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Eye Specialist in Las Vegas

Keratoconus in Las Vegas

Our eye doctors at the Las Vegas office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. specialize in the treatment and diagnosis of all types of eye diseases, including keratoconus. Keratoconus is an eye disease that is characterized by thinning of the cornea; this can result in an irregular shape of the cornea, and astigmatism, typically in both eyes. Symptoms include blurry vision, rapid and significant vision changes, and the inability to see well, even with spectacle correction. The exact cause is unknown, but some theorize that hereditary traits may be a factor. 

Between 50 – 200 out of every 100,000 people are afflicted by this disease. It is associated with symptoms such as atopic disease, connective tissue disorders and chronic rubbing of the eyes. Constantly rubbing irritated eyes can accelerate the progression of keratoconus. Allergies may irritate the eye, causing a potential link between the eyes and this disease. Eye-rubbing should, therefore, be kept to a minimum. Allergies should also be controlled, if necessary, in order to stop progression. Eye drops to control allergies and itching can be prescribed. Our eye specialists in Las Vegas treat keratoconus by first attempting to correct the patient’s vision with eyeglasses. If the resulting astigmatism has progressed to the point where vision cannot be corrected with spectacles, rigid gas permeable, or RGP, lenses may be prescribed.  

RGP lenses mask the irregular cornea, and act as a new refractive eye surface; this new surface mimics a healthy cornea not afflicted by astigmatism and keratoconus. Achieving a good fit of the RGP lenses may be challenging, and can be affected by the degree of keratoconus progression. Only a trained optometrist can – and should – properly fit the lenses. Properly fitting the lenses can reduce scarring that can happen over time as the cornea thins. Scarring must be prevented in order to minimize the necessity for a corneal transplant, should the condition progress.  

There is also new technology recently approved by the FDA: Corneal collagen cross-linking is a technology that strengthens the bonds of the cornea. This will prevent further thinning, by using UV light and a photosensitizer. The goal of this procedure is to halt any further progression of the disease. The professional staff in our office can answer any questions you may have regarding keratoconus, and the options for treating it. Call us today to schedule an appointment to get all of the information you need regarding keratoconus, or any other eye conditions. 

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

Eye Doctor in Las Vegas NV

Seasonal allergies in Las Vegas NV

Eye doctor in Las Vegas NV

Eye doctor in Las Vegas NV

Seasonal allergies can have a negative effect on your eyes, and our eye doctor in Las Vegas, NV is prepared to help you with the frustration and discomfort associated with them.

Anyone who has suffered from seasonal allergies is all too familiar with the symptoms, but if you’re experiencing them for the first time, you may notice ocular symptoms such as tearing, a burning sensation, redness, itchiness, and possibly swollen eyelids. Eye symptoms may occur on their own or in combination with nasal symptoms. Why do they happen in the first place? Every allergic reaction, whether in your eyes, nose, on your skin, in your stomach, or anywhere else, is a bodily response to a threat, real or perceived, to your health. So, in a sense, it is fair to say that as annoying as seasonal allergies are, they are your body’s way of protecting you. Fortunately, they do not pose a long term threat to your eye health or your vision, though temporary blurry vision is possible from the effects of the symptoms produced. Our eye doctor in Las Vegas, NV will do a thorough examination. The severity of your symptoms will play a role in determining the most appropriate treatment. Mild to moderate seasonal allergies often respond to over-the-counter medication. Our eye doctor in Las Vegas, NV may recommend prescription medication, but lifestyle changes are also typically helpful. If pollen counts are high, you should keep your windows closed and use an air conditioner if you need ventilation. Avoid rubbing your eyes, which will only make things worse.

Unfortunately, seasonal allergies may seem like they last forever. Until they subside, you can count on our help for relief so that you can return to your regular routine. Call the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. today to schedule an appointment.

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

Contact Lenses in Las Vegas NV

Eye Doctor in Las Vegas NV

There are some of us who would prefer not to wear eyeglasses as a solution to correcting poor

Contact Lenses in Las Vegas NV

Contact Lenses in Las Vegas NV

vision, for a variety of reasons – physical discomfort, lack of aesthetic appeal, and social stigma are among the many. If you would like an alternative to eyeglasses, please do not hesitate to contact the Las Vegas office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. to discuss contact lenses as an option. You may be very pleasantly surprised.

