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.
Corneal inlays and corneal onlays are tiny lenses or other optical devices that are inserted into the cornea to improve reading vision. Some of these devices resemble very small contact lenses. The primary purpose of these devices is to improve near vision and reduce the need for reading glasses in older adults who have presbyopia.
A cornea transplant replaces diseased or scarred corneal tissue with healthy tissue from an organ donor. There are two main types of cornea transplants: traditional, full thickness cornea transplant (also known as penetrating keratoplasty, or PK) and back layer cornea transplant (also known as endothelial keratoplasty, or EK).
Until contact lenses were popularized in the 1950’s, eyeglasses for at least the past seven centuries had been the only practical way to correct refractive vision errors. Now, several modern approaches to corrective eye surgery range from laser reshaping of the eye’s surface in procedures such as LASIK and PRK to surgical insertion of artificial lenses to correct eyesight.
Refractive surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia) to reduce your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses. Currently, a laser procedure called LASIK (LAY-sik) is the most popular refractive surgery performed in the United States. But there are other types of refractive surgery — including other laser procedures and intraocular lens (IOL) procedures — that might be an even better choice for you, depending on your needs...
A successful LASIK procedure is determined largely by whether you meet certain patient criteria and if laser eye surgery is right for you. LASIK and PRK outcomes are almost always favorable; however, not everyone is a good candidate for vision correction surgery.
LASIK and other types of laser eye surgery, such as PRK and LASEK, have excellent safety profiles and very high success rates. They are designed to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, and can allow you to live without glasses or contacts.
Even if you undergo LASIK or PRK as a young person and achieve perfect vision, you still will develop a condition called presbyopia, typically beginning between the ages of 40 and 50. Presbyopia is the inability of the eye to focus at all distances, usually noticed when fine print starts to blur. Some eye doctors disagree about what causes presbyopia. Most believe stiffening of the eye’s lens contributes to the condition. Other theories suggest that presbyopia also could be related to the continued growth of the lens or atrophy of the muscles controlling the lens.