Our staff at Stay Focused Eyecare is well trained and focused on making your patient experience a personal one. All members of our staff attend continuing education classes throughout the year in areas of spectacle lenses, contact lenses and eyewear design.
The office culture at Stay Focused Eyecare is one of excellence in patient care and personalized service. We believe and practice doing the right thing to make your experience a good one with long lasting happiness, eye health and optimal vision.
Dr. Lance Rittenhouse has practiced optometry since graduating from Illinois College of Optometry in 2006. He completed undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University. He began his optometric career serving in the US Navy at Navy Hospital Oak Harbor, WA where he cared for aviators, sailors, veterans and family members.
In 2008 Dr. Rittenhouse took part in a humanitarian assistance mission to Burkina Faso where over 100 patients received cataract surgery. After the military, he worked in private practice optometry in Augusta, GA for six years before starting at Stay Focused Eyecare in June 2015. He has special interests in the treatment of dry eye and fitting contact lenses.
At Stay Focused Eyecare... Our Focus is You!
Dr. Rittenhouse and the entire Stay Focused Eyecare staff take the sincerest pleasure in taking part in your family's eye care needs. We are dedicated to provide the best care possible, helping our patients make the right decisions about their eyewear without the pressure to purchase any unnecessary options.
We realize you have a choice in your eye care provider, and we want to thank you for allowing us to meet your optical needs.
- Up-to-the-minute breakthroughs in vision care
- Specialized eye care for children
- Comprehensive vision testing and cataract/glaucoma exams
- Vision therapy and other nonsurgical eye disease treatments
- Co-management and follow up for post-surgical ocular procedures, including Lasik, cataract removal, and laser treatments.
- Hundreds of the most sought after frames
- Specialized frames for petite children
- Comfortable fits for even difficult-to-fit lens wearers
Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.
Why is my personal background important?
In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, our doctor may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.
Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”
While evaluating your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!
Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.
Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils?
Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.