Comprehensive Family Eye Care
Whether you are a grandparent, grandchild, or somewhere in-between, comprehensive eye examinations are essential to achieve and maintain clear comfortable vision and good ocular health. We will evaluate not only your vision and prescription, but also test for muscle imbalance, accomodative status, eye infections and diseases. With this information, we can provide the most effective treatment options available for each individual. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
New advancements in technology have had a profound impact on the medical field. We are able to utilize computer assisted diagnostic equipment to evaluate the current condition of the eyes, as well as monitor and record any changes over time.
Eye Diseases: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes
Cataracts: The natural lens in the eye gradually becomes less clear as we get older. When opacities develop in the lens and the lens gets too hazy, vision will be impaired. Our office can diagnose and manage cataract care. When the cataract affects the vision to the extent that you cannot read or see distant objects comfortably, we will recommend cataract surgery. Our office co-manages with cataract specialists that are proven experts in cataract surgery. Cataract surgery can provide you with a bright new world of vision.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma gradually destroys the optic nerve tissue in the back of the eye. The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from the fact that the disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred. The most common cause is from pressure being too high inside the eye. Vascular disease and other diseases can also cause glaucoma. We always monitor for glaucoma during routine eye examinations. These tests include checking the pressure of the eye, screening for peripheral vision defects and analyzing the appearance of the optic nerve. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, we typically prescribe medications that lower the eye pressure. Most forms of glaucoma are successfully treated with eye drops. Laser treatments and eye surgery are secondary treatments that offer alternative ways to treat more advanced glaucoma.
Diabetes: Diabetic patients should have a dilated retinal examination each year. Laser treatments have proven to slow the progression of retinal eye disease for many patients. Diabetes often stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in the back of the eye, which may ultimately leak and damage the retina. If this condition is discovered early, laser treatment can destroy these vessels. We have the latest equipment used to detect changes in the back of the eye. If we discover advancing diabetic eye disease that can be treated or that needs further evaluation, we will refer you to a board certified retinal specialist for consultation and further testing.
Eye Infections, Eye Injuries & Dry Eyes
Our office provides emergency services for eye infections and eye injuries. Please call our office at (817) 461-4453 during office hours. Our staff will work with you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. State of the art biomicroscopes allow us to examine the front surface of the eye and facial areas around the eye for infection or injury. After assessing the extent of the injury or infection a treatment plan will be formulated and explained to you. Treatment may include medications and supportive care. Follow-up visits to monitor your recovery will be scheduled as needed.
Dry Eyes: Symptoms include scratchy eyes, burning, mild redness and gritty feeling eyes. Oral medications, reading, computer tasks, as evaluating the amount of tears on the front of the eye. Treatment may include artificial tears, eye drops and/or punctal plugs inserted in the tear drainage canals.
There have been many advances made to soft and gas permeable contact lenses in the last decade. Our office has the latest in contact lens technology. Whether you have astigmatism or just a standard prescription, we stock a wide range of diagnostic lenses to fit you and your needs.
Caring for your contact lenses has never been easier with the new generation of contact lens cleaning solutions. From one step solutions to multiple solution systems, we can determine the most effective and comfortable approach for your specific needs.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or a first time wearer, our team of experienced contact lens technicians are available to assist you. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Eyeglasses And Sunwear
Appropriate eyewear can enhance how you see as well as how you are seen! Our highly qualified opticians can help you select the right frame from over one thousand frames on hand. Vision Source- Arlington is 1 of only 200 offices in the country that offer the Varilux Ipseo, a high quality custom made progressive lens. We can help you select the most beneficial lens material and options to successfully merge fashion and function.
At Vision Source-Arlington, there is never an additional charge for higher power prescriptions or frame adjustments. Also, there is no additional charge for product warranty- up to two years for some frames and lenses!
We are happy to file your insurance as a courtesy to you for the following vision plans:
-Vision Care Plan
-Vision Service Plan
We are also happy to file your insurance as a courtesy to you for the following medical plans:
-AARP (supplement to Medicare only)
-Beech Street PPO
-Great West PPO
-Texas True Choice
-United Healthcare Select HMO, EPO, POS, Choice
and Options PPO
-Various supplements to Medicare
Most people with vision correction issues want to know more about LASIK and whether it is right for them. Here is a brief description of the procedure:
A flap is surgically cut in the cornea and gently folded back. An Excimer Laser is used to reshape the cornea into a flatter shape (this is much like a contact lens corrects vision by forming a new shape on the cornea). The flap is then put back in place, acting like a natural bandage. The healing process is quick and the discomfort level is quite low.
People will often say that they did not feel anything, and that they could see well the very first day. Most people have improved vision within 24-48 hours. Although this is true in some cases, it must be noted that each person will heal at a different rate. Your vision, although greatly improved immediately after surgery, often continues to improve for weeks or even months.
LASIK is not for everyone. People's eyes are different so even though you may have had a friend who has had LASIK, it may not be the best course of treatment for you. If you are interested in laser vision correction, we will be happy to guide you in picking the right surgeon, procedure and laser appropriate for you.
After the procedure, we take great care to monitor your eyes and adjust your medication for the best results possible.
Types Of Payment Accepted
We accept payment for services rendered in the form of Cash, Check, Debit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard & Visa.
We believe that to ensure the highest quality in patient care, we must have the highest quality office staff. From the optometric assistants, contact lens technicians, opticians, front desk and insurance personnel, we strongly believe that each employee is a key component in our patient care team. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a copy of your resume.