Eye and Vision Exams
Eye and vision exams are the most basic level of care you can take to protect your eyes, vision, and overall ocular health. We provide comprehensive eye exams to check your vision and make sure your prescription is up-to-date. Furthermore, we’ll perform a series of tests to ensure that your eyes are in good health and that there aren’t any signs of underlying problems. We recommend that you come in for an eye exam at least once a year, even if you don’t believe your vision has changed.
These days, many people are making the switch from traditional eyeglasses to contact lenses. Not only are contact lenses virtually invisible, but they’re also great for people who play sports or those who simply don’t like wearing eyeglasses. If you’re interested in switching to contact lenses, we recommend coming into our office for a consultation. Our team can help make sure you’re a viable candidate for contacts, make a recommendation on the ideal contacts for your eyes, and show you the proper technique for inserting contacts safely. We can also assist with hard-to-fit contacts in our office.
LASIK eye surgery can be a smart choice for those who wish to improve their vision and possibly eliminate the need for corrective lenses altogether. Here at Optique, we provide pre- and post-operative care for LASIK patients and can also provide you with references and recommendations on where to have your procedure done. Not everybody is a viable candidate for LASIK, however, so we recommend you schedule a consultation in our office so we can determine whether this is possible for you.
Computer & Sports Vision
Those who play sports and those who spend a great deal of time in front of a computer screen have very specialized needs when it comes to their vision and eyecare. At Optique, we can help you make sure you’re taking care of your eyes. For instance, if you work a computer desk job, let us fit you for a pair of blue-light blocking lenses that you can wear while you’re working.
If you’re looking for the best optometrist in the Dallas TX area, give Optique a call today at (214) 252-1800 to schedule your appointment or simply find out more about the wide array of eyecare services available at our office.
Living in the greater Dallas area means putting up with a lot of sunlight exposure. Too much sunlight exposure can be bad for your eyes. Fortunately, your Dallas-area optometrist can prescribe sunglasses that protect your eyes against the sun’s harmful rays as well as other harmful light sources. Optique provides a full range of eye doctor services that will improve your vision and protect your eyes. We have a full range of contacts, eyeglasses, and LASIK services that improve your vision and help you deal with the often hot and bright sun while living in the Dallas area.
Transitions Lenses Offer Great Protection
When you are often switching locations from indoors to outdoors, you need a pair of prescription glasses that can help with that constant switching of light. Your eye doctor can prescribe eyeglasses that shade your eyes from the sun by progressively tinting darker while outdoors and improve your eyesight while indoors by progressively becoming lighter. Transitions lenses mounted in designer frames offer great year-round eye protection against harmful UV rays. You get the best of both worlds from the same pair of prescription eyeglasses, effective protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays and clear indoor vision.
Keep Your Eyes Protected at Work and Home
Blue light filtering helps when you spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen. Computer and cell phone screens are one of the most prolific sources of blue light. Blue light can provide many health benefits, especially when provided by natural sunlight. But constant exposure via computer screens, flat-screen TVs, and other common sources raises concerns about potential ill health effects from long-term exposure. Wearing designer frames with lenses containing anti-glare coatings and blue light filtering helps keep your eyes from straining while working, browsing the internet, or just watching a movie.
Schedule Your Appointment Now
If light exposure is hurting your eyes, you need to call us today at Optique eye care in Dallas. We will get you in as soon as possible and assess your eyesight and eye health. If you are interested in LASIK, contacts, coated lenses, or other specialty services, we provide thorough consultation. We also will assess your eye health and let you know what your best options are for ongoing good vision. We ensure your eyesight is the best it can be, while protecting your eyes against harmful conditions. The hot Texas sun does not have to have the upper hand on your eyesight. Transitions lenses and other effective tools help protect your eyes while you are indoors as well as outside in the bright sunlight.
LASIK EYE SURGERY
At Optique Inc, we provide comprehensive care to meet the vision needs of our patients. As an optometrist, Dr. George Orm III offers pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing LASIK eye surgery or other eye surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you attain the clearest vision possible using advanced technologies.
Evaluation and Referral
LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery uses the latest advancements in technology to provide faster recovery times and precise results. LASIK surgery has been effective in treating myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. At Optique Inc, we provide evaluations and referrals for patients interested in LASIK surgery. Dr. Orm III performs a complete review of your patient history as well as a full assessment of your eye health and vision. A current exam is important to determining if you are a candidate for LASIK surgery and if there are any other factors that may affect your results. The history review enables our optometrist to determine if your prescription is stable and you are healthy enough to consider surgery.
Once Dr. Orm III has performed the evaluation and determined whether you are a candidate for LASIK, you will be given a referral to the LASIK surgery center we have worked with on an ongoing basis. The center will perform advanced diagnostic testing and will evaluate your eligibility for surgery. Various surgery options will be discussed with you if you are determined to be a surgical candidate. We will be in correspondence with the center regarding your evaluation and surgical determination. If you are considering LASIK surgery, call us at (214) 252-1800 to schedule a consultation.
Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Dallas office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Orm III is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call (214) 252-1800 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or email us.
Advantages of LASIK
If you have worn glasses or contact lenses for a long time, you may have wondered if LASIK surgery is a good choice for you. While not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, it does have some great advantages. People who play sports, have allergies, or who are looking for simplicity will all benefit from LASIK. To learn more about LASIK and your vision, call Optique Inc today at (214) 252-1800.
We may be the best eyewear store in Dallas, but did you know that our optometrist also offers contacts? Even if you were previously told you were hard to fit for contacts, we can help you find contacts that are comfortable, effective, and safe for your eyes.
Who is Hard to Fit for Contacts?
Often, people with certain eye conditions are told they are hard to fit for contacts. This does not mean that they cannot wear contacts, merely that they cannot wear every single kind of contact. You may have been called hard to fit for contacts if you:
- Experience dry eye – Dry eyes are irritated by contacts. Our optometrist can treat the underlying dry eye condition first so it is more comfortable for you to wear contacts.
- Suffer presbyopia – Individuals with presbyopia need vision correction for multiple distances. If you have presbyopia, you may get contacts with multiple focusing points, or fit one eye for near vision and one for distance.
- Have astigmatism – If you have astigmatism, the front of your eye has a bulge. It may be slight enough that you don’t see it, but contacts may not fit comfortably over the bulge. Toric lenses, which are specially made for patients, work for individuals with astigmatism.
- Have keratoconus, a bulging of the cornea – This rare corneal condition makes it hard to wear contacts comfortably. We may suggest rigid gas permeable lenses, which prevent keratoconus from worsening.
- Have Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis – This inflammatory condition is exacerbated by contact lenses, which can develop a buildup of proteins. If you suffer from GPC, disposable lenses are more hygienic.
How Our Dallas TX Eye Clinic Can Help
As you can see, individuals who are called hard to fit for contacts can still wear contact lenses – they merely need the right type of lens. Our eye doctors will examine your eyes and go over your options. We will suggest a lens type that usually works best for patients like you. We’ll then measure you since contacts need to fit your eyes, order the lenses, and discuss care.
Since these cases tend to be more complicated, we will also go over any signs that the contact lenses are harming your vision and eye health. Sometimes, patients who are hard to fit for contacts need to try a few different types of lenses. We will be with you every step of the way, helping you explore your options. We have been able to help many patients successfully transition to contacts, even folks who were told they could not wear contacts at all.
Schedule an Appointment to Get Your Hard to Fit Contacts
We offer soft contact lenses, toric lenses, scleral lenses, gas permeable lenses, and rigid gas permeable lenses. We also carry disposable contacts, which are designed for short-term wear. Discuss your options and get fit for contacts that work for you at our Dallas eye clinic. Reserve your appointment online or by calling us at (214) 252-1800.
Do you rely on glasses or contacts to see? Many people who are dependent on corrective eyewear find it frustrating from time to time. The mornings are the most hectic time of the day for most people. They have to take the time to clean and insert the contact lenses before heading out to work or school. If you are one of these people, consider orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-k, as an alternative. Our eye doctors at Optique, Inc. in Dallas can fit you with these specialty lenses.
What Is Ortho-K?
Ortho-k are lenses designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The lenses are worn at night, and while you are sleeping, they gently reshape your cornea. When you wake up in the morning, you will be able to see clearly without the need for corrective eyewear. Ortho-k is most commonly prescribed for nearsightedness, and can correct prescriptions of up to -6.00. In most cases, it takes two nights of wearing ortho-k lenses to get the maximum effect. If you have a higher prescription, it could take an extra night.
What Happens If I Forget To Put the Contacts In?
If you forget to put the contacts in for one night, it shouldn’t make much of a difference to your vision. However, if you forget for two or three nights, your vision will decline, and you will need to start wearing your glasses or contacts again.
Ortho-K and Dry Eye
Dry eye is a condition that makes your eyes hard to fit for soft contacts. Since contacts tend to dry your eyes out, they will exasperate your dry eye symptoms. Ortho-k is only worn at night while you are sleeping, and they are an excellent alternative to traditional contacts.
Perfect for Kids and Adults
Ortho-K is recommended for kids as young as 8 to adults under 40. Many doctors today are prescribing ortho-k lenses for children to control myopia. When this treatment is used early, it can slow the progression of the condition.
Excellent Alternative to LASIK
If you wanted to get LASIK but weren’t a good candidate due to a medical condition, our eye doctors can prescribe ortho-k lenses as an alternative. The lenses provide the same results as LASIK, and just about everyone is a good candidate.
