• There is currently no evidence to suggest an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 through contact lens wear
  • There is currently no scientific evidence that wearing standard prescription spectacles provided protection against COVID-19
  • Optimal contact lens behaviors include:
    • Thoroughly washing hands with soap and water and drying with paper towels before application and removal
    • Daily contact lens cleaning and correct case care for reusable contact lenses according to appropriate guidelines
    • Contact lens exposure to water must be avoided
    • Eliminate sleeping in their contact lenses
    • Patients should avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid contact lens wear if unwell

      

We have some great news to share!  Our practice website eyestl.com now has the ability for online contact lens ordering! Simply go to our website and click on ORDER CONTACTS to set up an account to begin ordering.  

To celebrate this new service, we are happy to announce that our practice will be offering free shipping directly to your home or office on all 2-box contact lens orders placed on our website! We hope that you find this service helpful during this time

We are pleased to be able to offer telemedicine (video) visits. 

Some important information to keep in mind:

  1. The video technology will not be the same as an in-person examination, and there are limitations to the care we are able to provide.  For example, we cannot check glasses or contact lens prescriptions
  2. Your visit may not be with your usual doctor
  3. Telemedicine is not an emergency service, and in the event of an emergency, you should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room
  4. This service is available to both new and existing patients

Procedure for scheduling a telemedicine exam

  1. Call the office at 314-395-9613 and leave a message.  We will be returning calls to interested patients several times during the day.
  2. We will set up a time for your visit and send you a message by e-mail with further instructions
    • Visits will be conducted through the doxy.me website. 
    • You do not need to download anything to use this site
    • Camera and microphone will be required.  We prefer that you use your smartphone to initiate the visit as we may ask you to move the camera close to your eyes
  3. Please try to be ready a few minutes before your appointment time.  If your doctor is not on-line at your scheduled time, please wait and they will join you shortly
  4. Because these are considered medical visits with a doctor, your insurance will be billed for the service.  If your telemedicine visit turns into an office visit at Complete Eye Care Inc, then you will only be billed once for both services.

Symptoms and findings that may be addressed by telemedicine include but are not limited to:

  1. Dry or irritated eyes
  2. Red eyes
  3. Ocular discomfort
  4. Blurred vision (although we will not be able to check prescriptions for glasses or contacts)
  5. Issues related to the use of a current prescription for eye drops

While the office is closed to all but emergencies due to COVID-19, we are pleased to be able to offer telemedicine (video) visits. 

Some important information to keep in mind:

  1. The video technology will not be the same as an in-person examination, and there are limitations to the care we are able to provide.  For example, we cannot check glasses or contact lens prescriptions
  2. Your visit may not be with your usual doctor
  3. Telemedicine is not an emergency service, and in the event of an emergency, you should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room
  4. This service is available to both new and existing patients.

Procedure for scheduling a telemedicine exam

  1. Call the office at 314-395-9613 and leave a message.  We will be returning calls to interested patients several times during the day.
  2. We will set up a time for your visit and send you a message by e-mail with further instructions
    • Visits will be conducted through the doxy.me website. 
    • You do not need to download anything to use this site
    • Camera and microphone will be required.  We prefer that you use your smartphone to initiate the visit as we may ask you to move the camera close to your eyes
  3. Please try to be ready a few minutes before your appointment time.  If your doctor is not on-line at your scheduled time, please wait and they will join you shortly
  4. Because these are considered medical visits with a doctor, your insurance will be billed for the service.  If your telemedicine visit turns into an office visit at Complete Eye Care Inc, then you will only be billed once for both services.

Symptoms and findings that may be addressed by telemedicine include but are not limited to:

  1. Dry or irritated eyes
  2. Red eyes
  3. Ocular discomfort
  4. Blurred vision (although we will not be able to check prescriptions for glasses or contacts)
  5. Issues related to the use of a current prescription for eye drops

⚠️ Starting Monday, 7/22 through Spring 2020, our office campus entrance will be open but our exit on to Clayton Rd. will be closed. We ask that you look for exit signage while on our campus parking lot. Thank you for your understanding! ⚠️

The first-of-its kind light-adaptive contact lens. Proudly offered at Complete Eye Care, Inc.

Are you bothered by light? In the presence of bright light, do you shade your eyes, turn off lights, squint, or turn down screen brightness? If the answer is yes to any of these, then you can benefit from Acuvue Oasys with Transitions.

