EYE CARE Services
We like to spend extra time getting to know our patients in a professional, relaxing and positive environment. By utilizing the latest technology and educational advancements, our goal is to protect eye health as well as enhance quality of life.
COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS
A comprehensive eye exam is a full exam to check both vision and ocular health. During this exam we start by checking a person's vision and exploring their need for glasses or contacts. We also check vital ocular signs to detect ocular conditions that might require further attention.
pediatric EYE EXAMS
At a pediatric eye exam, in addition to the standard comprehensive testing, we also check a child's eye focusing, alignment, and teaming to ensure that the eyes are functioning at their full potential. This is important to ensure that children are not being hindered in school or other activities.
BINOCULAR VISION / VISION THERAPY
Dr Barbora Bell specializes in binocular vision and vision therapy. In order to see both clearly and comfortably, the eyes and brain must communicated well and work together efficiently. For some patients this does not happen naturally. Vision Therapy can be helpful for these patients in order to improve their visual function. Vision Therapy is an individualized progressive program of eye activities prescribed by an eye doctor. If you or your child is struggling to maintain clear and comfortable vision, please discuss this with us at your next comprehensive eye exam.
DRY EYE TREATMENT
Dry Eye Syndrome is a chronic condition caused by inadequate lubrication of the front surface of the eyes. This could be a result of insufficient natural tears on the surface of the eye, or a result of poor quality tear production. In either case, after evaluating the condition a number of treatment options can be initiated. Patients with Dry Eye Syndrome will often complain of gritty, irritated, scratchy, or burning eyes. If you are suffering from dry eyes, please contact our office to be evaluated.
COMPUTER & WORK RELATED CONDITIONS
When on the computer for work, school, or otherwise there is a high demand on our eyes to maintain focus, often for long periods of time. This continuous demand for focus, can cause fatigue and other challenges. Oftentimes, an adjustment to the glasses prescription, materials, and coatings can provide some relief.
In the event of an eye-related emergency, seeing an eye doctor is important in order to fully evaluate the eye and determine the necessary treatment and precautions. Such emergencies include: injury to the eye or around the eye, foreign-body in the eye, sudden onset red-eyes or itchy eyes, eye or eyelid swelling, sudden loss of vision, sudden change in vision, flashes, floaters, curtain over vision. These conditions should all be evaluated promptly.
ROUTINE CONTACT LENSES
Contact lenses have become very popular for patients of all ages. At Los Gatos Eye Care, each of our eye doctors is able to fit a wide variety of lenses to best suit each patient's needs. These include soft lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, toric lenses, and multifocal lenses.
SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES
Specialty Contact Lenses are custom made lenses that are designed to fit a particular eye in order to mask any irregularities of the front surface of the eye. This could include severe dry eyes or irregularly shaped corneas such as in keratoconus. Specialty Contact Lenses can significantly improve the quality of vision and quality of life for individuals who are unable to attain functional vision with the use of glasses and routine contact lenses. If you know or suspect that you might have a corneal condition, please contact our office to be evaluated.
For patients who desire to have life without glasses or contacts, we are happy to discuss the possibility of refractive surgery such as LASIK. After discussing each patient's specific needs and determining if they are a candidate we can then arrange for LASIK surgery and follow-up care.