Our Optometrists and Vision Care Solutions:
MD24 House Call’s optometrists are primary health care providers who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of the eyes. This includes diseases and disorders of the eyes, visual system and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions. The goal for MD24 Eye Care is to prevent visits to the ER by providing unprecedented healthcare with compassion to our patients. Our new program integrates our optometrists with other House-Call clinicians and PCPs to improve quality of care and patient convenience.
Even if you possess immaculate vision, a routine optometry exam can guarantee the health and longevity of your eyes. During an optometric examination, your vision and the overall health of your eyes will be measured and evaluated through a series of distinctive tests. This visionary service is a popular choice for most of our patients in Arizona as it gives them access to provider’s comprehensive ocular evaluations at home, our CCM clinics, mobile solutions, or telemedicine services. In some cases, patients may need appropriate referral to an ophthalmologist for further diagnoses and treatment. In addition, it is also imperative that all our patients receive a baseline comprehensive ophthalmic examination.
What to expect from our Optometry Eye Care Specialists:
MD24 House Call optometry services include an ocular health assessment, treatment and management of ocular diseases, therapeutic and cosmetic contact lens care, consultation, as well as a referral to more specialized eye services when appropriate. Our ocular evaluations include:
- Detailed case history
- Visual acuity
- Pupil evaluation
- Extraocular motility function
- Color vision testing
- Peripheral visual field examinations
- Analysis of the accommodative and binocular visual system
- Retinoscopy and refraction
Many of these ocular disorders have signs and symptoms that can be identified by primary care clinicians, nurse practitioners, clinician assistants, registered nurses, podiatrists and other health professionals.
Our optometrist’s vision evaluations are an important part of our preventive care program. If you experience a history of eye problems including heavy squinting, constant blinking, headaches, changes in vision, difficulty with visual concentration within arm’s length, or if you frequently rub your eyes – consider one of our specialized clinicians when scheduling an exam.
Common eye problems our optometrists treat:
Many ocular disorders such as retinopathy are caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Ocular disorders that are non-systemic include: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, blepharitis, dry eyes and red eye to name just a few.
- Dry eyes: With age, our eyes become more sensitive to things like wind and light because the body’s mucous membranes produce fewer secretions. If dry eyes are left untreated, the cornea can develop ulcers and other severe eye problems.
- Glaucoma: Too often, it goes unnoticed before too much damage is done to save vision. It is caused by too much pressure in the eyes. When clinicians catch it early, they can often manage it effectively and prevent vision loss thanks to a high quality Eye Care service at home.
- Cataracts are a nearly unavoidable part of aging. Over time, the lens in the eyes can get cloudy and yellow. But, updated eye-wear prescriptions can often delay surgery, which is easy and low-risk.
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD): This is the leading cause of blindness among seniors. But, early detection and treatment can slow its progress significantly. There are a couple different types of AMD. The type determines the treatment – ranging from laser surgery, medication or dietary supplements to slow the disorder trough the best Eye Care in Arizona.
- Diabetic retinopathy: This affects diabetic patients and can rob sight. The tiny blood vessels in the eye that feed the retina become damaged and allow fluids to seep into the eye. Treatment includes changes in diet and exercise, and also surgery.
- Refractive errors: Vision changes and usually worsens with age. A yearly checkup will help keep vision sharp with updated eye-wear prescriptions.
- Other common eye care symptoms include: Blurred vision, double vision, central or peripheral vision loss, watery eyes, foreign body sensation, red eyes, crusty/flaky lashes/lids, ptosis, swollen eyes, itching, etc.
Here at MD24 House Call, treatment options for these problems include prescriptions (glasses and lenses), contacts, other optical aids, and vision therapy. Our optometrist will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition.
Avoid experiencing a “sight for sore eyes.” Call MD24 House Call (888-632-4758) to schedule an appointment and begin improving what you see and how you see it!