Our Services

Comprehensive Eye Exams

At Van Alstyne Eye Care, a comprehensive adult eye and vision examination may include, but is not limited to, the following tests: patient history, visual acuity, eye pressure test (NO PUFF AIR!), blood pressure, keratometry, refraction, eye health evaluation including binocular vision status, and retinal imaging and/or dilation. Individual patient signs and symptoms, along with the professional judgment of the doctor, may significantly influence the testing done.  All of our comprehensive and routine exam includes the retina imaging to better manage your eye health.  

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Specialty/Custom Contact Lens Evaluation

Aside from your everyday contact lens wear, our office have a wide varieties of lenses for all your needs. Whether you are an outdoors or sports fanatic? >>> UV protected contacts may be best suited. 

 

Do you travel a lot and often time forget to bring extra lenses or disinfectant solutions?  >>> Dailies may be your choice!

Have you been told you were not a candidate for contact lenses one reason or the other?  >>> Our doctors can help change that!

Have you had eye surgery in the past, or been told you have irregular or too much astigmatism and can not wear contact lenses?  >>> Custom contact lenses may be for you! 

Dry Eye Evaluation and Management

There are different types of dry eyes and each are treated differently. 

 

Your eyes are moistened by two different types of tears: lubricating tears and reflex tears. Lubricating tears are produced continuously to moisturize your eyes and contain natural infection fighting agents. Reflex tears are produced in response to sudden irritation (smoke, onions, and foreign particles), injury or emotion. Although irritation from dry eye can trigger reflex tears which flood the eye, reflex tears do not have the proper lubricating composition. Dry eye syndrome results when there is a decrease in the production of tears that moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This eye problem often results as people age and environmental factors such as extended computer use and lack of certain nutrition. Dry eye syndrome can also be triggered by hormonal changes and the use of birth control pills and many medications.

 

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a chronic, diffuse abnormality of the meibomian glands most often associated with inflammation of the eyelids, lashes, rosacea and more.  Meibomian glands are oil producing glands in the eyelid margins of both your upper and lower eyelids. These glands produce the oil which comprises the outermost layer of your tears. This oily layer protects your tears from evaporating. When these oils are reduced, the evaporation of your tears from the surface of your eyes is increased and your eyes become drier much more quickly, especially when you are reading a computer screen, cell phone, tablet, document, watching T.V., driving, etc.

We offer diagnosis and effective treatment of chronic dry eyes other than just eye drops! Did you know there are much more advanced forms of treating dry eyes such as thermal heated treatments? We have them at our office. Contact us for more information.

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Medical Eye Exams

At Van Alstyne Eye Care, our doctors are therapeutic optometrists and optometric glaucoma specialists.

We can take care of all your eye care needs including but not limited to:  

  • Eye injuries/infections/Red Eyes

  • Styes/Eyelid inflamations

  • Glaucoma

  • Cataracts

  • Macular Degeneration

  • “Lazy Eye” or Amblyopia

  • Vein or Artery Occlusions

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Retinal Detachments

  • Hypertensive Retinopathy

Pediatric Eye Exams

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that your child have a thorough optometric eye examination by the age of 3, to make sure his or her vision is developing properly and there is no evidence of eye disease. This exam will include an evaluation of how the eye muscles are developing in your child or infant. If needed, your doctor of optometry can prescribe treatment, including eyeglasses and/or vision therapy, to correct a vision development problem.

Often time, a child can pass the vision screening at the pediatrician or at school and still have uncorrected refractive errors or other vision issues.  Signs such as rubbing eyes, not wanting to read or do homework for more than 20 minutes, complaining of headaches or strain are all reasons to have our child examined.

Parents, don’t worry that your child can not read letters or numbers to do the exam! We got it handled and have ways of determining their vision correction and eye health.

Does your child currently wear vision correction and the prescription is increasing significantly each year? Would you like to learn how to slow this down? Talk to your doctors today or call our office for more information.

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LASIK and Cataract Co-Mangement

Prior to scheduling laser eye surgery or cataract surgery, you will need to be seen by an optometrist. We can evaluate your vision and eye health and communicate with the ophthalmologist who performs the surgery to ensure he has accurate information. After the surgery, we can conduct follow-up appointments at our office to ensure proper healing, give you a new prescription and answer any questions you may have.

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Our Technology

Icare – NO puff eye pressure test

 

Ifusion – state of the art retinal imaging (taking a picture of the back of your eyes!) and Optical Coherence Tomography (retinal scan of the ten layers in the back of your eyes).  This allows our doctors to fully evaluate and manage conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and so much more.

 

Visual Field – this test allows our doctors to evaluate for conditions such as glaucoma, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, and more

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