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903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845
Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

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Monday:
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10am - 7pm
9am - 5:30pm
8am - 5:30pm

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    Absolutely amazing facility! They helped my son and even helped watch him for a minute when my bank gave me trouble. They were very kind and understanding....

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    I went in for vitamins and information. The young lady at recept. Desk did an awesome job with my qqq and handled the vitamin sale with more information needed for my eye condition....

  • Bernadette H.

    Had to find a new eye doctor for my family and I due to insurance changes. I was very pleased with my first experience. Staff and Dr. Dobson are very friendly and professional. Felt comfortable and welcomed to the practice. Would recommend giving...

  • Alexander M.

    I am new to the bryan college station area being a college student. I needed to find a new eye doctor. I am one of those people that, take a long time exsploring my options online. When I first started my search they were the first ones that poped onto my screen. When I looked at there website I intantly felt like this was the one...

    Have you ever wondered if you had other options than contact lenses, glasses or surgery to correct your vision?! Well your dreams have come true becasuse Ortho-keratology, or Ortho-K, is at Eye Care Center awaiting your arrival.

     ortho k lenses child

    Myopia, or near-sightedness, is very prevalent not only in the United States, but worldwide. Approximately 25-41% of people in the U.S. have myopia, and up to 70-90% in Asian countries! Myopia occurs when the eye is either too long, or the curvature of the front part of the eye is too strong, causing light to be focused in front of the retina. This leads to blur and difficulty with distance vision.

    Corrective lenses or refractive surgical options can typically correct for this. But what about people who would like freedom from glasses during the day, but maybe are poor contact lens candidates who do not want to pursue surgical options? Is there an option for them? Or, what about athletes who need clear vision without glasses, or swimmers who can't wear contacts or glasses in the pool?!  There is another option. Ortho-keratology, or Ortho-K, uses a rigid gas permeable lens, or hard contact lens, to gently flatten the cornea while you sleep. When you wake up and remove the lens, vision will be optimal for 12-15 hours OR longer without any correction! This device was approved by the FDA in 2002. 
    Ortho-K is also a great option for children with myopia, especially those who may benefit from myopia control. Myopia of greater than 6.00D usually indicates an increased axial length of the eye. This raises the chances of developing a retinal detachment, or other retinopathies, and even glaucoma. By slowing the progression of myopia, and the axial length of the eye, these risks can be decreased. Studies, including the SMART* study, have shown Ortho-K is a valid option for myopia control in children.
    Questions? More than likely... here are a few commonly asked questions about Ortho-K: 

     So, do I wear the lenses all the time?!

     No. Ortho-K lenses are worn only at night, during sleep, for  at least 7-8 hours. They should be worn every night. One of the advantages is if you wake up in the middle of the night, your vision will be clear with them on, AND when  you remove them in the morning!

     Does it hurt?

     You may have an awareness of the lens at first, which gradually decreases over time. The lens gently reshapes the cornea while you are asleep, but there are no feelings of the corneal change, other than improved vision when you wake up! 96% of patients in the FDA trial found the comfort level acceptable.

    Is vision correction with Ortho-K lenses permanent? 

    No. Vision will return back to normal in as little as 72 hours after discontinuing the lens. 

    What is the minimum age to wear Ortho-K?

    There is NO age limit! Similar to with soft contact lens wear, we may ask if a child is capable of doing chores, brushing their teeth, getting ready for bed by themselves, they usually will do well in contacts. It is important that the child is him- or her- self motivated to wear the lenses. 

     

    Sound too good to be true?! Come see for yourself, and let the Eye Care Center answer other questions you may have, determine if you would make a good candidate, and walk you through the process. 
     
    * If you would like to read the study that was conducted, please click the following link:  SMART study
     
    Exceptional Staff

    Exceptional Staff

    You'll be hard-pressed to find a more experienced, caring vision care team in all of Texas!

    Our History

    Our History

    Since its inception in 1983 by Dr. Sue Simpson, O.D., Eye Care Center has always been committed to quality eye wear, top-notch eye exams, and exceptional patient satisfaction.

    Common Patient Questions

    Common Patient Questions

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    What Sets us Apart

    What Sets us Apart

    From the moment you arrive for your visit, YOU are our number one priority. Our belief is that if we truly get to know our patients and what makes them happy, we can visually accommodate them in every stage of life.

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    Office Location & Hours

    903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
    College Station, TX 77845
    Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
    Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

    Get Directions

    Monday:
    Wednesday:
    Tue, Th, Fri.:

    10am - 7pm
    9am - 5:30pm
    8am - 5:30pm

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