Vision Exams – contacts and glasses

Vision Exams, Wellness Exams, and Contact lenses

We understands how frustrating blurry vision can be when you are trying to work or study. Here at Advanced Eye Center, we work hard to meet your needs in a timely, yet friendly manner. When you schedule a visit, you can be sure we will be able to order your contacts and get you a glasses prescription the same day.

If you would like glasses, we can bring you over to our optical department with their designer frames and sunglasses, we will find a style that fits your needs. Depending on your prescription, we may be able to get you your glasses that same day. Read more here on our optical page.

If neither glasses nor contact lenses will sharpen your vision, we will proceed with further testing to evaluate the reason for your blurry vision. With our diagnostic equiptment, we can typically give you same day informtion about what is causing your blurry vision. With an in house srugery center, we will also be able to handle many of the more complex vision needs.


Vision Exams in our office provide you with same day glasses and contact lens prescriptions, in most cases you will receive your contact lens trials, too. We work hard to provide you with exceptional service every step of your visit. If your routine eye exam must change to a medical exam for further evaluation of a problem, we can easily do so without adding another trip.


Our customer service is top notch in our very own Optical Shop. Our team works hard to find a fit and style just for you. They keep up with all the latest trends and designer frames along with the best in designer sunglasses. We are here to help you feel good about your eyes.

If you have myopia, your cornea and lens have too much focusing power, bending light rays to meet at a point in front of the retina. Glasses and contacts compensate for this condition by subtracting power from the eye’s natural focus and allowing light rays to focus further back on the retina. If you have myopia, your prescription will be negative, for example, -4.25 diopters. We have many different brands and types of contact lenses for you to try.

Hyperopia Correction
If you have hyperopia, glasses and contacts add focusing power, causing light rays to bend more as they enter the eye. This process moves the focal point back to the retina, allowing for clear vision. If you have hyperopia, your prescription will be positive, for example, +4.25 diopters.

If you have astigmatism, the uneven corneal curve will cause a blur for distant objects as well as near objects. Glasses and contact lenses can hep compensate for the distortion and focus light rays on the retina.



An age related change in the natural lens causing restricted movement of your lens and therefore less accomodation. This causes a person to lose their ability to focus on different ranges. Reading glasses or bifocals will help restore your ability to see at different ranges.

Ready for Vision Freedom & No Glasses or Contacts?

Schedule an appointment to have a vision correction consultation. We offer all laser Custom LASIK which provides excellent correction for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism for people over age 18. If Presbyopia is affecting your ability to read, Presbyopic Clear Lens Exchange may be the answer for you. Learn more about your options for vision freedom by scheduling a consult today.

Our Providers

William C. Ackerman, JR., M.D.

William C. Ackerman, JR., M.D.

Dr. Ackerman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Athens. Dr. Ackerman graduated with his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa and performed his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/Eye Foundation Hospital. He has lived in Gainesville, Georgia since 1994 with his wife and three daughters…Read More

Taylor E. Rossow, D.O.

Taylor E. Rossow, D.O.

Dr. Rossow was born and raised in Michigan and then went on to attend University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where she earned a bachelors degree in Neuroscience. Dr. Rossow graduated with her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. After completing her medical school training, she returned to Michigan where she completed a residency in Ophthalmology through Michigan State University/Ascension Health System…Read More

L.W. Robinson III, O.D.

L.W. Robinson III, O.D.

Dr. Robinson is a Gainesville native who received his undergraduate degree from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, GA. He completed his Doctor of Optometry and Internship from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Dr. Robinson also completed an externship at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN…Read More


I have been going here for a long time. Very professional and friendly people. Dr. Ackerman is one of the best eye Doctors that I know of.” –Gloria Maurice Presley Dale

“I cannot say enough GREAT things about Dr. Evans!! I had a trauma injury to my eye and wow, what an amazing, knowledgeable doctor! He wasted no time to do minor surgery and fix the eye. Very friendly, compassionate, and cared so much about my needs and eye. I have already recommended him to several friends and family and will continue to do so. Thank you Dr. Evans for being so caring and helping me. I wish more doctors could learn from you!” —Christie Kane

“All the staff was very helpful and courteous and Dr. Robinson showed a keen empathetic and professional attitude in examining all test results. He and his staff created a feeling of strong diligence in examining all aspects of my sight well being.” —Lamar Turk