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  Newport Beach Optometric Eye Care Center Services

Newport Beach Optometric Eye Care Center specializes in Orthokeratology, contact lenses, and other vision improvement procedures. For more information, please contact us, or choose any of the links below:

  Orthokeratology
  Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  Contact Lens Procedures
  Designer Eyewear
  Preventive Vision Care
  Vision Therapy
  Lasik Surgery Co-Management
  Sports Vision
  Occupational Vision
  Children's Vision
  New Research - Corneaplasty


We also provide eye improvement programs and products for the prevention and correction of common vision problems. The programs, kits, and other products are for home and in-office use.

  Myopia Eye Improvement Program & Kit
Computer Eye Improvement Program & Kit
Athlete Eye Improvement Program & Kit
Occupational Eye Improvement Program & Kit
School Eye Improvement Program & Kit
In-Office Eye Improvement Program & Kit
Home Eye Improvement Program & Kit
Reading Glasses
Accelerated Ortho-K Public Information Book
Ortho-K Informational Video
Ortho-K Informational Audio Cassette





ORTHOKERATOLOGY (ORTHO-K)
What is Ortho-K?
Ortho-K is a non-surgical contact lens therapy that may improve your natural unaided vision in hours, days or weeks. Nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism are reduced or eliminated. Ortho-K contact lenses have a unique design that encourages the eye's front curvature (cornea) to gently change shape, improving vision. The accelerated Ortho-K program uses a series of contact lens changes in a period of days and weeks to rapidly improve your natural vision. Retainer lenses are worn on a part-time basis to retain the improvements. The procedure is safe and effective and has been researched and approved.

Benefits
  • After correction, you simply see better without help from glasses or contact lenses.
  • Vision improvements occur rapidly in days and weeks.
  • Free of surgical risk, the process is convenient and comfortable, not disrupting your visual performance as your eyes are being improved.
  • All ages benefit
  • Natural vision for recreation, sports, and leisure.
  • Occupational unaided vision demands may now be met--pilots, policemen, firemen, etc.
  • Preventative vision care for children.

Results
Most of the visual changes occur rapidly in the first few days and weeks, requiring frequent examinations and progressive lens changes. Stabilization procedures then follow at a slower pace over the next few months. The program length varies between 3-12 months, depending on the degree of the visual error. Mild and moderate degrees of myopia (20/400 or better) may be corrected to 20/20 or 20/30 unaided visual activity. Higher degrees of myopia may achieve dramatic improvements, but will require more continued lens wear. Most mild or moderate astigmatism conditions can be reduced or eliminated successfully.

Post Treatment
After treatment and maximum desired results are achieved, retainer contact lenses (like retainers on teeth) are worn as necessary to stabilize the results. After full time retainer lens wear, a systematic reduction of daytime wear occurs. Final retainers may be worn part time during the day or at night during sleep.


COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATIONS
Your initial eye examination is a thorough one hour analysis:

Preliminary Testing:
  • Eye & medical history.
  • Vision skills
  • Peripheral vision (Fields)
  • Light sensivity
  • Depth perception
  • Color vision
Computerized Vision Tests
  • Refractive (visual) error - objective
  • Interocular pressure (glaucoma test)
  • Corneal topography
Eye Health
  • External eye
  • Internal eye
  • Other disease detection
Comprehensive Refraction
  • Visual acuity
  • Refractive (visual) error - subjective
  • Eye muscle coordination skills
  • Focusing skills
  • Nearpoint & farpoint prescription
Doctor Consultation
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment Plan


CONTACT LENS PROCEDURES
The following tests are added to your comprehensive eye examination:
  • Corneal curvature, shape, integrity, and topography.
  • Physical eye measurements.
  • Blinking patterns.
  • Tear quality & quantity.
  • Lid analysis.
Contact Lens Design & Modification
A large inventory of contact lenses is available for one-day service. Improved high oxygen permeable materials, along with new designs, have revolutionized the contact lens field. Comfort is improved dramatically and symptoms reduced. Extended wear soft and hard lenses have been approved for sleeping. Better quality materials allow us sophisticated modifications and you better contact lens wear.

