.
Eye exams can detect eye health issues such as glaucoma and cataracts. Eye exams can also detect general health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. This is why eye exams are an important part of health maintenance for everyone regardless of age or vision correction needs. Schedule your annual eye exam today.
You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.
Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with your optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.
An optometrist can treat vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. An optometrist also often treats common eye problems like dry eye syndrome and eye infections. An optometrist can also treat chronic eye diseases such as glaucoma. Optometrists are trained to detect and diagnose all eye problems and eye diseases. Schedule an eye exam today if you are experiencing any problems with your eyes or your vision.
An eye exam involves a series of simple but comprehensive tests that allow your optometrist to assess your vision and your eye health. Your optometrist will discuss the results of your eye exam with you and determine the right prescription to help you to see your best.
An annual eye exam involves more than just updating your glasses or contact prescription. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect eye health issues as well as general health problems. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected in early stages through an eye exam, and this can result in early treatment. Schedule your annual eye exam today.
Your optometrist uses a refraction test to determine your exact eyeglasses prescription. Through showing you a series of lens choices through a device called a phoropter, your optometrist determines the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism that you have and the lenses needed to correct these vision problems.
Your Yearly Eye Exam
Annual eye exams are a recommended cornerstone for ensuring the health of your eyes. In addition to checking for changes in your vision and updating your prescription, your doctor will also look at your overall eye health, internally and externally.Learn More
What You Need to Know About Vision Benefits
Do you have vision benefits, but aren't quite sure how to take advantage of them? First thing's first: understanding how they work so you can redeem all they have to offer for you and your family. Start by consulting your vision insurance company for coverage details —your plan may include an eye exam, lenses, and/or glasses. Ensure you're aware of terms like "copay" (the fixed amount you'll pay for services you receive) and "allowance" (a fixed amount of credit offered by your insurance company). No matter your plan, we're happy to work with you to help determine what coverage is offered and how you can use it to the fullest. For your convenience, you can now schedule your eye exams online.SCHEDULE NOW
Use Your Family Vision Benefits
2023 is here—take a moment to rest and reflect as your schedule is sure to begin filling up. As you embark on a wellness journey for the new year, remember to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Be sure to use your new vision benefits for all your eye care needs. Your insurance plan may cover eye exams, as well as prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses\*. You may save even more if you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA). Give your family a confident start to the new year with the assurance of healthy vision.And, while you're at it, make a resolution to take continual care of your vision. The gift of sight allows you to see our community and the world around you—but it's a gift that requires regular care. Make your family's vision a priority this year and begin by booking your annual eye exams. For your convenience, you can now schedule your eye exams online.Please consult your individual Vision Plan for coverage details.SCHEDULE NOW
WHY KIDS NEED EYE CARE
Children use their eyes constantly throughout the day to read, write, view the chalkboard, work on computers, and play sports. The strain put on their eyes only grows as they get older. While print in books gets smaller, hours spent studying increases. If parents don't get their children proper vision care, they can fall behind in every aspect of development.
About Emerald Coast Optometry Associates
As your neighborhood eye care expert, Emerald Coast Optometry Associates believes in putting you, the patient, first. From the latest technology to a thorough review of your eye health, we specialize in a comprehensive eye exam, contact lens fittings and the treatment and management of eye disease and eye infections. Our doctors are here to provide you and your family the best possible eye care, to ensure you and your eyes are healthy and that you and your family are seeing clearly.