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Houston vision care

Houston Optometrist

West University Eye Care

Optical Eye Care Center

You can expect that you will receive great eye care when you receive your Houston vision care at West U Vision. We offer friendly, compassionate, expert service for our many patients and customers. Our licensed optometrists are available for complete eye exams, and our sales staff provides experienced service to help you find the perfect eyeglass frames for your prescription needs and fashion sense. You and your eyes will be well taken care of at West U Vision. You will be very glad that you depend on us for your eye exams and eye care needs.

When you receive Houston vision care at West U Vision, you will be advised as to how often you should have a complete eye exam. This will depend on your age and you general health situation. However, family members of all ages should have complete eye exams to be sure that they are not developing any eye diseases or condition. When it comes to eye care, an ounce of prevention is well worth a pound of cure. We say this because many eye problems do not present any obvious symptoms to the patients in the early stages. For instance, this is definitely true with glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness for people over 65. However, when an eye disease is first diagnosed in a later stage, your treatment options are often limited and may not be as effective as they would have been during an earlier stage. Also, your chances for experiencing vision loss are greater, the later the disease is diagnosed. So be sure not to miss your scheduled exam. It could be more important than you think.

When you go for Houston vision care, at West U Vision, and request a complete eye exam, prepare for the exam to take up to an hour. There are many tests to be done, and it will take time for the eye dilation drops to take their full effect. Eye tests that will be performed at our eye exams include: visual acuity tests to measure vision sharpness; a cover test to see how well your eyes work together to form a single vision; a retinoscopy to determine an approximate eye prescription; a refraction test to determine any levels of nearsightedness, farsightedness of astigmatism; a slit lamp exam to detect cataracts, macular degeneration, corneal ulcers or diabetic retinopathy; a glaucoma test; and a pupil dilation test to be able to closely examine the internal structures of the eye. Additional tests will be done if you are being fit for contact lenses.

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

Houston Astigmatism

Houston Astigmatism

First time patients that come to West U Vision in the West University community of Houston do not know what astigmatism is.  Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, the front surface of the eye, is curved slightly in one direction and causes blurred vision.

West University Nearsightedness

Houston Vision Care

The cornea refracts light so it focuses on the retina in the back of the eye.  With astigmatism some of that light focuses in front of or behind the retina, so your vision may be blurry up close, in the distance, or blurry in both directions.  At Houston astigmatism eye care center, we believe in patient education.  We want our Houston patients in the West University community to be educated on their eye health and what type of ocular disorders may occur as their eyes age.  For more information about your family’s eyes make an appointment at our Houston optical facility.  Indications of astigmatism can include headaches, eye strain, fatigue, and blurred or distorted vision.

West University Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness, or myopia, occurs when the curvature of the cornea is too steep or the eyeball is too long.  With nearsightedness, the eye’s strong refractive power forces the image to be focused in front of the retina, rather than on it.  When light focuses in front of the retina, near objects can be seen clearly, but far objects appear blurry.  Our Houston vision care staff prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses to compensate for most refractive errors.  Myopia and hyperopia may be treated with LASIK, PRK or LASEK.  An alternative non-laser procedure for nearsightedness is implantable contact lens surgery by implanting a special type of lens inside the eye.  At West University vision care we will discuss your treatment options and refer you to top of the line eye specialist in the West University area to help you find the vision treatment that is right for you.

Houston Vision Care
6737 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 432-1137