Eye Care for Broken Arrow

Optique provides Eye Care for Broken Arrow

Conveniently located at 101st and Aspen (145th), BA Eye Site is a leading provider of Eye Care for Broken Arrow. Broken Arrow trusts their families eyes and vision to the doctors and staff of BA Eye Site.

We are proud to be a locally owned and operated eye and vision clinic in Broken Arrow. BA Eye Site has been blessed to help serve the eye care needs of our fellow citizens.

BA Eye Site offers eye health and vision services for the whole family from infants to grandparents. Our clinic accept most medical and vision plans and new patients. Call (918)893-3769 and allow our staff to check your benefits and schedule you and your family for your eye exams.

With one of the largest opticals and contact lens rooms in Broken Arrow, we are confident that you and your family can find the perfect fit. You will love the way you see and look in that perfect set of glasses or contact lenses.

Broken Arrow is a wonderful growing community with new businesses and new home construction continuing on all sides. Our passion to caring for the Eyes and Vision of Broken Arrow. We want to ensure the “Eye of the Tiger” is healthy and seeing great as well as looking good. Consider BA Eye Site if you are needing eye care for yourself or your family.

Allergy season is upon us!

Allergy Season in Oklahoma

Heralded in by Easter and Daylight Savings Time, allergy season has come roaring into Oklahoma. We have already had our first tornado of the season and and blooms are swirling around with the spring wind.

If you have yet to feel the impact of the seasonal allergies you likely will with an estimated 60% of people being affected by varying degrees of allergies. The eye is a prime target for airborne allergens simply due to the large surface area of this exposed mucous membrane. These itchy, watery, blurry eyes are often accompanied by rhinitis and sinusitis. These symptoms are a result of the bodies immunological response and the degranulation of mast cells. Contact lens patients are often acutely aware of the impact that ocular allergies can have on their vision and ability to wear their contact lens. Early treatment is a must to reduce this impact.

The quality of life and productivity is impacted by the allergic reactions via discomfort, distorted vision, disruption of contact lens usage, dryness and fatigue. Allergic  Conjunctivitis may look like bacterial conjunctivitis, Viral conjunctivitis (pink eye), blepharitis and even dry eye syndrome, so it is recommended to seek out your local optometrist to evaluate your eye conditions and determine the best course of treatment.

Once it is determined to be indeed allergic conjunctivitis the treatment options are wide and based on the severity of the condition at the initial presentation.

  • Cold packs
  • OTC topical drops like Zaditor or Naphcon-A
  • Prescription Anti-histamine and mast cell stabilizers
  • Topical steroids
  • Orals
  • immunomodulators

In Broken Arrow, BA Eye Site is here to help you, call (918)893-3769, and come see us located at 101 and Aspen (145th). Early treatment is best to resolve most conditions before they worsen.

 

 

Eye exam leads to sleep apnea diagnosis

Sleep apnea diagnosed by an eye exam

This is another condition in a long line of conditions that can be found during a comprehensive eye exam. Sleep apnea affects about 1 in every 4 men and 1 in 10 women, many of whom are unaware they have a problem. This is millions of Americans that suffer from this condition that can lead to a host of other conditions like stroke, heart disease, liver fatigue and diabetes.

Sleep apnea often occurs in heavy snorers and is caused by the collapse or obstruction of the airway that can stop breathing for a period of time leading to gasping. This period of obstructed airway cause lower blood oxygen level and poor circulation which may cause cardiac arrest.

Risk Factors

  • obesity
  • large neck size
  • nasal congestion
  • African-American or hispanic.

Signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • frequent nighttime urination
  • morning headaches
  • dry, sore throat
  • concentration problems
  • lack of energy
  • depression or irritability/ mood swings

What show up in an eye exam that can lead to this diagnosis?

The number one sign is called floppy lid syndrome followed by optic neuritis and papilledema. Floppy eyelid syndrome is laxity in the eyelids. If we detect any of these during your eye exam at BA Eye Site in Broken Arrow, we will discuss with you the possibility of getting a sleep study and seeking treatment. treatment can greatly improve patients quality of life and help guard against deteriorating health.

It is recommended that you have a comprehensive eye exam annually to detect this and possible other conditions that may be affecting you. (918)893-3769

 

Dr. Matthew Ozment

Quaility eye care for Broken Arrow and Tulsa

Teen eyesight

Teens and tweens eyesight

Teens and tweens are obsessed with their “look” and how they display their personality and appearance ,often times the need for glasses doesn’t fit into the vision of the “look” they have for themselves. Fixing Teen eyesight doesn’t have to be a negative, but can be turned into a positive, as eyewear today is fashion, why should clear vision be integrated into their “look” with a pair of fashionable specs. Clear vision can have a profound impact on their lives in the areas of sports, arts and academics. And with the new glasses comes a sense of responsibility to these tweens and teen to take care of their eyewear.

Some of the great sports figures of today, recording artist and hollywood types sport their eyewear on the red carpet and in post game interviews. Think Russell Westbrook, Taylor Swift and Matt Damon to name a few. The shopping experience with a teen for new glasses can be a fun and interactive experience for the kid and parents. Our staff here at BA Eye Site can help facilitate the conversation between parent and teen which at times can be rather entertaining.

Contact lenses:

There are times when contacts may actually be a good addition to glasses especially if the child participates in athletics . We typically recommend dailies for kids for a number of reasons from compliance and hygiene to safety. The teen or tween must be vested and interested in contact lenses and not feel pushed into them by the parents. If someone isn’t interested in them then learning to insert, remove, clean and care for them and all add up to trouble down the road.

BA Eye Site is proud to be your source for eye care in Broken Arrow and Tulsa; we look forward to hearing from you (918)893-3769. Fixing Teen eyesight can be challenging but by including them in the process and listening to them it can be rewarding helping the future leaders of tomorrow.