From dry eyes to correcting cataracts, Complete Eye Care offers solutions
When it comes to finding the right team to trust with your every eye care and optical need, look no further than the doctors and staff at Complete Eye Care. If your child needs certain frames designed for playing sports or you find yourself suffering from chronic dry eye, the group treats it all.
Kids who play sports can benefit greatly from the selection of kids Flexon frames available in the Complete Eye Care Optical Shop.
“They are made of titanium metal and bend and twist really well,” Rachel Ridge said. “That helps prevent lots of breaks and accidents, and we have a line of them for adults too.”
Ridge added that all the Flexon frames come with a two-year warranty that everyone can take advantage of. Complete Eye Care also offers a special of 50 percent off a second set of lenses, so now is a great time to get glasses for the whole family! Dry Eyes?
“Dry eye is a common patient problem, and it’s one that shouldn’t be ignored. We are pleased to offer LipiFlow to help those with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. We know that many therapies provide limited relief. However, LipiFlow addresses the underlying cause for those with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction so they can have sustained improvement,” Dr. J.D. Bonner said.
Patients who are experiencing eye dryness, irritation, light sensitivity, vision fluctuations, contact lens intolerance and eye fatigue, may be candidates for LipiFlow. Dr. Bonner added that of the millions of people in the U.S. that suffer from dry eye, a majority have evaporative dry eye, which stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye’s tear film. The lipid deficiency is due to blockages in the Meibomian glands located in the eyelids.
“The lipids serve to protect the water (aqueous) layer of tears so that the tears do not evaporate too quickly,” he explained.
LipiFlow is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye. Unlike traditional treatments (e.g., warm compresses, wetting drops and ointments) that address dry eye symptoms, LipiFlow treats the root cause, the obstructed Meibomian glands, Dr. Bonner noted. How LipiFlow Works:
LipiFlow uses a disposable eye piece to apply controlled heat to the inner eyelids and intermittent gentle pressure to the outer eyelid.
LipiFlow facilitates the release of lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.
LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously. Cataract Surgery –
For those struggling with cataracts, Dr. Bonner shared that there are many treatments available and Complete Eye Care is ready to help.
“While the main purpose of cataract surgery is to remove the cloudy lens obscuring one’s vision, new technology enables patients undergoing cataract surgery to have many options to improve their vision better than it may have been in the past or to reduce the need for glasses,” he noted.
Options include: Intraocular lens (IOL) types
Monofocal Lens (IOL) - If you choose to treat your cataracts but don’t need or want to correct other vision problems, such as presbyopia and astigmatism, then a monofocal lens could be a good fit for you. Monofocal lenses are designed to significantly improve visual clarity and quality, though you’ll still have to wear glasses or contact lenses.
Multifocal Lens (IOL) – Freedom of vison at all distances. Imagine driving with more confidence. Or golfing without losing sight of the ball. From reading to playing tennis to playing bridge, you can experience clear vision at near, intermediate and far distances with the help of multifocal lenses.
When you opt for cataract surgery with multifocal lenses, you’re opting for the opportunity for freedom from both cataracts and the presbyopia condition that makes it difficult to focus on objects that are close to you as the lenses in your eyes lose flexibility.
Multifocal lenses can help you reduce your dependency on glasses.
Toric Lens (IOL) - Do you have cataracts and astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common
condition that usually occurs when the natural surface of your eye is misshapen. If you have astigmatism, chances are you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses for much of your life.
Today’s technology means you can treat both cataracts and astigmatism at once during cataract surgery. During surgery, your surgeon replaces the cataractous lens in your eye with a new lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL). You can choose an IOL that can treat astigmatism as well as cataracts, allowing you to enjoy more activities with reduced dependency on glasses, including playing golf and driving a car.
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Just as you have options when it comes to choosing the lens that you receive during cataract surgery, you also have the option of choosing the technology that’s used to perform the procedure. That means you have the choice between surgery performed by hand or with the assistance of laser technology.
Either type of procedure can be effective when performed by a skilled surgeon, but laser-assisted cataract surgery procedures are generally more predictable and precise. Laser-assisted cataract surgery technology can automate certain steps during the procedure with laser precision.
Customized Precision with Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
If you opt for laser cataract surgery, Dr. Bonner operates using a laser, which offers a level of accuracy exceeding that of manual surgery methods. The laser first images your eye to plan a procedure that’s unique to you. A bladeless, computer-controlled laser then assists in performing your surgery with exacting, individualized precision not attainable with traditional surgical methods.
The professionals at Complete Eye Care are available Monday – Friday to assist you with all your eye care needs. The optical shop is open to the public, you don’t need an appointment to stop by and you can bring in your outside prescription for glasses and/ or contact lenses.
Complete Eye Care is located at 9453 Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy. For more information about their services, the importance of routine eye exams or to schedule an appointment, call 423-332-8222 or visit completeeyecare.org.
Complete Eye Care has many options and treatments for patients dealing with cataracts and dry eyes.