Optometrist in San Antonio Texas
If you are looking for an excellent vision practice that can provide complete eye testing for all members of your family, you will want to visit us at Dr. Dawn Rakich, O.D. Our expert optometrist in San Antonio Texas, Dr. Dawn Rakich, can provide both you and your children with complete eye exams and eye testing.
At our vision practice, our optometrist in San Antonio Texas, can perform a comprehensive eye exam or a complete contact lens exam and fitting for you. During both of these eye exams, your eyes will be tested for many different eye diseases and disorders including: glaucoma; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; cataracts; dry eye; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. It is important that your eyes are screened on an annual basis for these eye diseases because many eye diseases do not show any symptoms in the early stages. And, it is during these early stages that it is important that you receive medical care, to prevent any vision loss. Our eye doctor will also test your eyes to see if you have any refractive errors which can include astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. Our eye doctor can also co-manage your refractive surgery which may include LASIK OR PRK surgery to allow you to see clearly without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our top-notch eye doctor also provides complete vision testing for children which will include an assessment of: visual acuity; eye health problems; eye tracking skills; and eye teaming skills. Children can have many different types of vision problems which are best treated when found while the child is still young, and the vision systems are still developing. In many cases, this will help to prevent vision loss and to encourage appropriate vision development in your child.
For an appointment for you or your child to meet with our optometrist in San Antonio Texas, for eye testing, contact us today.
Eye care in San Antonio Texas
At the earliest sign of an eye infection you should make an appointment to come into our optometry practice, Dr. Dawn Rakich, O.D. At our vision practice, our top-notch optometrist, Dr. Dawn Rakich, will definitively diagnose and treat your eye infection, and provide you with the very best eye care in San Antonio Texas.
When you have an eye infection, you may have conjunctivitis, keratitis, or some other eye infection problem. Problems in the eye can develop quickly, so it is important that you always come in immediately to have any eye infections treated before they cause more serious problems; prompt eye care in San Antonio Texas, can save your good vision. If you wear contact lenses, you are definitely more prone to getting eye infections because you probably touch your eyes several times a day, and your contact lenses themselves can carry infection. Conjunctivitis is a very common eye infection which is extremely contagious. Many children get it from friends at school, or at their daycare center. Conjunctivitis can be easily treated, once it is correctly diagnosed. Some common eye infection symptoms can include: eyes that are red; eyes that are painful; a discharge is coming from the eyes; your eyes watery; your eyes are sensitive to light; your eyes are swollen; your eyes are itchy; or you are experiencing blurred vision. Keratitis is a very common infection in patients who wear contact lenses. Keratitis can be caused by many different things, but it is often caused by a bacteria. Sometimes a patient can have this bacteria on their hands, and transmit it to their eyes by touching their eyes, or by touching the contact lenses which they put in their eyes. Additionally, if your contact lenses are not disinfected properly, they may become infected with keratitis bacteria. Even the lens case should be cleaned on a regular basis.
For an appointment to come in and see our eye doctor for eye care in San Antonio Texas, contact us today.
San Antonio eye surgeon
If you are thinking about having some type of refractive surgery to improve your vision, you should visit our vision practice, Dr. Dawn Rakich, O.D. Our optometrist, Dr. Dawn Rakich, will be able to co-manage your refractive surgery both before and after it is performed by your San Antonio eye surgeon.
Dr. Rakich herself is very familiar with refractive surgery. She underwent LASIK surgery for vision correction and knows firsthand all about its benefits. Today, due to great advances in techniques and technology used to perform refractive surgery, these treatments are now very popular and safe for our patients. Our optometrist is very pleased to be able to co-manage all current refractive surgeries to help ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure, and to make sure that you enjoy a complete and easy recovery. Among the different types of refractive surgeries that our optometrist manages are: LASIK; PRK; Intacs; Crystalens; CK; and VISIAN Implantable Contact Lenses. In order to benefit from these surgeries, it is important that you are first prequalified for the surgery before your San Antonio eye surgeon proceeds. This is because if you are not a good candidate for the surgery for some reason, the eye surgery may not be successful. With LASIK surgery, a poor candidate may even find that his or her eyesight has worsened due to the procedure. This is why it is so important that you are determined to be a qualified patient before any type of refractive surgery is performed. Our optometrist will be able to give you a thorough exam, and knows exactly how to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for your refractive procedure.
Our optometrist will be happy to work with you and your San Antonio eye surgeon to make sure that your refractive surgery is completely successful, and provides you with the results you are looking for.