Vision Exams- contacts and glasses

Vision Exams in our office give you the piece of mind of knowing you can order both your contact lenses and your glasses same day as your exam. We work hard to provide you with exceptional customer service each step of your visit. If your routine eye exam must change to a medical exam for further evaluation of a problem, we can easily change the exam type without adding time to your visit. Let us know which type of exam you will need.

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.


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 shape of the glass lens compensates for the uneven corneal curve and focuses the light rays to a single point 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.

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

Centrael Evans, M.D.

Centrael Evans, M.D.

Dr. Evans, who most people call Sonny, is a Georgia native. He graduated from Cedar Shoals High School before completing a degree in Biology at Brigham Young University. Dr. Evans received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where he was named a Global Health Institute Field Scholar for his work with pediatric cataracts in Zambia, Africa…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