Optical Services at University Eye Institute
We believe that healthy vision for a lifetime begins with healthy eyes. Our eye exams can reveal a lot about your total body health as well as your vision. Our doctors will not compromise on any of these areas, nor will you feel rushed or pressured.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
We believe that a comprehensive eye examination is far more than just the measurement of your prescription for glasses. During your examination we perform tests which allow us to assess how well your eyes focus and work together, screen for eye health issues such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Eye examinations performed with this attention to detail can also show us early signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. This is why we recommend that even if you have 20/20 vision and do not require glasses it is essential that you have an annual eye health examination. We want your eyes to continue giving you optimal vision well into the future.
Contact Lens Fitting
Our doctors are experienced with all of these conditions:
- Dry, uncomfortable lenses
- Itchy, Scratchy eyes
- Bifocal contact lenses
- Astigmatism lenses
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Dry Eye Clinic
Probably one of the most common conditions experience is dry eyes. It may sound like a minor problem but many problems that we have with our eyes may be caused by unidentified dry eye syndrome. Symptoms of dry eyes may include the following:
- Tired, strained eyes
- Dull, aching eyes
- Watery eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Burning while reading or using the computer
Our dry eye clinic is designed to specifically address the condition. We begin by thoroughly assessing your tear production, quantity, and quality. In addition, we review your history for any medical conditions or medications which may be contributing to the condition. Based on these test results the doctor will prescribe treatment. It can vary from eye drops and nutritional supplements to medication and additional procedures. Most dry eye conditions can be managed successfully if treated correctly.
It is known as ‘the silent thief of vision’. Glaucoma is a disease that gradually causes damage to the optic nerve and usually does so unnoticed. If left untreated it can lead to partial or complete loss of vision. The good news is that our doctors routinely screen for this condition and are experienced in treating the condition should the need arise. We have specialized equipment to test and manage glaucoma.
Cataracts occur when the lens located inside the eye becomes clouded. Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, caused from years of exposure to sunlight. The clouded lens distorts and blocks the passage of light through the eye to the retina, causing vision to be dull, blurred, and indistinct. While cataracts can affect people of any age, they are most common in older adults. In fact, two-thirds of all adults over age 60 have some sign of cataracts. Symptoms usually include light sensitivity, halos, and blurred vision.
Our doctors are experienced in identifying this condition and when the time comes they work closely with board-certified surgeons to correct the condition. Since the corrective options vary, our doctors can help guide you when weighing out the choices and we will have you in the best hands possible throughout preparation, procedure, and recovery.
It is known as ‘the silent thief of vision’. Glaucoma is a disease that gradually causes damage to the
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in North America, and can affect vision in a variety of ways. The American Diabetic Association recommends annual dilated eye exams by an eye care specialist. In fact, many times patients have been diagnosed with diabetes during a routine eye examination by our doctors.
Lasik and Refractive Surgery
For some people the hassle of contact lenses and glasses may prove to be too much. It may be time to consider alternative options to correct your vision. LASIK, or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, and PRK, or, Photorefractive Keratectomy, are some of the options that are available to you, and there are alternative vision correction procedures available to those who are not qualified for LASIK or PRK. Our doctors are highly experienced in evaluating and educating you on which procedures may best suit your individual eyes. We also work closely with board-certified, trustworthy, respected surgeons so you are comfortable and confident in the procedure.
Being struck in the eye by an object or flying debris, routinely makes the list of the top three most commonly reported workplace injuries as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Dr. Patel and staff at University Eye Institute take the responsibility of providing safety eyewear very seriously. Each of our patients (your employees) can trust that their needs will be met and that all safety standards will be followed. We view this as a partnership – the staff of University Eye Institute working in conjunction with your company to help in the protection of your employee’s vision.
Our system is such that all company specifications are readily available whenever an employee presents for service. This ensures all safety specifications are met, only authorized employees receive safety eyewear, and employees are only charged for non-covered services. Contact us to see how truly affordable a pair of prescription safety glasses can be for your company.
As the leading cause of blindness over the age of 65, macular degeneration can rob you of your central vision. Our doctors are experienced in diagnosing and managing this condition. Macular degeneration runs in families and can be effectively managed with early detection. Even if your vision is doing well today only regular eye examinations can help keep it that way.