Ophthalmologists in Irving, Plano, and Southlake Texas

LaserCare Eye Center serves the Dallas-Fort Worth TX area’s eye care needs. We offer a wide range of services, from intraocular lenses, to contact dispensaries, to surgery; we can also provide the primary care services for all of your vision needs. Our highly trained staff and licensed M.D.’s (Ophthalmologists) are able to answer any questions you may have about our services and procedures.

Office Locations: Irving | Plano | Southlake

To schedule an appointment with a LaserCare Eye Center Ophthalmologist, call 214-574-9600

What Exactly Is An Ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor of the eye. They specialize in the diagnosis, medical treatment, and the surgical treatment of the eyes. Ophthalmologists will do a lot of the same things that an optometrist does including performing eye exams, prescribing contacts and glasses, and more. Below, we will be going over some of the reasons you might want to see an ophthalmologist.

Reasons To See An Ophthalmologist:

1. Family History

One of the main reasons you might opt to see an Ophthalmologist is due to having a family history of eye diseases or disorders. You want to be certain that you are getting your eyes tested regularly if you have a family history of eye diseases. However, you also want to be sure that you are getting looked at by someone that is experienced and trained enough to spot these diseases early. By seeing a medical doctor trained to spot and treat these diseases.

2. Eye Injury

If you are someone that has experienced a significant eye injury, you will want to see a specialist like an Ophthalmologist. By seeing one, you are going to be able to minimize the chances of having the issue impact your eye health long term. Any sort of eye injury should be looked at and you want to see a medical doctor when getting it examined.

3. Experiencing Eye Pain

Another big reason you would want to opt for a medical doctor over the other options is if you are experiencing physical pain in your eye. If you have any sort of explained or unexplained pain in your eye, you should have it looked at by someone that is thoroughly qualified to do so.

4. Your Insurance Covers It

If you are weighing your options between an ophthalmologist or an optometrist and your insurance covers both, you are likely going to want to opt for the much more experienced one because you are going to get better care for the same price. Always opt for the much more experienced, trained, and knowledgeable health care professional when your insurance is covering it.

5. Considering Surgery

If you are looking to visit an Ophthalmologist because you are considering corrective eye surgery, you will need to see a medical doctor. If you are interested in corrective eye surgery, you are going to want to visit an eye doctor because they are the only ones that are going to be capable of performing it for you. Therefore, you want to schedule a visit with an experienced ophthalmologist to get a consultation and to see whether or not you are a viable candidate.

In the end, an ophthalmologist is going to be able to offer you a much greater range of services and experience. If you have any sort of eye problems or a history of eye problems, you want to get regular tests completed by a medical doctor. If you don’t have a family history of eye problems and you want basic eye tests and checkups, an optometrist is likely sufficient.

To schedule an appointment with a LaserCare Eye Center Ophthalmologist, call 214-574-9600

Here are just some of the services we offer:

Primary Eyecare Clinic:

It’s essential that have regular eye exams. This is because it makes correcting vision problems easier by catching them as they develop. As you grow older, being aware of the changes that your eyes are undergoing is just as important as any other medical check-up. We offer four types of exams. The comprehensive eye exam checks your eyes from front to back looking for early signs of disease. The vision exam is a less thorough check of your vision that is done to determine a glasses prescription. The contact lens exam checks the front of the eye and your vision overall and provides a contact lens prescription. Finally, the optical evaluation is a simple evaluation for glasses. LaserCare Eye Center exams are provided by Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.

Dry Eye Clinic:

Dry eye can affect everyone and anyone regardless of age or gender. Dry eye occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or produce tears of poor quality. Other symptoms include blurry or fluctuating vision, stringy mucus, itchy sensations, redness, fatigue, excessive tearing, and sensitivity to light. Our dry eye specialists and Ophthalmologists offer a wide array of treatments.

Optical Shop:

Our same-day optical shop is located in our Irving-Coppell office A licensed optician staffs the shop, always ready to help you chose the right frames for you, as well as the optical lab that will provide you with custom-made glasses. We carry over 550 different frames to pick from, and most pairs can be made in less than an hour. The lenses are made in our lab from lightweight and scratch-resistant material. We also have special lenses that are computer-generated to fit your needs.

 

Laser Vision Correction:

LaserCare Eye Center provides corrective eye surgery including LASIK and PRK. The Ophthalmologist uses a laser to reshape your cornea, improving your vision.

SMILE Eye Surgery:

SMILE eye surgery is a type of refractive eye surgery similar to LASIK and PRK in that it corrects your vision. The main difference is with the SMILE procedure, the laser creates a thin contact like shaped disc within your eye that is then removed by the Ophthalmologist through a small open that is created by the laser.

Cataract Surgery:

As we age the lens in our eye starts to become cloudy. This happens to all of us at different ages. LaserCare Eye Center provides some of the latest advances in cataract surgery so you’ll no longer need to rely on glasses as much if at all after the surgery. With cataract surgery, the Ophthalmologist replaces the natural lens in your eye with an artificial one.

Visian ICL:

In addition to the large amount of different services we offer, our Ophthalmologists also provide Visian ICL for patients who suffer from myopia. Visian ICL is a lens implant that is surgically placed between the natural lens and the iris. Read more about if you qualify for this operation here.

Clear Lens Exchange:

Clear lens exchange is a surgery that we offer in place of cataract surgery. While cataract surgery just removes a cloudy cataract, instead a clear lens is removed and replaced with an IOL(intraocular lens). This surgery has the same risks as cataract surgery and is not ever covered by insurance. However, it can be a great alternative in the case that you don’t qualify for LASIK or Visian ICL.

To schedule an appointment with a LaserCare Eye Center Ophthalmologist, call 214-574-9600

 

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Our Technology:

At LaserCare Eye Center, we pride ourselves on the eye care technology that we offer to our patients. We believe in keeping up to date with the latest advancements in laser treatments. Our M. D.s are incredibly knowledgeable about eye care technology and keep up to date on the newest tech that they can offer to you.

Comprehensive Eye Exams
Contact Lens Exams
Eye Conditions

 

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  • Plano, TX
  • Southlake, TX
  • Irving, TX
  • M-F 8am-5pm

    4708 Alliance Blvd., #620

    Plano, TX 75093

    469.331.8585

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  • M-F 8am-5pm

    1910 E State Hwy 114

    Southlake, TX 76092

    817.481.2727

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  • M-F 8am-5pm

    440 W. Interstate 635, #300

    Irving, TX 75063

    214-328-0444

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