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Enjoy Clearer Vision With Laser Eye Surgery. Visit Us in Fullerton to Learn More.

We Are Your Partners in
Great Eye Health

Laser refractive eye surgery, most commonly referred to by its most popular version, LASIK, is a safe way to correct most types of refractive errors. By correcting the refractive error on the cornea, you will be able to enjoy clear vision without the need for contact lenses or eyeglasses.

We provide comprehensive pre and post-operative care, ensuring an improvement to your vision and healthy eyes thereafter.

Is Laser Eye Surgery Right For You?

Before any conversations about surgery or results, we must first assess your eyes to determine if you are a surgical candidate. During this examination we will discuss the surgery and what to expect.

If you are considering laser eye surgery, please request an appointment to meet with an Optometrist to discuss the procedure and assess your eyes.
For millions of Americans, laser eye surgery has allowed them to return to crisp, clear vision that doesn’t require a corrective lens. If you’re an athlete, pilot, or someone who simply doesn’t want to wear glasses anymore, laser eye surgery is a great option!
Most prescriptions for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism can be corrected via laser refractive surgery.
In many cases, laser eye surgery provides lifelong vision correction. In the cases where it does not, patients can expect many years of corrective lens-free life from their laser refractive surgery.
This method of vision correction is well studied and practiced, as well it is performed millions of times per year in America.

There are several different types of laser refractive surgery performed today. The most widely performed is LASIK, though LASEK and PRK are viable options for many.

LASIK – laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis – Using a laser or microkeratome, a small flap is made in your corneal tissue. Your corneal cells are then treated by the laser, correcting their refractive errors.

LASEK – laser assisted subepithelial keratectomy – In this procedure, the surgeon removes the skin flap entirely, preserving it and replacing it back over the area when the procedure is complete. Like LASIK, a powerful laser is used to correct the refractive errors.

PRK – photorefractive keratectomy – In this procedure, the skin flap is again removed, although it is not replaced. The body will regrow a new epithelial lining naturally.

On the whole, laser refractive surgery is quite safe. LASIK has the shortest recovery time (on average), but all versions offer fast recovery times and a great standard of success.
However, like all medical procedures, surgery comes with risk of potential side effects. These include:
Blurry or hazy vision Eye discomfort, a feeling of burning or itching
Dry eye syndrome
Infection
In most cases, side effects are temporary and resolve during or after the recovery process. Recovery can take as long as six months, though for most people it takes less than five

Adapting to Life With Low Vision Can Be a Challenge. We’re Here to Help.

Providing Fullerton Comprehensive Low Vision Services.

For millions of Americans living with low vision, the change from strong visual acuity to low vision came with considerable challenge and difficulty. There’s no denying the difficulty someone faces when learning to live with reduced vision.
At Allred Family Eye Care, our focus is on helping you bridge the gap and make that transition while remaining independent and enjoying a good quality of life. We work with you to develop a strong support and adaptation mechanism, where visual aids and other complimentary pieces of equipment are used to facilitate a life with low vision.

Don’t Let Low Vision Slow You Down: Come See Us Today

Dr. Alves has received specialized training in ocular diseases and low vision rehabilitation. Working together, you and Dr. Alves will create a new routine that will foster your independence and improve your overall quality of life.

How We Help You Manage Low Vision

An eye exam is initially performed to inform us of your eye health and visual ability. This exam acts as a baseline and is used to guide your ongoing treatment.
We remain current of changes in the industry and when new innovations are available for our patients. We incorporate many visual aids into our recommendations; visual aids can increase the size of text, make reading easier by reducing glare and improving lighting, and make it possible to watch TV enjoyably.

There are a variety of visual aids available. Our experience suggests that some are better suited for specific people and activities than others; during our consultations we will provide recommendations based on your needs and lifestyle
We provide visual aids that can assist with everyday tasks, such as reading a magazine or watching a movie. By using specialized equipment that provides appropriate magnification and lighting, you can continue to enjoy many of the activities that you do today.
If your low vision is caused by an eye disease, such as macular degeneration or cataracts, we will work closely with you to manage the disease and ensure you enjoy maximum visual acuity.
When corrective lenses or refractive surgery cannot provide clear vision, you are considered to have “low vision”. For people living with low vision, they require an adaptation to adjust to their “new normal”; often, this adaptation necessitates the incorporation of magnifying lenses/tools and other visual enhancement products designed to facilitate clear vision.
Low vision can be caused by degenerative eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. As these diseases erode visual acuity, the patient must adapt to decreasing levels of visual capability. Eye injuries and other disorders can also cause low vision. While most people living with low vision are age 65 or older, injuries and illnesses can also impact those much younger

We Provide Contact Lenses for Nearly Any Application & Prescription.

