EXPERT SPECTACLE AND LENS FITTINGS

EXPERT SPECTACLE AND LENS FITTINGS

Your needs, lifestyle, vocation, hobbies, activities and desires are all taken into consideration when considering your need for glasses.  Our staff can assist you with selection of frames, lenses, and options which will enhance your vision and appearance.  Spectacles are not just a necessity but are considered accessories for the varied and interesting lives we lead.  We carry a wide variety of styles and brand names of high quality ophthalmic frames and sunglasses for your selection.  Our staff understands that the purchase of spectacles is a significant investment and we are here to help you choose and suggest options that will enhance those choices. Should you not see what you want or...

CERTIFIED IN EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF ACUTE OCULAR CONDITIONS

CERTIFIED IN EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF ACUTE OCULAR CONDITIONS

Dr Lochner and the professional staff are certified in the treatment and management of acute conditions of the eye.  We can assess and treat all manner of “pink eye” ( a generic term for various conjunctivitis), allergies, uveitis ( an internal inflammation of the eye), superficial foreign body removal and other eye conditions.  One of the most misunderstood and under diagnosed conditions is ocular surface disease (OSD). This condition can be known by various names the most common is “dry eyes”, are your eyes watering a lot, burning, gritty sensation this may be OSD, …dry eyes.  There are many underlying systemic, ocular conditions and medications that contribute to this condition and the...

ADVANCED IMAGING EXAMINATION

ADVANCED IMAGING EXAMINATION

Our office has some of the most technologically advance instrumentation available for your examination.  Photography, corneal topography, ultrasound pachymetry and OCT (optical coherence tomography) are all available.  OCT is the most advance method of determining risk and diagnosis for many pathological conditions such as, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and other systemic and eye conditions. We have the capability to photo document the health of your eye. Dr Lochner and other professional staff will discuss in detail the anatomy and prognosis of your...

SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS SERVICES

SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS SERVICES

Have you been told that you have astigmatism and cannot wear contacts?  Have you tried contact lenses in the past and gave up wearing them?  Are you over forty and now need to wear glasses but just don’t want to?  If you said yes to any of these questions then we may be able to help.  Contact lens technology has progressed rapidly the last 5-7 years. Newer materials that breathe better  and stay moister longer are available and suitable for our desert climate.  Bifocal contact lenses, disposable lenses that you only wear one day and lenses for a variety of astigmatism corrections can address your particular vision needs.  Dr Lochner has extensive...

GERIATRIC EXAMS

GERIATRIC EXAMS

Few senses affect our daily lives as vision does. Driving, reading, enjoying our families and loved ones are very significant activities we all wish to enjoy.  It is then important later in life to address our visual needs as our birthdays accumulate and yes seem to accelerate.  Many eye conditions increase in risk as we age, social habits and medical conditions affect us all.  Many medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, hypercholesteremia, any autoimmune disease, the list is extensive, can affect our eye health and vision.  Many medications can affect our vision, eye comfort and conditions and need to be thoroughly evaluated. Your exam will include an evaluation of your vision,...

REFRACTIVE SURGERY

REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses?  Then inquire about the options afforded by refractive surgery such as LASIK, PRK, ICL (implantable contact lenses) or other associated procedures. Dr Lochner and staff will discuss those options in detail and inform you of the benefits and risk of the various...

PEDIATRIC EXAMS

PEDIATRIC EXAMS

Who are more precious to us but our children, in this office no one is too young for an eye exam. The major eye care associations in optometry and ophthalmology all recommend eye exams at 6 months of age. Why so early? Many eye conditions can delay vision development and if left undetected can affect learning as children approach school age.  The earlier these conditions can be detected and treated will allow children to learn at their peak potential.  Some conditions such as Strabismus/Amblyopia commonly referred to as Lazy Eye may respond to spectacle correction without further intervention.  Surgical referrals for these conditions can be made sooner and again enhance your child’s...

COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE

COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE

A comprehensive eye exam should include an extensive history not just your vision and eyes but a review of all medical conditions, treatments, and medications.  Medications may have significant side effects that specifically affect your vision and eye health.  Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today.  Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. These are just two examples of common conditions that may affect your vision. Family history can have a significant impact on not just you but your families’ vision. Glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal and cornea conditions may have a significant impact on your eye health and these conditions can...