Comprehensive eye exams
A comprehensive eye exam is a proactive step that you can take in order to protect the long-term prospects of your sight. At Vision One, we have been providing comprehensive eye exams for over 40 years, so we know this is about more than just reading a chart. We are not your typical big box eye doctor, and we care much more about your eye health, than just selling you a pair of glasses.
Getting you to see clearly out of glasses and/or contact lenses is the easy part. Besides for checking your vision, we will also assess the status of your overall eye health, including but not limited to: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye, diabetes, blood pressure, retina holes among other vision threatening diseases. That is where our passion truly lies, as Drs William and Jason Brand have worked side-by-side with some of the most respected ophthalmologists in the industry, to bring their training to your community.
Are you ready to take control of your eye health? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Optomap Retinal Exam
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the middle of the eye, that causes light to scatter thusly leading to blurry vision. They can be caused by age, trauma, specific diseases, and even long-term use of certain medications.
The only way to treat cataracts is with surgery to remove the old, clouded lens, and replace it with a new, artificial lens in order to restore your vision, and significantly improve your quality of life.
Symptoms of Cataract Formation:
- Glare at Night
- Need for More Light for Reading
- Difficulty Seeing in Dim Light
- Blurred Vision Not Corrected with Glasses
- Rapidly Changing Prescriptions
If you are suffering from any of the above, you may have a cataract. Please Contact us today to schedule your individual evaluation.
Diabetic eye exams
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the US, affecting about 8 million people over the age of 20. By the year 2050 that number is expected to almost double. In the vast majority of cases there are no signs or symptoms, and much of the damage is irreversible. The good news, is that detecting diabetic eye disease is painless with a comprehensive eye exam that includes the optomap retinal exam.
To book your diabetic eye exam, please contact us today.
At the big box chain opticals, how many times have you heard: “your eye pressure is normal, so you don’t have glaucoma.” High eye pressure does NOT cause glaucoma; it is only a risk factor. They should know this, but unfortunately eye health is not usually their goal. Optic nerve damage usually occurs in the presence of high eye pressure; however, glaucoma can also be diagnosed with normal eye pressure.
Glaucoma is caused by the degeneration of the optic nerve. It is the 2nd leading cause of blindness in the US and the leading cause of irreversible blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness in the African American and Hispanic population in the US.
It has a nickname, the Silent Thief of Sight. Why? Because there are absolutely no signs or symptoms in the early to moderate stages of this disease. That is devastating because that is when glaucoma is its most treatable.
Potential Risk Factors for glaucoma include:
- Family history of glaucoma
- High eye pressure
- Age above 40
- Suspicious optic nerve appearance
- High myopia (nearsightedness)
- Use of corticosteroids
While there is no cure for glaucoma, through early diagnosis, the disease can be controlled before vision loss of blindness occurs.
Do you have any of the above risk factors? Please contact us today for your glaucoma evaluation.
Are you tired of having to wear glasses and contacts? Then let LASIK set you free.
Has your previous eye doctor told you that you aren’t a candidate because your prescription is too high? Did they recommend you go to a specific doctor, so they can reap the rewards of a monetary kickback? Did they tell you that you need to wait a certain amount of years until your prescription stabilizes (as if people in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s don’t have changing prescriptions)? Sounds like they don’t want to lose a patient. Don’t listen to them, it isn’t true.
At Vision One Family Eye Care, we work in concert with our sister company, Vision One Lasik Center, and have several custom lasers right in office. We will do your LASIK consultation, we will perform your LASIK surgery, and we will do all your post-op management. All done by the actual doctor, not a technician. And we have been doing this for over 15 years.
We are not a corporate chain. We are a family owned private practice, that is looking out for your best interest. And the last time we looked; you are not a number. Why have yourself treated like one? We run an honest, and fair priced LASIK private practice, and at fraction of the cost of the big box chains. Most of the time at more than half the cost!
The cornea is the clear window in the front of the eye. Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea is cone shaped, and the surface is irregular resulting in distorted vision. It commonly affects both eyes, with one eye usually worse than the other. The cause is still unknown, but there is a strong family inheritance.
Many people are initially unaware they have this disease. Despite accurate measurements, the vision is still poor even with new glasses. In advanced cases of keratoconus, glasses or soft contact lenses do not adequately correct the vision. In these cases, more advanced keratoconus hard contact lenses should improve visual acuity. If the disease further progresses; surgery, including corneal transplantation may be necessary.
Most opticals do not have the training and are unable to fit these patients correctly. This leads patients down the scary road, of having run out of options, and being told that they need surgery. Most of the time, that is not the case. You just need an eye doctor with more experience in treating these patients.
Are you wearing uncomfortable custom-made gas permeable lenses, or wearing the old-school hard scleral lens? Are your eyes always red, and the vision not as good as you want? Contact us for an evaluation.