Visit Us In Fullerton To Find The Right Contacts For You

Ever since their introduction several decades ago, contact lenses have redefined the optical world and provided a convenient, discreet, and affordable corrective lens solution. They continue to be refined as new technologies make contact lenses comfortable and more capable than ever before.

At Allred Family Eye Care, we invest big in contact lenses. We have acquired state of the art imaging and measuring equipment to ensure we can obtain the most accurate measurements of your eye. Why? Because the better our measurements, the better fit and more comfortable the contact lens.

Looking for a Specialized Contact Lens? Visit Us Today!

In addition to standard contact lens types, we also offer specialty varieties including scleral, toric, and rigid gas permeable lenses. Request an appointment to meet with an Optometrist about your contact lens needs.

While most Americans are suitable candidates for standard contact lenses, millions of Americans have eye shapes or certain disorders that prevent standard contact lenses from being an option.

Scleral Contact Lenses

If you’re interested in contact lenses but have traditionally not been a candidate, visit us to learn more about scleral contact lenses and how they can be suitable for you.

Scleral lenses are larger than traditional lenses and rest on the sclera (as opposed to the cornea). They are ideal for people that have irregular corneas, eye shapes that are hard to fit, or if you suffer from dry eye syndrome and cannot wear regular contact lenses as a result.

Toric Contact Lenses

Toric contact lenses have different focusing powers as you move around the lens. They are ideal for correcting astigmatism, as they can have multiple focusing powers on the lens. 

During a contact lens fitting exam, we use specialized equipment that takes accurate measurements of the shape, size, and curvature of your eye. We also assess your eye health during the exam to ensure there are no complications that may inhibit contact adaptation.

If you’re new to contacts, we provide insertion/removal and storage instructions. We will walk you through this process so that you are comfortable inserting and removing the lenses on your own.

We typically prescribe a diagnostic trial pair of contact lenses to ensure we have found the right fit and prescription for you.

A proper fit is essential for comfortable contact lens wear. Please schedule a contact lens fitting exam if your prescription needs updating.

Vision Therapy Has Helped Millions of People Perform & See Better. Let Us Help You.

Providing Fullerton Individualized Vision Therapy

Children and adults alike can benefit from the rehabilitative processes inherent within vision therapy. As a non-surgical method of eye alignment and teaming correction, vision therapy can provide tremendous improvements in visual acuity, strength, eye teaming, and eye alignment.

For athletes, vision therapy can improve hand/eye coordination, decrease reaction times, and enhance visual processing. We work with many athletes to help them achieve their best.

Vision therapy involves the use of specialized equipment, exercises, and one on one coaching with our Optometrist. Sessions are generally performed weekly or biweekly, with homework and at-home exercies being assigned to compliment the in-office sessions.

Schedule a Vision Therapy Consultation

If you or your child can benefit from vision therapy, please request an appointment to schedule a consultation. During the consultation we will assess your needs and provide more information about how vision therapy can help you.

How Vision Therapy Helps

A proper fit is essential for comfortable contact lens wear. Please schedule a contact lens fitting exam if your prescription needs updating.
 

If you or your child has an eye alignment problem, such as strabismus, vision therapy can correct the alignment and improve visual acuity in the affected eye.

This process involves eye patching and strengthening exercises. Kids with eye alignment problems that undergo vision therapy early enough are more likely to enjoy normal vision as they mature.

Vision therapy corrects eye teaming issues through specialized exercises and some patching. The process involves teaching the mind to utilize both eyes equally while also working on focusing muscle control.

 

Many sports require lighting fast reflexes and reaction times. From baseball to bobsledding, nearly every athlete will benefit from improving their hand/eye coordination, object/color differentiation, and visual acuity.

Vision therapy can improve your reflexes and help you become a more competitive athlete.

Vision therapy helps children perform better socially and academically, building confidence and giving kids the ability to trust and enjoy their vision.

 

Certain eye alignment issues that require surgery, such as strabismic, can benefit from vision therapy as a rehabilitative process. In many cases, vision therapy on its own can resolve the alignment concern and negate the need for surgery entirely.

When we meet with you and your child, we will assess the condition and likely outcomes. We will set realistic expectations and next steps, so that we all know what to expect.