Welcome to Advanced Family Eyecare in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Our practice, Advanced Family Eyecare, specializes in vision therapy services, where we help treat underlying vision problems that disrupt learning, cause dizziness & headaches, and often misdiagnosed as neurological or medical problems. Although children commonly undergo vision therapy to help solve convergence insufficiency and vision-learning related problems, we also help many adult patients for post traumatic head injury or improve visual performance as well as athletes.
Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, neuro-optometric rehabilitation & vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Oklahoma City residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.
Neuro Vision Therapy helps patients improve their foundation for reading, learning and playing sports. It’s a series of custom and individualized activities and exercises which function as a form of neuro-optometric rehabilitation. The goal is to enhance eye tracking, focusing and eye teaming abilities as well as eye-hand coordination and visual processing speed.
The program is not only for children. Neuro Vision Therapy is effective for adults, especially if they are motivated to improve their visual abilities.
A learning-related visual problem directly affects how we learn, read, or sustain close work. Because difficulties with reading and learning affect the child's ability to focus, vision related learning problems are often misdiagnosed as ADHD or other behavioural issues.
It is common for children who have Learning Disabilities to have vision problems that contribute to these learning problems. Neuro Vision Therapy does not correct learning disabilities, but correcting the underlying vision problems through Neuro Vision Therapy often solves many of the obstacles that make learning more difficult than it need be.
A brain injury such as a concussion will often disrupt the visual process that interfere with how information is taken in and processed. Vision can be also be compromised as a result of a neurological disorder such as a stroke, a brain tumor or Multiple Sclerosis. These are termed Acquired Brain Injuries. Neuro Vision Therapy can help.
What is the examination like to determine whether someone is suffering from Dry Eyes?
As part of a regular eye examination we will inquire about use of eye drops and whether the patient has any discomfort or redness which may be dry eye related. We will also take a careful look with the biomicroscope to see if plugged oil glands in the lid or any dry patches on the cornea are present. We often use a yellow stain called fluorescein to see how quickly the tears evaporate. We also look for eyelid issues like blepharitis (inflamed crusty lids) or demodex mites which can worsen dry eye symptoms.
What are the typical treatments used to help people suffering from Dry Eyes?
Treatment for dry eye varies due to the severity and stage of the disease. Artificial tears can be helpful in the early stages. If artificial tears are not sufficient, we progress to a prescription medication such as Restasis or Xiidra. Also, lid hygiene as well as omega-3 fish oil supplementation can improve symptoms. Anti-inflammatory medications as well as punctal plugs are also available if needed for treatment.
Are some people more prone to having Dry Eyes than others?
Yes. Generally those that suffer with allergies, or have systemic inflammatory diseases like arthritis and sjogrens’, or those who use the computer or digital devices often and even contact lens wearers tend to be more susceptible to dry eye symptoms.
- Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Please call: 405-751-7727 for further instructions.
Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.