Urban Optiks Optometry provides a comprehensive repertoire of services, including exams and contact lens fittings, specialty therapeutic exam services, lasik co-management and a full accompaniment of eyewear services. Our state-of-the-art eye examinations use the latest equipment to ensure an accurate and comfortable prescription. Computerized technology is incorporated into the auto-refractor, auto-lensometer, peripheral visual field and glaucoma testing for a comprehensive evaluation of your overall eye health. We work patiently with you to ensure that your prescription best suits your vision requirements whether it be for glasses or contact lenses.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
At Urban Optiks Optometry, our state-of-the-art eye examinations use the latest equipment to ensure an accurate and comfortable prescription. Computerized technology is incorporated into the autorefractor, auto-lensometer, peripheral visual field and glaucoma testing for a comprehensive evaluation of your overall eye health. He works patiently with you to ensure that your prescription best suits your vision requirements whether it be for glasses or contact lenses.
Contact Lens Fittings
Are you a contact lens wearer? Do you want to be? If so, you’ll need a contact lens “fitting” which is the first step necessary in the process of fitting contact lenses. In addition to your comprehensive eye examination, we will perform up to 30 additional diagnostic steps in order to produce a precise contact lens prescription customized for you utilizing the latest and most advanced contact lens products and technology available on the market.
DIAGNOSTIC SCREENING SERVICES
DIGITAL RETINAL IMAGING
Digital retinal imaging, also called fundus photography, is the creation of a high-resolution photograph of the interior portion of the eye, called the retina. Without having to dilate the eyes, a specialized retinal camera is used to document detailed images of the various structures of the retina including the optic nerve, veins and arteries, nerve fiber layer, and the macula.
At Urban Optiks, we use retinal imaging to diagnose abnormalities such as diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration and glaucoma that may threaten normal vision and general health. With this technology, these potentially sight and life-threatening diseases can be detected early, monitored and treated.
Glaucoma is a term describing a group of ocular disorders that result in optic nerve damage, often associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye. Glaucoma can permanently damage vision in the affected eye(s), first by decreasing peripheral vision (reducing the visual field), and then potentially leading to blindness if left untreated.
At Urban Optiks, we screen for glaucoma using a non-contact tonometer, a.k.a. the “puff-of-air” test, which measures the interocular pressure (IOP) to diagnose glaucoma in its earliest stages. Because most people have no symptoms or warning signs until the disease has advanced beyond repair, it is crucial for all patients to have digital retinal imaging and a visual field screening in addition to tonometry in order to detect this silent blinder as early as possible.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the one or both eyes leading to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and are most commonly due to aging. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or recognizing faces. Cataracts are the cause of half of blindness and 33% of visual impairment worldwide.
At Urban Optiks, we use the biomicroscope to inspect the integrity of the intraocular lens. Early detection of cataracts and monitoring their progression is essential to determining the proper time frame for surgery. We refer to and co-manage with, many of the leading ophthalmologists in San Diego to ensure continuity of care and treatment.
MACULAR DEGENERATION EVALUATION
Macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) is a medical condition that usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field caused by the breakdown of the macula. It is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment in older adults, afflicting 30-50 million people globally. Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.
At Urban Optiks, we use digital retinal imaging to observe the macula. Visual field testing is also performed to screen for macular degeneration. Early detection, monitoring, and nutraceutical supplements are key to managing the progression of this disease.
SURGICAL VISION CORRECTION
CUSTOM LASIK SURGERY
Want to enjoy a life free of glasses and contacts? Urban Optiks Optometry is proud to offer Custom Lasik surgery in partnership with some of the finest LASIK Surgery Centers in San Diego. These centers utilize only the latest technology & techniques and feature the most talented laser eye surgeons in the industry.
The Custom LASIK surgery procedure is quick, easy and virtually painless. Custom LASIK procedures only take a few minutes per eye, so you’ll be in and out in no time…seeing clearly in just a matter of days. Don’t let bad vision hold you back any longer. Take control of your sight and find out how LASIK can change your life!
ADVANCED EYECARE SERVICES
COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a temporary condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes, double vision, and difficulty refocusing the eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions (i.e. glare or bright overhead lighting) or air moving past the eyes (e.g. overhead vents, direct air from a fan).
ALLERGY & INFECTION TREATMENTS
Allergens such as pollen, mold, dust, and dander can affect your eyes causing them to become swollen, red, watery, itchy and irritated. Eye allergies can play a role in conjunctivitis (pink eye) and other eye infections caused by harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi leading to symptoms such as discharge, light sensitivity, and blurry vision. At Urban Optiks, we use biomicroscopy and fluorescein staining to deferentially diagnose between eye allergy and eye infection.
DRY EYE SYNDROME
Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Dry eye is a common problem and when it becomes chronic it is referred to as dry eye syndrome. Symptoms of dry eye syndrome range from grittiness and scratchiness to blurred and impaired vision.
At Urban Optiks, we use biomicroscopy to evaluate the tear film of the eye. Based on this evaluation he may prescribe artificial tears, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, Restasis eye drops, or some other form of treatment.
SPECIALTY REFERRAL SERVICES
- Eye injury
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Vision Therapy
- Macular Degeneration
EYEWEAR ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIRS
Have a loose screw or crooked frames? Let our highly-trained and experienced opticians help you. At Urban Optiks, we offer minor glasses repairs and adjustments at no charge. Our opticians will evaluate your glasses and help you get them back to looking like new in no time. No appointment necessary.
Is your nose too wide, bridge of your nose non-existent, ears crooked? No worries. Urban Optiks has eyewear that can be customized to fit YOU. We now have the capability to completely customize any frame from our Tom Davies collection to your face shape, size, and coloring. Design your own glasses!
OUTSIDE PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED
At Urban Optiks, we’re happy to fill your prescriptions from other optometrists or ophthalmologists. Just bring us a written prescription with a valid expiration date and our experienced opticians will guide you through the rest of the process. No appointment necessary.