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EnChroma for Colorblindness

Are You Color Blind?
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Optic Gallery Summerlin!

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(EnChroma appointments are available Monday – Saturday)

Colorblindness or color vision deficiency is a condition in which a person is unable to distinguish certain shades of color. It affects millions of people worldwide. In fact, 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women are colorblind.

Red-green color blindness is the most common type of color vision deficiency. Persons with this condition have difficulty distinguishing, reds, greens, grays, and purples among others. It is most often inherited genetically although certain types may also be acquired.

Enchroma lenses help to enhance color vision by filtering out certain wavelengths of lights which color deficient persons may find difficult to distinguish. By doing so, colors appear more vibrant and saturated. Since all EnChroma lenses filter light, there is always some amount of tint to the lenses. Currently, there are two types of lenses available. The indoor lens has a light tint, while the outdoor lens has a darker sunglass lens. The EnChroma effect is more pronounced with the outdoor lens.

CLICK HERE to take the ONLINE COLOR VISION SCREENING TEST

The Summerlin Optic Gallery location carries a wide range of non-prescription EnChroma products available for purchase same day. We also offer prescription EnChroma lenses in the frame of your choice. Prescription eyewear can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to arrive. Non-prescription EnChroma eyewear starts at $349. EnChroma prescription lenses start at $599.

Optic Gallery Summerlin Enchroma Demonstration

Optic Gallery Summerlin offers EnChroma demonstrations by appointment only…. These demonstration appointments are required to try the product in our office. During this demonstration, one of our staff members will spend one-on-one time with you to determine if the lenses work for you. EnChroma appointments typically last 20-30 minutes. This is because not all patients experience an immediate effect from the lenses. It may take your eyes some time to adapt to the lenses. There is a $50 charge for EnChroma demonstrations. This amount can be applied to any same day purchase within our office, including non-EnChroma products. All comprehensive eye exams include an EnChroma demonstration at no additional cost.

Call Optic Gallery Summerlin today
at 702-654-2020
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to try this amazing product today!

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Eye Disease Management

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Post Surgical Contact Lenses

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Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

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Orthokeratology (Ortho K)

 

What is Orthokeratology?

 

Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho K, is a specialized area of contact lens fitting in which rigid, hard contact lenses gently reshape the contour of the cornea while you sleep to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. This means no more daytime contact lenses or glasses.

Why Ortho K?
Ortho K is a great option for patients who:

  • Want to eliminate the need for daytime contact lenses and glasses without surgery.
  • Have experienced discomfort with soft contact lenses and are looking for another option.
  • Want to slow down the progression of their nearsightedness.
  • Are active in sports and physical fitness where daytime contact lenses and glasses are not ideal.

Who is a candidate for orthokeratology?

  • Our office currently accepts new Ortho K patients as young as 6 years old, with near sighted prescriptions up to -6.00D and astigmatism up to -2.00D. Patients who have had previous cornea surgery (LASIK, PRK, RK) and those with certain diseases of the cornea are not ideal candidates.  While Orthokeratology can correct certain types of farsightedness, our office is not currently fitting these patients.

 

Is Orthokeratology safe?

  • Yes! Ortho K has been around since the 1960s but has gained popularity recently as new research shows it is one of the most effective ways to slow the progression of nearsightedness.  Risks of Ortho K include infections and corneal abrasions, among others.  However, recent research has shown that the risk of infection with Ortho K is no greater than that of soft lenses.  As with all contact lenses, proper lens care procedures are essential to minimized complications.

 

What can I expect during my Ortho K fitting?

  • Ortho K Eye Exam at Optic Gallery Summerlin

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    Ortho K lenses are worn at night to correct your need for glasses or contacts during the day. It can take 1-2 weeks to achieve the full effect of these lenses.  During this time, you will likely see well soon after taking out the lenses, but the effect will wear as the day goes on.

  • Once adapted to the lenses, it is recommended that you wear the lenses every night. Without lens wear, your cornea and prescription will go back to normal.  The Ortho K effect can last anywhere from 1 to 2 days, meaning some patients can still see even if they forget to wear the lenses one night.
  • When wearing Ortho K lenses, patients are able to see clearly. However, some patients will experience lens discomfort while wearing their lenses during waking hours, especially while still adapting to the lenses.

