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Optometrist in Las Vegas

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Shannon Chandler, O.D., is an optometrist in Las Vegas who provides the highest quality eye care, and is fully dedicated to maintaining the health of her patients’ eyes and enhancing their ability to see clearly. She and her colleagues accomplish this by delivering expert preventative eye care services. Good optical health means making yearly visits to our optometrist in Las Vegas for a comprehensive eye exam. The eye exam allows Dr. Chandler to monitor the quality of your vision, and search for any signs of an eye disease. Because most eye diseases do not have any outward symptoms, eye exams are the only way to monitor for degenerative eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Slit Lamp Exam Las Vegas

Slit Lamp Exam Las Vegas

An eye exam will evaluate the vision of our patients through the following four tests, among others: Refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. The refraction allows our optometrist in Las Vegas to measure a patient’s prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The patient sits in a chair and looks through a phoropter, one eye at a time. The phoropter contains lenses of varying optical strengths. Dr. Chandler will move them into view one at a time, making slight alterations to the prescription until the patient is able to see as clearly as possible.

The slit-lamp exam allows Dr. Chandler to thoroughly examine the structures of the eye. The slit-lamp is a high-powered microscope that utilizes a light source to examine both the external and internal structures of the eye. The patient sits in a chair facing the slit-lamp. The chin and forehead are placed on supports in order to keep the head steady, allowing for the most accurate and detailed examination.

Intraocular pressure is checked in order to screen for glaucoma. High intraocular pressure can put one at risk for glaucoma. The pressure is typically checked with a non-contact tonometer. This device allows the intraocular pressure reading to be taken with air; no instrument has to contact the eye. In addition to the non-contact tonometer, there are also other instruments that can be used to check intraocular pressure.

The retina should be examined regularly in order to discover problems before they result in
permanent loss of vision. During a retinal exam, Dr. Chandler views the back of the eye through
an instrument called an ophthalmoscope. Dilating drops are administered to provide Dr. Chandler with a better view of the retina. Side effects of dilation are sensitivity to light and blurred vision. Should a patient experience difficulties with the side effects of dilation, an Eyescreen Retinal Exam can be performed, wherein a digital photograph of the eye is captured. Dilation is not necessary for this exam.

For the best in quality vision care, make an appointment to have your eyes examined today with Dr. Shannon Chandler.

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

Vegas Optometrist

Eye Exams in Las Vegas

At the office of Dr. Shannon Chandler, we pride ourselves on using the latest techniques and
technologies in our field to give our patients an incomparable eye care experience. Because one of our most popular and important services is comprehensive eye exams, we put a lot of effort into making sure that our exams are as conclusive and helpful to our patients as possible.

EyeScreen Exams Vegas

EyeScreen Exams Vegas

Our Vegas optometrist now offers state-of-the-art EyeScreen digital retinal photography during your visit to help evaluate the health of your retina. The retina is located at the back of your eye; therefore, in the past, it may have been difficult to get a detailed view of that area. Now, with EyeScreen, our Vegas optometrist can take a high resolution digital image of your retina in order to document, review, and compare your retina over time. What this means is that we can refer to these high resolution images at all of your return visits so that we can make more accurate and detailed diagnoses if necessary.

Some of the most common conditions that affect the eyes can be detected with a thorough retinal exam. These include macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, and more. Being able to catch these conditions earlier in their development can make a huge difference in the success of your treatment. Our Vegas optometrist can give you more specific details about how the EyeScreen images can benefit you during your next visit to Dr. Chandler’s office.

If you would like to learn more about EyeScreen digital retinal photography or any of the other specific services that our Vegas optometrist has to offer, we encourage you to browse through Dr. Chandler’s informative website to read some additional details. If you have any questions about our services or concerns regarding your eye health, you can always contact our staff directly. Feel free to call our optometry office today. We look forward to your next eye examination with us.

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

Optometrist Las Vegas

Optometrist Las Vegas

Are your eyes often itchy, burning, teary, or red? Do you find your eyes are often swollen and uncomfortable? Have you noticed if these symptoms occur during certain times of the year? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you should visit our Las Vegas optometrist, Dr. Shannon Chandler, for an ocular allergy evaluation. Ocular allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis or simple eye allergies, are quite common. They affect one in five Americans every year. Ocular allergies can be broken down into two main types. The most common type of ocular allergy is the seasonal allergy. This means that you tend to experience ocular allergy symptoms only during certain seasons of the year – usually starting around early spring and continuing into summer and fall. In these cases, allergies occur because of allergens in the air from pollen, trees, weeds, and even spores from molds.

Ocular Allergy Treatment Vegas

Ocular Allergy Treatment Vegas

The other, less common type of ocular allergy is the perennial allergy. Individuals who experience this type of allergy have symptoms all year round. Perennial allergy symptoms are usually triggered by indoor allergens, such as pet dander, mold, dust, feathers, perfumes, smoke, cosmetics, certain types of medication, and more. Trying to pinpoint what is triggering your allergy symptoms can be useful in finding an effective and personalized treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms that are not easily remedied on your own, you should visit Dr. Chandler for an evaluation. Our Las Vegas optometrist will examine your eyes and discuss possible triggers for allergies in order to determine a treatment solution that works for you. In some cases, symptoms similar to allergy symptoms may actually be from an eye infection, so you should always visit a professional like Dr. Chandler if your symptoms are persistent.

If you would like to learn more about ocular allergy evaluations and treatment, or any of the other services provided by our Las Vegas optometrist, we invite you to visit and browse through the additional information provided on Dr. Chandler’s website. If you have a question or comment, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, do not hesitate to contact our staff by calling our office or sending us a message online.

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