There are many selections of contact lenses to choose from; our Las Vegas office will help you assess and decide the lens type that suits your needs and preferences. Keep in mind, contact lenses do not come in a standard, one-size-fits-all type. Rather, there are many lens options depending on the type of vision you have, the shape of your eye, and your desired wearing schedule.

The most popular contact lenses on the market are the soft contact lenses. These thin lenses are known for their pliability and comfort —Some wearers don’t even feel them on the eye. Within the soft contact lens type there are sub-categories, some of which include: daily disposable lenses (single-use), extended wear lenses (for overnight wear), two-week lenses, monthly lenses and color-changing lenses. Hard-contact lenses, on the other hand, are rigid alternatives designed to help those who are afflicted by astigmatism, a curvature on the cornea causing distortion of the vision. Astigmatism cannot always be adequately corrected with soft lenses. Hard lenses are excellent for providing sharp vision – they are not, however, as comfortable as soft contact lenses. Hybrid lenses are yet another option, having a rigid center with a soft skirt on the outer portion of the lens. These provide the sharp vision of a hard lens, with the comfort more akin to a soft lens. Browse our selection of contact lenses in our Las Vegas office soon to get your vision on the right track.

Don’t let another day go by without proper vision correction. We pride ourselves in providing a varied, high-quality, and affordable selection of contact lenses that will change the way you view…everything—literally. Check out our contact lenses in Las Vegas NV today.

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

Cataract surgery co-management in Las Vegas

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cataract surgery co-management in Las Vegas

cataract surgery co-management in Las Vegas

Thank you for visiting the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., where we offer cataract surgery co-management 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

Eye Doctor in Las Vegas NV

Comprehensive eye care in Las Vegas NV

Eye doctor in Las Vegas NV

Eye doctor in Las Vegas NV

Testing for eye diseases is very important to your ocular health. There are so many reasons why the friendly and experienced professionals here at the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. are the answer to all of your eye care needs. We use state of the art equipment and the most advanced eye care techniques to test your eyes.

Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis are pleased to provide patients with an advanced digital retinal exam called EyeScreen. EyeScreen is a high resolution photograph of your retina which will help us document, review, and compare your retina over time. We use the EyeScreen Exam to document your retinal image for our charts, screen for many eye diseases and improve our ability to view your internal retinal health at a much higher resolution than a slit lamp or ophthalmoscope. Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis are concerned about retinal problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes, detachment, and diabetic retinopathy (all of which can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness). Additionally, many signs of systemic diseases such as diabetes, the effects of high blood pressure and other diseases can be detected with the EyeScreen Examination.

Dilation is another method to test for eye diseases and an alternative to the EyeScreen Exam offered by Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis. Dilating the pupils with medicated eye drops allows our optometrists to view more of the inner eye in order to detect problems such as retinal tears, tumors, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and damage to the eyes from many health conditions. Side effects of dilation are difficulty reading and light sensitivity for 3 to 5 hours. Our doctors will give you dark glasses to wear home.

Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis highly recommend having either the EyeScreen or the dilation done with your yearly eye exam to more thoroughly test for eye diseases. We will take the time to review all the findings with you and answer any questions you may have regarding your eye health and these eye tests.

There is no need to look anywhere else for your eye doctor in Las Vegas NV. We have been proudly serving our community and all of its surrounding areas for years, and we work hard to maintain our reputation.

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

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Astigmatism treatment in Las Vegas

Las Vegas eye doctor

Las Vegas eye doctor

Astigmatism is a refractive error (the eye’s inability to properly focus light) that is commonly diagnosed. If astigmatism is affecting your vision, it can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, or laser eye surgery. If you are experiencing challenges with your vision, schedule an appointment to visit our office to receive exceptional eye care from one of our Las Vegas eye doctors, Dr. Shannon Chandler or Dr. Lesa Davis. 

