Comprehensive Eye Exams
Our comprehensive eye exam includes a complete health and eye history, and a thorough eye health evaluation including testing for a wide variety of eye diseases. Some of the more common diseases we check for are cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease, dry eyes and allergies. Our exam also includes a refraction to determine a prescription for eyeglasses. We will explain the results of the examination and make recommendations to meet your individual needs.
Today's contact lenses are designed to provide better vision, comfort and convenience than ever before, while also being safer and more affordable. We fit a wide variety of lens types, including custom made lenses for high prescriptions or correction of irregular corneas such as keratoconus or after corneal transplant. We are very pleased to provide fitting with scleral contact lenses which can be used for the most complex of cases.
The Mohave Desert can be a very challenging environment for contact lens wear. We have years of experience in overcoming these challenges.
We recommend that all children have a compresensive eye exam prior to starting Kindergarten. Undiagnosed vision problems may be the cause of some learning difficulties. Having your child's eyes examined early on may help improve their performance in both the classroom and in sports activities.
The most common eye problems in young children are strabismus, where an eye that turns in or out, and amblyopia, where normal vision does not develop in one eye. These problems are most effectively dealt with when children are very young.
Refractive Surgery Exams
If you are interested in refractive surgery options, be sure to ask. The field of refractive surgery is rapidly changing, providing more treatment options than ever before. There are now treatments for all forms of refractive error, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. While LASIK is the most common surgery, there are many other surgeries currently being performed, depending on the type of problem and specific patient needs. We can recommend the options that would be most appropriate, and provide pre and post-operative care.
We are privileged to be affiliated with NVISION Laser Eye Centers, the eye doctors' #1 choice in LASIK. At NVISION you will find one of the world's most experienced team of refractive surgeons with serveral hundred thousand procedures performed. Their beautiful facilities have state of the art technology with caring staffs, and a nationwide lifetime comittment. They have many financing options, including $0 Down, 0% Financing for 24 months.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation with frequent blurred vision and even scarring of the front surface of the eye.
There are several factors contributing to dry eye, including environmental and autoimmune disease. The latest research has revealed that eighty-six percent of patients diagnosed with dry eye have an unstable tear film due to compromised meibomian gland function. MGD is a chronic and progressive condition. The outermost layer of the tear film, the lipid layer, is composed of oils from meibomian gland secretions that lubricate, prevent evaporation, and perform barrier functions. If glands become obstructed, changes in glandular secretion may lead to symptoms of eye irritation, inflammation, and ocular surface disease. In many cases, MGD can be improved with regular home warm compresses.
We provide several treatment strategies, ranging from avoiding conditions that can contribute to dry eye and over the counter products to presciption eye drops and treatment of MGD. We are exited to be a provider if the innovative Johnson & Johnson LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System. LipiFlow® uses a single-use sterile device applied to the surface of the eye which is monitored by a computer. It gently heats the meibomian glands on the inner side if the eyelids and applies gentle pressure to express out the inflammatory material in the glands, restoring more normal function.