All types of rigid gas permeable and soft lens materials are researched and available to you, the patient, in our office. Bifocal hard, gas permeable, and soft lenses of all types are available. As a pioneer in bifocal contact lens fitting for 30 years, Dr. Harris' success rate is excellent.

Our contact lenses are custom designed for your individual case:
STEP ONE: Manufacture the lens from a button, create base curvature, power, size, and thickness.
STEP TWO: Meticulously design the contact lens for your specific cornea. Precision design of peripheral curves, and edge contour.
STEP THREE: In our office laboratory, we modify your lenses to custom fit your cornea. High-tech equipment is used while you wait.

Better Follow Up Care
The key to contact lens success is thorough follow-up care:
  • Quality doctor and technician patient control.
  • Accurate fitting and vision analysis.
  • In-office contact lens modification.
  • Better patient education.


DESIGNER EYEWEAR

To complete our full service vision care, the finest high fashion frames are available for your choice. The newest lens types are also offered:
  • No line progressive bifocals.
  • Special tints.
  • Thinner and lighter lenses.
  • Scratch resistant coatings.
  • Ultra-violet absorption lenses.


PREVENTIVE VISION CARE
Preventive procedures at an early age may eliminate the need for optical aids. Progression of visual errors can be retarded. Such procedures include:
  • Regular eye examinations.
  • Environmental controls.
  • Vision therapy.
  • Anti-stress reading lenses.
  • Contact lens therapy - Orthokeratology.


VISION THERAPY
Home and in-office vision therapy exercises developed by Dr. Harris, are used to improve the following vision skills:
  • Eye movements.
  • Convergence (aiming) skills.
  • Focusing (accommodative) skills.
  • Depth perception.
  • Peripheral vision.
  • Hand-eye-body coordination.
  • Perceptual skills.

LASIK SURGERY CO-MANAGEMENT
Explore your options and candidacy:
  • Free consultations and referrals.
  • Pre and post-op follow-up care expertise.
  • Corneal topography.

SPORTS VISION

Good athletic skills are predicated upon better vision skills. A unique sports vision training program, developed by Dr. Harris, is available for your use. It combines home vision training with on the field training. All equipment and a training manual are included.


OCCUPATIONAL VISION
Increased productivity means better visual efficiency. In today's business world of vision display terminals and excessive close work, eye-strain and progressing vision problems are the hallmark. Specific prevention training programs for your particular job requirements are available.


CHILDREN'S VISION

We offer programs to enhance children's academic performance through improved visual efficiency, and prevent myopia progression. Our goals are to encourage smoother eye movements, improve aiming and focusing skills, and reduce eye-strain and fatigue.


CORNEAPLASTY
Dr. Harris continues to research Corneaplasty in the F.D.A. clinical trial. An enzyme is administered to the cornea to render it more pliable. Therapeutic contact lenses then reshape the cornea for normal vision. A stabilizing agent is then administered to render the cornea rigid again in its new shape with stability. Retainer lenses are eliminated. Nearsightedness and astigmatism are reduced or eliminated, and the natural unaided vision is improved dramatically. Corneaplasty is non-surgical with excellent safety and efficiency. This biochemical change of the cornea appears to be reversible also.

Our web site will keep you up to date with Corneaplasty research and the F.D.A. clinical trial. Dr. Harris is an original patent holder and a founder of the company--Advanced Corneal Systems (now called ISTA) that is developing this technology. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in our ongoing research.


