Optometry Services

At Family Eyecare Center, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.

Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health. If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Chinese, Taiwanese, Cantonese

Comprehensive eye exams may include:

  • Testing visual acuity or refractive error
  • Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
  • Examination of peripheral visual field
  • Color vision testing
  • Analysis of the visual systems
  • Examination of the external parts of the eye
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Examination of the health of the entire eye

Our Optometric Services:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Contact lens fittings
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye disease
  • Specialized testing and care for cataracts, glaucoma, and others
  • Pre-and post-operative care for eye disease
  • Eye emergencies
  • Foreign object removal
  • Vision services for visually impaired

We can answer your questions about optometry services, our eye care practice, eye health products, and more.

Schedule your eye exam today by requesting an appointment online, or by calling our office.

Eye Emergencies

We understand that eye emergencies can happen at the most inconvenient times and almost always happen when you do not have an upcoming appointment. At Family Eyecare Center, we have extended flexible hours with qualified doctors that can help diagnosis and management your situation. So the next time you have that red, irritated, watery eye or flashes and floaters, feel free to give us a call. We welcome new or established patients

Laser Vision Correction

For those who want freedom from their glasses and contacts, ever wonder what laser vision correct is all about?

Most people immediately think of LASIK, but there are many more technologies other than that. Here is a brief summary of the most popular options today:

For: near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism

Need: enough corneal thickness to eliminate your prescription entirely

How it’s done: cut a flap, then laser the prescription away, the put the flap back in place

Recovery time: few weeks

How fast can you start seeing clearly: almost immediately

Pain level: minimal

To learn more about Lasik, click here!  

For: near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism.
Traditionally the alternative if the cornea is too thin for LASIK.

Need: enough corneal thickness to eliminate your prescription entirely

How it’s done: laser the front part of the eye to eliminate the refractive error

Recovery time: few months

How fast can you start seeing clearly: almost a month or two

Pain level: moderate

 To learn more about PRK, click here! 

For: all prescriptions, but works well for patients with very high near-sightedness or very high far-sightedness

Need: a deep enough anterior chamber

How it’s done: very similarly to cataract surgery where your natural lens is removed and an artificial one takes its place

Recovery time: few months

How fast can you start seeing clearly: almost a month or two

Pain level: moderate

Aliases: PRELEX, clear lens exchange (CLE), clear lens extraction (CLE), refractive lens replacement (RLR)

Note: It is important that your vision has remained stable for a few years before you actually do the surgery and that you have no corneal diseases. You will have to consult with your eye care professional to check your candidacy.

At Family EyeCare Center, the doctors will help guide you on which procedure would be best based on your eyes and needs. Please consult with our eye doctors about which option is right for you. Bring it up during your next comprehensive exam.

Co-management:

We have been co-managing our patients with many surgeons around the area for over 30 years. This allows for care to be given in a familiar and friendly environment with quicker wait times. All this while working with an experienced doctor that has a past relationship with you and is invested in your eye health and vision for the future. Hundreds of patients have taken advantage of this service that Family EyeCare Center offers with no additional cost. Ask about our co-management program if you are interested in laser eye correction.

Technology

Corneal Topographer

If you are planning on wearing rigid gas permeable (hard contacts) lenses or have corneal conditions such as Keratoconus or Pellucid, this machine is a must. The corneal topographer maps the curvature of the front part of your eye. This can confirm a diagnosis like the ones mentioned above but can also allow us to properly fit contact lenses like Ortho-K (CRT).

Electronic Health Records

At Family Eyecare Center we are striving to become completely paperless. This will allow us to talk converse with your other physicians and pharmacies easier and quicker. Going electronic also allows us to save paper, helping out the environment. We utilize Eyefinity electronic health records which allows our patients to contact us through their Patient Portal. The next time you come in, don’t be surprised if you see our technicians and doctors on IPADS!

Fundus Camera

The Fundus Camera allows us to take a picture of the retina (back of the eye). We can document things like blood, swell spots, freckles, retinal detachments, and other abnormalities. The camera also is a benchmark to look for change. Some of our doctors may ask you to take a photo to start building a library to compare with your future visits!

iCare Tonometer

As an alternative to the infamous air puff test, the iCare tonometer (ic100) is the newest addition to our office! No eye drops, and no more test anxiety. This is more accurate than the air puff test, as it takes several measures extremely quickly and records both the average and reliability.

iCare Tonometer

As an alternative to the infamous air puff test, the iCare tonometer (ic100) is the newest addition to our office! No eye drops, and no more test anxiety. This is more accurate than the air puff test, as it takes several measures extremely quickly and records both the average and reliability.

OCT

The RTVue OCT is used to take cross-sectional pictures of the retina, which adds significant details down to one thousandth of a millimeter! Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used to diagnose and follow progression in certain eye conditions and diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases affecting the macula such as age-related macular degeneration, macular holes, and macular puckers. Subtle changes can be monitored by this very powerful instrument.

OCT

The RTVue OCT is used to take cross-sectional pictures of the retina, which adds significant details down to one thousandth of a millimeter! Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used to diagnose and follow progression in certain eye conditions and diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases affecting the macula such as age-related macular degeneration, macular holes, and macular puckers. Subtle changes can be monitored by this very powerful instrument.

Retinal Camera

The Topcon TRC-NW400 allows us to photograph the inside of the eye: the optic nerve, macula, blood vessels, and other parts of the retina for diagnosis and future comparison of eye diseases related to glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, high blood pressure, freckles, and other medical conditions. A picture gives us the unique diagnostic experience to detect eye disease earlier and monitor the back of the eye for changes. Our camera has fully automatic functions for alignment, focusing, and capturing colored retinal images that can, for most people, be taken even when pupils are not dilated. Even when there is no evidence of disease, a permanent file can still be added to one’s chart for future comparison.

Retinal Camera

The Topcon TRC-NW400 allows us to photograph the inside of the eye: the optic nerve, macula, blood vessels, and other parts of the retina for diagnosis and future comparison of eye diseases related to glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, high blood pressure, freckles, and other medical conditions. A picture gives us the unique diagnostic experience to detect eye disease earlier and monitor the back of the eye for changes. Our camera has fully automatic functions for alignment, focusing, and capturing colored retinal images that can, for most people, be taken even when pupils are not dilated. Even when there is no evidence of disease, a permanent file can still be added to one’s chart for future comparison.

 

Visual Field

The Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer allows us to map out any blind spots in the field of view that may be related to diseases such as glaucoma or macular holes but also pituitary and brain tumors. The 30 second version is the one utilized during a comprehensive exam and a 5-6 minute version is used for a more detailed examination of specific medical conditions requiring greater detail.

Visual Field

The Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer allows us to map out any blind spots in the field of view that may be related to diseases such as glaucoma or macular holes but also pituitary and brain tumors. The 30 second version is the one utilized during a comprehensive exam and a 5-6 minute version is used for a more detailed examination of specific medical conditions requiring greater detail.

Zeiss Atlas

For corneal abnormalities and to fit custom contact lenses, this instrument allows us to better assess the curvatures in the front of the eye for the best contact lens fit and to monitor progression of corneal diseases, such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration. As the name suggests, this topographical instrument allows us to map out the peaks and valleys of the cornea.

Zeiss Atlas

For corneal abnormalities and to fit custom contact lenses, this instrument allows us to better assess the curvatures in the front of the eye for the best contact lens fit and to monitor progression of corneal diseases, such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration. As the name suggests, this topographical instrument allows us to map out the peaks and valleys of the cornea.