Comprehensive Eye Care Services in Ada, OK
Eye Care Services
Ada Family Eye Care has been providing comprehensive eye care to patients in Ada, Oklahoma and surrounding communities since 1992. Our doctors have the skills and knowledge to accurately treat and care for your eyes.
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Our examinations help us to monitor the health of your eyes as well as to identify any changes in your vision. Eye problems can occur at any age so it is important to monitor the gradual changes that might reveal the development of a health-related issue. During a routine eye exam, Dr. Gurley will check for signs of glaucoma, fluid pressure in the eyes, and determine the prescription you require. We provide eye exams to patients of all ages and we encourage you to schedule eye exams to maintain your optimal eye health.
Instead of wearing glasses, many patients have decided to wear contact lenses for their prescription eyewear. If you are considering wearing contacts, your optometrist will need to complete a contact lense evaluation. This evaluation will help the optometrist determine the type and size of the contacts that are right for you. Once Dr. Gurley has determined the right contacts for you, you will receive your contact prescription as part of your examination. Your eyeglasses prescription is different from your contacts prescription because the contacts sit on the surface of your eye, instead of in front of them.
We offer a variety of brands of eyeglasses so that every patient can find the perfect pair of glasses for them. Our glasses come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of the top brand names that we offer include Oakley, Ray-Ban, Wiley X, Vera Wang, Isaac Mizrahi, Penguin, Elle, and many more! We have a huge assortment whether you need prescription glasses, sunglasses, or simply some new frames to say, “Here I am!”.
If at any point in time you are experiencing an eyesight emergency, we provide a 24 hour emergency service to all of our patients. We will be able to treat problems such as red eyes, infections, foreign bodies, and more. Do not hesitate to call us.
Glaucoma is a disease that gradually affects the optic nerve. Over time, pressure in the eye increases which causes the loss of fibers in the optic nerve. Symptoms of glaucoma are subtle at first and do not cause any pain, but they gradually get worse. When diagnosed with glaucoma, one will usually experience blurry vision, loss of peripheral vision, and the inability of your eyes to adjust to darkened rooms.
If treated early, complete vision loss can be prevented. Dr. Gurley will work with you to determine an appropriate treatment plan to maintain and preserve your vision.
A cataract is when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. This prevents light passing through to the retina, which causes blurry vision. Usually cataracts occur as people age. Ultraviolet light, high blood pressure, diabetes, eye injuries, smoking, kidney disease, and certain medications are all contributors to the development of cataracts.
During routine eye exams, your optometrist will check for signs of cataracts. Early diagnosis is important to prevent any vision impairment that cataracts cause.
The retina is an integral part of the eye that forms the images that you see. The macula is the part of the eye that controls the central field vision. If this part is damaged, central vision is lost or reduced while your peripheral vision remains the same. Macular degeneration progresses slowly and usually has minimal effects in the early stages. While the disease is painless, people will lose the ability to see fine details and some images will appear as if parts of them are missing.
Two types of macular degeneration can form: wet and dry.
- Wet Macular Degeneration occurs when the retina leaks fluid and scar tissue develops. As a result, extreme vision loss can occur.
- Dry macular degeneration occurs when retinal damage results from changes to the pigment layer supporting the retina. Vision loss becomes more severe over time.
If you smoke, you are at an increased risk of developing this disease. While there is not a specific cause, environment, age, health, and genetics could all be factors.
Eye infections can form when bacteria, viruses, or fungi invade any part of the eyeball or surrounding area. When an infection develops, all parts of the eye can become affected. Symptoms include blurry vision, red eyes, light sensitivity, itchy eyes, swollen eyes, dry eyes, and more. Eye infections should be treated immediately so call us if you suspect that you have one. During this time, you should wear your eyeglasses and avoid wearing contact lenses until the infection has cleared.
Foreign bodies can sometimes get into the eye and affect the cornea or conjunctiva. The cornea is a protective covering of the eye and the conjunctiva is the mucous membrane that covers the white part of the eye. These injuries can be minor to severe. Sharper materials can cause major injuries and it is important to immediately call your doctor. Wearing protective eyewear while sawing, mowing, edging, and other outdoor activities is an easy way to prevent debris from getting into your eye.
LASIK is used to correct many vision problems like hyperopia, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. This process has become extremely popular and the alternative to wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. The procedure takes a very short amount of time and is painless. The cornea will be reshaped so that light can enter the eye and be focused on the retina, allowing clearer vision.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with us, contact us at 580-436-2020.
Pre- and postoperative care for laser eye surgery are very important so that you understand the procedure and results. All care can be be done by Ada Family Eye Care..
Your general health and the foods you eat have significant benefits to your eyes. Dr. Gurley can speak with you to discuss what types of food can help your eyes maintain good health. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of diseases that can be detrimental to your eyesight.
Diabetes results in a higher risk of developing glaucoma and cataracts in the eyes. It is also one of the major causes of decreased vision and even blindness. High blood sugar or blood glucose levels damage the eyes by causing blood or fluid to leak into the retina. It is important to meet Dr. Gurley for routine eye appointments so that dilated eye exams can detect any changes in your eyes.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing Dr. Gurley to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.