Our Services In-Depth
Routine Eye Care
We provide services in all areas of eyecare-from determining the proper prescription to monitoring the health of your eyes.
A routine eye examination is more than determining the proper eyeglasses prescription, it encompasses various test of the eye muscles and eye health, as well as the determining the proper pair of glasses to enhance the quality of your life. Our eye examination consists of equipment that is the latest in technology. Our office is networked with some of the best specialists in the Orange County area to monitor and maintain the health of your eyes.
Contact Lens Specialist
We offer every type of contact lens available: daily disposable, frequent replacement, astigmatism, 30 day extended wear and bifocals, and rigid gas permeables. We can custom fit a lens for almost any patient.
What is a Contact Lens Prescription?
A contact lens prescription consists of many different calculations which not only involve a prescription, but also lens materials, which can affect the health of your eyes.
A contact lens prescription is not the same as a prescription for glasses! In addition to the optical correction of the eye, a contact lens prescription contains detailed information about the design features of the contact lenses, including the specific lens material and fitting parameters. The ultimate goal is for the contact lens wearer to see well, be comfortable, and not to harm his/her eyes by wearing the lens.
The important differences in a contact lens prescription can ony be determined through special measurements and evaluation of the eyes for contact lenses. The testing necessary to determine a contact prescription is not done as part of a routine eye examination. A thorough diagnostic fitting with contacts on the eyes and appropiate follow-up evaluations to determine that the prescribed lenses are optimal for the patient, are required before a contact lens prescription can be finalized. With some patients, lens design modifications may be needed before the practitioner can arrive at a final contact lens prescription.
We hope that this short explanation will help you understand why a spectacle prescription is not the same as a contact lens prescription. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our staff.
Eye Injury and Disease Treatment
We treat most eye diseases and eye injuries. Dr. Kawata is therapeutic certified and has advanced training to prescribe medication to treat conjunctivitis, ocular allergies, iritis, and treat eye emergencies. Eye injuries are treated in a timely manner and efficient manner to get you immediate relief from an discomfort that you might have.
Dry Eye Treatment
Do you have dry, red, itchy, burning eyes? Dry Eye Syndrome is very uncomfortable. Fortunately, we have wonderful ways to treat it.
Eyes are primarily lubricated by tears produced by tear glands located in your upper eyelids. Natural tears make your eyes feel cool, comfortable, refreshed, and help prevent infection of your eyes and eyelids.
Blinking spreads a film of tears across the surface of your eyes. The tears move to the inside region of the eye and through the tear drainage ducts into the nose and throat.
If there are not enough lubricating tears on the surface of your eyes, you may experience dry eye symptoms such as dry, red, itchy, burning or watery eyes, irritation and pain. Tear related problems are the most common medical reason people visit their eye doctor.
Lubricating eye drops may temporarily relieve dry eye symptoms. Five minutes after placement, 80% of eye drops drain away from your eyes down into the nose and throat.