Our eye care center offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: routine eye exams and vision tests, eye disease diagnosis and management, immediate attention for eye emergencies, and complete eye health management. Dr. Ahumada provides eyewear prescriptions and offers corrective laser eye surgery co-management as well. You can get in touch with our office to set up an appointment at your convenience and learn more about some of our key services below.
Comprehensive eye exams are extremely important to your overall health regardless of your age. You should also get a routine eye exam even if you don’t feel like you have any issues with your vision. There are so many things that could be happening inside your eyes without any signs or symptoms.
During a complete eye exam at What a Spectacle, Dr. Michelle Ahumada will use the latest state of the art technology to determine your prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses. She will also check your eyes for common eye diseases and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
What a Spectacle’s wide selection of contact lenses ensures we’ll find the right fit for your needs. Disposable soft contacts, multifocal, toric, colored lenses, RGPs, and scleral lenses are just a few of your options.
Through your comprehensive eye exam, we’ll determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle and the shape and health of your eye. We will send you home with a sample to make sure you love them before you buy them.
To learn more about your contact lens options or to order your contact lenses online, please visit our Contact Lens page!
We want our patients to get the most out of our their life. Preserving the eyesight of each of our patients is our number one priority. To achieve our goal, we make it a policy to ensure that all staff members are trained on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.
Utilizing our advanced in-office technology, we diagnose and manage diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Diabetic Retinopathy to name a few. An early diagnosis means earlier treatment which can lead to better outcomes.
Cataract Surgery Co-Management
It is common for those over the age of 55 to experience vision loss due to cataracts. Dr. Ahumada can help you recognize the symptoms, teach you how to protect your eyes, and provide information about cataract surgery. She also offers cataract co-management when it’s time for surgery.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes and vision are tightly linked. If you have diabetes, you need to be aware that this disease puts you at a greater risk of developing vision problems. Make sure you stay on top of your eye health by scheduling annual diabetic eye exams at What a Spectacle Optometry.
Glaucoma Testing and Treatment
Glaucoma causes damage to your optic nerve which, unfortunately, can get worse over time. Early testing and treatment is the best way to ensure minimum impact to your vision.
The macula is the portion of your retina that provides you with sharp, central vision. It is involved in processing the small and fine details of an image. The breakdown of the macula is known as Macular Degeneration.
What a Spectacle is available and equipped to handle most any type of common eye emergency. If you or your family member are experiencing an eye emergency please call our offices at 949-209-2980.
Common Eye Emergencies include:
Eye infections, minor foreign bodies in the eye (such as wood or metal), eye trauma, scratched eyes, sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, flashes of light in vision, “floaters” in vision, red or painful eyes, dislodged contact lenses, uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes, etc.
Dr. Ahumada and her team are equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies. If you are encountering any symptoms like those mentioned above, or anything else please call us immediately.
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common condition that can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the cause and severity of the condition.
DES can develop when your eyes do not produce and maintain enough tears to keep the surface of your eye lubricated. This often results in dryness, itchiness, or the burning and stinging of your eyes.
While the cause of dry eyes can vary, it is typically due to certain medical conditions, aging, hormonal changes, taking certain medications, or environmental factors.
It is common to diagnose DES through a comprehensive eye exam; however, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms please schedule an appointment with our team at your earliest convenience.
Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease include:
Dry itchy eyes, burning or stinging, irritation, watery eyes, blurred vision, pain,and or foreign body sensation
The health of your children’s eyes is very important; therefore, it is imperative to take your children for eye exams on a regular basis. We incorporate specific techniques and technology into our pediatric eye care to ensure accurate testing and a fun experience.
According to experts, 80% of learning is visual; therefore, any difficulty your child is experiencing with their vision can have an impact on their ability to learn effectively. While this is true for all children, it is especially true for infants.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends children have their eyes examined by an eye doctor at six months, three years, at the start of school, and then at least every two years following. If the child has any vision problems, other medical conditions, or wears eyeglasses or contact lenses a more frequent schedule may be needed.
If Dr. Ahumada and her team determine your child has a vision problem, she may discuss a number of options including eyeglasses, contact lenses, vision therapy, or Ortho-K. As with any condition or disease, early detection is key. Schedule your child’s eye exam today!
It is very common for those over forty to experience difficulty reading and performing other tasks that require near vision. Presbyopia is a normal change that involves the lens of the eye becoming increasingly inflexible making it hard to focus on close objects.
You may find yourself holding reading material further away than normal in order to focus properly. There are many options to manage presbyopia including glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery. To find out what option is best for you please schedule an appointment!
LASIK is a quick and almost painless procedure that can allow you to experience 20/20 vision within 24 hours. LASIK corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism.
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for LASIK. Certain factors such as age, eye health, corneal thickness, and other eye conditions can rule a person out. However, Dr. Ahumada and her team can determine your eligibility for LASIK. If you are a good candidate she will then refer you to a local ophthalmologist. Dr. Ahumada works with Nvision Laser Eye Centers who would perform the surgery while she provides your pre and post-operative care.
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