Many of us believe that if we can see well, we don’t need to visit an eye doctor. While good vision is clearly important, an eye exam does more than just test your vision. In fact, your eyes can be portals that offer a glimpse of your overall health. In fact, many diseases show early signs in the eyes, including cardiovascular health and diabetes. So a comprehensive eye exam can help you at any age:
A comprehensive eye exam, offered only by an optometrist, looks at both eye health as well as your vision. Your doctor will check for:
While tests will vary based on your doctor and your medical history, most comprehensive eye exams include the following:
Patients that wear contact lenses require some special care by our doctors and staff. In addition to the eye exam, the doctor will provide services that are specific to the wearing and fitting of contact lenses. The doctor will evaluate the cornea for abnormalities that are specifically related to contact lens wear including corneal edema, corneal infiltrates, corneal neovascularization, and endothelial cell loss. The cornea will also be assessed for signs of improper contact lens fitting. Corneal diameter will be measured and compared to current contact lens diameter to determine if any adjustment in lens size is needed. Corneal surface curvature as well as the amount and axis of astigmatism will be analyzed to see if any change in contact lens base curvature is warranted. Contact lens powers will be compared to the latest refractive findings so the doctor can decide if a prescription change is needed. All of the contact lens evaluation / fitting levels include these steps. However, some patients have visual needs that are much different than others, so the level of service will be tailored to each patients individual needs.
Dr. Pena can fit contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, patients who require a bifocal, or patients with specialty needs who may require RGP lenses.
If you have never worn contact lenses before, our skilled paraoptometric technician will instruct you on the proper techniques for insertion and removal of the contact lenses. The paraoptometric technician will also go over the proper hygeine, cleaning, storage, and handling for the contact lenses. Most trial contacts can be dispensed the same day as your initial exam.
"Something is wrong with my eye!" We have all said this at some time. We understand how uncomfortable and often painful this can be. Sometimes , what may seem like a minor eye problem may lead to a severe condition so it is always important to check in with your doctor for any persisting eye problem. Dr. Pena is a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist, which means that she is licensed to prescribe medications for the appropriate treatment of eye conditions and eye diseases. Some common eye conditions are dry eye disease, ocular allergies, hordeolum or stye, bacterial conjunctivitis, contact lens related problems, corneal abrasions, or foreign body in the eye. Some comman eye diseases are cataracts, galucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration. At the completion of your examination, Dr. Pena will discuss test results and determine a diagnosis and explain treatment options. In some cases , Dr. Pena may refer you to an ophthalmologist for consultation or treatment.
Complete eye exam including Optomap retinal imaging
Exam tailored toward specific complaints. Prices will vary depending on level of service.
Exam focused on diagnosis and treatment for red, irritated, uncomfortable eyes
Exam for locating and removing foreign material from eye and determining subsequent treatment/ management
pricing includes initial fitting, trial lenses, and 1 follow-up visit within 30 days for spherical fitting and 2 follow up visits within 30 days for Toric or Multifocal fits
Fitting for regular sphere lenses
Fitting for contact lenses for patients with astigmatism
Fitting for patients with presbyopia who require bifocal lenses
Fitting for rigid gas permeable lenses
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1821 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78416, us
Monday - Friday: 9:00am -6:00pm
Closed for lunch 1-2 pm daily
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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