Optometry at TDC Eye Care

What is Optometry

Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eyes as well as identify related systemic condition.

 

Optometry school consists of four years of post-graduate, doctoral-level study concentrating on the eye, vision and associated systemic disease. In addition to profession-specific courses, optometrists are required to take systemic health courses that focus on a patient's overall medical condition as it relates to the eyes. Upon completion of optometry school, candidates graduate from their accredited college of optometry and hold the doctor of optometry (OD) degree. Some optometrists participate in board certification programs following optometry school to demonstrate their competence beyond entry level.

 

Source: American Optometric Association

Our Services

a.       Comprehensive eye care

b.      Refraction

c.       Treatment of Eye Disease

d.      Same-day Emergency care

e.      Contact Lenses Fitting

 

We offer a variety of brands and types, including:

        Silicon Hydrogel contact lenses

        Daily disposable contact lenses

        Colored contact lenses

        Toric contact lenses for astigmatism

        Multi-focal lenses

        Rigid gas permeable

        Therapeutic lenses for eye disorders

 
For more information or to order lenses, please phone our contact lens technician at (360)830-1304 .
Contact Lens Evaluation Consists of:

* Evaluation of the fit, centration and movement of the lenses.

* Additional measurements and testing if necessary.

* Additional examination to look for contact lens related complications.

* Training contact lens insertion and removal.

 

After your initial fit, contact lens follow-up visit may be needed. In order to maintain healthy vision, Dr. Yang recommends all contact lens wearers to have a complete eye examination once a year after your initial fitting.

Contact Lens Care Information   Contact Lens Care Information

•Always wash your hands with soap & water and dry with a lint-free cloth before handling contact lenses. Keep your fingernails smooth to prevent contact lens damage.

•Do not use saliva, tap water, or anything other than recommended contact lens solution to clean your contact lenses.

•Don’t wear your contact lenses overnight, unless given specific approval by your doctor.

•Don’t wear your contact lenses beyond the replacement schedule recommended by your doctor. Problems can arise even if your aging contacts allow you to see & feel well.

•Don’t wear your contact lenses while bathing, showering, or engaging in water activities. This risk a sight- threatening infection by Acanthamoeba or Pseudomonas. This germ can cause an ulcer to your cornea within 24 hours. Use water-tight goggles if going underwater with contact lenses and dispose your lenses after each use.

•Don’t wear your contact lenses around irritating vapors, fumes or smoke.

•Don’t instill prescription eye drops while wearing your contact lenses.

•Don’t wear your contact lenses if they are uncomfortable or appear ripped or damaged.

•If the lens has dirt, an eyelash, or foreign body on it, thoroughly clean, rinse and disinfect the lens. 

•If your contact lenses feel uncomfortably dry, either take them out and put on your back-up glasses, or instill contact lens re-wetting drops. 

•In the event of a suspected eye infection, remove your contact lenses, put on your back-up glasses, and promptly return back to your doctor. Symptoms of an eye infection may include reddish or pinkish coloration of the eye, an irritating dry or gritty sensation, pain, blur, pussy or crusty discharge, foreign body sensation, and morning eye lid stickiness.

•Minimize your contact lens wear when you are sick.

•Minimize or refrain from contact lens wear during active allergy flare-ups.

•Always have a pair of back-up glasses-updated enough for legal driving.

•Bring an extra set of contact lenses, contact lens solution and a case with you when spending the night away from home.

•Wear 1005 UV-protective sunglasses with your contact s outdoors, unless your contacts already block UV. Contacts don’t necessarily protect against the sun.

•Regardless of which cleaning/disinfecting solution is used, clean your lenses with a rub & rinse method rather than a no rub method. This step should be done immediately upon lens removal rather than waiting until morning.

•Only fresh solution should be used to clean and store contact lenses. Never re-use old solution. Change your lens solution every day, even if the lenses are not used daily.

•Let your contact lens case air-dry every morning & replace the case regularly.

•Some job may require use of protective eyewear over your contact lenses or may require that you not wear contact lenses.

•Don’t let anyone else wear your contact lenses

•Have your eyes examined annually.

•Contact lens prescriptions are valid for one (1) year. Contact lens prescriptions may be held from release if the patient is non-compliant with wearing schedule or proper lens care.

•After your initial contact lens fitting, you have 3 months of follow up care. If you exceed the 3 months fitting period, additional refitting fee will be charged.

TDC Eye Care
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