Annual, comprehensive eye examinations are one of the most crucial parts of preventive health care. Luckily, it is one of the easiest organs to have examined and only needs to be done so once a year!
Numerous eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, so you might not be aware a problem exists. In fact, an abundance of eye-related issues and diseases do not cause visual symptoms or disturbances until later, progressed stages.
Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems can help prevent vision loss.
A vision screening (reading a letter chart at an annual physical exam) is not equivalent to an annual eye exam.
At Oak City Vision Center, your vision and eye health will be checked extensively.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Contact lenses are worn comfortably by millions of people worldwide and have a long history of providing wearers with a safe and effective form of vision correction.
At Oak City Vision Center, Dr. Augustino can fit you in many different types of contact lenses from specialty and hard lenses, to extended wear and soft lenses, permitting you are a candidate.
While contact lenses provide many vision benefits, they are not risk-free. At Oak City Vision Center we help patients better understand how to get the full benefits of contact lenses and reduce the chances of developing problems or infections.
A diabetic eye exam is a detailed evaluation of the health of your retina (the inside layer of your eye) and other parts of the eye that can be affected by diabetes.
Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness among American adults, occurs when blood vessels inside the eye start to leak. Left untreated, the leakages worsen over time and lead to varying levels of blindness. Early detection and treatment can often save part or all of your eyesight. This is why your diabetic eye exam is so important and should never be missed!
To ensure that proper management of your diabetes is communicated with all providers involved in your care, Dr. Augustino will send a report your primary care doctor or endocrinologist after your diabetic eye exam. You are our top priority!
Diabetic Eye Exam
Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision.
People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in their eyes; excess watering; and blurred vision, amongst other things.
Treatments aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort and to maintain eye health.
Dry Eye Disease
Welcome to Oak City Vision Center!
Oak City Vision Center is dedicated to delivering premiere and attentive eye services to every patient.
We pride ourselves on ensuring our patients feel like family while receiving exceptional healthcare services. Our doctor and staff work diligently to make your experience optimal and enjoyable by exhibiting expertise.
At Oak City Vision Center we begin each day with compassion and care. We invite you with welcoming arms to become a part of our practice family.
Do you see children?
We see children as young as four years old.
What insurances do you accept?
I don't have insurance. How much is an eye exam?
Our full eye exam cost is $109.
This includes a glasses prescription.
Dr. Augustino is the Owner and Optometrist at Oak City Vision Center. She is a Board Certified Optometrist licensed in the states of North Carolina and New York.
She grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she had her eyes set on the medical profession and healthcare delivery from an early age. This desire lead her to East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN where she received her Bachelors of Science in Public Health with a focus in Healthcare Administration. Following completion of her undergraduate degree, Bianca obtained her Doctorate of Optometry (OD) degree at Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry.
Upon completing her Doctorate, Dr. Augustino decided to begin her career in New York City where she saw patients in over fifteen different clinic settings. After some time in the city, she realized the south was where she wanted to ultimately land and decided on Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dr. Augustino has published editorials for Women in Optometry Magazine, VSP, NewGradOptometry, and Optometric Insights covering various topics. An avid conference attendee and networking opportunistic, she currently serves on The Vision Councils Young Professionals Advisory Board as a contributing doctor.
When she's not growing her business or seeing patients, Dr. Augustino enjoys snuggling her dog Simba, cycling, playing tennis, and trying new food in the Triangle.
You can find him at the office every day lounging in the waiting room, sleeping in one of his many beds around the office, or lending a helping hand to patients picking out frames in our Optical Shop!
(Fun fact: he has the best style advice!)
Simba was the first employee and is consistently voted
"Favorite Staff Member" of Oak City Vision Center.
(Although he frequently sleeps on the job)
Dr. Bianca Augustino