Helena Vision Care Review

The Vision Care Center Review

The Vision Care Center

The Vision Care Center provides comprehensive eye exams and eye care services for residents of Southern Indiana. Intensive and high-quality work of medical personnel allows them to perform a large volume and a wide range of surgeries. Thanks to the efforts of the management and the whole team of doctors and technical personnel, the clinic has now become a modern multifunctional ophthalmic surgical institution. All medical services provided to patients in the clinic are effective, safe, painless, and are performed at the level of international standards. This is possible thanks to the most advanced and reliable technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, the use of equipment, instruments, tools of the best companies in the world.


The medical staff of the Vision Care Center includes 6 high qualified and experienced ophthalmologists. You can read the detailed information about them in the special website’s section.



The clinic treats the following medical conditions:

  • Astigmatism;
  • Farsightedness;
  • Nearsightedness;
  • Near Vision Decline;
  • Cataract;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Macular Degeneration;
  • Diabetic Retinopathy;
  • Low Vision;
  • Eye Exams;
  • Floaters & Flashes;
  • Blurred Vision;
  • Dry or Itchy Eyes;
  • Emergency Eye Problems;
  • Eye Infections & Injuries;
  • Pediatric Eye Care.


The Vision Care Center also offers the following eye care procedures:

  • LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) –  a combination of microsurgical exposure and excimer laser technology. In the course of laser correction, a doctor uses a special device – a microkeratome, which first creates a flap from the corneal tissue, which bends, and the laser action is already performed on the inner layers of the cornea. After laser correction, vision becomes better due to the fact that the laser creates a new shape of the cornea – the “natural lens” of the eye, as a result of which it begins to refract light rays differently, they focus on the retina and the image becomes clear. During the LASIK laser correction, the upper layers of the cornea are not affected, and the evaporation of optically distorted areas by the laser beam occurs from the middle layers of the corneal tissue. As a result of this effect, the shape of the cornea acquires optical parameters that are individual for each patient. This avoids postoperative clouding of the cornea and a painful rehabilitation period. Vision is restored as soon as possible;
  • Refractive Lens Exchange is usually intended for people with presbyopia or extreme hyperopia who cannot undergo the LASIK surgery for some reasons. This surgery can also correct myopia. The procedure is almost identical to cataract surgery. There are three types of refractive lens exchange surgery, depending on your vision needs and the health of your eyes;
  • LASEK (Laser-Assisted Epithelial Keratectomy) is performed with the formation of an epithelial flap of the cornea. The surgery is carried out using a special epikeratome. This significantly reduces the degree of damaging effect on the corneal epithelium and accelerates the healing process. The result is minimal and quick-passing discomfort in the eye after surgery, faster recovery of vision, less likelihood of complications. The LASEK method can be used in people with a thin cornea. The limitations for the correction are myopia more than -10 Dptr, hyperopia more than +6 Dptr and astigmatism more than ± 4 Dptr;
  • Anterior Chamber Implant is a real salvation for patients with high degrees of myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, as well as for those who cannot perform excimer laser vision correction due to the individual characteristics of the visual system. Implantation is successfully used in cases where natural accommodation has not yet been lost and the lenses can be implanted in the eye without removing the natural human lens. The implant allows you to maintain the ability of the eye to see objects both close and far;
  • Cataract Surgery is the most effective, reliable and painless way to get rid of cataracts and provide good eyesight. The surgeon removes the clouded lens, which prevents the light from reaching the retina and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens;
  • Glaucoma Surgery is indicated in cases where conventional therapy for some reason is not suitable for the patient, is not tolerable, is not effective, etc. and there is a likelihood of progression of the lesion or the risk of worsening. The goal of surgery is to improve the filtration and drainage of aqueous humor;
  • Avastin Eye Injection for Eye Disease and Macular Degeneration can improve vision or prevent its further loss associated with age-related macular degeneration and other diseases of the retina. Avastin injections are considered one of the significant achievements in medical science over the past decades. They are indicated for patients with macular edema or neovascularization due to the wet form of age-related macular degeneration, diabetes mellitus, retinal vein thrombosis or some other eye diseases. During the intraocular injection procedure, Avastin is injected into the eye that acts against edema and the formation of new blood vessels, reducing the amount of substances in the eyes that cause the above changes.

Optical Shop

The clinic also provides patients with the highest quality eyewear and eye care products. They offer a rich selection of ophthalmic frames, sunglasses, and contact lenses. Here you can purchase anti-reflective coating, polycarbonate lenses, CR-39, glass lenses, polarized lenses, photochromatic lenses, mirrored coatings, anti-reflective (AR) coatings, scratch-resistant coating, disposable contact lenses, single-use daily disposable lenses, contact lens correction of astigmatism, rigid gas permeable lenses, multifocal/bifocal contact lens options, cosmetic contact lenses, therapeutic contact lenses keratoconus and scleral contact lens options, continuous wear contact lenses, and many other eye care products.

Insurances Accepted

The medical center works with the following types of insurance:

  • VSP Vision Care;
  • EyeMed;
  • UnitedHealthcare;
  • Anthem;
  • Sagamore;
  • OneCare Collaborative.


The Vision Care Center has two locations in Southern Indiana:

Deaconess Gateway Health Center

4233 Gateway Blvd, Suite “Eyes”
Newburgh, IN 47630
Hours: Mon – Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm

Deaconess Clinic Downtown

421 Chestnut Street, Suite “Eyes”
Evansville, IN 47713
Hours: Mon – Friday 7:30 am – 5 pm

Category: Clinic Review