Your vision is one of your most cherished abilities. We have a longstanding tradition of safeguarding ou patient's vision with thorough, state of the art examinations. We look forward to meeting your eye care needs.
Our comprehensive eye exam includes a complete health and eye history, and a thorough eye health evaluation including testing for a wide variety of eye diseases. Some of the more common diseases we check for are cataracts,
glaucoma, retinal disease, dry eyes and allergies. Our exam also includes a refraction to determine a prescription for eyeglasses. We will explain the results of the examination and make recommendations to meet your
Evaluations for contact lenses or refrative surgery, including LASIK, are also available as additional services.
After you have completed your comprehensive examination, we provide additional contact lens services. Today's contact lenses are designed to provide better vision, comfort and convenience than ever before. Newer materials
give us 6-8 times the oxygen of previous lenses and with totally automated manufacturing, lens quality is better, with reduced cost.
We fit a wide variety of lens types, including custom made lenses for high prescriptions or correction of irregular corneas such as keratoconus or after corneal transplant. The Mohave Desert can be a very challenging environment
for contact lens wear. We have years of experience in overcoming these challenges and have helped many people successfully wear contact lenses when they had previously failed.
We recommend that all children have a compresensive eye exam prior to starting Kindergarten. Undiagnosed vision problems may be the cause of some learning difficulties. Having your child's eyes examined early on may help
improve their performance in both the classroom and in sports activities.
If your child is an infant or toddler and you suspect a problem, we reccomend that you schedule an eye exam for them. The most common eye problems in young children are strabismus, where an eye that turns in or out, and
amblyopia, where normal vision does not develop in one eye. These problems are most effectively dealt with when children are very young.
If you are interested in refractive surgery options, be sure to ask. The field of refractive surgery is rapidly changing, providing more treatment options than ever before. There are now treatments for all forms of refractive
error, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. While LASIK is the most common surgery, there are many other surgeries currently being performed, depending on the type of problem and specific patient
needs. We can recommend the options that would be most appropriate, and provide pre and post-operative care.
We are privileged to be affiliated with NVISION Laser Eye Centers , the eye doctors' #1 choice in LASIK. At NVISION
you will find one of the world's most experienced team of refractive surgeons with serveral hundred thousand procedures performed. Their beautiful facilities have state of the art technology with caring staffs, and
a nationwide lifetime comittment. They have many financing options, including $0 Down, 0% Financing for 24 months.
Eye problems range in severity, and many of them are easily and safely treated. Some diseases, however, are more complex and require the intervention of a specialist. We can help make the diagnosis and put together
a treatment plan to solve the problem. Let us know when you schedule your appointment if you are having a specific problem needing immediate attention. We offer same-day service for urgent problems.
The most common causes of red eyes in the desert are dry eyes and allergy. Generally, dry eyes will result in burning, a gritty sensation, and sometimes blurred vision. The primary symptoms of allergy are itching and
swelling. Infection may also cause red eyes. Bacterial infection generally results in an increase in mucous production with minimal discomfort. Viral infection usually results in significant discomfort and can cause
scarring. In addition to these common causes are many other, generally more serious problems. It can be difficult to diagnose the cause of a red eye, so we recommend against self diagnosing.
Cataracts occur in almost all adults over the age of 60, although they can occur at any age. A cataract is haze or opacification of the lens inside the eye. Because they are inside the eye, they cannot be seen without
special equipment. The most common symptoms are blurred vision and glare. The only treatment for cataract is surgery, where the lens is removed from the eye and replaced with an artificial plastic lens. For most
people, a cataract can be left untreated for several years until the changes in vision interfere with normal activities.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve which affects about 3% of the population. It can occur at any age, but is most common amongst people over the age of 40. If left untreated, it may result in blindness. There
are ususally no symptoms until there has been significant vision loss. It used to be thought that glaucoma could be diagnosed with only a check of the pressure inside the eye. While this is a valuable test, it can
miss up to half of all people with glaucoma. The only effective means of screening for glaucoma at this time are regular comprehensive eye exams. Glaucoma is most often treated with prescription eye drops, although
it is sometimes treated with surgery.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in this country. The vast majority of this blindness is preventable. The recommended standard for patients who have diabetes is to have a dilated eye exam or retinal
photographs on a yearly bases. There are no symptoms associated with early diabetic retinopathy. If it is detected at this stage, it can be dealth with effectively, before more serious, permanant damage occurs.
If you have diabetes, we can provide this yearly screening exam for you, as part of your normal eye exam.
|Our Regular Schedule|
|Monday||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Closed Third Week|
|Saturday||Open Third Week by Appointment Only|