We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Computer Vision
- Contact Lenses
- Designer Frames
- Diabetic Eye Care
- Digital Retina Imaging
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Emergency Care
- Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
- LASIK Co-Management
- Macular Degeneration
- Myopia Control
- Pediatric Eye Exams
- Sports Vision
- Surgery Co-Management
- Vision Therapy
- Sports Vision Training
- Reading and Learning Disabilities
- Special Needs
- ADD and ADHD
- Low Vision
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow us to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens.request an appointment
Comprehensive Eye Exams
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.
During your appointment, we will review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.request an appointment
Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that utilize a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen, and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.
If you have been experiencing blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, neck or back pain, try adjusting the lighting, posture, and the distance in front of your computer screen. If computer vision symptoms persist, call us to request an appointment, we will perform a full evaluation.request an appointment
Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.request an appointment
Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD is proud to offer a wide variety of designer frames! Glasses, more than ever, say a lot about your personality, style, and fashion. Selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience helping patients find the best frames for them – taking into account budget, medical needs, lifestyle, and appearance.
At Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD, we are here to help you find the perfect look, while also correcting your vision. There is no replacement for professional help finding the right frames for your face, but the guide below can give you an idea of what to look for.request an appointment
Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes can affect more than just your blood sugar. It can also do some damage to your eyes if you are not careful.
Diabetic eye disease can cause vision loss if you are not careful. It can cause you to have trouble with everyday tasks even if you have regular glasses or contacts. It can even cause blindness.request an appointment
Digital Retina Imaging
Using a digital camera system, our optometrists at Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD can clearly see and examine your retina, located at the back of your eye. This examination is critical to monitoring the health of your eye as well as to the early detection of many medical problems. The pictures generated through retinal imaging help us identify problems with your vision and can also help diagnose other medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, or even brain tumors.
Dry Eye Treatment
Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.request an appointment
Here at Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD, we are here for you in the case of an emergency. There are times when you may need immediate care for your eyes. Any time that you experience trauma to your eyes, you need to be seen. If you get anything in your eye, especially chemicals and foreign objects, you should be seen immediately to limit the potential damage to the eye.request an appointment
There are many different styles, shapes, and materials to choose from when picking out the best frames for your lenses. This can sometimes be an overwhelming and difficult decision, but at Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD, we are happy to help you find the best frames for your specific wants and needs. Although frames are primarily a style choice, they are also affected by prescription strength. High-index prescriptions may limit which frames can support your lenses, but our friendly opticians are happy to help you find the right solution!
Frame material is also an important choice that needs to be made when choosing your frames. For our patients with metal allergies, we offer several options in alternative frame materials such as plastic or acetate. Since plastic and acetate frames are generally not adjustable, it is crucial to get the proper fit. Stainless steel frames are also an option as it tends to be less irritating than other metals for those with sensitive skin. Titanium is another alternative, and they are incredibly lightweight as well as durable and hypoallergenic.request an appointment
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity for each individual patient.request an appointment
Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
Do you find wearing contact lenses impossible? Are your regular contacts painful or constantly uncomfortable? You are not alone. Due to a variety of factors such as individual eye shape, specific conditions, impairments, or the aftermath of surgery, some patients are considered to have more difficulty wearing contacts than others.request an appointment
Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects close by. If you are experiencing farsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.request an appointment
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory disorder that affects the cornea. The cornea becomes thinned and steepened, resulting in distorted vision, sensitivity to light, and decreased vision. Symptoms typically manifest in a person’s younger years, usually the late teens or 20’s.
Keratoconus can affect a person’s ability to read or drive, which can be a major obstacle for people. Luckily, this is a condition that can be diagnosed through a routine eye exam, which underscores the importance of scheduling regular eye exams for you and your children.request an appointment
LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. LASIK can help people who are nearsighted or farsighted, as well those who have astigmatism.
LASIK works by reshaping the cornea with a laser, which allows light to be correctly focused onto the retina. A laser is used to create a small flap in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then placed back and the surgery is complete.request an appointment
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.request an appointment
Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects from afar. If you are experiencing nearsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.request an appointment
Ortho-k involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses, which are designed to be worn while sleeping. Although these lenses are not very common and most people still prefer laser surgery, this reshaping method is gaining more popularity as the procedure continues to be improved.request an appointment
Pediatric Eye Exams
Here at Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD, we are proud to offer pediatric eye examinations. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam finds that their eyes are healthy, they won’t need another appointment until they are between the age of two and three.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. For this reason, you should schedule yearly or bi-yearly examinations to ensure that your child’s eyes are healthy and that he or she can see clearly.request an appointment
Sports Vision training involves high-level eye tracking, depth perception, and hand-eye coordination. Many athletes will practice these exercises to keep their eye health in peak condition.
There are various exercises and specific exams used for Sports Vision testing. Office and field tests can both help determine how your eyes will function beyond the realm of normal activity. We can customize a program to strengthen your vision based on your level of activity.request an appointment
Sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from sunlight. While all tinted lenses help to protect your eyes from sunlight, some will protect your eyes better than others. Sunglasses with lenses that block ultraviolet sunlight are the best option. Although sunglasses can be expensive, there are many affordable brands that provide great protection from harmful sunlight as well. If you are interested in finding the best brand of sunglasses for your lifestyle, we can help you find them.
