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Primary Eye Care

In our visual examinations, the optometrist will not only determine the spectacle prescription, but will also check the ability of your eyes to work together (binocular vision), the precision of your focus system (accommodation) and your visual health. It is important to have regular follow-ups to rule out risk factors for the most frequent eye conditions (glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, etc)

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Contact Lenses

In addition to fit all kinds of contact lenses, even in special conditions or hard-to-fit patients, we are familiar with contact lens-related complications. We know their management and how to refit contact lenses again, avoiding the risk factors for each complication. In this way, our patients will rarely have to stop wearing contacts permanently.

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye is one of the most common complaints the we, eye care providers, find among patients. We have strategies to manage this condition that usually affects to the lids, the lid margin, the tear film and the rest of the ocular surface. Although initially dry eye does not represent a risk for vision, it causes symptoms such as foreign body sensation, redness, itching, burning, contact lens intolerance and a substantial decrease in the quality of life.

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Pediatric Optometry

The most common problems in children are refractive errors (usually corrected with glasses), strabismus or ocular deviations and amblyopia, more commonly known as lazy eye. The techniques we currently use for managing strabismus and amblyopia are based on the most suitable glasses prescription, occlusion patching or with other techniques and active vision therapy.

Vision therapy is a way to rehabilitate the visual system in ocular conditions such as binocular or accommodative dysfunctions.

Some special considerations when making an appointment for children are:

  • If you are thinking in making an appointment for your child, it is advisable to make an appointment in the morning when they can concentrate more.
  • If after the comprehensive examination, we decide to prescribe glasses, we usually schedule a new follow-up within a short period of time. Is always advisable to check the adjustment to the prescription.
  • If we observe a condition that requires visual therapy or patching, we will let you know the steps to follow.

Technology

We are equipped with the latest technology for both detection and follow-up of some of the most common ocular conditions. This technology will also assist us in the contact lens choice for each patient.

Corneal Topography

Corneal topography reproduces the shape of the cornea by means of a colored-scaled map. It is very useful in the detection of some pathological irregular astigmatisms such as keratoconus, as well as in their follow-up. It is also very useful in the contact lens fitting since it helps us in the contact lens selection and it gives us information about if the contact lens wear is altering the shape of the cornea.

It is essential in orthokeratology, a contact lens treatment that corrects myopia usually during the night.

Retinal Imaging

Retinal imaging allows us to explore the retina (the inner part of the eye) in order to rule out pathologic conditions in this part of the eye. It allows us to capture and process images that will be useful in future follow-ups.

In general, the retina should be examined in every person, but there are some patients such as the hypertensive and diabetic, that have an increased risk of suffering conditions in this part of the eye. We recommended more frequent follow-ups for these patients.

OCT

Is is a technology that performs a scan and shows a full-thickness section of the retina, as well as the ten retinal layers. Along with retinal imagining, OCT is very important in the detection of some pathologies such us macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

It can also be used for the anterior segment, the outer part of the eye, as well as in fitting some contact lenses. Specifically, it is the most accurate way to determine some parameters in fitting scleral lenses.

Anterior Segment Imaging

The ability to record and process images or videos from our biomicroscope allow us to share images of ocular conditions with other professionals clinicians, which is helpful in identifying hard- to-diagnose conditions.

It is also useful to share these images and/or videos with the contact lens providers or with other practitioners, with the aim of optimizing the fitting.