The Family Practice Service provides complete vision care for individuals six years of age and older.
In addition to evaluating for common refractive conditions such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism, a comprehensive examination is also designed to evaluate all other aspects of vision and vision performance.
A complete assessment of both internal and external eye health is performed. Glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts are examples of some of the more common eye diseases that can be detected.
A professional eye exam can often reveal early stages of general health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, or brain tumors.
Vision Therapy is a program of vision exercises that are customized for each patient which are conducted at the clinic on a weekly basis with periodic evaluations and modifications provided by your doctor. The goal of vision therapy is to eliminate non-strabismic eye coordination and focusing difficulties.
Vision is the guiding sense for most sports, and sports vision training is an important factor in peak athletic performance.
Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the eye condition where objects nearby or a short distance away are clear but objects that are far away are blurred. It is caused by the eye being slightly too long.
The University Eye Institute Color Vision Service offers comprehensive evaluation for congenital or acquired color vision deficiency. We perform several color vision tests required in occupations such as aviation, railroad, maritime, government agencies and transportation.
To schedule an appointment with the Family Practice Service, call (713) 743-2020 or use our Online Appointment Form.