We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow us to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens.
The Washington Eye Consultants offers specialized care in ophthalmic rejuvenation given by Dr. Dan Yin, a specialist trained in cosmetic and medical facial injections by leaders in the field of Oculoplastic medicine and surgery. Through Dr. Yin’s expertise in Botox® and in dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® and Restylane®, you can achieve a fresh, natural, and youthful look in a streamlined, comfortable, and seamless in-office procedure.
What is Botox®?
Botox®, developed by Allergan, Inc., is a purified protein derivative from botulinum bacterium type A. Botox® temporarily blocks nerve impulses normally delivered to overactive facial muscles that cause both aesthetic changes with wrinkles and functional problems with eyelid or facial spasms. Botox® directly counteracts these processes by relaxing the facial muscles, and therefore minimizes or completely eliminates the appearance of wrinkles and prevents muscle spasm.
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What are Dermal Fillers?
Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane-L are all dermal fillers. They are injected right underneath facial folds to replace the volume lost. They can produce immediate results without having to have surgery. Dermal fillers can restore youthful fullness to around your eyes, cheeks and mouth. They can soften facial creases and reduce/eliminate wrinkles.
Some of the most common side effects include: allergic reaction, bruising at injection site, numbness, and temporary redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, or discoloration.
Please let Dr. Yin know if you are taking blood thinner such as Coumadin or Heparin. Over the counter medicines such as Aspirin, Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin should be avoided for 7 days prior to injection to prevent bruising. Herbal supplements and vitamins that can thin the blood are Vit E, Gingko Biloba, Fever few, Ginseng, Red Clover, Fish oil, and garlic supplements.
For the first 24 hours after injection, you may be instructed to refrain from strenuous activities and excessive sun or heat exposure.
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Allergan iVisualizer (for iPad® use only)
Use this app to visualize your potential BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) results.
In addition to the treatment visualizer, you can browse through frequently asked questions, learn about BOTOX® Cosmetic product benefits, safety information, and what to expect with treatment.
Our on site optical shop offers convenience and style at affordable prices. We have a full selection of practical and stylish frames, and state of the art lenses and materials. We also offer prescription sunglasses, safety eyewear, protective sports eyewear, prescription swimming goggles, ski goggles, and accessories.
Let our professional eye care team help you select the perfect frame and lenses to fit your lifestyle.
YOUR OPTIONS FOR A WORLD OF BETTER VISION
The last two decades have brought you many new options in Vision Correction Surgery, one of the most exciting areas of eyecare. Now you can reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses with non-laser as well as laser technology, implantable, and radiofrequency technology.
There is no one procedure which is best for all people, so make sure you are familiar with all your options before choosing the best Vision Correction for your eyes. Ask us about laser (LASIK / PRK) and non-laser (CK, INTACS, and INTACS for Keratoconus) technology to see which might be best for your particular needs.
Vision Correction surgery has been one of the most successful and exciting areas in Ophthalmology. While the procedures are short and virtually painless, and vision improvement is usually quite rapid, Vision Correction surgery is still eye surgery.
AS YOU WOULD FOR ANY TYPE OF EYE SURGERY, CHOOSE YOUR EYE SURGEON CAREFULLY.
Ask for a personal consultation with your eye surgeon to discuss the best treatment for your particular visual needs and eye condition.
At Montgomery Eye Center, after we review your visual needs and eye condition, we will help to educate you about your Vision Correction options. While Vision Correction surgery is one of our specialties, we are also a comprehensive eyecare practice. We can offer the best alternative for you, whether that is glasses or contacts lenses, Vision Correction surgery, or other excellent technologies. We will advise you about the best Vision Correction surgery for your eyes, and openly tell you if we determine that you are not a good candidate for surgery. You are a unique person – you deserve individualized care and treatment for your unique needs.
