The most important thing you can do to preserve your eyesight is to visit your eye doctor for regular checkups. Like the rest of your body, your eyes will change gradually as you age. Unlike the rest of your body, your eyes rarely hurt if something is wrong. So, please don’t rely on broken glasses or lost contact lenses to remind you of your next appointment. After all, how important is your vision?
Comprehensive Eye Examinations Back to Top
Pretesting Includes: * Lensometry &
Refractometry * Glaucoma Screening * Corneal
Topography * Optomap ® Retinal Scan
Eye Examination Includes: * Comprehensive
History * Refraction * Eye Health
Assessment * Doctor Recommendation
Contact Lens Medical Evaluation Back to Top
We will take your history of contact lens use before beginning a complete inspection of the surfaces of your eye in contact with the contact lens. Working with the Doctor, we identify any issues with previous usage of your contact lenses and will recommend improvements to increase comfort and function. If you are wondering whether contact lenses are right for you, we will perform the evaluation and make a recommendation for the optimal type of lens.
Glaucoma and Cataract Medical Management Back to Top
All regular examinations include ophthalmoscopy and biomicroscopy. These procedures allow the doctor to examine the internal and external structures of the eye. In addition to cataracts and glaucoma, many systemic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes can be detected with these procedures. The optic nerve, vessels, and other tissues of the eye are evaluated during your eye health examination. We also perform a painless procedure called tonometry to measure the pressure inside your eye or intraocular pressure (IOP). This common procedure is important in the detection of glaucoma.
Lasik Medical Co-Management Back to Top
An accurate prescription from one of our top optometrists is the starting point for the Lasik process. The Excimer laser has added a tremendous amount of precision, control, and safety to the surgical correction of vision errors. Using this remarkable technology, the cornea is reshaped to alter your prescription, thereby reducing or even eliminating dependence on corrective lenses. Although postoperative results vary from patient to patient, most patients are able to obtain a driver license without their glasses or contact lenses. Call us or come in to see if Lasik is right for you.
Urgent Care Back to Top
For emergency matters with your vision please contact us at 480-706-EYES (3937) or dial 911.
Pediatric Eyecare Back to Top
Did you know that during your child’s first twelve years, nearly 80% of learning depends upon their visual sense? An important part of your child’s overall health maintenance program is regular professional vision care. Because you can’t look through your child’s eyes, it’s impossible to accurately judge how well he or she sees. The only way to be sure that vision is developing normally is provide your child a comprehensive vision analysis by an eyecare professional.
Unless a need is identified earlier, your child should be given his or her first comprehensive eye examination by the age of three. The child’s eyes should be examined again before entering school. Do not confuse a vision screening, a brief check which tests how well a child sees an eye chart from a distance of 20 feet, with a comprehensive examination. Problems with near vision, eye coordination, and focusing are among the many problems not identified in a 20/20 screening.
* There are several problems which could affect your child’s vision:
- Astigmatism A condition in which the vertical and horizontal portions of the eye focus differently, causing blurriness at all distances.
- Nearsightedness (myopia) A condition in which close objects are seen more clearly than those at a distance. It is often first noticed in the early school years when a child squints to read the chalkboard or holds reading materials closer than normal.
- Farsightedness (hyperopia) A condition where far objects are seen more clearly than near ones.
- Lazy eye (amblyopia) Condition in which vision cannot be corrected to 20/20 even with eyeglasses or contact lenses. It affects about 2 percent of children. With early diagnosis and treatment, permanent vision loss can be avoided.
- Crossed-eyes (strabismus) Occurs when the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. This condition affects 4 percent of all children.
It is natural for your child top feel some apprehension with a new experience. Talk with your child about the examination prior to the visit. Encourage his or her questions. You can assure your child that the examination is completely painless. With today’s diagnostic equipment and tests, your child does not have to know the alphabet or how to read to have his or her eyes examined. Schedule the appointment for early in the day, so that your child will be well-rested and cooperative. To establish a case history, you will be asked a number of questions about your child’s general health, development, and symptoms you may have observed. This record will become a valuable reference in evaluating later development.