Welcome to South Michigan Ophthalmology (SMO).  Our goal is to provide you with complete, comprehensive eye care close to home.  From routine eye exams and diagnostic testing to in-office laser surgery, our expert physicians will provide state-of-the-art medical treatment for you and your family right here, close to home.  These are some of the more common services we provide either in-office or at the hospital (outpatient):

General Services

  • Adult and Pediatric exams
  • Routine eye exams for glasses and contact lenses
  • Drivers license exams
  • Vision exams for failed school screenings
  • Full service optical shop
  • In-house lens lab available to make certain types of glasses

Medical Services

  • Cataract evaluations
  • Secondary cataract evaluations
  • Diabetic exams
  • Macular degeneration exams
  • Dry eye exams
  • Disability exams for the Social Security Administration
  • Exams to monitor vision changes due to the use of certain medications (plaquenil, methotrexate, etc)
  • Exams for corneal disease
  • Exams under anesthesia for patients as required
  • In-house retinal specialist every other week
  • Avastin injections

Surgical Services

  • Outpatient cataract surgery at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall and Brookside Surgery Center in Battle Creek
  • Limbal relaxing incisions (LRI) to reduce corneal astigmatism
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasy (SLT) for glaucoma
  • Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI) for glaucoma
  • Eyelid surgery for droopy lids and/or skin
  • Diabetic laser
  • YAG laser for secondary cataracts
  • Lesion removal from the eye or eyelids

Diagnostic Testing

  • Humphrey Visual Field testing to determine the scope and progression of vision loss
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) for measuring optic nerve and retinal thickness
  • Corneal Topography to monitor corneal changes
  • Internal and external photography of the eyes to document pathology
  • Fluorescein Angiography to determine blood flow through the eye
  • B-scan Ultrasound to determine pathology if there is no view into the eye
  • Diopsys NOVA Vision Testing to objectively measure the function of the entire visual pathway from the eyes to the visual cortex using electrophysiology .

Emergency Services

No matter what time it is, SMO is always ready to take care of your eye emergencies - 24/7.  Walk-ins for eye emergencies and injuries are always welcome during normal business hours and will be worked into our schedule.  If you have an eye emergency after hours, our doctor-on-call is just a phone call away. 

**Please note that our phone systems are turned off for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30am-1:00pm.  Should you have an issue arise during that time, please call back after 1:00pm or go immediately to the nearest emergency room (if you're not sure you can wait).