Comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, co-management of laser vision correction surgery, caring for eye emergencies and so much more. The optometrists at Mission EyeCare provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages including treatment for a range of conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts and macular degeneration. We are confident that we can provide the eye care you need. Below you’ll find a list of some of the key eye care services that our optometric practice offers.
Annual Eye Examination
Regardless of your age or physical health, it’s important to have regular eye exams. During a complete eye exam, your Mission Eyecare doctor will not only determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Eye care experts recommend you have a complete eye exam with an eye doctor every year to assess your risk for potentially damaging eye conditions, as well as to keep on top of any changes in vision you may be experiencing.
According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This also goes for infants who develop and learn through their sense of sight. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) children should have their eyes examined by an eye doctor at 6 months, 3 years, at the start of school, and then at least every 2 years following. If there are any signs that there may be a vision problem or if the child has certain risk factors (such as developmental delays, premature birth, crossed or lazy eyes, family history or previous injuries) more frequent exams are recommended. A child that wears eyeglasses or contact lenses should have his or her eyes examined yearly, as their eyes can change rapidly as they grow.
Specialty Contact Lenses
It is not uncommon for patients to have difficulty wearing contact lenses for a number of reasons. Due to the individual eye shape, certain eye conditions or impairments, or poor results of surgery, some patients may require specialty contact lenses, such as semi-sclerals, rigid-gas permeables, or hybrids. You may be a candidate for specialty lenses if you have one of the following conditions:
Presbyopia (reduced near vision common in individuals aged 40 and over).
Keratoconus / Pellucid Degeneration
Post-LASIK or other refractive surgery
Urgent Eye Care
Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room visits could have been treated by an optometrist. Why wait hours in the emergency room for these issues. Our optometrists are equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies such as:
Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
Eye trauma / Scratched eyes
Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
Flashes of light or floaters in the vision
Red or painful eyes
Dislodged contact lenses
Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
Eye Disease Management
By utilizing cutting edge technology, our eye doctors are diagnosing and managing, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. Earlier, more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. Great advances in detection and treatment of these diseases have made it even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right equipment and qualifications to apply the latest developments in eye care.
LASIK & Refractive Surgery
The doctors at our Eye Care Clinic have extensive experience in the pre-operative evaluation and post-operative care of LASIK and other vision correction procedures. LASIK is currently the most popular vision-correcting or “refractive” surgery available. But there are other options as well. We will help you find the ideal solution for your problem and partner with the best surgeon to perform your procedure. Why is it so popular? LASIK has advantages over other vision correction procedures, including a relative lack of pain afterward and the fact that good vision usually is achieved by the very next day.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye syndrome (DES or dry eye) is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from minor irritation to the inability to wear contact lenses and an increased risk of corneal inflammation and eye infections. Dry eye syndrome has several causes:
Part of the natural aging process, especially among women over age 40.
Side effect of many medications, such as antihistamines, antidepressants, certain blood pressure medicines, Parkinson’s medications and birth control pills.
Dry, dusty or windy climate with low humidity.
We are proud to be a member of the American Optometric Association and to be enrolled as InfantSEE® providers. This service offers early detection of potential eye and vision problems to babies in their first year of life, usually between the ages of 6 and 12 months. This is a one-time serviceat no cost to the family regardless of income or ability to pay.
InfantSEE® is a public health program, to ensure that optometric eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.
Sports & Specialty Eyewear
If you are serious about your sport or require specialty eyewear for your job or hobby, it’s worth scheduling a specialty eyewear fitting with your eye doctor. In addition to safety and eye protection, top athletic and occupational performance requires optimal visual acuity as well as a number of other visual functions such as peripheral vision, depth perception and hand-eye coordination. Sometimes color vision, eye tracking, night vision and light adaptation are also critical to performance. Your eye doctor will be able to do a full assessment of your vision while understanding your personal vision needs in order to recommend the best possible eyewear solution for you.