Highlands Ranch Optical Specialty Services
Our office provides surgical services under a co-management program with affiliated doctors for Cataract surgery and Laser Vision Correction. Additionally, we have working arrangements established with other specialized eye doctors to manage such things as retinal detachments, retinal tears, hemorrhages and eye muscle surgery. You, the patient, benefit from the cooperative and combined efforts of doctors working together on your behalf. We provide the consultation and pre-op/post-op services, following patients throughout the entire process, 1 day post-op, 1 week post-op. and beyond.
Laser Vision Correction
Approved by the FDA for the correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most advanced method of changing the shape of the cornea to improve the way light is seen by the eye. The new LASIK procedure features increased comfort and faster recovery time to better vision compared with an alternate procedure known as PRK. Most people experience very little or no discomfort and return to normal activities within a day or two. First a thin layer of cornea called a “cap” is lifted by a laser cut across the cornea. Then high energy pulses from the laser reshape the cornea with a high level of accuracy. By adjusting the pattern of the laser beam it is possible to treat high levels of near sightedness and moderate levels of farsightedness and astigmatism. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes.
Cataract surgery involves a small (less than 3.0 mm) incision that is made with an ultrasonic tip that vibrates at 40,000 times per second to remove the cataract from the eye surgically. A permanent intraocular lens (IOL), which is individually selected for each eye care patient, replaces the cataract lens. The IOL also has an ultraviolet filter to protect the retina, in the back of the eye, from sunlight injury.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Some conditions such as Anisometropia, High Ametropia, and Keratoconus, many times cannot be compensated with glasses or typical contact lenses. Due to the visual problems that these patients encounter, they can become debilitating vision disorders. A custom contact lens shape is designed in order to simulate an ideal corneal curvature. The patient may be fit into custom RGPs or Duette lenses to accommodate their visual needs. Through this specialty contact lens fitting process, these patients have improved quality of life and activities of daily living.
External Ocular Photography
External ocular photography is a non-invasive procedure used to document conditions of the external structures of the eye (e.g., eyelids, lashes, sclera, conjunctiva, and cornea). It can also be used to document conditions related to the anterior segment of the eye including the anterior chamber, iris, crystalline lens and filtration angle.
We all want to protect our gift of sight. That’s why it is so important to have regular eye exams. Your doctor highly recommends that you have an annual OptoMap Retinal exam. It examines the back of your eye, the retina, and provides early detection for diseases that affect not just your eyes, but your overall health. Early detection of retinal disorders such as those listed below is critical to preventing serious disease progression and loss of vision.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Malignant Melanoma
- Retinal Detachment
The OptoMap Retinal Exam is quick, comfortable and comprehensive. Ask your doctor for more information.
Many ocular diseases can be diagnosed and treated here in our office. We can schedule you to see the doctor for treatment or monitoring of Blepharitis, Chalazia and Styes, Dry Eye Syndrome, Floaters and Flashes, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration, just to name a few. We work closely with highly qualified ophthalmologists in case your case needs to be referred for additional care.