- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Contact Lenses
- Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Computer Vision
- Myopia Control
- Diabetic Eye Care
- Surgery Co-management
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Eyewear Fashion
- Treatment of Strabismus and Amblyopia
- Foreign Body Removal
We also provide appropriate referral to other health care professionals, both mainstream and complementary.
Many of the specialized therapies including low vision work, developmental testing and vision therapy are not part of the initial eye and vision evaluation.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.
"Alternative" eye and vision care therapies, including nutrition, herbology, bioenergetic therapies and others are provided. This is Dr. Chao's area of expertise.
We also provide behavioral and developmental optometry. Assessment of visual and visual-perceptual skills as they affect reading, learning and athletics. Vision therapy is available when indicated, both as office and home-based programs. We typically find the time needed for remediation is less than the average traditional vision therapy practice.
Expert frame and lens fitting, with styling to complement your lifestyle. We make use of a large selection of lens types including progressive designs, superthins and advanced photochromics to maximize performance and appearance.
Contact lens fitting of all types, including bifocal contact lenses. This is an area Dr. Chiang particularly enjoys.
Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
Here at Dr. Connie Chiang & Dr. Walter Chao's practice, we specialize in hard to fit contacts cases. We strive to provide the most comfortable and cost effective contact lens for each and every one of our patients. We begin with a specialized fitting to help determine the ideal match for your specific condition.
Diabetic retinopathy causes problems with your retina, the part of your eye responsible for transferring visual information to your brain for processing. Diabetic retinopathy can cause blood vessels in the retina to leak fluid or bleed, resulting in distorted vision.
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.
Assessment of cataracts. We take the time to explain findings and options. While there are many "good" cataract surgeons available, we work to identify the very best surgeons and refer appropriately. The difference between a "good" and a superb surgery can be quite significant.
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that utilize a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well.
Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects close by. If you are experiencing farsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.
Consultation for and comanagement of LASIK and other refractive surgeries. We are well-informed, up-to-date and conservative in this area.
LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. LASIK can help people who are nearsighted or farsighted, as well those who have astigmatism.
Diabetic Eye Care
We provide assessment of retinal conditions. This is another area where often specialty refer is indicated. If so, we again work to identify and refer to the best available retinal specialist.
While it’s true that the primary symptom of diabetes is high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), it can lead to many other problems throughout the body, including wreaking havoc on your eyes. Some of the most common eye conditions caused by hyperglycemia are cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when the tiny blood vessels in your eyes become damaged by the high blood sugar levels over time.
If you are interested in laser surgery, we will begin with a comprehensive eye examination, which will let us know more about you and your needs. We may have to perform some testing to properly diagnose your eye conditions. During this time, the surgeon and staff will go over what you can expect before, during and after the procedure; we want to make sure to give you realistic answers for your unique vision.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dr. Connie Chiang & Dr. Walter Chao's practice is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes.
We also treat acute ocular diseases including red eye, pink eye, conjunctivitis.
If you are looking for an alternative to laser surgery that can improve your vision in a similar fashion, you may be interested in orthokeratology, or more commonly known as “ortho-k”. Ortho-K involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses.