Featured – Flower Mound Optometrists
Flower Mound optometrists provide family eye care that includes a range of services – from comprehensive optical examination to determine a patient’s needs (ranging from general eye health to prescriptions for eye glasses or contact lenses) to diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye, special care for Diabetic patients, and management of ocular diseases and disorders. In short, Flower Mound Optometrists should be your first stop for eye care of almost any nature.
Flower Mound Optometrists: Community Eye Care
Reliable and highly qualified, our Flower Mound Optometrists strive to monitor eye health in the Flower Mound, TX area and liaise with local health providers to ensure patients’ requirements. As needed, patients are referred to specialists by Flower Mound optometrists for health issues that surface as a result of ocular examination, such as Glaucoma and Diabetes.
The quality of an eye examination, possibly including an Optomap Retinal Examination to detect disease, will determine the type of eye care required. Flower Mound optometrists take a deep interest in ensuring that correct eye wear is prescribed and, for patients diagnosed with progressive eye diseases, that appropriate next steps in diagnosis and therapy are recommended.
Flower Mound Optometrists offer Contact Lenses and Eyewear
Contact lense technology has evolved over the years to maximize comfort and improve vision. Flower Mound Optometrists offer the latest technology including toric lenses to correct astigmatism. Toric lenses are manufactured using silicone hydrogel material, allowing a significant increase in the amount of oxygen supplied to the cornea.
Lenses may be recommended for short or long term wear. For the fashion conscious, a range of cosmetic choices are available for those who like their ‘brown eyes blue!’
Patients that prefer to wear eye glasses yet require thicker lenses are offered an attractive slim-line, high index alternative to wearing the ghastly ‘bottle bottom’ lenses of the past, set in designer frames from an expansive collection encompassing the very latest labels. Detailed optometrist examinations produce diagnostic recommendations for:
— Bifocals: These are manufactured to provide separate upper and lower focal lengths, so that the wearer can utilize either the top or bottom of the lens, based on the need to focus on distant or close objects, respectively.
— Progressive Lenses: These clever lenses offer the facility of bifocal lenses without the line that appears between the two sections. Flower Mound optometrists take meticulous measurements to prescribe the clearest lens placement. The patient’s lifestyle is considered in the prescription of progressive lenses to allow a greater area of support for tasks that dominate the patient’s work or home activities.
— Photochromic Lenses: These lenses respond and adjust to the light and are popular with patients that work outdoors. Pilots and boat crew rely on prescription photochromic lenses to filter strong sunlight.
As we age, our eyesight deteriorates gradually, unless we fall into the fortunate 35% proportion of Americans that have 20/20 vision. For most people, eyewear is mandatory for at least half of their life expectancy. Taking risks with eyesight should not be an option to consider yet many people neglect their eyes and rarely have their vision tested. Optometrists have an efficient system in place that gently reminds patients when their eye tests are due and a follow up procedure to monitor eye health for the patients in their care.
An ocular examination carried out by an optometrist takes eye care to a new level and should not be compared to the kind of cursory check performed by the local doctor or perhaps the company nurse. Some diseases of the eye carry no early warning symptoms. A detailed examination by a qualified optometrist, however, will reveal symptoms that might otherwise escape unnoticed.
Other conditions diagnosed by an optometrist include Amblyopia; Astigmatism; Conjunctivitis (which is highly contagious and may be passed through the family – consult a Flower Mound Optometrist for advice on how to deal with it); Glaucoma; Presbyopia (otherwise amusingly referred to as ‘short arm disease’); Strabismus, a distressing condition caused by malfunctioning eye muscles resulting in the eyes crossing or ‘fixing’ out of sync, and Cataracts, commonly suffered by elderly patients.
These are just a few of the disorders and diseases that may be treated by Flower Mound optometrists. Other services might include minor surgery to remove dust, glass or other foreign bodies from the eye; Laser treatment to correct Myopia, and Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) treatment to repair the cornea. Flower Mound optometrists are prepared to treat a broad spectrum of eye diseases.