Dry Eye Management Program
Dry eye disease is a chronic condition where there is a deficiency in the quantity and/or quality of your tears. This causes poor lubrication which leads to damage and inflammation on the eye’s surface. Your tears are made of 3 layers: oily layer, watery layer, mucous layer. There are multiple factors contributing to de-stabilizing these 3 layers which causes dry eye disease. The goal of managing dry eye disease is to re-stabilize your tear film.
Orthokeratology & Myopia Management
Why do we need to worry about increasing myopia/nearsightedness?
Increasing myopia causes worsening distance vision requiring higher prescription corrective lenses. More importantly, the eye grows longer during this process which causes stretching of the retina. This results in a higher rate of retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts. Our myopia management program aims to slow down deteriorating vision and protect the longterm health of the eye. There are several methods to decrease the progression of myopia and our doctors customize a treatment plan for each patient.
Comprehensive Eye Exam for Adults and Seniors
A comprehensive eye exam is much more than reading an eye chart on the wall. First off, your optometrist will inquire about your current/past eye and general health history. This is important because many general health conditions and medications may affect your eyes. Your family history is also important because it will determine your risk for developing certain hereditary eye diseases.
Children’s Eye Exam
Eye exams are recommended for children starting at the age of 6 months old. During the early years of your child’s vision development, they are learning how to focus on objects near and far, how to coordinate both eyes to work together (eg. depth perception), and how to coordinate the eyes to work with other parts of the body (eg. eye-hand coordination). Routine children’s eye exams will allow you to ensure your child’s vision development milestones are progressing well.
Contact Lens Fitting
A contact lens fitting is needed to determine a contact lens prescription. This service can be added to any comprehensive eye exam. A contact lens is a medical device that sits on a very sensitive part of human tissue, called the cornea. If a lens does not fit your eye well, is not cared for properly, or is made of a material that is not breathable enough for your cornea, this can result in a wide range of complications from eye infections to blindness.
Emergency Eye Care
We welcome patients who have ocular emergencies that need to be assessed immediately. Examples of emergencies include red eyes, foreign bodies in the eye, sudden vision loss and blur, sudden peripheral vision loss, eye pain, and symptoms of flashes and/or floaters. Many eye emergencies need to be diagnosed and treated quickly for a better prognosis.
Ocular Disease Management
Many eye diseases should to be detected early for a better prognosis and monitored regularly. Your optometrist will work with your family doctor and/or ophthalmologist to co-manage your eye health.
Laser Refractive Surgery Co-Management
Laser Vision Correction (Refractive Surgery) is a good option for certain patients who want to have good vision without glasses or contact lenses. We work with local refractive surgeons to co-manage patients. First, your optometrist will do a pre-operative assessment to determine whether you are a good candidate for surgery and discuss your options.