St. Cloud VA Health Care System optometry clinic expanding
We've expanded the optometry clinic at the St. Cloud VA to serve more veterans. While the main clinic and check-in desk are still located in the Building 29 basement, additional rooms have been added on the first floor of Building 29 to accommoda...
We've expanded the optometry clinic at the St. Cloud VA to serve more veterans. While the main clinic and check-in desk are still located in the Building 29 basement, additional rooms have been added on the first floor of Building 29 to accommodate growing veteran demand for optometry services. We have also hired a new optometrist, Dr. Rachael Lloyd, who will be working in these new rooms.
The eye clinic now consists of five full-time optometrists, two part-time ophthalmologists, eight technicians, and two opticians. In addition to our growing staff, the eye care services we provide continue to expand. We provide comprehensive eye examinations and disease management to include care for: diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and double vision. We also provide traumatic brain injury evaluations with vision therapy and low vision evaluations with assessments for adaptive devices.
We treat urgent and emergent conditions including red eyes and foreign body removals. We offer cataract surgery, YAG laser capsulotomies, minimally invasive glaucoma procedures and certain eyelid surgeries. Our optical department offers glasses to eligible veterans.
The new rooms on the first floor of Building 29 consist of two fully functional eye lanes which will allow us to see approximately 70 more veterans per week. We also have a room dedicated to auxiliary testing for formalized visual field assessments, retinal photography and optical coherence tomography. These specialized pieces of equipment allow us to better diagnose and treat eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
All veterans will still check-in for their appointments in Building 29, Room 5. If the appointment is on first floor, someone from the Eye Clinic will escort them to the appropriate location. [Source St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Barry E. Venable]
As always please see your local County Veterans Service Officer if you have any questions. You can contact your local VSO at (218) 631-7617 or by email at email@example.com and as always have a great week.