Eyecare services provided by Dr. Wright and Dr. Ivy are listed below. Please Click services tab above for detailed explanation
We offer quality comprehensive adult and children's eye examinations as well as the following services:
Emergency services for eye pain, red eye, and foreign bodies
Eye examinations for glasses, contacts, and eye disease
Treatment for Allergy Eyes
Dry Eye treatment including medical, nutraceutical, and iLux®
The latest in contact lenses including bifocals and digital progressive lens designs
Cataract co-management before and after surgery, including consultation for premium, toric, mono-vision, and single vision intraocular lenses
Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment
Refractive surgery co-management (LASIK, ICLs)
Diabetic Eye Exams.
Macular Degeneration Eye Care
Digital Eye Strain Treatment
At Sedona Eye Care, our doctors are known for their ability to address your eye emergency needs. Eye emergencies include many conditions from foreign objects in the eye, chemical exposure, infections, and blunt injuries to the eye or lids. Pain in or around the eyes needs immediate attention, as many causes of pain could damage one's eyes. Many conditions in the eye can cause flashes and floaters, but because these symptoms could mean a retinal tear or retinal detachment, they require urgent attention. Any sudden decrease or loss of vision is an emergency requiring evaluation. Detecting and treating eye conditions early can sometimes prevent eye or vision damage. A sudden onset of blurred vision can indicate systemic conditions including strokes in the eye or brain. Missing peripheral vision and double vision are other conditions requiring urgent evaluation, and sometimes indicate an emergency systematic disease.
Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Examinations Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of many problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problems. In today's world of computers, cell phones, TVs, and digital media; different prescription eyeglasses need to be designed to enhance visual performance. The prescription can vary based on the distance the screen or print distance from the eye.
Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction, slit lamp, intraocular pressure and a retinal exam. Your exam will be performed by experienced professionals using the latest technologies available. The FDT screening visual field on numerous occasions has helped us identify patients with strokes, brain and eye tumors, glaucoma. and other diseases that could otherwise go unnoticed. Sedona Eye Care offers the Optomap evaluation which according to recent studies help identify 37% more eye disease. In some cases, it allows a thorough evaluation of the retina without dilation.
Glaucoma Glaucoma is a medical condition characterized with increased pressure within the eyeball that slowly leads to permanent loss of sight. There are usually no symptoms at all to glaucoma and it occurs so slowly one does not realize they are going blind. Glaucoma is referred to as "the sneak thief of sight". Glaucoma is only one reason it so important that you have an annual visit to the eye doctor. You can rest assure that your health, and more specifically your vision, are in good hands at Sedona Eye Care. All of our specialists hold medical degrees from the best schools, have years of experience and have helped hundreds of patients. We use the latest technology in the industry to conduct tests and any in-clinic treatments. A comprehensive glaucoma evaluation consists of a few different tests, including:
Tonometry. During this test, the doctor uses a special tool called tonometer to measure how your cornea resists pressure.
Gonioscopy. During this test, your doctor will look at the depth of the angle or use a special lens on the OCT to measure the depth of your drainage angle.
Ophthalmoscopy. For this test, special drops will be used to enlarge your pupils, which allows your doctor to inspect the optic nerve.
Visual field test. This is where we test your peripheral vision.
Pachymetry. This is where we measure the thickness of your cornea.
OCT of the Optic Nerve. This is where we measure the thickness of the nerve fiber layer and thinning of this layer is often one of the earliest signs of glaucoma.
Stereo Digital Photography. This allows for an enlarged digital measurement of the cup disc ratio and photographic evaluation of the nerve.
Based on the results from the different tests, your eye doctor can decide whether to do one, more than one or all of the tests above. To book your glaucoma evaluation, contact us today.
Allery Eyes Eye allergies are quite common in all of Arizona but especially in Sedona. When allergies strike, do your eyes itch? Do they get watery? Red, irritated, sensitive to light, swollen eyelids, soreness, burning, and pain are all indication of eye allergies. Eye allergies are a condition that affects millions of Americans. Eye allergies can occur alone but sometimes accompany the sneezing and stuffy nose associated with nasal allergies. Both nasal and eye allergies can be caused by outdoor allergens, such as pollen, and indoor allergens, like pet dander, dust mites and mold. Winter allergies are common in Sedona due to the Juniper, Cypress and Pine trees pollinating from late November thru May. Different weeds and plants pollinate year around in Arizona. Because of Sedona location at the base of the Mogollon Rim, elevation changes cause pollination in different climate zones at various times prolonging the allergy season. When allergies occur with dry eye patients, the symptoms intensify. Medications and eye drops that typically help allergies can intensify the symptoms of dry eye diseases. At Sedona Eye Care, we specialize in identifying the causes for your eye allergy and prescribing the best way to manage and treat it. Also, we can treat your allergies in ways that are beneficial and compatible with your dry eyes. While there are no cures for dry and allergies, we can drastically reduce your symptoms and increase your comfort.
Dry Eyes Dry eyes are one of the most common issues we treat at Sedona Eye Care. Arizona's desert low humidity environment intensifies the drying that occurs with aging, contact lenses wear, medications, computer and smart device screen use. Dry eyes also result in scratchy, itching, burning, gritty, foreign body sensation and less common symptoms are blurred vision and tearing. Dr. Wright and Dr. Ivy have created a cutting-edge dry eye relief clinic to diagnose and treat even the most severe dry eye cases. They prescribe medications, supplements, naturopathic and homeopathic medications and remedies as well as new treatments such as iLux. There is no panacea or silver bullet to treat dry eye as it is a multifaceted disease. Dr. Wright has 48 years' experience treating dry eyes in Sedona. Regardless of the cause of your dry eyes, Drs Wright and Ivy are experienced at finding solutions to get you back to enjoying your vision clearly and comfortably. Many patients that had given up on treating their eye irritation have found relief at our eye center.
Digital Eye StrainThe exposure of adults and children has drastically increased with the COVID pandemic. Over 70% of American adults experience some level Digital Eye Strain (DES) due to use of digital technology. Digital ZOOM meetings and even FaceTime usage has greatly increased our dependence on technology and our screen time. Children are also at risk due to digital learning; kids under the age of 8 often spend two or more hours per day looking at a digital screen, while for children 8 to 10 years of age, the exposure time jumps to six hours per day! With the recent COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we communicate and how our kids learn, the daily time spent in front and exposure to blue light emitted from a screen is climbing even higher. Some symptoms of Digital Eye Stain or Computer Vision Syndrome include:
Distorted or blurred vision
Overly watery eyes
Neck and shoulder pain
Lower back pain
Solutions for Digital Eye Strain can include : blinking exercises, blue light solutions such as supplements to increase macular pigment, computer anti fatigue glasses and/or dry eye management among other treatments. Staying aware of your symptoms, practicing healthy digital habits, and maintaining good eye health is the first step in preserving excellent vision. Annual comprehensive eye exams can help to monitor and address any changes in your ocular health and vision. Contact Sedona Eye Care to book an appointment now to discuss which solutions for Digital Eye Strain are right for you.
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Contact Lens Exams and Fittings Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. At our office, we offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses to gas permeable contact lenses. We offer regular and custom lens services for both healthy and difficult to fit patients.