We have a variety of options for you to choose from that will comfortably fit your face and let you enjoy the warm weather in style. Prescription lenses can be applied to most sunglasses and we can help you order a specific brand if we don’t have them in the store.request an appointment
If you are interested in laser surgery, we will begin with a comprehensive eye examination, which will let us know more about you and your needs. We may have to perform some testing to properly diagnose your eye conditions. During this time, the surgeon and staff will go over what you can expect before, during and after the procedure; we want to make sure to give you realistic answers for your unique vision.request an appointment
Vision rehabilitation is a service that can restore function after vision loss. It is just like physical therapy but for your eyes. Vision rehabilitation will allow people who have recently lost their vision or have low vision to continue to live normally and maintain their regular daily routine.
There may be many different parts of a vision rehabilitation session. Some of these include assessing and evaluating your needs and what your routine was like prior to your vision loss. Some others include teaching adaptive independent living skills, utilizing community support services, facilitating psychosocial adjustment to vision loss, and record keeping.
Sports Vision Training
A sports vision training program can be individualized to fit your specific needs and goals. For example, in archery it is important to know which eye is dominant so you can choose the right bow to align with the target. We will help you determine this. In many cases, it is not actually the eye that people may think.
Depending on your sport and the results of comprehensive eye testing, you may need training that will help you with skills such as anticipating the trajectory of a bouncing ball. Computer simulations can be used as training tools, including those that help batters accurately anticipate where a fastball or a curve ball will be located when it’s time to take a swing.
Some sports vision specialists even use techniques such as visual imagery (visualization) to help athletes imagine themselves performing at a peak level. You may be asked to see yourself dashing across the finish line in record time or aiming your rifle in precisely the right way to hit the target. These are just a few examples of how sports vision training can be extremely beneficial to you.
Reading and Learning Disabilities
Approximately 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented to them visually. Experts say that vision and learning are closely related and good vision is vital for students to be able to reach their fullest academic potential.
When a child has difficulty in school, this could be an indicator of vision problems and should be evaluated right away.
Beyond the common problems of nearsightedness and farsightedness, there is a wealth of other visual disorders that can make the learning process more difficult. These disorders are less obvious and relate to the ways the eyes function and the ways the brain processes this visual information. Vision-related learning problems should not be confused with learning disabilities.
Some common symptoms of vision-related learning problems include headaches, eye strain, blurred or double vision, crossed eyes or eyes that move independently from each other, reading or writing close up to the face, excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes frequently, and persistent reversal of words or letters.
We understand that children with special medical needs have a higher incidence of visual problems. In addition to nearsightedness and farsightedness, they may have other disorders such as eye turns, eye movement dysfunction, distorted depth perception, and visual information-processing defects.
An eye exam is a critical component in the care of adults and children with special needs and we recommend working with a provider who has both a special interest and extensive training in the area.
We provide a specialized examination for patients who require modifications. The examination is tailored to the patient’s level of verbal responsiveness and ability to communicate with the doctor. We will adapt each examination to the patient’s needs.
Many parents worry that if their child has dyslexia it will affect their future job or even lead to other issues. Many parents start to feel overwhelmed, especially if they are just starting to research the disease.
Many people believe that dyslexia is a sign of low intelligence, but that is just a myth. Dyslexia affects the way the brain works when a person is writing, spelling, or even speaking.
People with dyslexia have a hard time understanding large ideas. Most times they are able to understand the ideas eventually but just need additional time, which can be frustrating for them and those around them.
Doctors see various types of concussions, some more serious than others. Though many people don’t think that they need to see us, visual problems can be a sign of a concussion.
A visionary concussion is when the visual area of the brain is affected. Most concussions that linger past a few weeks actually have a visual component associated with them. This is why it is so important to be checked out by a sports vision clinic when you first get a concussion.
Vision exercise and vision therapy can help you recover from your concussion. Here at Roberto Olivarez Jr., OD, we have the best doctors to ensure that your vision returns to how it was before. It is our goal to get you back to playing sports and being active as soon as possible.
ADD and ADHD
These disorders can potentially impact anything that requires planning and coordinating, from sleeping and eating to doing long-term projects. They can even affect the way someone speaks and listens to conversations.
Many people are hyperactive, but some are more hyperactive than others. Many of these people suffer from ADD or ADHD. Currently 11% of Americans between ages 11-17 have ADD or ADHD.
Some symptoms of ADD or ADHD include trouble focusing and being easily distracted. People may struggle to follow directions and become impatient quickly. They may show emotions without restraint and be full of energy. Many are quite forgetful and struggle to focus on just one thing at a time.
If left untreated, one can experience low self-esteem, suffer from depression, or even engage in self-harming behavior. If you or a loved one suffers from ADD or ADHD, there are some easy steps you can take to reduce the effects of the disease. By getting help quickly, you will start to feel like yourself again.
Low vision is described as a vision problem that makes it difficult to perform everyday activities yet it can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts or standard treatments.
Visual rehabilitation also aids in increasing the vision for those that currently have low vision. Low vision can affect how an individual performs everyday tasks (including, but not limited to) driving, sightseeing, and viewing TV/computer screens.