How much does Ortho K cost?

  • Ortho K is a very time consuming and specialized field. As such, our office charges a global fee of $1500 for new patients.  This fee includes the initial pair of lenses as well as all follow up visits related to Ortho K for one year.  Patients who decide to discontinue Ortho K treatment during the first 30 days from their first fitting visit will receive a 50% refund on return of the lenses.  For patients who are previous wearers of Ortho K, the fee is reduced at the doctor’s discretion.  This depends on complexity of the case, type of lenses you are currently wearing, and possible need to be re-fit into a different type of lens.  To qualify as a previous patient, you must be currently wearing Ortho K, you must have lenses, and you must obtain previous records including your current contact lens parameters (We are happy to assist where we can).

Specialty Contact Lenses

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Red Eye Evaluations

ConjunctivitisConjunctivitis is a common eye condition commonly known as pink eye.  Symptoms of conjunctivitis include eye redness, crusting of eyelids, and watery eyes among other eye conditions.  There are several types of conjunctivitis including bacterial, viral, and allergic.  Some types of conjunctivitis may be contagious.  Office visits for conjunctivitis are considered medical office visits and are different from your comprehensive eye exam. Medical office visits can often be billed under your general medical insurance. 

The doctors at Optic Gallery Summerlin commonly provide these medical office visits for red eyes.  They are able to prescribe appropriate medication which may include antibiotic eye drops, anti-allergy drops, or other necessary medications.  Our doctors recommend that patients with any symptoms of eye redness, itching, watering, eyelid crusting, eye pain, or other eye symptoms be seen immediately to speed up recovery time and prevent the spread of infection.  Call our office today if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is a disease of the eye in which the central portion of the retina, the macula, begins to break down and deteriorate.  It can cause dramatic loss of central vision with some patients experiencing a blind spot in the center of their vision.  There are two forms of ARMD, dry and wet.  Wet ARMD involves leaking of fluid and blood beneath the retina causing sudden changes in vision.  Dry ARMD often progresses at a slower rate although over time it can also cause significant vision loss as well.  ARMD is known to have a genetic component with family members at an increased risk of the disease.  ARMD is also known to be related to UV exposure from the sun and smoking.  These risks can be minimized by wearing sunglasses starting at a young age and stopping smoking.  Certain patients are at an increased risk of ARMD including those with fair skin and lighter colored eyes.  Should you have ARMD, your doctor may recommend eye vitamins which have been shown to decrease the risk of developing wet ARMD or they may recommend other treatments including eye injections.  Our doctors recommend an eye exam every year to monitor for ARMD, especially if there is a family history of the disease.  Our comprehensive eye exams include dilation of the eyes and monitoring for ARMD.  Digital retinal photography is also recommended to better monitor for subtle changes that could indicate early ARMD.  Call our office today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam including monitoring for ARMD.

Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which the optic nerve progressively deteriorates causing loss of peripheral vision initially and possible blindness over time.  Glaucoma is commonly related to increased eye pressure although not in all cases.  Glaucoma is well known to have a strong genetic component, where patients with family history of glaucoma have an increased risk of the disease.  Glaucoma is a dangerous eye condition since there are no symptoms initially.  Eye pressure could be elevated for years while damage is occurring to the optic nerve without ever knowing until it may be too late.  Our doctors strongly recommend an eye exam every year to monitor for glaucoma, especially in patients with a family history of glaucoma.

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Treatments for glaucoma include eye drops and different types of glaucoma surgery.  Often, if glaucoma can be detected in its early stages and treated effectively, damage and vision loss can be minimized.  Dr. Jordan is certified by the State of Nevada in the treatment and management of glaucoma.  While in residency at the Veteran’s Hospital, he evaluated a large number of glaucoma patients ranging from early cases to advanced glaucoma.  The comprehensive eye exam at Optic Gallery Summerlin includes several tests which help our doctors monitor for glaucoma, including measurement of your eye pressure, screening peripheral vision tests, and visualization of the optic nerve with dilation.  Digital retinal photography is recommended to provide a more accurate documentation of your optic nerve health.  If our doctors feel you have an increased risk for glaucoma, they may recommend you have a more detailed glaucoma evaluation including a more in depth peripheral vision test among other testing.  Call our office today to schedule your comprehensive eye examination including glaucoma evaluation.