When you first arrive at Precision Vision Edmond, you will be greeted by the smiling faces of our front office team. This is where we will verify your benefits and information such as address, date of birth, and phone number. And don’t worry, we know how pesky filling out paperwork is, so we keep it to a minimum. You will also have the option to fill out this information online
prior to your visit.
Once the checking in process is complete, we work very hard to keep your wait time as short and as comfortable as possible. You can enjoy a magazine and a freshly brewed cup of coffee in our reception area where there is even a special playroom to keep your kiddos entertained!
At Precision Vision of Edmond, vision is everything - so our examinations are extremely thorough. In addition to keeping your glasses or contact lens prescriptions up-to-date, we make sure to check every aspect of your eye health. Unlike other parts of the body, your eyes will often show no symptoms of a problem until vision is lost.
Expect a warm introduction from one of our technicians who will guide you through the preliminary steps of your eye health exam. We know how overwhelming all of the equipment at doctor’s offices can seem, so you will always be given explanations to every test we perform.
Here are a few examples of some of the state of the art testing we offer:
When the technician has completed your preliminary testing and gathered all of your pertinent information, one of our Optometrists will promptly be in to go over the results of your tests, give you an up to date glasses or contact lens prescription, and to finish the health assessment of your eyes. Feel free to ask any questions you’d like, as we make it a point to ensure our patients never leave our office feeling confused or unheard.
Some examples of important topics that you’ll want to bring up with your eye doctor are dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, eye irritation, double vision, etc. Furthermore, if you are experiencing flashes of light, a sudden onset of floaters, or a curtain or veil in your vision, make sure to contact our office immediately as this could be a sign of a serious condition requiring prompt attention.
After the doctor has determined the best prescription and lens options for you based on eye health and your day to day needs, one of our expert stylists will assist you in updating your eye-wear. We want you to see and look your best, so we carry the latest trends, classic favorites, and frames that offer functional durability.
We also offer digitally crafted lenses to provide you with the best vision possible as well as scratch resistant lenses, prescription sunglasses, and lenses to help protect your eyes from the harmful blue lights emitted from tablets, smartphones, and computer screens.
More than likely if you are reading this, you’ve experienced the strange sensation of an eyelid twitch. It can happen anywhere, at any time, and almost always stops the moment you try to point it out to someone else (and of course resumes the second they turn away just to make you look extra crazy). Well you aren’t crazy - at least in this case - eyelid twitches are a real thing!
Better known in professional lingo as “myokymia”, this twitching sensation is the result of involuntary, spontaneous, rippling muscle contractions. These spasms can actually occur in almost any of the muscles in your body. When relating to the eyelids, myokymia is most common in your lower lids but can happen in your top lids as well.
Eyelid myokymia is typically very temporary. The twitching will usually only last for a few minutes, but in some rare cases can last for a few days or even weeks.Your doctor will likely advise you that there is no cause for concern as common Myokymia resolves on its own without the need for treatment. Other than causing mild annoyance, the eyelid twitching shouldn’t cause any long term complications or interference with your vision.
Do your eyes ever feel dry and itchy? Do you ever experience eye fatigue, redness, blurred vision, or excessive watering? You could be suffering from dry eyes - especially if you live in Oklahoma City which ranks as the 17th driest city in the U.S. And despite the name, dry eye isn’t just an annoying feeling - it’s a legitimate chronic eye disease that affects an estimated 4.88 million Americans over the age of 50 alone. And since another estimated 89% of the population have never even heard of Dry Eye Syndrome, it’s easy to see why some would just write off those annoying symptoms as a normal part of their lives.
In honor of Mother’s Day kicking off Women’s Week, the Eye- Q blog has decided to dedicate a post solely to women’s eye health related issues. So what makes women’s eye health so special? Women are actually more commonly affected than men by a number of ocular health issues including dryness, cataracts, age related macular degeneration, and complications from autoimmune disorders such as Sjogren's or lupus. Furthermore, according to Prevent Blindness America, 66% of people who are blind or visually impaired are women.Let’s start with that statistic - why are women more at risk for eye complications than men?
No, it’s not a typo. Sjogren’s - pronounced show-grins - is a type of autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and damage to various parts of the body; most commonly the tear and saliva glands. This damage results in symptoms ranging from dryness and discomfort to difficulty swallowing and can even affect the lungs and kidneys.So why exactly does this happen? Let’s start with a quick health lesson. The immune system is responsible for fighting disease and killing harmful viruses and bacteria. However, with autoimmune diseases, your immune system has a hard time knowing when to stop fighting and mistakenly attacks your own body. With Sjogren’s, your exocrine glands - the glands that secrete moisture such as saliva, sweat, tears, breast-milk, gastric mucous, etc - become the main targets.
So it’s the weekend and the mild discomfort you were experiencing midweek has now escalated into full blown intense pain. Or maybe you were working on the yard and something flew into your eye? Or perhaps you were wearing your contact lenses for too long and your eye is now extremely red and unhappy. Who do you call? (I’ll give you a hint, it’s not Ghostbusters.) But seriously, should you go to the ER if you injure your eye in some way? The answer might surprise you.