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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

Retinal Exam in Las Vegas

Expert eye care in Las Vegas

Retinal exam in Las Vegas

Retinal exam in Las Vegas

The office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. specializes in state of the art eye care, comprehensive eye exams, and contact lens fittings in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere designed to make you feel at home. A retinal exam in Las Vegas office is designed to diagnose eye conditions that can’t be discovered during a regular eye examination; this allows us to immediately diagnose your condition before any symptoms get worse.

Our digital retinal photograph, called EyeScreen, uses the latest in digital technology to create a high-resolution photograph of your retina. The usual side effects that accompany dilation drops – such as light sensitivity and blurred vision – are non-existent with this procedure. The highly detailed picture allows us to compare, and review your retina during future visits, to determine changes to the retina, if any. The EyeScreen documents the retina, aids in screening for any eye diseases, and allows for monitoring the health of the eye. Although slit lamp tests or ophthalmoscopes can check for eye diseases, the EyeScreen allows us to view the retina at a much higher resolution. EyeScreen can help check your eyes for conditions such as glaucoma, retinal holes, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of these conditions is crucial – they can cause, or result in blindness and vision loss. Signs of diabetes and high blood pressure are often detected during the retinal exam, well before actual symptoms are experienced by the patient.

Those afflicted with diabetes should have their eyes checked frequently, primarily due to the danger of vision loss. Macular degeneration is especially prominent in diabetics, so having a doctor that is familiar with this type of disease can be essential. Schedule your retinal exam in Las Vegas office if you have experienced any eye or vision changes, so that we may check your eyes immediately and detect any problems before they start.

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

Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery

Eye Surgery in Vegas

Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery

Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you considering LASIK Eye Surgery as a solution to correcting your vision, eliminating the need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses in order to see clearly? If so, Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery may be the wise choice.

To determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery, we recommend that you undergo a pre-evaluation (or pre-surgical exam) by one of our eye doctors at the optometry practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D. Dr. Chandler and Dr. Davis, our two top-notch optometrists, are both qualified to assist you in making this important decision. LASIK Eye Surgery is a very safe and effective procedure for patients who qualify for the surgery. However, if the patient is not an ideal candidate for the surgery, not only will the benefit and effectiveness of the surgery decrease – the surgery could make your vision worse. It is for this reason that nearly every doctor will request that you have a thorough Las Vegas LASIK pre-evaluation to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery.

Our doctors are able to perform a thorough eye exam, beginning with gathering information about your medical history. If you have a vision prescription that has changed within the past two years, it may take some time before you can qualify for the surgery, in order to allow your vision to stabilize. Patients must be over 18 years of age. There are other treatments which can correct the vision of our younger patients; our eye doctors are more than willing to discuss these options with you. You will also need to have eyes which are healthy. The pre-evaluation will determine if your eyes are healthy enough to undergo LASIK Eye Surgery; there are some abnormalities which could disqualify a candidate from undergoing the procedure.

Another important part of your LASIK pre-operative process will take place at the ophthalmologist’s office where measurements are taken to ensure that your cornea is thick enough to withstand the surgery. During the LASIK procedure, an area will be cut in the cornea, through which the surgery is performed. LASIK Eye Surgery can correct degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Our optometrist will also make sure that you are well-informed about the risks of the surgery, and that you understand realistically what type of expectations you should have regarding the surgery. While there are a small number of candidates who do not qualify, most patients are typically approved for the surgery. For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor regarding Las Vegas LASIK Eye Surgery, 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

Las Vegas eye care

Treating eye diseases in Las Vegas

Las Vegas eye care

Las Vegas eye care

Here at the office of Dr. Shannon Chandler and Dr. Lesa Davis, our Las Vegas eye care team is committed to promoting optimal vision. Treating eye diseases is something we take seriously. And while it is essential that you seek help when you are experiencing symptoms, you should not just wait for a problem to occur. The truth is that the majority of common eye diseases present no obvious symptoms in the early stages. This allows diseases to develop and progress, all without the patient being aware of the disease or its progression. By the time symptoms are evident, the disease has essentially progressed to a more advanced stage. You may even have suffered a degree of vision loss or ocular damage that could be irreversible. Our goal is to avoid or eliminate this scenario; in order to do so effectively, we suggest a yearly eye exam for our valued patients.

