Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an optical aberration that affects a majority of people. While it is easy to explain and understand nearsighted and farsighted, astigmatism is a little more involved but basically it distorts images no matter what distance they are at by making them appear smudged and even double.

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Eye Care for Tulsa

Optique provides Eye Care for Tulsa

Conveniently located at 51st and Harvard in Country Club Plaza is a leading provider of Eye Care for Tulsa. With a legacy of over 50yrs of offering Professional Eye Care, Tulsa trusts their families eyes and vision to the doctors and staff of Optique Professional Eye Care.

We are proud to be a part of our community and being blessed enough to help serve the eye care needs of our fellow citizens. We service infants to grandparents, accept most medical and vision plans and new patients. Call or staff at (918)743-9918, and allow them to help get you and your family scheduled for a comprehensive eye examination.

Optique has a full optical dispensary and contact lens options to fit anyone in your family. You will love the way you see and the way you look in your new eye wear.

Advanced imaging and technology is als0o a cornerstone of the practice here at Optique by employing the utilization of the OptoVue iVue OCT (ocular coherence tomography) to view ocular structures on an almost cellular level and iCam to capture retinal and anterior segment digital images. This instrumentation along with visual fields testing allows us to detect, document, treat and monitor a host of ocular conditions.

If you are looking for an eye doctor in Tulsa consider Optique Professional Eye Care to provide that eye care for you and your family.

Spring Allergies and Itchy Eyes

Itchy Eyes

Daylight savings time, Easter and warmer temperatures also bring seasonal allergies. Due to these itchy and watery eyes there is a pilgrimage to optometry offices across the country. The conjunctiva is extremely susceptible to airborne allergens, but this reaction is often combined with other systemic manifestations from hay fever and sinusitis, eczema and hives.

It is estimated that between 40 and 60% experience varying degrees of ocular allergies. The harm comes due to the impact of the allergy on a patient’s productivity and quality of life. This often impacts a patient’s ability to utilize their contact lenses comfortably and effectively.

Allergic reactions occur when an allergen interacts with an IgE bound mast cell causing the cell to degranulate and trigger the allergic cascade.  This cause the tissues to swell and the hallmarks of allergies occur.

Treatment:

  • allergen avoidance
  • cold packs/compresses
  • over-the-counter treatments (Zaditor or Naphcon-A)
  • Prescription for antihistamine-mast cell stabilizer
  • topical steroid
  • orals

Don’t mistake bacterial conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis (pink eye) or blepharitis as simple allergic conjunctivitis. It is always wise to seek out an optometrist to evaluate any eye problem to determine the cause of an eye issue and initiate proper treatment. It is often the case that early treatment allows for a speedy recovery and usually prevents worse complications and recalcitrant conditions.

In Tulsa Optique Professional Eye Care is here for you. Call our staff at (918)743-9918, and allow us to help stop those itchy eyes this allergy season.

 

 

Recommending contact lenses for kids and teens

Contact lenses for kids and teens:

This is honestly one of the top questions we get from our patients. The answer has never been an easy one because of a number of factors from family dynamics to the maturity of the child or teen.

I have found my professional philosophy on this topic is evolving with the new technology at play in the contact lens industry. Before, I recommended as a rule of thumb that girls be at least 12 and boys Teens and contacts Tulsagenerally be at least 14- 15 years of age. I told parents it was basically about hygiene and personal responsibility. If they had to tell the child/teen to  shower, brush their teeth and put on deodorant then chance were good that the child/teen wasn’t ready for contact lenses due to the care and proper hygiene involved with contact lens wear.

The new generation of daily contacts makes it more possible for children/teens to possibly be able to wear these lenses for sports, school and other events. These lenses require little in terms of care other then clean hands and appropriate insertion and removal. There isn’t much cleaning and no storing of worn lenses which are disposed of in the rubbish bin.

These lenses make a great option for your young scholar athletes. The increased peripheral vision  and depth of focus are but two of the benefits, and of course wearing spectacles while playing sports puts them at risk of breakage and possibly lead to injuries.

Here at Optique, we have our patients try some trial contacts to see if they are the right fit for the patient and their lifestyle. The new generation of daily contacts are a safe and cost effective way for children, teens and adults to ease into contact lens wear. If you are interested in exploring your vision correction options call (918)743-9918 and speak to our wonderful staff.