1855 First Avenue, Suite 100
Services We Provide
Complete and comprehensive vision care services, all under one roof. We are dedicated to the highest standard of care, beginning with a comprehensive eye examination to the creation and dispensing of your eyewear.
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Our office is involved in both contact lens and solution studies to bring to our patients the newest and best contact lenses.
- soft astigmatic lenses
- bifocals both soft and gas permeable
- keratoconus lenses
- colored lenses
- lenses for dry eyes
Allow our staff to help you find the right lens for you and your family.
Vision therapy can help us at any age.
Children: One out of four children in school is having difficulty in learning. The majority of their frustrations come from poorly developed visual motor and visual perception skills. These skills are directly related to learning and can be enhanced through a program of vision therapy. Our office tests for these skills on every child and when needed skilled therapist assist the children in learning how to improve their visual skills.
Adults: Vision therapy can help those who have suffered from poor reading attention, find they have headaches when doing computer or reading tasks, or find they have to read and re-read things again and again for meaning.
Laser surgery removes tissue
from the cornea to improve
focus and correct poor vision.
With a history of over 16 years in Europe and over 10 years here in the United States, the track record for laser vision effectiveness and safety is excellent. This method of vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism is now offered as an option for each and every patient; especially those who do not want to wear glasses or contact lenses. We provide free consultations to see if you are a good candidate for this newest vision correction. Qualified candidates will be referred to NVISION Laser Eye Center in La Jolla.
Over seventy five million people use computers every day. More than half of those will suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
Special testing with a PRIO tester,
which duplicates your computer screen,
can determine exactly what prescription
is needed to relieve these symptoms
and make your computer work easier.
This is caused by the constant effort it takes for our eyes to focus on a compute screen. Symptoms include; tired and sore eyes, headaches, blurred vision and fatigue. Unlike a book or newspaper, the images on a computer screen are made up of tiny, glowing dots called pixels. Since these pixels appear without clearly defined edges or background contrast, our eyes can’t lock the images into focus. Our focus continually drifts to our eyes’ natural focal resting point behind the screen and strains to regain focus on the screen hundreds of times an hour as we work on the computer.
There will be 21 million children on-line or using computers in school this year. It is especially important to have them tested since they will be spending more and more hours on a computer as they progress through school.
LOW VISION SERVICE
To Maximize the ability of visually impaired patients
to perform specific everyday tasks.
The Low Vision Service was created to evaluate the visual needs of patients with vision impairments, identify optical devices to assist patients with everyday tasks, and train patients in their use. Eye diseases like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma limit a patient’s ability to perform common tasks like reading a book, reading a prescription bottle, watching television, or writing a check.
Corrective devices vary in complexity,
and include this spectacle-mounted
autofocus system designed for a wide
range of everyday tasks.
Spectacle-mounted telescopes are a convenient
and popular way of correcting low vision.
LOW VISION AIDS
Over 14 million people in the United States have reduced vision from a variety of eye diseases such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Glaucoma. Presently, these patients do not have a surgical option to improve their vision. The Low Vision Service will evaluate the visual needs of patients with these diseases, identify optical devices to assist patients with everyday tasks, and train patients in their use. Low Vision devices such as Stand Magnifiers, Spectacle Mounted Telescopes, and Closed Circuit Televisions can enhance a patient’s remaining vision and allow them to perform common tasks like writing a check, reading a book, and watching television.
Devices like Stand Magnifiers, Spectacle-Mounted Telescopes, and Closed-Circuit Televisions can enhance a patient’s remaining vision, help patients perform common tasks, and allow patients to regain independence.
OTHER EYE DISEASE TREATMENTS
With the passage of SB 929 and the signing into law by Governor Gray Davis, starting January 1, 2001, Optometrists have expanded the services they can provide in therapeutic management of patients with eye disease.
Drs. Smith and Krueger are trained and can treat:
- Ocular infections of the anterior (front) parts of the eyes
- Ocular allergies using oral antihistamines and topical steroids
- Ocular inflammations not caused by surgery with topical steroids
- Ocular pain using oral analgesic which include some schedule 3 narcotics
- Open Angle Glaucoma in those patients over 18 years of age
- Perform lacrimal irrigation and dilation if the lacrimal system is closed
- Remove corneal foreign bodies from the front of the eye
If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions, please call our offices at 619.297.4331.
EYEWEAR FOR ALL AGES
- Designer frames with excellent selection
- Sunglasses with tints specific for your needs
- Newest coatings and technology to make your eye wear attractive and comfortable
- On sight laboratory for same day service with some prescriptions ( Call us for availability in your Rx)
- Complimentary Services: adjustment and cleaning, nose pad replacements, and restringing rimless frames
- over 35 years of combined optical experience from our ABO certified opticians.
Call 619-2974331 and ask for the optical department if you have questions.
For more information about Custom Laser Vision Correction, please click here for the Lasik San Diego web site.
For general information on a variety of common vision conditions, please click here for the "Vision Conditions" section of the American Optometric Association web site.
For more information on no-line bifocals, please click here for the Varilux web site.
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