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1) Purchasing CONTACT LENSES
If you’re running out of lenses or your prescription is about to expire

2) EYEGLASS NEEDS:
Picking up glasses or inquiries on the status of your eyeglass order. If you’re picking up, when you arrive we will provide curbside service.

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If you have a prescription and are in urgent need to get a new or replacement pair of eyeglasses we can schedule an appointment for you to come to the office. We are limiting this service to one patient /customer at a time.

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If you are running out of a medication please contact us and we can transmit a refill electronically to your pharmacy.

4) For emergent and urgent eye conditions, we will first try to triage your condition over the phone call and in situations that may require a visit to the office, do our best to see you.

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With sincerest wishes for your continued good health we remain at your service,

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Dr. Bob Consor & Dr. Jenifer

Call Us (833) 815-2020

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SHADES IN THE SUMMER: THE PROS AND CONS

We all know that summer shades aren’t just about looking cool but they are there to help protect your eyes from the harmful ultra violet rays that are known to cause diseases like macular degeneration, cataract and other retinal diseases that can permanently reduce vision, even cause blindness. What if there were some down sides to wearing shades as well? Here are some things to think about before you put on your sunglasses.

UNDERSTANDING THE SUNdownload (10)

When we think of the effects of the sun on our eyes, it may be in a negative light. We may think about deteriorating retinas, muscular degeneration around the iris, or sunburned corneas. All of these are very real conditions that come from being in the sun, but there are also certain benefits that we can receive from being in the sun. Your body needs direct sunlight. Your eye should never be exposed to the sun but when you are outdoors wearing your sunglasses brief 10-15 minute exposure to indirect sunlight helps your body produces vitamin D and that good for your body.

PROS OF SUNGLASSES

When you choose a good set of sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays, make sure the lenses absorb 100% of the harmful rays 100% UV A and UV B. Your sunglasses should say 100 percent UV protected not things like bans rays, blocks harmful rays, look for 100%. Sunglasses are very important to use, especially when you are on the ski slopes or on a boat where sun is being reflected directly back into your eyes. Your eyes basically act like magnifying glasses and magnify that bring in large amounts of light which can cause serious damage. Sunglasses should always be worn for activities like this.

CONS OF SUNGLASSES

The only con of sunglasses is, if you are wearing a pair that does not absorb much UV light. In that case behind the dark lens the opening of your eye, the pupil enlarges behind the dark lens and you are inviting more of the harmful ultra violet light then would have come in to your eyes if you’re not wearing sunglasses at all. Please visit us at www.eyedoctordallas.com and visit your Dallas eye doctor every year. Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vegas/388116980/

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