Eye Care Services in Lancaster
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Drs. Mewborne and Ellis' Optometry is proud to provide the most advanced technology available in retinal screening today! Our ability to view your internal retinal health is now dramaticaly improved with the OPTOMAP. It means no dialating drops, a more comprehensive exam, and a more in depth view.
Decades of Eye Care Experience
Clearer vision is within sight when you visit our optometrist office in Lancaster, California, for eye examinations, contact lens services, or medical eye services. We also carry a wide selection of eyeglass frames and sunglasses.
Drs. Mewborne and Ellis cater to the eye care needs of both adults and children. Whether you need soft or hard contacts, eyeglasses, or medical eye services, we ensure that you receive the best care and the best products.
What We Do
Our eye examinations include the use of the latest computerized instruments to determine the correct prescription for you, and to evaluate the general health of your eyes. The examination begins with an automated measurement of the power and curvature of your eyes and visual field testing. The doctor then performs a refraction to determine the clearest and most comfortable vision for distance and near. The final portion of the exam is the eye health evaluation which includes an examination of both the front and back portions of your eyes to investigate potential eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Design, material and treatments are the three components that make up a pair of prescription lenses. It is important to select the right combination of these elements for your particular visual needs and to always consult your eye care professional. Our doctors will consider long-term wearing comfort, style, features and function when suggesting a new pair of eyeglasses. The eyeglasses become as unique as the person taking them home.
Contact Lens Fitting
Special testing is done to determine the best fitting contact lenses for your eyes. A measurement is taken of the front curve of the cornea for a maximum fit. Because contact lenses are medical devices worn on the eye, it is important the health of the cornea and eyelids are evaluated to ensure complications do not occur with lens wear. Usually, a trial lens is given at the time of fitting to be worn for a week. A follow–up visit is scheduled a week later to check on how well your eyes can tolerate the contact lens and to check for any problem that is experienced during the trial period.
Dry Eye Treatment
If you suffer from burning, red, watery, scratchy or dry eyes, you might have Dry Eye Syndrome. Dry Eye Syndrome is very common in the Antelope Valley due to our low humidity levels, high winds and dusty environment. Dry Eye Syndrome also results from driving, reading, or spending too much time staring at a computer screen or smartphone. During these activities, our blink rate decreases dramatically, which leads to drying out of the ocular surface.
Dry Eye Syndrome is considered a medical condition and can be treated with the use of prescription eye drops as well as other homeopathic methods and lifestyle changes. At Drs. Mewborne and Ellis' we have been treating dry eye for more than 40 years and can find a treatment option that is right for you.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Do you suffer from Keratoconus or Pellucid Marginal Degeneration? Did you have a Radial Keratometry procedure that turned out poorly? The good news is that there are new options for these patients. The latest in contact lens technology, including Scleral Contact Lenses, can provide patients with dramatically improved vision while also giving them great comfort. Please schedule an appointment today to discuss your options.
On-Site Optical Lab
We stock, and edge lenses onsite in our optical lab. If we have your prescription in stock, you will have your glasses - frame and lenses - in a very short time. Lenses are top quality; We use top quality lenses, coatings and tints.
Laser Vision Consultation
If you are considering laser vision correction, the first step is scheduling a pre-examination to evaluate your candidacy for refractive surgery. The pre-examination involves a complete eye examination, auto-refraction, glasses testing (please bring them), manual manifest refraction and numerous other studies. This will be a little longer than most eye exams you may have had in the past (usually 60 to 90 minutes). We recommend arranging transportation because after dilation your near vision will be blurry and your eyes will be sensitive to light. The pre-examination will tell you with a certainty whether you are a good candidate for laser vision correction and which procedure would best suit your eyecare needs.
Ocular Disease Treatment and Management
We provide diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases which affect the human eye and visual system. Some examples include: Dry Eye Syndrome, Keratoconus, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataract, Macular Degeneration and more.