When you schedule an eye exam at our office, our eye doctor will conduct a variety of tests designed to find any indications of abnormalities, as well as their symptoms. For example, tonometry is the baseline test for glaucoma, as it measures the internal eye pressure, the primary indication of the disease. The corresponding test for cataracts is called a slit lamp exam. A routine eye exam does not include a test for conjunctivitis, primarily because, unlike other conditions, there are obvious symptoms, including red and itchy eyes, excessive tearing, burning of the eyes, blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light, and discharge from the eyes.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, you should call us right away and schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas eye care doctor. Likewise, if you discover any loss of vision, eye pain, floaters (spots in your field of vision), or anything you consider unusual, it is best to have the issue addressed in a timely manner. There are treatment and management options available for all common eye diseases. You can depend on the benefit of our skills and experience to help you.

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

Las Vegas cataract surgery

Optometrists in Las Vegas

Las Vegas cataract surgery

Las Vegas cataract surgery

Do you have problems seeing at night or watching television? If you have been experiencing blurred vision, or you’re having difficulty seeing in certain types of lighting, you may be developing cataracts. Fortunately, cataracts can be easily corrected with surgery. However, surgery may not be the first choice for some patients – some may prefer to accept surgery only as a last resort. If you would like to see our eye doctor for information and advice regarding cataract surgery, or to see what other treatment options are available, make an appointment to visit our optometry practice.

When you visit our optometry practice, you will undergo a comprehensive eye exam by one of our top-notch optometrists, Dr. Shannon Chandler or Dr. Lesa Davis. Cataracts can be easily detected during a comprehensive eye exam. If our optometrist determines that you do indeed have cataracts, you will be referred to a reputable ophthalmologist for cataract surgery. Some patients choose to have their vision corrected with a new eyeglass prescription. In the early stages, this may help patients temporarily, but eventually almost all patients with cataracts need to have surgery in order to correct their vision. Our optometrists will be able to co-manage your Las Vegas cataract surgery to ensure that you have surgery at the appropriate time, and also to ensure that you have a smooth recovery after surgery.

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common eye surgeries performed today, so much so that the surgery is now categorized as an outpatient procedure. It is performed with the use of a topical or local anesthetic. The patient remains perfectly comfortable during the procedure, and the recovery time is both short and comfortable, as well. Both before and after surgery, you will be prescribed certain prescription eye drops to ensure that your eyes are well prepared for the surgery, and that they heal correctly. During cataract surgery, a tiny incision is made in the eye. This incision enables the old cloudy part of the lens to be removed, and a new, clear man-made lens is placed into the eye. The incision is so tiny that no stitches are needed to close it. However, several follow-up exams are necessary to make sure that no problems occur, and that the incision is healing properly. If you would like to meet with one of our fine optometrists regarding Las Vegas cataract surgery, 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

Las Vegas Optometrist

Treating Ocular Allergies in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Optometrist

Las Vegas Optometrist`

It should come as no surprise how beneficial healthy eyes and vision can be every day. With poor vision, driving, reading, and other important activities and experiences can become very challenging. Many of us take our ocular health and vision for granted – we may become so accustomed to our vision and its reliability. For those of us who suffer from ocular allergies, the experience of having your eyes not function as well as they should may be all too familiar. If so, then our Las Vegas optometrist, Shannon Chandler, O.D., will be more than happy to assist in the treatment of your symptoms.

