Proper eye care is important for people of all ages and regular eye exams are encouraged for everyone, but especially for those already using glasses or contact lenses. Your vision plays a vital role in your life each and every day, which is why it is so important to take the right steps for maintaining good eye health. At Desert Eye Associates, APC, we provide a variety of services, from general exams to corrective surgery. We also carry a wide selection of spectacle frames for our patients.
Eye Exams – Everyone needs regular eye exams. It’s important for adults to schedule eye exams to monitor their eye health and check for problems. Conditions that are often detected during eye exams include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions allows for the widest range of treatment options and the best chance of slowing or reversing any symptoms.
Contact Lens Exam – There are many more contact lens options now than ever before and we can help you be as free from spectacles as you want. Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.
Multifocal Contacts – Multifocal contact lenses are not your grandparents’ bifocals. They are designed to help people who have trouble with their vision, both close up and far away. This condition is called presbyopia. Because multifocal contact lenses are more complex than normal contacts, it is important to have the perfect fit so you can see as well as possible.
Vision Corrections – Today, there are many demands on our vision. Everything from driving during the day or night, computer use or using your tablets and phone may all induce pecific demands and cause strain on our eyes and vision. Let us know what your daily vision needs are and our doctors can tailor a lens designed specifically to your needs.
Astigmatism – Astigmatism is one of the most common vision conditions; most people have some form of astigmatism. Astigmatism can be caused by an irregular shaped cornea or curvature of the lens and can lead to blurred vision. Our examinations test for astigmatism and depending on the amount of astigmatism, we can provide eyeglasses or contact lenses to help correct your condition.
Near and Farsightedness – Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away and is caused when images are focused in front of the retina. Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects that are close and is caused when images are focused behind the retina. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, contact us today.
Frames – Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience and they can help you find the best frames that match your individual style and uniqueness while also optimizing the function of your spectacle lenses.
Computer Vision – Computer vision refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and other hand-held electronics with digital screens.
Extensive use of computers and hand-held electronics can lead to eyestrain, dry eyes, burning sensations in our eyes, headaches and other symptoms. Our doctors can recommend a solution to these problems so let them know if you are struggling with any of these symptoms.
Sports Vision – Sports Vision training involves high level eye tracking, depth perception, and hand-eye coordination. Many athletes will practice these exercises to keep their eye health in peak condition. There are various exercises and specific exams used for Sports Vision testing. Office tests and field can both help determine how your eye will function beyond the realm of normal activity. We can customize a program to strengthen your vision based on your level of activity.
Sunglasses – Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sunlight. While all tinted lenses help to protect your eyes from sunlight, some will protect your eyes better than others. Sunglasses with lenses that block ultraviolet sunlight are the best option. Let us help you find the sunglasses that best protect you from harmful UV radiation and also fits your unique style.
Dry Eye Treatment – Dry eyes are a common problem in our local desert community. Common symptoms include itchy scratchy sensation, burning sensations, fluctuations in vision, a film of vision, and constant and excessive tearing. Tear production is generally not the problem in dry eyes so just using artificial tears can only temporarily mask the symptoms while not addressing the underlying cause of dry eye. Inflammation on and around the eyes are the main culprit of most dry eye problems. See our doctors to get a comprehensive assessment of your dry eye symptoms.
Foreign Body Removal – When you get something in your eye, it is very important to get it out as soon as possible. Foreign objects are painful and if not removed and properly treated can lead to secondary infections and cause even more damage. It is also important not to try to remove them yourself, as such attempts can further imbed the foreign body into the eye. If you ever have something in your eye, we will safely remove it for you and treat any potential for infections.