During your visit, you will receive a comprehensive eye exam – the exam will screen for any refractive errors, including astigmatism, as well as for eye diseases or other disorders in vision. Those afflicted with astigmatism have an irregular curvature of the cornea. Our eye doctor will be happy to discuss the different treatment options available for astigmatism, and will provide you with a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary. Astigmatism can also occur along with another refractive error, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. When light enters the eye of a patient that has astigmatism, the light is refracted in more than one direction, allowing only part of the object to be properly focused at any given time. Objects in the distance can appear blurry or fuzzy. Astigmatism is often caused by heredity, and can even be diagnosed at birth. Astigmatism can also be caused by an eye disease, eye injury or surgery. Symptoms of astigmatism may include frequent headaches, eyestrain, and blurred vision. Our optometrists can easily diagnose whether or not you have astigmatism during your comprehensive eye exam. If you ever experience any type of vision change, you should visit our optometry office to determine the source of the problem. 

To schedule an appointment to meet with our Las Vegas eye doctor for a complete eye exam or contact lens exam, simply contact the 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 Dry Eye Doctors

Treating eye infections in Las Vegas NV

Las Vegas NV Dry Eye Doctor

Las Vegas NV Dry Eye Doctor

The office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., is equipped with the technology and knowledgeable staff to treat a wide variety of vision ailments and infections, such as keratitis and conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Patients who suffer from eye keratitis or conjunctivitis should receive treatment as quickly as possible to avoid the risk of irreversible damage to the eye or vision. Pink eye can be caused by viruses, allergens, bacteria, a foreign body lodged in the eye, or even chemicals. As an example, wearing contact lenses overnight can result in a buildup of bacteria, which could result in pink eye. Our Las Vegas eye doctors therefore recommend removing contact lenses every night to avoid unnecessary complications. 

There are a large number of viruses that can cause conjunctivitis. Viral pink eye is highly contagious. Patients with the condition should stay away from public places like work or school to avoid spreading the virus. The viral form of pink eye can result in large outbreaks. The bacterial form is more common and less contagious. The bacterial form of pink eye is more common in children than adults; it is one of the leading causes of children being sent home from school. If you believe that your child is suffering from pink eye, call our Las Vegas NV dry eye doctor immediately to schedule an appointment. 

There are also non-contagious forms of pink eye, which are caused by allergens and irritants. Allergens can cause a reaction in the body resulting in pink eye; non-contagious pink eye is generally caused by common allergens such as mold, weed, plants, pet dander and others. Allergen-caused pink eye can occur seasonally or throughout the entire year in some patients. Our Las Vegas eye doctors can treat pink eye immediately with eye drops, medications and other easy and gentle treatments. For more information on how we can provide effective eye care of your family, 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

Treating Dry Eyes in Las Vegas NV

Treating Dry Eyes in Las Vegas NV

Las Vegas NV Dry Eye Doctor

Las Vegas NV Dry Eye Doctor

Do you suffer from red, itchy, or irritated eyes? If this is true, you need the experienced, professional treatment from a Las Vegas NV dry eye doctor. Call the practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. today to receive elite-level, compassionate care for dry eyes. We’ll go the extra mile to help you achieve and maintain optimal ocular health!

At the optometry office of Dr. Shannon Chandler and Dr. Lesa Davis, our team of seasoned doctors consistently offers top tier optometry care to members of the Las Vegas community and surrounding neighborhoods. Our successful dry eye treatments are the result of Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis’ many years of experience in providing comprehensive eye care to patients. Utilizing advanced technology at our state-of-the-art facility, we are able to offer patients highly effective and pain-free treatments, resulting in better vision and an improved quality of life. Call our office today to ensure that your case of dry eye is properly diagnosed and treated by a Las Vegas NV optometrist whom you can trust! After an initial eye exam, our doctors can determine a personalized treatment method tailored for your specific condition, medical history, budget, and lifestyle. Treatment can range from behavior modifications, to prescription eye drops. Our doctors also understand the importance of making patients feel both welcome and well-informed. This is one of the reasons our friendly office environment is carefully maintained – to ensure that patients of all ages and walks of life feel at home from the moment they walk through our door, up to and beyond completion of treatment.