How?

  1. Less squinting when subjected to bright light.
  2. Helps eyes recover up to 5 seconds faster when subjected to bright light.
  3. Reduces halos and starbursts at night.

 

FAQs

  • How will the lenses look on my eyes?
    • The lenses become darker when activated by UV and/or HEV light. They were specifically designed to provide patient benefits while minimizing the change to the appearance of the eye. While outdoors, the level of activation is always changing in response to the light, so in most situations the lens isn’t in the darkest state. These lenses also fade back to clear quickly when you come inside.

  • Can I wear these lenses while I’m driving?
    • Yes, these lenses can be work while driving — during the day or night. While photochromic lenses react to UV light, car windshields block nearly 100% of UV light. It is important to note that Acuvue Oasys with Transitions are not a replacement for sunglasses, but they can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses.
  • Do I still need to wear sunglasses when I wear Acuvue Oasys with Transitions?
    • Yes. While these lenses do provide UV protection to the areas they cover, other parts of the eye and surrounding areas are still exposed to UV light. For that reason, Acuvue Oasys with Transitions is not intended as a replacement for sunglasses. The lenses can be worn with nonprescription sunglasses and should be considered a part of a total light management suite of solutions.
  • Do the lenses work indoors?
    • Yes. Acuvue Oasys with Transitions is always on, whether indoors or outdoors. The lenses are designed to adapt automatically — becoming lighter or darker — in response to changing light. Even in their clearest state, they are filtering light.
  • How long does it take the lenses to activate? How long does it take to fade back?
    • The lens activates in less than a minute, and quickly fades from dark to clear within 90 seconds when going outdoors to indoors.

Contact us here for any questions and comments.

More than 40 percent of Americans are myopic and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-aged children. In fact, one in four parents have a child with myopia (also known as “nearsightedness”), and about three quarters of children with myopia were diagnosed between the ages of 3 and 12, according to new data from the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2018 American Eye-Q survey.

Myopia has become one of the most increasingly prevalent vision issues in the U.S. in recent years—up 25 percent from just 40 years ago– and health experts expect that trend to continue in the coming decades. Yet, the Eye-Q survey also revealed more than half of Americans (58 percent) are unaware that myopia is becoming more common, and nearly one in three don’t know of any methods to help control the condition. With the prevalence of this potentially vision-threatening condition on the rise, Complete Eye Care is taking action to educate patients about myopia and asking parents to schedule an in-person, comprehensive eye exam for their children in recognition of Save Your Vision Month.

Myopia develops if the eyeball is too long or the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is too curved. As a result, the light entering the eye isn’t focused correctly, and distant objects appear blurred. Generally, myopia first occurs in school-age children and progresses until about age 20. Common signs of vision problems among children reported by parents before receiving a myopia diagnosis include squinting while reading or watching TV, frequent headaches, holding objects close to the face, poor school performance or shortened attention span.

While being nearsighted may not sound serious, if the condition is not managed properly it can lead to major issues throughout their school years into adulthood. If left untreated over time, it can put the eyes at risk for a number of vision-threatening conditions including retinal detachment, early cataract development, macular degeneration, glaucoma and even blindness. Although the specific myogenic spark has yet to be identified, there is significant evidence that the tendency to develop the condition can be caused by genetics, environmental factors or other health problems. Additionally, individuals who spend considerable time engaged in “near” activities, like reading, working at a computer or using hand-held electronics, may be more likely to develop myopia.

In addition to not always recognizing the signs of myopia, parents often mistakenly think vision screenings at school or the pediatrician’s office are adequate enough to diagnose vision problems. Routine school screenings provide less than 4 percent of the eye tests needed to help children see and they miss up to 75 percent of children with vision problems. The best way to detect myopia and any other vision issues is through regular in-person, comprehensive eye exams. In fact, doctors of optometry diagnosed more than half of myopia cases in children in 2017. They can determine the treatment that best meets a child’s visual and lifestyle needs, which could include eyeglasses, contact lenses or ortho-k/corneal refractive therapy (CRT).

The Aging Eye

  1. Did you know our eyes are a window to our health?
  2. Good Eye Health = Good Vision
  3. Vision can change with age

 

 

 

 

 

For more information see https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/good-vision-throughout-life/adult-vision-19-to-40-years-of-age/adult-vision-over-60-years-of-age

 

 

Content provided by the American Optometric Association Health Promotion Committee

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