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.
Low vision in Fort Bliss
If you or a family member is suffering with problems from low vision, you should come to our vision practice El Paso EyeCare for help with your low vision in Fort Bliss; our two expert optometrists are Dr. D.T. Patel and Dr. Eley.
When someone has low vision in Fort Bliss, it means that they have a loss of vision that cannot be corrected with either prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. If someone is completely blind they are not considered to have low vision. However, when a patient does have some vision, our optometrist can work with them through low vision therapy to determine how this remaining sight can best be used by patients so they can perform the everyday tasks that they consider to be the most important or desired. Our optometrist are highly skilled in working with patients who need low vision therapy, and are very knowledgeable about the different options available. Our optometrist are extremely caring when working with all patients, especially with low vision patients and their families who we know can be going through extremely difficult circumstances. Our doctor will perform an extended eye exam to determine exactly the cause of the patient’s low vision, and what it has meant for their sight. While some patients have a loss of central vision, other patients can not have any side vision. When a patient has night blindness they cannot see well in poorly lit conditions or when outside at night. Blurred vision is also an element of low vision as is hazy vision. Our optometrist will see which type of visual devices can help our low vision patient. This can include special telescopes, loupes, magnifiers or computers. Other aids may include: custom telescopic or microscopic glasses; therapeutic filters; full-spectrum lighting; or video magnification.
Our optometrists know that each vision problem needs its own unique therapeutic approach; day want to work with our low vision patients to help them achieve the right treatment.
For an appointment to see our optometrist for help with low vision in Fort Bliss, contact us today.
Fort Bliss dry eyes
If your eyes have been feeling irritated, you may be suffering with dry eyes. Dry eye is very common eye problem that we see at our vision practice, El Paso EyeCare. Our optometrists, Dr. Patel and Dr. Eley, are able to diagnose and treat patients who are suffering from Fort Bliss dry eyes.
If you already suffer with Fort Bliss dry eyes, this problem may worsen as the winter weather approaches. Dry eyes can be particularly troublesome during the winter months. This is because the cold weather and the dry air inside homes and workplaces can make it particularly difficult for patients who have dry eye. Some patients may suffer with problems of dry eye only in the wintertime when these conditions exist. When a patient has dry eye, it can be caused by many different problems. Sometimes it is caused by hormonal changes, or other changes as a patient ages. When a patient has dry eye, either their eyes do not produce enough tears to keep their eyes nourished and moist, or the patient does not produce tears of a high enough quality to keep them healthy. Tears from your eyes will also keep germs and dust away from the eye. During the winter weather, the dryness in the air and the indoor environments can lead to eyes being dry and irritated. Additionally, if there are winds outside, these cold winds can cause irritation for your eyes as well. The good news is that the dry air will not cause dry eye problems that are long-lasting. However, it can make dry eye problems worse, or cause patients to have dry eye for the season. If your eyes are dry, you will want to make sure that you do not rub your eyes. This can contribute to scratching your eyes, which will cause additional irritation which will lead to more pain and rubbing of your eyes. Our optometrist can recommend or prescribe treatments which will solve your dry eye problem.
To see our optometrist regarding treatment for your Fort Bliss dry eyes, contact us today.