Eye allergies can develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized, then overreacts to a stimulus or allergen in the environment that may typically cause no irritation in other people. Unfortunately, many allergens that trigger eye allergies are airborne, increasing the chance of contact. Ocular allergies share symptoms with some other eye conditions, so an accurate diagnosis is of utmost importance. The symptoms of eye allergies can range from mild itching, redness and tearing to inflammation and swelling to the point of impairment of vision. If symptoms persist, or if over-the-counter remedies are not relieving the allergies, then take the time to visit Dr. Chandler, your Las Vegas eye doctor, to provide relief and treatment of eye allergies. She will review your medical history and symptoms, then conduct tests to reveal ocular allergies. Management and treatment of your ocular allergies may include prescription eye drops when needed.

Having ocular allergies can be uncomfortable and a nuisance. Healthy eyes and a healthy body go hand in hand. We would be delighted to aid you in maintaining healthy vision for as long as possible. Please call our practice, or consult our website for further information regarding eye care for your ocular allergies; or simply schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas eye doctor, Shannon Chandler, O.D.

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

Las Vegas Annual Eye Exam

Vision Testing in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Annual Eye Exam

Las Vegas Annual Eye Exam

An annual eye exam is always a good idea – regularly scheduled exams are necessary not just to ensure good vision, but also to diagnose potential issues such as glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, and diabetic retinopathy, which occurs in those with diabetes. If not detected early and treated properly, diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent damage to the vision. If you find yourself in need of an appointment, schedule a visit with Shannon Chandler, O.D. to receive professional and comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and referrals in the Las Vegas area.

Preparing for an annual eye exam is easy. Simply assess or determine any issues you are experiencing with your vision; you will also need to bring along your current glasses or contact lenses, if applicable. Include a pair of sunglasses, in the event that pupils are dilated during the visit –the dilation causes the eyes to be more sensitive to light. (Retinal imaging can be performed as an alternative to dilation; in this case, a digital photograph is taken of the eye, and there are no side effects with this method.)

A variety of procedures are conducted during an eye exam with Dr. Chandler. A visual acuity test will be performed to determine how well you see at far and close distances, with and without correction. The test contains letters that decrease in size as you read down the chart. During this test, each eye is covered, one at a time, and you will be asked to read the as many letters as possible. The refraction procedure will determine the best possible prescription for your eyes. There are also some different tests – accommodation and convergence tests – that determine the eyes’ ability to maintain focus at close distances. The exam will continue with an extra ocular muscle movement test, which checks to ensure that the muscles are working properly, and that the eyes track targets normally in various directions. A cover test will be administered to see how the eyes align when focusing on objects both up close and farther away. Pupillary reactions will be tested to see how the pupils react to both light, and objects, at close distances. A slit lamp exam allows Dr. Chandler to look, in great detail, at the external and internal anatomy of the eye with a microscope. Intraocular eye pressure will be measured to determine if there is a risk for glaucoma. Visual field testing will be completed to ensure that peripheral vision is clear of any defects. This test also helps to detect changes from glaucoma, neurological conditions and retinal conditions, among other things. Additional and/or alternative specialized tests may be administered during the comprehensive eye exam, based on individual needs, health, and family history of any eye conditions.

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

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

Vision Care in Las Vegas

Treatments for Astigmatism in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Eye Doctor

Las Vegas Eye Doctor

Premium vision care in Las Vegas begins with a comprehensive eye examination at the office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. Regular eye exams are the best means of detecting any changes in vision, diseases of the eye, or other disorders which may not present any obvious or painful symptoms. Astigmatism is a condition which is defined as an unusual curvature of the eye. As an example, if a perfectly normal eye were the shape of a marble, an eye with astigmatism would be less perfectly spherical, and a bit more oblong, like a football (though the degree of curvature can be broad). This variation in the eye’s curvature causes light to be refracted more in one direction than the other, resulting in objects at any distance appearing distorted or blurry.

After detection, astigmatism can be corrected using prescription eyeglasses, soft toric contact lenses, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, and/or hybrid contact lenses (soft and RGP lenses). As a general guide, prescription eyeglasses may be necessary to correct your eyesight at a particular or various distances. Contact lenses are precisely fitted to the eye to fit comfortably, and to accurately increase the eye’s ability to see well.