In addition to dry eye treatments, we also provide eyeglass examinations, contact lens examinations (including hard to fit patients), keratoconic contact lens fittings, co-management for cataract surgery, treatment for ocular allergies, and other services. Please reach out to our office today to receive the best eye care in the Las Vegas area.

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

Las Vegas Pediatric Optometrist

Eye Care in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Pediatric Optometrist

Las Vegas Pediatric Optometrist

Whether you are in need of eye care, or a vision exam for your child, then we cordially invite you and your child to visit us at the optometry office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. At our Las Vegas office, our pediatric optometrists will meet with your child to determine if there are any vision problems, and the best treatment for any problems, including a simple eyeglass prescription.

When you and your child make the decision to visit one of our Las Vegas pediatric optometrists, he or she will be seen by either Dr. Shannon Chandler or Dr. Lesa Davis. Both of our optometrists enjoy working with children, and are fully committed improving the vision of all their patients, children especially. Many times, children who are experiencing vision problems at school may not mention these problems to their parents. For this reason, children are often left alone to endure the problems that poor vision can cause, including difficulty reading text, or even viewing content on the blackboard at school. Sometimes schools offer vision screenings; however, these screenings generally only measure the child’s ability to see at a distance, and are limited in their diagnosis of the variety of ailments and diseases. There are many other types of difficulties children may experience with their vision, difficulties which can affect their schoolwork, their social interaction, or their ability to perform well at sports and other physical activities. Problems with a child’s vision are even sometimes misdiagnosed as learning disabilities. Our optometrists will provide your child with a complete vision exam to ensure not only that your child is seeing clearly, but that your child does not have any medical eye problems that need to be addressed and treated. Generally, the earlier in life vision problems in children are diagnosed and treated, the greater the chance of a full recovery from the problem. These are just some of the reasons it is important that your child comes in to see us at our optometry practice.

To schedule an appointment for your child to meet with our Las Vegas pediatric optometrists, please contact us today.​

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

Extended Wear Contacts in Las Vegas 

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Extended Wear Contacts in Las Vegas 

Extended Wear Contacts in Las Vegas

Two important factors when choosing the right contact lenses are vision and comfort. There are cases where contact lenses may not be preferred at all; however, the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., has acquired years of knowledge, education, and experience fitting patients with specialty contact lenses, including extended wear contacts, and have witnessed incredible changes throughout that time. It is very important that contact lenses are fitted correctly, based in part on your prescription, eye shape, and specific needs. With many different selections available, it is best to learn about the various advantages and disadvantages of contact lenses before making a final decision.

Rigid or hard contact lenses, also called “gas-permeable lenses”, are a shrinking segment of the industry, but a large number of patients do still wear them. They provide sharper vision and can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Soft contact lenses are the most frequently prescribed at our Las Vegas optometry office, due primarily to their tremendous comfort. They are now available for patients with dry eyes, astigmatism, and even for patients who require multifocal lenses. Once you’ve decided between hard or soft lenses, however, there still are many varieties within each type. Extended wear contact lenses, however, are one of the most popular types we offer our patients. Extended wear contacts are generally described as contact lenses that can be worn continuously for up to seven days and six nights. With the advent of silicone hydrogel lenses, which are better at letting oxygen through the lens to the eye, there are now continuous wear contacts that can be worn continuously up to 30 days. Extended wear contacts can be very practical for people with unpredictable or highly active lifestyles. This includes military personnel, outdoor enthusiasts, emergency and shift workers – essentially, anyone who isn’t always able to properly clean or handle their lenses may benefit from extended wear contacts. Additionally, some wearers with high refractive errors (near- or farsightedness or astigmatism) find it extremely beneficial to be able to see clearly at all times, especially when waking up unexpectedly at night.

Whether you prefer hard or soft lenses, extended wear or daily disposable lenses, it is important to first consult our optometry office on which type of contact lenses are best suited for your particular prescription, eye shape, and specific needs. If you would like to learn more about the types of contact lenses offered by our optometrists, we recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to obtain additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding extended wear contacts, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here in Las Vegas directly.

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