Complete Eye Exams:
A comprehensive eye exam includes a visual evaluation as well as an ocular health evaluation. The aspects of the examination that our office provides: complete medical and ocular history, glaucoma screening, visual field screening, visual acuities, biomicroscopy, topography, refraction and slit lamp exam. Our Doctors may also dilate your eyes to check for cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and systemic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes. The great news is you can opt for our optomap imaging that gives a retinal exam without the hassle of the dilation.
Our Doctors will review all findings of each patient's vision and eye health, and give a customized recommendation of treatment options based on those findings. Yearly eye exams are important to have to help protect the health and maintain the vision of your eyes.
Pediatric Eye Exams:
Children should have an eye examination by age of 3 and earlier if indicated. Our Doctors have all the equipment needed to give a thorough pediatric examination.
Contact Lens Fitting and Evaluation:
Contact lenses are a medical device that requires customized fitting and evaluation. The Doctors at Premier Eyecare will determine the best contact lens based on the curvature of your eye, convenience, and visual requirements. Our Doctors have years of experience with conventional fittings, but also custom fitting for astigmatism (toric) lenses including higher levels, multifocal correction, monovision correction, keratoconus, and corneal transplant patients.
Keratoconus Contact Lens Fitting and Evaluation:
Dr. Justin Jones at Premier Eyecare has specialized expertise in fitting keratoconic patients. He has become one of the premier Doctors in the area due to his numerous fits on patients. Keratoconus is an uncommon condition in which the cornea, the clear dome shaped front part of the eye, becomes thinned and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape. This corneal condition requires a specialized fit and specialized contact lens for best vision. We screen all of our patients for this condition with our corneal topographer.
Corneal Refractive Therapy: Orthokeratology:
Ortho-K is a non-surgical treatment that uses a precise specially designed rigid contact lenses that is worn overnight to gradually reshape the cornea in order to eliminate nearsightedness or myopia. The result is that you can see better at distance without wearing contacts or glasses throughout the day. The effect of the lenses usually lasts about 1 day, so the lenses must be worn each night. Dr. Justin Jones is an expert at fitting Ortho-K lenses and is certified to fit CRT lenses, isee and GOV lens designs. He is also one of the few optometrists that is certified to design and dispense WAVE customized ortho-k lenses.
What consists of an eye emergency? It is any red eye, any trauma to eye (abrasions or foreign bodies), sudden onset of eye pain, sudden loss of vision, diplopia (double vision), swollen eyelids (styes), and/or new onset flashes of light/floaters.
Our Doctors are licensed to diagnose and manage all of these types of emergent cases and are licensed to prescribe both topical and oral medications to treat eye diseases. We are able to refer to a surgeon if needed. If you have an eye emergency after hours, please leave a message on our phone and on of our Technicians or Doctors will get back to you.
Surgical Co-Management (including Cataracts, Lasik and Glaucoma):
Surgical co-management is the care provided by your eye doctor before and after your eye surgery. Our Doctors all have past co-management experience and exceptional rapport with many eye surgeons and specialists in the area.
Lasik is a surgical technique that utilizes lasers to reshape the cornea for correcting refractive errors. Our Doctors also can successfully manage your follow-up appointments after Lasik surgery or let you know if you would be a good candidate for the procedure and help with a referral to an expert surgeon.
Dry Eye Clinic:
Premier Eyecare is focusing on becoming foremost in helping our patients with dry eye, which is a common problem for many people in Arizona. Our Doctors can help you achieve more comfortable eyes with the use of dry eye drops (prescription or OTC), punctal plugs for your tear ducts, and we are introducing TearCare and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology to our practice. We will thoroughly assess your dryness and formulate a specific plan for your eyes based on your needs.
TearCare is a software-controlled wearable eyelid technology that provides targeted and adjustable thermal energy to the meibomian glands of the eyelid. The TearCare System is indicated for the application of localized heat when the current medical community recommends the application of a warm compress to the eyelids. Such applications would include Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Dry Eye, or Blepharitis.
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IPL Intense Pulse Light
Unlike conventional treatments, Optima IPL uses advanced technology to deliver a controlled amount of intense pulsed light around the eye. With every pulse of light, this first-of-its-kind, energy-based therapy works to control the inflammatory process and to stop the vicious cycle of inflammation -displacing the need for medications and providing long lasting results.
Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration Management:
Macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the major eye diseases that can affect your vision. Our Doctors can manage these complex cases and refer you to a specialist if needed. We are one of the few optometrists in the area with an Heidelberg OCT. The Heidelberg OCT helps manage these diseases more closely by taking a scan of the back of the eye. The scans give parameters that your Optometrist can follow to detect damage and progression at an earlier rate. We also offer Macula Risk test for patients, please read below.
Macula Risk PGx is a combined pharmacogenetic and prognostic DNA test to determine the patient’s risk of progression to advanced AMD based on their individual genetic risk profile and to aid in the selection of appropriate eye supplement formulations for a patient diagnosed with intermediate Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration.
A SPECTRALIS® OCT examination provides information about the condition of the retinal layers. The examination can help identify early signs of disease in the retina and on the optic nerve head.
Getting an optomap image is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. Under normal circumstances, dilation drops might not be necessary, but your eye care practitioner will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on the health of your eyes. The image capture takes less than a half second and they are available immediately for you to see your own retina. You see exactly what your eye care practitioner sees - even in a 3D animation. Learn More Click Here