Recommendations for astigmatism treatment in Las Vegas will be made for you by Shannon Chandler, O.D. Each patient’s needs are understandably unique – upon completion of your eye exam, Dr. Chandler will be sure to review all of her findings with you. The optimal health of your vision is our focus, as well as ensuring that you understand any required treatment procedures needed to enhance your sight or the health of your eyes. Our team of friendly and caring professionals looks forward to hearing from you and scheduling your appointment; we are open seven days a week to fulfill your eye care needs. Call our optometry office today to schedule an appointment. We will be sure to answer any questions regarding our eye care services. We accept most vision insurance plans and Care Credit.

Astigmatism Doctor Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860

Glaucoma Screening in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Comprehensive Eye Care

Glaucoma Screening in Las Vegas

Glaucoma Screening in Las Vegas

Have you noticed a subtle loss of peripheral (outer boundary) vision in one or both of your eyes? A subtle loss of peripheral vision is a major concern, and is in fact one of the first symptoms of glaucoma, a destructive ocular disease. While many ocular diseases do not affect patients until later in life, glaucoma can occur as early as 40 years of age, in some cases. Glaucoma can cause permanent loss of sight when not detected and treated in a timely manner. Fortunately, you can find the help you need to prolong the overall health of your vision by scheduling a glaucoma screening at the state of the art practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. in Las Vegas.

While ocular diseases may seem like a rare occurrence to many of us, glaucoma is, in fact, one of the main causes of total blindness in the United States today. Glaucoma is known by many eye care professionals as the invisible sight thief, as it most often shows no symptoms until permanent vision loss has already begun. Glaucoma typically occurs when the intraocular pressure in the eye rises to higher than normal levels; however, it is still possible to develop glaucoma with normal intraocular pressure. When this occurs, the fluid inside the eye cannot drain properly, and loss of vision is the eventual result. The first step to screening for glaucoma is through multiple state-of-the-art diagnostic tests to identify signs of glaucoma. If signs are detected by Dr. Chandler, you will be referred to a glaucoma specialist to begin care as soon as possible. It is especially important to be screened for glaucoma if risk factors are present, or if you have a family history of the disease.

Glaucoma is a condition of the eye that leads to progressive atrophy of the optic nerve. It is accompanied by changes in the appearance of the optic disc, loss of peripheral vision and has historically been associated with elevated intraocular pressure. Glaucoma occurs in two types: closed-angle and open-angle. Open-angle glaucoma, also called chronic glaucoma, is the most common type, and occurs when the eye fails to allow for proper drainage of aqueous fluid from the eye. One theory is that the trabecular meshwork filter, located between the iris and the cornea, slows down fluid movement and drainage.

It is in contrast to closed-angle or acute glaucoma, in which the drainage angle between the iris and the cornea becomes closed entirely, blocking fluid from exiting the eye and resulting in a significant rise in pressure. When fluid is unable to access the trabecular meshwork, pressure builds in a positive feedback loop, causing excruciating pain in the eye. The result is very rapid loss of vision in the eye.

If open-angle glaucoma is detected soon enough – its progression tends to be gradual – most cases will not require surgery. A medicated eye drop will be prescribed to reduce the pressure inside the eye, restoring fluid drainage and preserving the integrity of vision. Closed-angle glaucoma, conversely, will often require surgery to open the channel, using the placement of a shunt or laser surgery to restore fluid movement and return pressure in the eye to normal levels.

For the very best in eye care, including glaucoma screenings, be sure to visit the optometrists at the state-of-the-art practice of Shannon Chandler, O.D. in Las Vegas. Our fully licensed optometrists and professionally trained staff proudly serve the local community with the latest technological advances in eye care and procedures to screen for ocular diseases. With glaucoma screenings from Shannon Chandler, O.D., you can prolong the health of your vision.

Glaucoma Screening in Las Vegas
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