Instead of using hard lenses, we prefer to use state of the art soft scleral lenses. Yes, soft! Soft scleral lenses are more comfortable and allow more air to get to the eye. Most importantly, poorly fit hard gas perm lenses, can rub on the corneal surface causing a worsening of the keratoconus, leading you down the path of a corneal transplant. Let us switch you to a soft scleral lens today!
At Vision One, we have decades of experience treating the most difficult keratoconus patients, and we can treat you too! Contact us today for your evaluation.
MiSight 1-day soft contact lenses are the first and only soft contact lens FDA approved to slow the progression of myopia in children, aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.
Children insert the soft lens in their eyes in the morning, wear them for at least 10 hours during the day, then throw them away in the evening. Do I have your attention now?
Near-sightedness, also called myopia, occurs when patients can see well up close, but have blurred distance vision.
Near-sightedness is caused from the eye itself growing longer over time, stretching out the retina which results in progressive vision loss and prescription changes. The changes in eye shape can occur due to genetics, but also correlate with “near work.” With the advent of digital devices, our children now spend several hours per day on screens. We know conclusively that children who spend more time indoors are at risk for becoming myopic.
Why does this matter? Because of the stretching that occurs with retinal tissue, these patients are at a significantly higher risk of developing retinal detachments, glaucoma, and a host of other diseases later in life, in addition to worsening vision.
Until recently, these children didn’t have many options other than to continually get thicker glasses. However, we now can search for ways to slow down the changes to the shape of the eye. This is called “Myopia Control”. Myopia control has been a mainstay in our practice for over 20 years now with Orthokeratology.
Is there something new available? There is: MiSight 1-day disposable soft contact lenses. These contact lenses fit and feel like a typical soft contact lens. They not only correct distance vision, but they are FDA approved to slow the progression of myopia by up to 59% and slow the rate at which the eye lengthens by 52%.
In the FDA approved study: 90% of children preferred wearing the MiSight lenses to wearing eyeglasses. 90% of children could insert and remove the MiSight lenses on their own. And 90% of parents reported their children were happy with their experience wearing the lenses.
If your child is 8 years or older and requires glasses, please give us a call to schedule their annual eye exam. If they are a current patient and not yet due for an exam, let us know you are interested in finding out more about myopia control, and Dr. Brand will determine if they are a candidate without having to come in.
To learn more about MiSight & Brilliant Futures program, or to read the studies referenced yourself, please click on the links below:
Pediatric eye exams
Did you know that approximately 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school aged children have problems with their eyes. Those numbers are sure to increase over the coming years as these kids are using chromebooks, tablets, and phones more than ever. With increased screen time, comes increase in nearsightedness, eyestrain, eye fatigue, and blurry vision. Depending on the severity it severely impacts school performance and social confidence.
Please see the myopia control section of the site, if you want to learn more on how to slow down progressive worsening of your child’s prescription.
If your child is about to go into kindergarten, call us today to schedule their appointment, so we can make sure their eyes are functioning at the appropriate level. We have kindergarten forms at the office, so there is no need to bring your own.
Dry eye treatments
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is one of the most common eye conditions worldwide and a primary reason for a visit to an eye doctor. In a review published in the Journal of Global Health, researchers reported that the prevalence of dry eye is as high as 50% in different populations across the world.
Some dry eye symptoms include, but not limited to:
- aching sensations
- fatigued eyes
- sore eyes
- red eyes
- blurred vision
- foreign body sensation (the feeling that there is something in your eye)
- watery eyes
Certain health conditions- such as diabetes, thyroid disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s syndrome- contribute and cause DES. So, having chronic dry eye, may be your bodies way of letting you know that there is something else going on.
At Vision One Family Eye Care, we have succeeded where others have failed. If you are sick and tired of red, irritated, burning, watery eyes then call us today for an appointment. If your previous eye doctor, just told you to throw some artificial tears in your eyes and it isn’t doing the trick, contact us for help. We have a lot more at our disposal in order combat this problem than over-the-counter artificial tears.
Eye problems can be scary.
If you experience loss of:
- vision, swelling of the eye
- double vision
- foreign body (metal/wood etc…)
- chemical burn
- any other eye emergency
Please contact us immediately for guidance. We will help you with the best treatment plan to fix the problem.
We strive to ensure that there is always an on-call specialist at our facility during our office hours.
Eye allergies, also called “allergic conjunctivitis,” is a very common eye condition. The tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and outside of the eyeball is called the conjunctiva. This tissue keeps your eyelid and eyeball moist. Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when this tissue becomes inflamed. The eyes are an easy target for allergens and irritants because they are exposed and sensitive. The body responds to these allergens by releasing chemicals, including histamines, which produce the inflammation.
The common symptoms of eye allergies are:
- Burning feeling
- Watery eyes
- Swollen eyelids
Feeling like there is dirt or grit in your eyes
These symptoms are eerily similar to dry eye syndrome, but the treatment is vastly different. Being able to distinguish between the two is crucial in your chances of resolving the problem.
Treating eye problems is our passion. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.