Have you ever been told you are not a candidate for contact lenses?
Have you had Lasik or other surgeries in the past and were told you could not wear contact lenses again?
Have you been diagnosed with an irregular shaping of the eye and were told you could not wear contact lenses?
Have you tried many soft contact lenses in the past without success?
Do your current contact lenses cause dry eyes?
We can help change the answers to the above questions. We specialize in custom contact lenses that are made specifically for you and can solve many eye problems.
There are different types of dry eyes and each are treated differently.
Your eyes are moistened by two different types of tears: lubricating tears and reflex tears. Lubricating tears are produced continuously to moisturize your eyes and contain natural infection fighting agents. Reflex tears are produced in response to sudden irritation (smoke, onions, and foreign particles), injury or emotion. Although irritation from dry eye can trigger reflex tears which flood the eye, reflex tears do not have the proper lubricating composition. Dry eye syndrome results when there is a decrease in the production of tears that moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This eye problem often results as people age and environmental factors such as extended computer use and lack of certain nutrition. Dry eye syndrome can also be triggered by hormonal changes and the use of birth control pills and many medications.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a chronic, diffuse abnormality of the meibomian glands most often associated with inflammation of the eyelids, lashes, rosacea and more. Meibomian glands are oil producing glands in the eyelid margins of both your upper and lower eyelids. These glands produce the oil which comprises the outermost layer of your tears. This oily layer protects your tears from evaporating. When these oils are reduced, the evaporation of your tears from the surface of your eyes is increased and your eyes become drier much more quickly, especially when you are reading a computer screen, cell phone, tablet, document, watching T.V., driving, etc.
We offer diagnosis and effective treatment of chronic dry eyes other than just eye drops! Did you know there are much more advanced forms of treating dry eyes such as thermal heated treatments? We have them at our office. Contact us for more information.
- Macular Degeneration
- Eyelid Disease and Lesions
- “Lazy Eye” or Amblyopia
- Vein or Artery Occlusions
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinal Detachments
- Hypertensive Retinopathy
- Dry Eye Inflammation
Prior to scheduling laser eye surgery or cataract surgery, you will need to be seen by an optometrist. We can evaluate your vision and eye health and communicate with the ophthalmologist who performs the surgery to ensure he has accurate information. After the surgery, we can conduct follow-up appointments at our office to ensure proper healing, give you a new prescription and answer any questions you may have.
At Perception Eyecare + Eyewear, a comprehensive adult eye and vision examination may include, but is not limited to, the following tests: patient history, visual acuity, eye pressure test, blood pressure, meibography (tear and oil glands), keratometry, refraction, eye health evaluation including binocular vision status, and optomap retinal imaging and/or dilation. Individual patient signs and symptoms, along with the professional judgment of the doctor, may significantly influence the testing done. All of our comprehensive and routine exam includes the retina imaging to better manage your eye health.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that your child have a thorough optometric eye examination by the age of 3, to make sure his or her vision is developing properly and there is no evidence of eye disease. This exam will include an evaluation of how the eye muscles are developing in your child or infant. If needed, your doctor of optometry can prescribe treatment, including eyeglasses and/or vision therapy, to correct a vision development problem.
Often time, a child can pass the vision screening at the pediatrician or at school and still have uncorrected refractive errors or other vision issues. Signs such as rubbing eyes, not wanting to read or do homework for more than 20 minutes, complaining of headaches or strain are all reasons to have our child examined.
Parents, don’t worry that your child can not read letters or numbers to do the exam! We got it handled and have ways of determining their vision correction and eye health.
Does your child currently wear vision correction and the prescription is increasing significantly each year? Would you like to learn how to slow this down? Talk to your doctors today or call our office for more information.
NO puff eye pressure
Optomap retinal imaging: allows our doctors to view up to 90% of the back of your eyes WITHOUT the use of dilation eye drops! (please note that there are situations where our doctors will have to dilate you for further eval
Corneal Topography: mapping of the front part of your eyes to determine what kind of contacts will be best suited for you
Meibography: imaging of your oil/tear glands to further assess dry eyes
Neurolens (https://www.neurolenses.com/) : the world’s first and only prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment, relieving the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eye strain that many people experience when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work. There are currently only a handful of eye doctors in DFW with this technology
Digital Refracting System: the newest way to do the “which is better, 1 or 2)”
Optical coherence tomography (OCT): non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina.
Visual Field: quantifies how much vision you have, helps determines and manage glaucoma, brain tumors etc.