Welcome Message from Dr. Peck

Welcome Message from Dr. Peck

Carrollton Eye Care Services
WELCOME To all our valued patients: On behalf of myself and staff, I want to thank you for being a part of our eyecare family. We are open full time to take care of our patients. As safety and health for all of us continues to be of the upmost importance, we have implemented the social distancing guidelines and are wearing masks. Our office hours are 9.00 to 6.00 Monday through Friday. Our office number remains 972-307-5000. A NEW PARTNERSHIP In case you were not aware, in January I partnered with an entity called My Eye Dr. This partnership has allowed me to focus 100% on patient care while my partners handle the operations. I am now on more vision plans and they include plans that many of you have…
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COVID-19 Procedures

COVID-19 Procedures

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Our office is open and we look forward to serving you! Thank you for your patience as we make adjustments to keep you and our staff healthy. Our current office hours are 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Our office number is 972–307-5000. 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 voice mail answer your call, please leave your name with a detailed message. We will return your call as promptly as possible. The fastest method to schedule an appointment is to request an appointment online. Follow this link. To maintain guidelines to keep our patients and staff healthy we have altered our appointment schedule to minimize the number of patients…
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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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In the News…Google to make smart contact lenses

Carrollton Eye Care Services
Google to make smart contact lenses By David Goldman  @DavidGoldmanCNN January 17, 2014: 7:47 AM ET,  Re-posted by eyecare & eyewear of Carrollton, Texas Google is developing smart contact lenses that measure the glucose levels in diabetics' tears. If successful, Google's newest venture could help to eliminate one of the most painful and intrusive daily routines of diabetics. People with diabetes have difficulty controlling the level of sugar in their blood stream, so they need to monitor their glucose levels -- typically by stabbing themselves with small pin pricks, swabbing their blood onto test strips and feeding them into an electronic reader. Google's smart contacts could potentially make blood sugar monitoring far less invasive. The prototype contacts are outfitted with tiny wireless chips and glucose sensors, sandwiched between two lenses.…
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