Dr. Velasco provides full-scope optometric care at iFocus Vision Center including: specialty lenses for keratoconus, presbyopia, and high astigmatism, red eyes, itchy eyes, dry eyes, glaucoma, and more. Dr. Velasco can manage it all. Please see the services she offers below.
To obtain a contact lens prescription you must first have a comprehensive eye exam. Fees vary depending on the type and complexity of your lens and prescription and includes as many diagnostic lenses needed to find the best contact lens for your eyes, a contact lens care kit and training for new wearers, and 60 days worth of follow-up visits. Dr. Velasco enjoys helping patients see with speciality contacts for keratoconus, presbyopia, post-LASIK, post-RK, post corneal transplant, and other corneal dystrophies. She has various soft, prosthetic color, corneal rigid gas permeable (RGP), and scleral RGP fitting sets available to fit your contact lens needs. She is also Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) certified to help nearsighted patients see without glasses or contacts.
A comprehensive eye exam includes tests to check visual acuity, eye muscle teaming, color vision, depth perception, refractive status (glasses prescription), health of the front of the eye, and dilation to check the inside of the eye. Dr. Velasco recommends a comprehensive eye exam yearly starting at 6 months of age.
Dr. Velasco co-manages with your carefully chosen ophthalmologist during your pre- and post-operative periods for refractive or laser surgeries. Surgeries can include LASIK, PRK, ICL and cataract surgeries. If you are interested in any refractive procedure, just let Dr. Velasco know during your comprehensive eye exam and she will help you decide what procedure is best for you.
Dr. Velasco is passionate about keeping her nearsighted patients from increasing in prescription from year to year. Being highly nearsighted puts a patient at risk for macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal detachment. As a highly nearsighted patient herself, it is Dr. Velasco’s goal to keep her patients from getting as bad as her. She utilizes multiple methods to control myopia which include: anti-fatigue or digital relaxing lenses, low dose atropine therapy, specialty multifocal soft lenses, and ortho-keratology lenses. If you are a parent and are concerned about your child’s rapidly changing prescription, schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Velasco.
A dilated exam is always included as part of your comprehensive eye exam and should be done on a routine basis. It is especially recommended if you are diabetic, have high blood pressure, a high prescription, been diagnosed with certain eye conditions such as ARMD or glaucoma, have never been dilated before, and all children.
In our continuing efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, iFocus Vision Center is proud to announce the inclusion of the iWellnessExam as an important part of our complete eye examination. Similar to an MRI or CT scan for the eye, the iWellnessExam uses spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) to produce cross sectional images of the retinal layers in a matter of seconds. Sight threatening conditions and diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and others can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina, including the iWellnessExam.
Dr. Velasco can treat a variety of eye conditions such as glaucoma, “pink eye”, herpes keratitis, corneal ulcers, foreign bodies, dry eye and more. If you have an eye condition that needs immediate attention, please contact the office right away and if necessary we will see you the same day!
An office visit is a problem focused exam. Office visits are for patients who need to be treated for red eye, glaucoma, dry eye or any medical condition related to the eye. The fees will range depending on the complexity of your problem. If you have health insurance (not the same as vision insurance) then it will be billed under it.
The optomap non-invasively captures an instantaneous, ultra-widefield digital image of the retina, revealing important information for the comprehensive evaluation of systemic and ocular health. The image, which is captured in less than half a second, enhances clinical care, patient satisfaction, and practice efficiency. It is performed quickly and easily which enables practitioners to spend more time diagnosing and educating rather than gathering information. An optomap is performed as part of a comprehensive eye exam. An optomap image provides the practitioner with a tool to help discover retinal disease, and assist in the diagnosis of eye conditions – and potentially other health conditions – early. It also enables the practitioner to effectively determine the next course of action.
Early detection of any retinal abnormality may lead to earlier and safer treatments and in many cases prevent vision loss. An optomap should be performed annually regardless of symptoms, thereby allowing doctors to observe subtle changes occurring as their patients age.
Retinal imaging is an excellent way to document the appearance of the major internal structures of the eye…
Major causes of visual impairment
Uncorrected refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism)