At Magnante Eye Care, your eye health is our top priority. We are committed to providing you with the personalized care you deserve using the latest and most innovative techniques in eye care. Our highly trained and experienced staff provides a warm and friendly environment for your family’s eye care needs.
Cornea and External Disease
Retina and Vitreous
Trauma and Sports Safety
Magnante Eye Care serves the Lafayette and Crawfordsville areas on the following days:
Crawfordsville: Monday and Tuesday
Lafayette: Wednesday through Friday
If you have a medical issue or concern after hours and you’re an established Unity Healthcare patient, call your physician for further direction. All others, visit Unity Immediate Care Center or seek emergency medical assistance as needed at a local hospital.
Magnante Eye Care offers a comprehensive range of services from annual medical eye exams to eye emergencies. Some of the most common services we offer:
Cataract Surgery: Cataract surgery is performed because the cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which affects the vision. During the procedure, the lens of the eye is removed, and in most cases, replaced with an artificial lens.
Laser Surgery: Laser surgeries are important in the treatment of different eye problems and diseases. There are several types of laser surgery used to treat glaucoma.
Diabetic Eye Care: Diabetics with uncontrolled blood sugars are at a higher risk for diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.
Glaucoma Management: Treating glaucoma is a team effort between the patient and doctor. It requires the patient to follow physician instruction for using the eye drops and monitoring at regular appointments.
Macular Degeneration: Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. Regular comprehensive eye exams can detect it before the disease causes vision loss and treatment can slow the progress of the disease.
Eyelid Surgery: A surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids and/or lower lids.
Drooping/Puffy Eyelids: A drooping or puffy eyelid can be caused by a variety of medical issues. You should be seen in the office if the issue lasts more than 48 hours or obstructs your vision.
Tearing Problems: Natural tears are important for the health of your eyes. They wash away dust, and they keep your eyes lubricated. People with tearing problems either experience excessive tears or dryness, and this can be accompanied by burning, irritation, and blurred vision.
Dry Eyes: Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in their eyes; excess watering; and blurred vision.
Within the eye, the retina and macula are susceptible to degenerative changes associated with age. A growing body of scientific research indicates that EPA and DHA – the omega-3 essential fatty acids in fish oil – play key roles in maintaining the healthy structure and function of eye tissue.
Magnante Eye Care is pleased to offer Nordic Natural Omega-3 Fish Oil for Eye Health.
These Omega-3s promote ocular health:
The Nordic Natural Omega-3 vitamins are available for purchase in the office with cash, check, or credit card. They cannot be billed to insurance.
A: Symptoms of cataracts can include:
Though symptoms are common, some cataracts do not cause any symptoms until they are in advanced stages. Regular vision exams are recommended for everyone to maintain good eye health.
A: Anyone can be at risk for glaucoma, but particularly high-risk groups include:
A: Diabetic retinopathy is the effect that diabetes can have on your eyes. It is a serious medical condition that requires comprehensive, specialized treatment by a trained eye care professional. There are two main types:
Thank you for choosing Magnante Eye Care.
We accept a variety of HMOs, PPOs and other insurance plans, including Medicare. Please call our office to verify that we accept your insurance. Please remember to bring a photo ID and your insurance card to your visit.
For new patients, please complete the New Patient packet and bring it to your appointment along with your insurance card(s), photo ID, and medication list.
Every patient has a unique medical history and medical concern. It is important for Dr. Magnante to spend an adequate amount of time with each patient to be able to provide the highest quality of care, and sometimes appointments go longer than expected. Please be patient if the office is running behind schedule. We will do our best to keep you updated if that is the case.
Magnante Eye Care is pleased to offer our patients the latest tool in personal health care management.
Myeyecarerecords.com is an electronic medical record that provides you with a secure and convenient way to manage your personal health care online. This free self-service health management tool can improve interactions with your doctor’s office, document important health care information, and allow you to make more informed decisions about your own health.
Magnante Eye Care is happy to accept referrals from all area physicians and optometrists. Dr. Magnante values the relationship with area optometrists and believes in a co-management model of care. He is happy to see patients for issues outside of the scope of practice for optometrists, but returns patients for all ongoing care and eye maintenance.
To refer your patient, please call us with patient demographics and a reason for referral, or fax the information to us. We will contact your patient within two business days to schedule an appointment.
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