Patient Resource Center
Welcome to the patient resource center for Eyecare Associates P.C.! We understand that your time is valuable and we have created a Resource Center with everything you need to make the transition to our office as hassle free as possible.
In an effort to save you time in our office, you can download and complete our patient form(s) prior to your appointment.
Video Learning Center
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Common Eye Disorders
Dry eye is a common eye condition that develops when your eye no longer produces an appropriate layer of tears. Some possible solutions of dry eye include medications, dietary changes, or surgery. Consult with your doctor regarding the best course of action.
Astigmatism is a common, easily treatable condition that causes blurred vision. Astigmatism is a condition that is the result of your cornea having a curvature similar to an oval instead of a perfectly round shape. If you astigmatism is severe enough, treatment options can include corrective lenses and surgery.
When certain patients have vision less than 20/20 which can not be corrected by eyeglasses or contacts, they are considered to have low vision. Schedule an exam with your optometrist to see what possible solutions for low vision could be.
A cataract is the clouding of vision through the lens in the eye. This condition is usually found in adults age 60 and over but can affect people of any age.
Some common symptoms include:
- Clouded vision
- Extreme difficulty with vision at night
- Fading colors
- Halos around light
- Sensitivity to light
Glaucoma is caused by pressure building up inside the eye as a result of improper drainage between the cornea and the inner eye. Untreated, Glaucoma may cause damage to the optic nerve causing permanent loss of vision. Typically it has no symptoms so having annual routine eye exams are very important for early detection and treatment.
Your Perfect Glasses
Choosing the Right Frames
Your glasses can say so much about your personality and personal style. The experienced optometry professionals at Eyecare Associates P.C. will work with you to find frames that complement your face shape, fit your budget, lifestyle, and vision needs. We offer a full range of sunglasses and eyeglasses in innovative designs and styles.
Lenses today are made from either plastic or glass. The type of material used determines the hardness, weight, distortions, and thickness of the lens. We prefer to use Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses for children because of impact resistance. For adults, we used Trivex, Polycarbonate, or High Index lenses. Each type of lenses has specific benefits. For example, Trivex lenses are less expensive and are harder to scratch. High index lenses are much thinner, which make them more visually appealing and lighter. Together with you, we will determine which lenses fit your vision needs.
In the past, only the prescription of a lens was adjustable. With the development of digital lens designs, we can design a lens that gives you the best visual clarity and least amount of distortion throughout the lens. This technology is available to both single vision lenses and progressive multifocals.
Anti-reflective coatings can help reduce eye strain and improve vision. This lens enhancement has been around for many years and most patients love the way they see with a coating on their lenses. Here at Eyecare Associates, we used Hoya EX3 coatings because it gives you the great benefits of an A/R coating, while being extremely hard to scratch and will never peel off.
Because so many hours of the day are dedicated to handheld devices and computers, the average person stresses their visual system to the maximum. Standard multifocals aren’t always the best options for people. Computer lenses are custom designed based on your prescription and working distance. It delivers great visual clarity for in-office distances of 15 feet and closer.
For anything not covered in our patient resource center, or for more information, give our office a call today at (701) 282-5880.