LASER VISION CORRECTION
While CK and INTACS are the newest forms of Vision Correction, Laser Vision correction is now one of the most familiar types of Vision Correction surgery, so it deserves some special mention.
Laser Vision now in its second decade of helping patients reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. As testimony to its life changing benefits, thousands of ophthalmologists and optometrists around the world have become so impressed with the results of laser vision correction that over one million procedures are now performed each year. At Montgomery Eye Center, our patients continuously tell us they appreciate our commitment to being on the cutting edge of this exciting technology.
Heavy patient demand for laser vision correction has inspired surgeons and laser manufacturers to make tremendous advancements in both Excimer laser technology and surgical technique. When laser vision correction was first performed in 1988, only low to moderately nearsighted patients without astigmatism could be treated. Today, with the second and third generation Excimer lasers, low to moderately high degrees of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism can be effectively treated. And for many patients that had large pupils, thin corneas or other contraindications for laser vision correction, newer surgical techniques now allow them to enjoy the benefits of clear vision without dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Only a few years ago these patients would not have been good candidates for laser vision treatment.
VISION CORRECTION SURGERY AT MONTGOMERY EYE CENTER
All vision correction procedures are not the same. Because of our dedication to excellence, Montgomery Eye Center is recognized as the premium eye care provider in the area. Dr. Chu is highly trained in a number of Vision Correction options. And we’ve invested in the Vision Correction technology needed to provide you with the best possible care.
Dr. Chu has successfully performed thousands of microsurgical vision correction procedures, including CK, INTACS, LASIK, and No-stitch, Rapid Recovery Cataract surgery. Dr. Chu is ready to help you choose the Vision Correction option that’s best for your individual vision problem, whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, presbyopia, or cataracts.
The cost of vision correction varies among practices, based on surgeon experience and what the center includes in the fee. We are not the least expensive providers because we never sacrifice safety to save you money. We have invested heavily in advanced Vision Correction technology and diagnostic technology. This investment is extremely important to surgical results and our patients tell us they can see the difference. We encourage you to attend a seminar at our clinic, and visit other Vision Correction surgeons to compare.
It’s only natural to want to get the best price, but remember, quality and service are extremely important when it comes to medical care. After all, your vision is one of your most important assets. The best way to find out exactly what your price will be is to schedule an exam. After a comprehensive evaluation to determine what procedures you’re a candidate for and what degree of correction you need, we’ll be able to give you a specific price.
A few insurance companies do pay for all or part of vision correction procedures. You can check with you plan administrator, or we will be happy to make a copy of your insurance card and check coverage for you. Many people have medical flex plans they use to save up to 50 percent on their procedure by using pre-tax dollars. Your employer’s human resources department can tell you whether you have this benefit. Vision correction may be tax deductible as a medical expense (check with your financial advisor).
If you do not have insurance coverage, we do offer affordable payment plans starting as low as $89 per month for both eyes. It is easy to apply online and receive credit approval before you . We also accept cash, personal checks, Visa and MasterCard.
he contact lens service at Montgomery Eye Center includes a comprehensive eye exam, contact lens fitting and instructions. We offer many types of contact lenses depending on your eye health, prescription, and visual needs. Our lenses range from spherical soft and gas permeable contact lenses, to contact lenses that correct astigmatism (toric contacts) and poor reading vision (multifocal contacts), to cosmetic color contact lenses. We have instruments that will measure and determine the type of contact lens that best suits your needs. Dr. Chu specializes in hard to fit contact lens patients who have failed previous attempts at wearing contact lenses. Take advantage of our current FREE trial pair program, while supplies last.
To reorder you contact lenses previously ordered from our office, email us and provide your name, contact lens brand, power and base curve for each eye, and quantity of boxes you wish to order. Keep in mind that it is in your best interest to have an annual complete eye health examination, especially if you have noticed any change in vision. During the examination, we will update your prescription and inform you of the newest contact lens materials, designs, and options that best suit your eye health and visual needs.