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Therapeutic Optometrist Houston

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Are you suffering from an optical disease that is far more than a standard vision problem? Optical diseases are far more common than many of us realize, especially as we grow older in life. When your eyes are suffering from a truly destructive illness, they need more care than your standard eye doctor can provide. Diseases will need more than corrective lenses, but often require medication and even surgery in severe cases, which can mean for some the need to visit a specialist in addition to regular care. Fortunately, you can always find the care you need from your local Houston therapeutic optometrist at the state of the art practice of West U Vision.

Houston Eye Health

Houston Eye Health

A regular optometrist is often not enough for the treatment of diseases of the eye. While standard care is often enough to treat the needs of astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia, this is due to the simple fact that these optical problems can be treated with just the use of corrective prescription lenses. Illnesses of the eye need far more than another pair of eyeglasses in order to be successfully stopped from spreading to your eye and causing vision loss. For the treatment of illnesses such as glaucoma, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy, patients need to be visiting their professional Houston therapeutic optometrist. A therapeutic optometrist is the only type of eye doctor who is qualified and fully licensed to provide the medications and advanced care. Their unique brand of education includes an extensive four year graduate program that includes the study of microbiology, pharmacology, systemic diseases, and even psychology to better understand how the eyes work with the entirety of your body. While this type of eye doctor is also qualified to provide corrective lenses and every day optical examinations, they are also specially trained in the unique needs and problems caused by severe optical diseases. Specialized medications such as prescription eye drops to control intraocular pressure can be vital in the treatment and management of glaucoma, which is just one of the many treatments your therapeutic eye doctor can provide you with. They are also the experts patients need in the treatment of dry eye syndrome, optical allergies, physical trauma to the eye, cataracts, macular degeneration, and many other optical diseases and injuries.

For the expertise you need in the treatment of diseases of the eye, be sure to visit your neighborhood Houston therapeutic optometrist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at West U Vision provide state of the art care lead by two therapeutic optometrists to insure your needs are always met. With the help of the advanced care doctors at West U Vision, patients in need can always find the care they need to stop harm from coming to their vision.

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6737 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77005
713-432-1137

Houston Eye Care

Houston Eye Care

An optical prescription is an order that is written by either an ophthalmologist or an optometrist that specifies the formula that is needed to create corrective lenses that will correct a person’s vision problem. Optical prescriptions contain symbols (medical language codes). There are many codes that are on prescription. Each one represents a specific requirement for the optical prescription. If you’re experiencing vision problems, we recommend that you make an appointment with our Houston eye doctor at West U Vision to get an eye exam to determine if you need an optical prescription for corrective eyewear.

Corrective Lenses Houston

Corrective Lenses Houston

Many people don’t understand how to read their prescription. It’s a good idea for people to have a basic understanding of how to read it. When you come to our Houston eye doctor at West U Vision we will take the time to answer any questions you have. The basic symbols for an optical prescription include: The “sph box” (sphere)-amount of long or short sight that’s present (Plus signs indicate long sight, minus signs indicate short sight), The “Near VA” code- the smallest sized print that can be read with the prescription (usually written with the letter ”N” with a number after it), The “cl” box shows how much astigmatism is present, the “axis” tells the angle that the lens must be placed at when fit into the frame (ranges from 0-180 degrees), the “prism” is the correction that is needed to align the eyes in order for the eyes to work together and see straight, “Rdg add” is known as reading addition-it’s the additional positive power needed for the eyes to focus on close work (usually only needed for people with presbyopia, who need 2 prescriptions; one for reading and one for distance).

The “VA” symbol stands for visual acuity – it indicates the standard vision for each eye when corrected. In the United States, visual acuity is measured at 20 feet. It’s measured in a fraction (numerator is 20). The larger the denominator, the worse the vision is. A visual acuity test is done with a standard eye chart. The chart has several rows with letters (top row-largest letters, bottom row- smallest letters). 20/20 vision means that when a person stands 20 feet away they can read what people should be able to see from that distance. In the USA, usually the 20/20 line is 4th from the bottom on the chart. Since 20/20 vision is good (considered normal vision), people with 20/20 vision would not need an optical prescription. Want to learn more about your prescription, contact our Houston eye doctor today!

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6737 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77005
713-432-1137