About Us

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.

Our Physician
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Lafayette: 765.449.7564 or 866.611.0982

Billing Questions: 765.449.2732 or 888.449.2732

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.

 

Locations

975 Mezzanine Drive, Suite B
Lafayette, IN 47905
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1630 Lafayette Road, Suite 300
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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Services

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.

Vitamins for Eye Health

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:

  • Help the body maintain normal eye function as you age.
  • Maintain fluid and healthy ocular cell membranes.
  • Support normal levels of tissue moisture and tear production.

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.

FAQ
Q: What is a cataract?
A: A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens as the proteins inside it age and start to clump together, obscuring a patient’s vision. The most common cause of cataracts is simply getting older.  Most people over the age of 60 start to experience cataracts, but they can also be caused by injury or disease.
Q: How do I know if I have a cataract?

A: Symptoms of cataracts can include:

  • Clouded or blurred vision
  • The appearance of glare or halos
  • Reduced night vision
  • Double or multiple images.

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.

Q: How are cataracts treated?
A: Cataracts in their early stages can be treated with corrective eyeglasses. More advanced cataracts are treated with surgery.  The cataract is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States and most patients see a significant improvement in their vision as a result of the procedure.
Q: What are premium intraocular lenses?
A: Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are surgically implanted artificial lenses that replace your natural lenses.  They can be used to correct a range of vision problems including cataracts, astigmatism and presbyopia. Premium IOLs help patients see at multiple focal points, reducing or eliminating the need for bifocals.
Q: What is macular degeneration?
A: Macular degeneration is the degeneration of the cells in the back of the eye (the macula) needed for clear central vision. Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States and is usually age-related; though in some cases can be linked to hereditary factors.
Q: What is the difference between wet and dry macular degeneration?
A: Dry macular degeneration is the more common and results when fatty deposits appear on the macula.  Wet macular degeneration is caused by leakage into the retina from newly forming blood vessels in the surrounding tissue, resulting in damage to the macula.
Q: How is macular degeneration treated?
A: Special vitamins can help prevent vision loss from dry macular degeneration. There are new treatments for wet macular degeneration that have reduced long term vision loss for many patients.
Q: What is glaucoma?
A: Glaucoma describes the group of various eye conditions, such as a buildup of pressure in the eye, that can damage the optic nerve and result in reduced vision or blindness.  Symptoms include reduced vision, often starting with the side or peripheral vision and working inwards.
Q: Who is at risk for glaucoma?

A: Anyone can be at risk for glaucoma, but particularly high-risk groups include:

  • People over 60 years of age
  • African-Americans over 40 years of age
  • People with a family history of glaucoma
  • People with diabetes
Q: How is glaucoma treated?
A: Early detection is an important factor in the treatment of glaucoma, which means that regular vision checkups are key to reducing the risk from the disease. Once identified, glaucoma can be treated using eye drops or a surgical procedure called selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT).
Q: What is diabetic retinopathy?

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:

  • Non-proliferative: Blood leaks and dilated vessels in the eye can cause floaters, blurred or double-vision and even vision loss.
  • Proliferative: A network of blood vessels grows over the retina, impairing the patient’s vision.
Q: What are the treatment options for diabetic retinopathy?
A: Treatment options for diabetic retinopathy include laser surgery, surgical blood removal and retinal repair, and pan-retinal photocoagulation, in which a laser is used to seal the retina and stop blood vessels from leaking.
Patients

Thank you for choosing Magnante Eye Care.  

Insurance

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.

New Patients

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.

Patient Appointment

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.

Patient Portal

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.

Referring Physicians

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.

Phone: 765.449.7564 or toll free at 866.611.0982
Fax: 765.807.7943

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