Message from Dr. Peck: We Are Open

Message from Dr. Peck: We Are Open

Carrollton Eye Care Services
To all our valued patients: I am excited to announce that our office is now open to serve you.  I want to thank all of you for your patience as we make adjustments to keep you and our staff healthy. I also would like to say thank you for your patronage, your support, and allowing me to be your eyecare provider. Our current office hours are 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Our office number is 972–307-5000. Our office is open and we look forward to serving you! We are working with a limited staff and there are occasions that we are not able to answer the phone as quickly as possible.  Should the voice mail answers your call, please leave your name with a detailed message and…
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COVID-19 Update from Dr. Peck

COVID-19 Update from Dr. Peck

Carrollton Eye Care Services
On behalf of myself and my staff, I want to thank you for being a part of our eyecare family. At this time, our office remains closed for non-urgent visits as your health and safety remains our first priority. I hope the information is informative and answers questions you may have. ​Please reach out to me for any ocular emergencies that you may experience. Call the office number at 972-307-5000. There is a call center in place that will forward your message to me and I will contact you as quickly as possible. If you need contact lenses, go to MyEyeDR.com. Click on the "order contacts" link and the steps are easy to follow. ORDER CONTACTS I realize that we had to cancel many of the pre-scheduled annual eye exams…
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A Message from Dr. Peck: COVID-19 Update

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Hello Everyone, On behalf of myself and my staff, I want to thank you for being a part of our eyecare family. We had to temporarily close our doors on March 6th as your best interest and safety is our priority while we travel through this unprecedented time together.  I am confident that you are aware of the forever changing guidelines but I will continue to update you on how it affects our office. Like most physicians, we had to temporarily close our doors for routine and non-urgent visits.  However, we are still available to see patients for emergencies.  For your assistance, there is a call center in place.  They will forward your information to me and I will contact you as quickly as possible.  Also, should you need to order…
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Vision Checks Important as Kids Head Back to School

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Vision Checks Important as Kids Head Back to School Pediatric optometrists say an eye exam and a pair of glasses can make a dramatic difference in a child's academic performance. (Sir Leto/Flickr) August 1, 2018 PHOENIX – Many Arizona kids are heading back to school this month, and doctors say when they return to the classroom it's important to make sure they can see well. About 80 percent of what a child learns at school happens visually. When children have undetected vision problems, said Dr. Amy Davis, a pediatric optometrist, they can miss out on major portions of their education. "One in four school-aged children have vision problems," she said. "So it's a huge, huge issue to make sure that little people see well when they're in school." Children who…
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Tech neck, texting thumb: Our bad tech habits leave us in pain. Here’s how to feel better

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Tech neck, texting thumb: Our bad tech habits leave us in pain. Here's how to feel better Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA TodayPublished 10:00 a.m. ET April 3, 2018 | Updated 1:21 p.m. ET April 4, 2018 Blame our overuse of phones and laptops for sore backs, shoulders and necks. Here's how to fix them. USA TODAY (Photo: Getty Images) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Americans now spend more than five hours a day hunched over, reading emails, sending texts or checking social media sites, according to analytics firm Flurry— and it’s turning into a real pain in the neck. No really, there’s actually a condition called “tech neck,” and there’s a good chance you — or someone in your family — have it. ImagineMD, a direct primary care medical company based in Chicago, gathered Google search…
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Vision Problems of School-Aged Children

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Here is a great article published in All about Vision.com that summarizes the importance of children's eye exams: Vision Problems of Schoolchildren By Gary Heiting, OD Like This Page? Please Share! Your child's vision is essential to his success in school. When his vision suffers, chances are his schoolwork does, too. Vision problems are common among school-age kids. According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. School-age children also spend a lot of time in recreational activities that require good vision. After-school team sports or playing in the backyard aren't as fun if you can't see well. Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Kids Refractive errors are the most common cause of…
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We now have Gift Certificates!

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Gift Certificates Gift Certificates: Everyone knows someone who is hard to buy for. Shopping can be a frustrating experience when the time comes to buy for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Avoid the long mall lines, crowded stores and parking lots...  thrill your friends and family with a gift card from eyecare & eyewear! Reasons to give an eyecare & eyewear gift certificate: Moms will love to get rid of her outdated frames, and get a fresh new look. Grandparents would benefit from renewed vision in the form of an eye exam or new glasses. Friends, siblings or significant others enjoy getting stylish, designer sunglasses…great for the person who has everything! Dads would greatly appreciate the new sports frames from Lacoste with the built in and hidden magnetic temples (Shown below).Our gift certificates come in any…
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What is the difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist?

Carrollton Eye Care Services
What is the difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist? Traditionally, Optometrists were trained to diagnose and treat vision conditions like farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as fit and prescribe contact lenses and prescription eyeglass lenses. Today’s Optometrist's like Dr. Peck and Dr. Nguyen are trained in Disease Diagnosis & Treatment.  They receive rigorous and comprehensive training in not just optics and refractions, but also the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, as well as other systemic conditions that can effect vision and eye health. Although Optometrists are not M.D.s, most current Optometrists can prescribe certain medications, as well as diagnose and treat a broad-range of medical conditions that impact the eye, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and ocular disorders associated with diabetes and high blood pressure. In fact, it’s…
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UV Rays and your eyes

Carrollton Eye Care Services, Medical Awareness
It's summer in Dallas... We protect our skin with sunscreen, but what about our eyes? Most of us are aware of the dangerous effects ultraviolet (UV) rays have on our skin, but few of us realize the danger imposed on our eyes. UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or artificial UV rays, can damage the eye's surface tissues as well as the cornea and lens. UV radiation can burn the front surface of the eye, much like a sunburn on the skin. UV Radiation UV radiation consists of invisible rays from the sun. There are three types of UV radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays do not pose any threat, as they are absorbed by the ozone layer. However, exposure to UVA and UVB rays can have adverse effects…
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Allergy Eyes?

Carrollton Eye Care Services, Medical Awareness
Itchy, Red Eyes?  Increased contact lens problems?  You could be suffering from Allergic Conjunctivitis (allergy eyes).  Here is North Texas we have a terrible spring climate for eye allergies.  All those beautiful trees and flowers blooming and budding out are putting lots of pollen in the air.  How do you know whether you have allergy eyes instead of a viral or bacterial infection?  There are several signs of allergies:  watery, red eyes, ITCHING (itching is always allergy) and some dryness, especially with contacts.  There are some great over the counter allergy drops like Zaditor and Alaway, but many times your eye allergies are too strong for OTC medications.  Come in to see Dr. Peck .  They can diagnose your problem, and choose a prescription medication that will work much better…
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