Comprehensive Eye Care
Having your eyes examined annually is one of the most important and responsible things you can do for your health! At West Vision, we do more than just determine your prescription for glasses and contact lenses. We also thoroughly examine the eye for common eye disease, assess how your eyes work together as a team, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator for your overall health. With the aid of advanced instrumentation, many eye related diseases can be diagnosed and treated before having any impact on your vision.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases
We provide diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic eye diseases. Dr. West stays current with the latest medications and eye care techniques for treating all forms of eye conditions. During each and every eye care exam we test for diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye changes, Myopia and age related macular degeneration.
Glaucoma is painless and silent in 90% of the cases. Glaucoma can alter vision and lifestyle by damaging nerve fiber layer. This can decrease peripheral vision and can eventually lead to blindness. Increased ocular pressure and other factors lead to the loss of peripheral vision in glaucomatous optic atrophy.
Treatment consists of ocular pressure medications and or laser/surgical treatments when needed
Emergency Medical Eye care
Emergency eye care is always available for patients with red or painful eyes, abrupt changes in vision, double vision, loss of peripheral vision, foreign bodies, or chemicals in your eyes.
Dry Eye Syndrome
We provide specific testing for dry eyes. If you suffer from blurry vision (especially at the end of the day), watery, burning, stinging, scratchy or excessively teary eyes – you may have a dry eye condition. From the most state of the art techniques and medications, to straightforward counseling on your particular lifestyle, we’ll put you on the right track to help solve your dry eye issues.
Bacterial, viral, and or allergic conjunctivitis can cause irritation presenting as watery, red irritated eyes. Often a small amount of discharge is noted. Treatment usually consists of steroids or combination steroid antibiotic ocular pharmaceuticals.
Computer Vision Syndrome
If you spend over 40 hours a week on your computer, and beginning to experience headaches, eye irritation, and/or neck and shoulder pain, you may be suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome. Schedule an appointment at our eye clinic for a full examination.
Some people are better candidates for LASIK than others. We can help determine whether you are a good candidate, and work closely with the best eye surgeons and optometrists in East Texas to provide your pre-and-post surgical care.
A foreign body in the eye is any substance or material that does not belong on, or in the ocular surface. The ocular tissue will try and fight this foreign ocular invader with a cascade of inflammatory and immune responses that will cause painful irritated ocular tissue until the substance is removed. Several techniques and tools can be used to remove these objects depending on location and the depth of the foreign body.