PROGRAMS

Myopia Eye Improvement Program 
The Myopia Eye Improvement Program is designed to help prevent and control myopia progression in children and young adults. The program includes:
  • Myopia explanation and statistics.
  • The causes of myopia (hereditary and environmental).
  • Environmental controls and reading habits.
  • Examination guidelines.
  • Eye exercise kit with equipment and instructions.
  • Anti-stress reading glasses.
  • Nutritional guidelines.
  • Computer eyestrain prevention procedures.
  • Contact lens therapy-Orthokeratology recommendations.
 
Computer Eye Improvement Program
The Computer Eye Improvement Program is designed to reduce eye strain, headaches and fatigue while using a monitor. The program improves visual efficiency and prevents myopia progression. The program includes:
  • Computer workstation recommendations.
  • Anti-stress computer glasses.
  • Eye exercise kit with equipment and instructions.
 
 
ComputerEyes for improved visual efficiency....
Computerize for increased productivity.


Athlete Eye Improvement Program
The Athlete Eye Improvement Program is designed to improve athletic skills with better visual skills. We have all heard the phrase, "keep your eye on the ball." This program teaches you how to see the ball better. Physical and functional visual skills are trained as well as the perceptual and mental aspects. The program includes:
  • Athlete eye exercise kit with equipment and instructions for training at home and on the field.


 
Occupational Eye Improvement Program
The Occupational Eye Improvement Program is designed to increase productivity at work through improved visual efficiency. Reduce eye strain, fatigue, blurred vision and headaches at the workplace. The program includes:
  • Occupational and environmental controls.
  • Eye exercise kit with equipment and instructions.
  • Computer eyestrain prevention procedures.
  • Anti-stress glasses.


 
School Eye Improvement Program
The School Eye Improvement Program is designed for children at school. The program will enhance children's academic performance through improved visual efficiency, and prevent myopia progression. The goals are to encourage smoother eye movements, improve aiming and focusing skills, and reduce eye-strain and fatigue. The program includes:
  • Myopia explanation and statistics.
  • Myopia prevention procedures.
  • Eye exercises with equipment and instructions.
  • Anti-stress reading glasses.
  • Computer workstation recommendations.
  • Environmental controls.
  • Parental counseling.


 
In-Office Eye Improvement Program
This program is designed to be used in the office under the supervision of a Doctor of Optometry or Ophthalmology. A comprehensive eye examination is completed first, followed by the eye improvement program. The program includes:
  • Eye exercise kit including equipment and instructions to use in the office.
  • Prescribed anti-stress reading glasses.
  • Contact lens therapy - Orthokeratology.
  • Environmental controls.
  • Computer eye strain prevention procedures.
  • Myopia prevention procedures.


 
Home Eye Improvement Program
This program is designed for home use only with no doctor supervision or testing. The eye exercise home program is designed to cross train in all directions. The weak skills will improve significantly and the normal skills will be enhanced. The program includes:
  • Eye exercise kit with equipment and instructions.
  • Anti-stress reading glasses.
  • Environmental controls.
  • Computer eye strain prevention procedures.
  • Myopia prevention procedures.


 
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS

Reading Glasses
We offer a optical quality reading glasses ranging in power from +0.50 to +3.00, in a variety of styles & colors.


 
Accelerated Ortho-K Public Information Book
This book is intended for those who are not medical professionals, but who are interested in detailed and clear information about the non-surgical eye improvement procedure, Orthokeratology.

 
Ortho-K Informational Video
A video providing explanations & demonstrations of Orthokeratology patients & procedures. Perfect for those considering the Ortho-K program.


 
Ortho-K Informational Audio Cassette
An audio cassette for patients providing explanations & demonstrations of Orthokeratology patients & procedures. Includes interviews with Ortho-K patients. Narrated by Mark Victor Hansen, of Chicken Soup for the Soul.



 
Dr. Donald H. Harris Optometry
24953 Paseo De Valencia #3A ( Medical Arts Centre Building A) Laguna Hills CA 92653
(949)640-4040 tel | (949)446-0598 fax | info@eyeimprovement.com