We are open and taking precautions to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, and curbside delivery of glasses and contacts are available.
The situation with the current public health concerns over the COVID-19 virus is one we are monitoring closely and we are following the guidance of local public health agencies.
To learn more about the use of and care for contacts during COVID-19, please read this article HERE
Tucson Optometry Clinic at 1700 E. Ft. Lowell will be open by appointment only starting Monday June 25th. Due to current economic conditions our regular office hours will be reduced. Please call the main office at 520-885-2052 for details and to arrange for pick ups. We apologize for any inconvenience. The East side office on Broadway will be closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for lunch for the week of 6/29/2020 - 7/2/2020 and closed Friday 7/3/2020.
Nothing is more important to us than your overall eye health. We offer comprehensive eye examinations that allow us to pinpoint any changes in your vision, then correct them with glasses, contacts, or a combination of both. We are able to detect or treat eye health and refractive conditions such as infections, ocular allergies, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and computer vision syndrome.
We have a full service optical and contact lens dispensary. Our staff has years of experience helping patients pick the right designs, materials, and coatings in order to optimize the vision through their glasses. These include a wide selection of lens designs and features including but not limited to; progressives or bifocal lens designs, anti-reflective, scratch resistant and UV coatings, photochromic lenses such as Transitions, polycarbonate, trivex, and high index materials, and many others.
Bifocal contact lenses are designed to provide good vision to people who have a condition called presbyopia. The main sign that you’re developing presbyopia is that you need to hold menus, newspapers, and other reading material farther from your eyes in order to see it clearly.
Contact lenses, like eyeglasses or LASIK, can correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Among Americans who need vision correction, about 20 percent wear contacts. While some people enjoy making a fashion statement with eyeglasses, others prefer their appearance without them. Contacts can achieve this without irreversible refractive surgery. They can also provide a full field of unobstructed vision, which is great for sports.
If you have had trouble wearing contacts or have been told you’re not a good candidate for contacts, you simply may have eyes that are “hard to fit.” But don’t worry — this doesn’t mean you can’t wear contacts. You just need to know your options and how to find an eye care practitioner (ECP) who has special expertise in contact lens fitting.
Eye exams for contact lenses include special tests that typically are not performed in routine eye exams for eyeglasses. So if you are interested in contacts — or you already wear them and want to have your contact lens prescription updated — make sure you say so when you schedule your appointment for an eye exam. This will ensure your exam includes extra time for your optometrist or ophthalmologist to perform additional tests needed for a proper contact lens fitting or prescription update.
Gas permeable contact lenses are rigid lenses made of durable plastic that transmits oxygen. These lenses also are called GP lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, RGP lenses, and oxygen permeable lenses. GP contact lenses are rigid, but they shouldn’t be confused with old-fashioned hard contact lenses, which are now obsolete and made of a material known as PMMA. Before 1971, when soft contact lenses were introduced, just about all contacts were made from PMMA.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could correct your eyesight and reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses without having to undergo eye surgery? It might sound far-fetched, but it’s a reality for many people. It’s called orthokeratology, or ortho-k. Here are the top 10 things you should know about orthokeratology...
Too often, people mistakenly believe they can’t wear contacts because they have astigmatism. The truth is, today there are plenty of excellent options for correcting astigmatism with contacts. Here are the main types of contacts for astigmatism, in order of current popularity in the United States...