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Cataract Surgery in Las Vegas

Eye care office in Las Vegas

Cataract Surgery in Las Vegas

Cataract Surgery in Las Vegas

Thank you for visiting the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., where we offer cataract surgery in Las Vegas, NV. Our eye exams and eye screenings help to discover ocular conditions such as cataracts before they can impact your vision. Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with both glaucoma and cataracts. Our cataract surgery co-management is designed to provide the best, most comprehensive patient treatment, by working closely with surgeons, allowing our patients a safe and speedy recovery.

Cataracts is the condition wherein a film develops in the lens; it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. today. There is no cure for some eye diseases such as glaucoma – however, patients diagnosed with cataracts may benefit from cataract surgery. Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lens in the eye with a clear, artificial one. Cataracts symptoms include blurry vision, vision loss and trouble driving at night. If not treated, cataracts can result in severe vision loss. After cataract surgery, some patients may need to wear glasses. If glasses or contact lenses are required after surgery, we can provide a prescription specifically for you in our office.

An annual eye exam is essential for diagnosing and treating eye conditions, like cataracts, that may lead to vision loss over time. Our tests are designed to diagnose many different eye diseases and conditions. If we discover anything abnormal, we will discuss treatment options with you before beginning a treatment plan. Maintaining good vision is essential, and because eyes change with age, we strive to help you find the right balance between corrective lenses and treatment. If you notice any changes in vision, or have suffered from vision loss due to cataracts, you should consider meeting with one of our doctors to see if cataract surgery in Las Vegas is an option for you. If you have any concerns about your eye health, please call our office today.

Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D.
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 791-6860

Las Vegas Eye Care

Eye Health Evaluations in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Eye Care

Las Vegas Eye Care

It is easy to find great Las Vegas eye care when you know where to look! If you are in need of a great eye doctor, look no further than Shannon Chandler, O.D. Dr. Chandler is committed to helping all patients experience great vision and eye care for a lifetime. Dr. Chandler will inform you of the importance of regularly-scheduled eye exams. The frequency of exams depends upon your age, eye health, and overall health. When you visit Dr. Chandler, she will help develop an eye exam schedule most suitable for you.

When you receive eye care from Shannon Chandler, O.D., you will learn that, when it comes to eye health, prevention is the key. Many eye diseases develop slowly, without causing any obvious problems with vision at the outset. However, these diseases can be detected by an eye doctor with a comprehensive eye exam. When many eye diseases are detected early, they can be treated more easily and effectively. In addition, the earlier the detection, the more treatment options become available. Waiting until vision symptoms are present may result in permanent and/or irreparable loss of vision. Delay in detection and treatment may also inhibit the ability to slow progression of the disease. So, when it comes to eye diseases, remember the old adage: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

A comprehensive eye exam with Shannon Chandler, O.D., includes, but is not limited to: Visual acuity to determine how well you’re seeing; intraocular pressure measurement to determine your risk for glaucoma; a cover test to determine how well your eyes work together; a thorough refraction to determine your eyeglass prescription; and use of a slit lamp to look for the presence of cataracts, corneal disorders, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. A more detailed retinal exam is also available in the form of dilation or digital imaging.  Dilation is performed using eye drops; side effects of this form of testing include blurred vision and light sensitivity.  The Eye Screen digital imaging has no side effects. So if you are looking for exceptional eye care in Las Vegas, make an appointment to visit Shannon Chandler, O.D. Then relax, knowing that you are taking a very important step in the prevention of eye disease: You are scheduling a complete eye exam.

Eye Exams in Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860

Las Vegas Eye Exams

Getting an Annual Eye Exam in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Eye Exams

Las Vegas Eye Exams

Taking care of your eyes is incredibly important – but when was the last time you scheduled an eye exam? Your general practitioner will routinely check your eyes to see if you have 20/20 vision by asking you to read from a chart on the wall. Yet this sort of test, and tests like it, are rudimentary. Everyone should have a comprehensive eye exam annually, particularly if you wear corrective lenses or have a family history of eye disease and other health conditions. If you are in need of an eye exam in Las Vegas, Shannon Chandler, O.D., can provide you with quality eye care to suit your needs.

There are many benefits to annual eye exams. While a routine checkup with a general practitioner can check for any noticeable eye problems, there are plenty of underlying conditions that cannot be identified without the use of certain, specialized equipment. A routine eye exam with Shannon Chandler, O.D., can provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis of any existing, or potential, conditions. Regarding eye care, treatment is most beneficial when conditions are detected in their early stages. Often, eye conditions yield little to no noticeable symptoms in the early stages, and you may not be aware of the ailment until damage has already occurred. Patients who have a family history of eye disease should seriously consider having their eyes checked as often as possible; treatment has a greater success rate when conditions are detected early. Eye exams are also important if you are experiencing eye allergies, irritation, or other symptoms. Monitoring eye allergies is important since the symptoms are very similar to those of eye infections and other conditions. If you experience any irritation, redness, itchiness, dryness or other related symptoms, contact Dr. Chandler to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to ensure that your vision remains healthy for as long as possible.

Comprehensive eye care is often overlooked, but Shannon Chandler, O.D., can provide you with the care that you need. If you are due for an annual eye exam, need glasses or contact lenses, or are experiencing any ocular related symptoms, do not hesitate to schedule a visit with Dr. Chandler.

Annual Eye Exams Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860

Las Vegas Contact Lens Fittings

Keratoconic Contact Lens Fittings in Las Vegas

Are you currently suffering from the ocular condition known as keratoconus? Keratoconus is unlike any other vision problem; it is a unique degenerative disorder which causes structural changes to the cornea of the eye.  The cornea begins to thin due to weakening of the collagen fibers in the corneal tissue.  As the collagen fibers continue to lose their strength, the cornea bulges outward into the shape of a cone.  As the cone shape progresses, corneal scarring can occur which may result in the need for a corneal transplant.

 

Las Vegas Contact Lens Fittings

Las Vegas Contact Lens Fittings

Symptoms of keratoconus include distortion of the vision, seeing multiple images, and sensitivity to lights or glare.  While there is no known cause for keratoconus, there are some genetic and environmental factors that can trigger its onset.  Studies have also shown that excessive eye rubbing can cause progression of the disease.
For patients with early keratoconus, glasses and soft contact lenses can be used to correct vision.  As the condition progresses, it is necessary to correct the vision with a rigid, gas-permeable lens, also known as an RGP lens. An RGP lens is not always as comfortable a fit as a soft lens.  To alleviate this, hybrid lenses have been developed that allow for the best of both worlds.  Hybrid lenses have an RGP center with a soft outer lens ‘skirt’ to provide better comfort and visual clarity. Dr. Chandler can determine if this type of contact lens is right for you at your next contact lens fitting.
The progression of keratoconus differs from patient to patient and needs to be continuously monitored.  During a keratoconic contact lens fitting, Dr. Chandler evaluates the health of the cornea, strength of vision, and the fit of the contact lenses.   Problems such as dry eyes, allergies, and your environment can all present challenges when wearing contact lenses.  The needs of each patient are carefully considered during all contact lens fitting appointments with Shannon Chandler, O.D.   She is dedicated to finding the best option to provide you with healthy, comfortable and clear vision.

For the very best in contact lens fittings and keratoconus correction, be sure to visit the state-of-the-art practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. Our professionally trained optometrists utilize the latest in optical technology for the best vision correction possible.  Call our office today at (702) 791-6860 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Lenses Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860