Seeing Is Vital to the Quality of your Life
Your eyes are great barometers of your overall health, and in depth eyecare requires more than just visiting the eye doctor for a prescription for eyeglasses or lenses. Let the optometrist at Optical Zone get to know you, your eye history and your vision needs and they will formulate a plan to put you on the road to optimum eye health. Click here to schedule an appointment with your optometrist in Plano, TX or to see an optician to discuss the various eye wear options available to you.
At Optical Zone, be prepared to be very satisfied with both the level of service and professionalism. Great technology along with the best in Optometry know-how makes Optical Zone a perfect practice for all your vision needs.
Making sure that you get the most accurate prescription possible is a top priority at Optical Zone. However, this is only one part of the overall health of your eyes. Make it a priority to see your optometrist once a year to ensure you will be seeing clearly for many years to come.
Our Eye Care Center in Plano, TX
Optical Zone has convenient office hours and a large selection of frames they are always rotating through, offering the latest and fresh designs.
Dr. Akshet Joshi, O.D. and the eyecare professionals around him provide the most expert eye care to those in the Plano and the greater Dallas Ft. Worth area. Our location is very convenient for those coming from anywhere, with ample free parking available.
Optical zone is located in the Legacy Village shopping center in Plano, at the intersection of Independence and Legacy. For any questions at all or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us at 972-618-3588. We also welcome you to stop by and check out our amazing selection of frames and eyewear. We look forward to seeing you!!
Q&A with Dr. Joshi
Q: Is it true Dry Eye symptoms can be seasonal in nature?
A: Yes, dry eye symptoms tend to be more severe in warmer months. Just like your body can become dehydrated with increased heat so can your eyes, specifically the cornea or outer surface of the eye.
Q: When should a person come see their optometrist for dry eye symptoms? When can they take care of the problems themselves?
A: Anytime your dry eyes begin to adversely affect your daily life it’s time to go to the doctor to determine the causes and what treatments can be employed to reduce symptoms.
Q: What is the examination like to determine whether someone is suffering from dry eye syndrome?
A: The first step in a dry eye exam (or any exam for that matter) is to record an accurate medical history for the patient. Many times the symptoms are caused by underlying systemic conditions which need to be treated. After that a thorough examination of the eye under a slit lamp can reveal any physical conditions such as blepharitis or a defect of the lacriminal gland which could be the culprit for dry eye syndrome. Another test that can be performed by a doctor is a tear film analysis which can reveal underlying causes of the dry eye.
Q: I have a friend who has overly watery eyes, that isn’t dry eye is it?
A: Ironically, one of the symptoms of dry eye syndrome is excessive watering. Since the eyes are not able to retain enough moisture the tear glands respond by increasing tear production. These tears are not the same consistency as your natural tears and are produced as a defense mechanism to protect your eyes.
Q: What are some typical treatments that are used to treat dry eye syndrome?
A: the treatments for dry eye can vary widely based on what the causal factors are which led to the symptoms in the first place. Increased hydration, nutritional supplements, warm compresses, and ophthalmic steroid solutions are all examples of treatments which are commonly recommended for dry eye sufferers.
Q: Are some people more susceptible than others to dry eye syndrome?
A: There are many segments of the population which are at higher risk of dry eyes. Smokers, diabetics, contact lens wearers, and those over age 50 are just a few demographics at higher risk for dry eye syndrome.
Q: Do you have any recommendations for people to help them avoid dry eye issues?
A: Drinking enough water, protecting your eyes from the sun with UV blocking sun glasses, and the use of nutritional supplements are a few things you can do to decrease your risk. As always the annual eye exam is a great way to evaluate eye health and be proactive about any potential conditions such as dry eye syndrome
Why do I Need Regular Eye Exam?
While most people schedule regular check-ups with doctors and dentists, many are not aware of the importance of an annual visit to the eye doctor. Regular eye exams can be the key to the early detection and treatment of emerging vision problems, eye diseases, and a number of other health issues. When you come to a Plano optometrist at Optical Zone for an eye exam, you will receive comprehensive service designed to find and correct any vision or eye issue. Don’t take good vision for granted, schedule an appointment today!
7000 Independence Parkway
Plano, TX 75025
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