Fort Bliss eye care
If you are looking for a vision practice where you can be fitted for specialty contact lenses, you will want to visit us at El Paso EyeCare. When you come to our vision practice for Fort Bliss eye care, you will be seen by one of our two top-notch optometrists, Dr. D.T. Patel or Dr. Eley.
Our patients can have a contact lens exam during which time their eyes will be examined and they will be fitted for contact lenses. Visual acuity will also be tested to make sure you have the exact prescription to match your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism needs. It is very important that contact lenses fit your eyes precisely or the cornea can be damaged. For this reason, our contact lens exam also includes our eye doctor taking measurements of your eyes, including the curvature of your cornea. Today, just about anyone can wear contact lenses. Even if you have astigmatism or dry eye, there are now contact lenses which can safely and effectively correct your vision. At our office, we provide Fort Bliss eye care and contact lens fitting for patients who need spherical, toric, multifocal and toric multifocal lenses. These lenses can be soft lenses, gas permeable lenses, and even hybrid materials. Contact lenses can be made in different styles, such as contact lenses that are disposable after one wear, or contact lenses that can be worn for many days at a time before they need to be removed from the eyes for cleaning. Soft contact lenses are most frequently prescribed because they are extremely comfortable and easy to get used to. Even if you do not need to wear contact lenses for vision correction, you may want to wear them so that the color of your eyes can appear to be changed. These color-changing lenses can be purchased at our vision practice as well, but you will need to have a contact lens prescription to ensure proper fit. We also offer multifocal and corneal reshaping lenses for orthokeratology.
For an appointment to see our optometrist for Fort Bliss eye care, contact us today.
Fort Bliss eye care
Our El Paso EyeCare practice is dedicated to bringing the residents of Fort Bliss eye care that not only strives to help them achieve the best vision possible but also to ensure the continued health of their eyes by diagnosing and managing treatment for serious eye diseases. Our doctors use state-of-the-art ocular diagnostic equipment to complete a comprehensive examination of each patient’s eyes that includes a refractory exam to measure visual acuity and prescribe any necessary vision corrections, as well as a dilated exam where our doctor will be able to see deep into the eye’s structures to check for abnormalities and diseases.
If our Fort Bliss eye care examination does diagnose serious diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts our practice will help manage the disease and treatment working with the patient’s ophthalmologist to monitor progress. These eye diseases are extremely debilitating and can cause vision loss but don’t exhibit any symptoms until vision has been affected, which is why an annual examination by our doctors is so important. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that causes vision loss due to high intraocular pressure. It is one of the leading causes of blindness and early detection and frequent monitoring is the best way to start controlling the disease. Macular degeneration affects central and detail vision as the macular begins to break down and is often age-related. Laser treatments are often used to improve vision and slow the progress of the several diseases that are grouped together as macular degeneration. Since the results of treatment are often temporary frequent monitoring by our doctors is recommended.
Cataracts are slow developing clouding of the usually clear lens of the eye. The condition usually starts with the central part of the eye and makes it difficult to see at night or on a rainy day or beyond the glare of oncoming headlights. Surgery will replace the clouded lens with an artificial one. Our Fort Bliss eye care practice will monitor the cataracts growth until it is ready to be taken out and adjust your vision correction prescriptions as needed before and after surgery. Let us assist you in maintaining good eye health for a lifetime.