Get Your Pair of Ortho-K Lenses Today
If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, schedule an appointment today by calling (214) 252-1800. Our optometrists at Optique, Inc. in Dallas can fit you with a pair of lenses to help you see clear vision all day long.
At Optique, we aim to provide you with outstanding care and attention to your vision needs. We believe that caring for your child’s vision is just as important. As with adults, children should have an annual eye exam as young as possible. We work closely with your child to ensure he or she has a relaxed, fun experience. Pediatric optometry should always be sought by a professional with the experience to guide you. Our team is ready to help you.
When Should Your Child See an Optometrist?
It’s never too early to have your child’s eyes evaluated by our optometrist in Dallas. The American Optometric Association recommends infants having their first exam by the age of six months. During this initial eye exam, we can spot any structural concerns that may impact your child’s vision or eye development.
Then, when your child reaches the age of three, he or she should have another comprehensive eye exam. By the time your child reaches school age, he or she should receive annual eye exams like you do. It’s important for your child to see this type of routine examination so that we can spot any concerns as early as possible.
Early Treatment Is Essential
It’s important to have vision problems and eye structural concerns addressed early on. When a child’s vision is not as good as it should be, it can impact his or her development. It can impact a child at school when he or she cannot read alone or see the teacher. And, even in younger children, it is easy to miss key problems, such as a lazy eye. With routine eye exams, our team can help to ensure your child’s vision remains the best it can be.
How Can Your Dallas Optometrist Help with Pediatric Optometry?
When you visit Dr. George Orm, your Dallas optometrist, you will get the one-on-one care you and your child need. We offer a wide range of services within our pediatric optometry office. This includes:
- Routine eye exams including vision and eye health examinations
- Contact lens fittings (this is available for children)
- Hard to fit contacts for children with unique eye structure
- Computer vision solutions
- Sports vision products to protect your child’s vision during sports
- Care for developmental concerns such as lazy eye
- Prescription eyeglasses including pediatric lenses and frames available in our offices
Your child’s eyes are essential to care for even at a young age. In our welcoming and kid-friendly office, your child can feel right at home while we help them to see at the best level possible. Bring your child in for his or her first exam, or whenever your child’s vision changes or they develop eye pain. If you’re concerned about their vision, schedule an appointment.
Schedule a Pediatric Eye Exam with Your Dallas Optometrist Today
Talk to us today about your child’s vision needs. Meet with our Dallas optometrist for any pediatric eye exam or care needed. Call our offices today for an appointment: 214-252-1800.
As the human body gets older, it’s inevitable that certain systems, components, and functional needs may undergo changes. This is equally true of your eyes and vision. To ensure optimal eyesight in your “golden years,” you’ll want to give your eyes the extra care and attention they need at this stage of life. That’s why we offer senior optometry services here at Optique Inc, your choice optometry center in Dallas, TX.
Changing Needs of Aging Eyes
Age-related changes that affect vision may begin as early as age 40, with the first appearance of a lens-focus insufficiency called presbyopia. (This is why you often see people wearing “reader” eyeglasses in middle age.) Once you pass age 60, your risk for several kinds of eye diseases and disorders goes up. Seniors become more vulnerable to:
Cataracts, a clouding of the lenses that reduces vision
- Macular degeneration, destruction of the retinal zone that makes central vision possible
- Diabetic retinopathy, an irreversible retinal problem that accompanies diabetes
- Glaucoma, optic nerve damage caused by excessive internal eye pressure
- Dry eye, an irritating condition that can damage the cornea
These disorders can cause multiple symptoms for sufferers. In addition to the retinal diseases which cause permanent vision loss, you may experience halos around lights or changes in night/color vision due to cataracts. Glaucoma can rob you of your peripheral vision, followed by your central vision.
Senior Eye Exams and Treatment
Now that your eyes have achieved senior status, you must schedule an annual comprehensive eye exam. This exam allows either optometrist on our team to study your retinal tissues, internal eye pressure, lenses, corneas and other structures in exacting detail. It also lets us run thorough vision tests to see whether or how an age-related eye disease may be affecting your eyesight. The sooner we detect a serious threat to your vision, the sooner we can administer treatment to rein it in.
If you’re already struggling with an age-related eye problem, Optique can help. Our disease/disorder treatment and management offerings include:
- Eyeglasses and contact lenses to compensate for ongoing vision changes
- Topical or oral drugs to control glaucoma
- Lifestyle changes or injectable medications to control macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
- Wye drops, lifestyle changes, nutritional guidance, and other measures to ease dry eye symptoms
If your eye condition reaches a point where surgery is required, we can co-manage that process to help you get the greatest benefit from your treatment.
Need a Dallas Optometrist for Senior Eye Care?
Remember your senior eyes require annual checkups to make sure they’re getting the help they need. If it’s time to schedule your senior eye care, call (214) 252-1800 for an appointment with our trusted Dallas optometrist!
3636 McKinney Ave #120
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 252-1800
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