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Routine Eye Care

At Eye Associates of South Texas, we are a full-service provider. We can meet your needs for eyeglasses, contact lens, and refractive surgery. We take many vision plans, see our insurance page for a complete list.

Vision Services

Myopia

This is also known as “nearsightedness”, where you are not able to focus clearly on distant objects like road signs, chalkboards, or the movies, but can read books and computers with no problems. Often before you get your glasses, you will squint as this produces a pin-hole effect that allows you to see slightly better at distance without glasses. This is corrected by the prescription of eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery (LASIK). Our Eye Doctors are experts in treating this very common condition that affects about 30% of the World’s population. If current trends continue it will affect half the population by 2030.
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Hyperopia

This is also known as “farsightedness”, where you can see distant objects well that are far away, but everything like books and computer screens is blurry. This again can be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery (LASIK). If children are very farsighted, their eyes may cross this is known as accommodative esotropia and must be fixed with eyeglasses at an early age to prevent “lazy eye” or amblyopia.
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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an irregular curvature of the cornea (the clear front surface) or lens (natural) of the eye. If you imagine an eye with astigmatism the cornea is shaped like a football with two curves, a long and short curve. An eye without astigmatism is shaped like a soccer ball. Patients with astigmatism see abnormally elongated images due to the shape of their eyes, bringing the object closer or farther away will not clear up their vision.
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Presbyopia

This is a term used to describe the inability to see things up close and at a distance at the same time. This happens due to the hardening of the natural lens at around the age of 40. You may notice people after the age of 40, holding their books and menus at restaurants further away to read them. Eventually, their arms are not long enough to keep things in focus. At this point, patients need reading glasses or bifocals.

Optical Services

We have full-service opticals at many of our locations: Seguin, New Braunfels, La Vernia, San Antonio North Central, and San Antonio Medical Center. We have Costa, Ray-Ban, Oakley, Wiley-X sunglasses. This is also your chance to see our stylish new frames by Bebe, Annie Klein, Armani Exchange, and Emporia Armani! Come see our great opticians who can advise you on lens and frame selections.

 

Different Types of Eyeglasses

Single Vision Lenses

These are glasses to correct vision in patients with nearsightedness or farsightedness without presbyopia.
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Bifocal Lenses

These are glasses to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness with presbyopia. The inability to see up close after the age of 40.
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Progressive Lenses

These are like bifocal lenses, but with a smooth transition between distance and near vision, so no-one can tell your over 40! The newer progressive lenses are much better than the older generations of progressives. So if you haven’t tried a progressive or variable bi-focal lately, it would be a great time to try a pair!
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Contact Lenses

These are tiny lenses that actually fit on the surface of your eye. They correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. These small lenses need to be precisely fit by one of the skilled eye doctors at Eye Associates of South Texas.

 

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