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
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
A contact lens exam is only has good as the contact lens options the doctor has to choose from to fit the patient. At Accent On Vision, we have a dedicated contact lens staff and many, many choices of lenses available allowing the doctor to give the patient the best fit.
Picture going into the shoe store and having two choices in your size and both do not feel right. You would go somewhere else where the options are much greater, right? It is the same case with contact lenses.
Accent On Vision has thousands of trial lenses with the ability to send you home with a pair of trial contact lenses the same day of your visit (We understand your time is very valuable).
Many patients are not happy with their contacts or do not wear contacts because their best choice was never made available to them.
Once again, the contact lens exam is only as good as the number of choices the doctor can actually give the patient.
If you have any questions further about our contact lens exams and the brands we provide, please give us a call at (520) 888-0099!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
It’s highly important to wear sunglasses all year round to protect from harmful UV rays especially in cold weather. The sun sits lower in the sky during winter which means the UV rays are just as intense as they are during summer. UV and glare can create a variety of issues that threaten your eyesight so don’t forget your shades. Below you will find a list of just a few brands our office carries for your eye protection needs. From the fashionista to the golfer, we have it all!
“A PLACE WITH MORE CHOICES!.”
- Maui Jim
- Dolce and Gabbana
- Bottega Veneta
- Tom Ford
- Tiffany & Co.
- Michael Kors
- Kate Spade
- And Many More!
Here are some frequently asked questions about the role of sunglasses in protecting the eyes from harm. If you want to know more about choosing the right sunglasses, please visit or call our office today (520) 888-0099.
What are UV rays? UV stands for ultraviolet, a band of spectrum invisible to the eye. Ultraviolet light consists of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. UVC rays are stopped in Earth’s atmosphere before they reach the eye, but UVA and UVB can both reach the eye and potentially damage it.
How does UV affect unprotected eyes? UV rays can cause proteins inside the lens to become opaque or cloudy, a condition known as cataracts. Cataracts can make interfere with night vision, reduce your ability to see colors, and make reading difficult; they cannot be reversed, only removed. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage, changes in the eye tissues, and a temporary but irritating “sunburn” of the cornea called photokeratitis.
How do I know my glasses will protect my eyes? Choose glasses that claim to block at least 99 percent of UV rays — UVA as well as UVB. Look for label reading “UV 400,” since this designation means that the glasses block UV rays as small as 400 nanometers, providing 100 percent eye protection. Of course you need to protect your eyes from the glare caused by the visible spectrum as well. To accomplish this, select products that block 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
What are polarized lenses? Polarized lenses are specially designed to filter out certain types of glare that tend to radiate upward from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off of these surfaces. They are recommended for tasks such as boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, jogging, and driving. Most polarized lenses will bear a label identifying them as such.
What types of glasses can I choose from? We are able to provide you with a wide range of sunglass options. If you normally wear glasses to correct your eyesight, you may be happy with a non-prescription pair of clip-ons or wraparound glasses that simply fit over your lenses. If you’d rather not wear that much equipment on your head all at once, you can order a pair of prescription “shades,” or you can order glasses that darken when exposed to bright light.
What additional types of protection should I consider? If you worry about light, including harmful UV, leaking in through sides or top of your sunglasses, wear a broad-brimmed hat to reduce some of this exposure. If you use prescription eyewear to correct your eyesight, you may also want to think about getting a pair of UV-blocking contact lenses in your prescription. These lenses may be worn alongside a non-prescription pair of sunglasses for optimum eye protection.
For more information on choosing the right sunglasses, contact our office today.
We are excited to introduce a new member to our diagnostic equipment family – optos®!
We all know eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and changes in prescription, but what about the interior of the eye such as the retina? A thorough screening of the retina is critical and can lead to early detection of common problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes and detachments, melanomas, cancer and diabetic retinopathy.
The optos® is a fantastic tool that we have added to our equipment to better serve our patients. What makes it so extraordinary? Prior to optos®, retinal screenings gave eye care professionals a mere 30° view of the back of the eye. Today, the optomap® (digital image of the retina) provides you and your optometrist a view of “up to 200 internal degrees of the retina at one time”. This can generally be done quickly and easily without the hassle of dilation.
In our office, the fee for this optional test is very low at just $10 compared to most offices charging $40. This test is not covered by insurance.
For more information on optos®, please click here.
In general, we utilize all the instruments needed for a complete exam, which include:
- Visual field instruments to check peripheral vision
- An electronic instrument to check eye pressure
- Two auto-refractors to help with prescriptions
- Color and depth perception tests
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