Glasses can make you look sophisticated and mysterious. In some cases, glasses can make you look younger or older. Glasses can give you that unique appearance you desire and that’s why Shah Eye Center has an optical center in each of its locations. Whether you’re looking for basics or trending fashion, iOptical® can help you find your perfect look to fit your personal style.
iOptical® keeps up with the latest trends in eye fashion by featuring 27 different name brands and different lenses that fit your lifestyle such as: Progressive Flat-Top Bifocals, Single Vision Lenses, Poly-Carbon Lenses, Single Vision Lenses, Polarized Lenses, Anti-Glare Lenses and Transition Lenses. Our experienced staff takes the time to work with you to select your perfect frame. We feel that you are special and deserve high-level care and personalization each time you visit iOptical®.
On the other hand, you might prefer contacts. Contacts allow you to be you without glasses. With contacts, you experience vision without something interfering with your line of sight. You no longer have to worry about your glasses getting wet, foggy or dirty. But contact lens also have their limitations.
Contacts are very safe, but still, wearing contact lenses can damage your eyes if you wear them too long, fail to clean them properly or do not replace them as directed by your eye doctor. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Your eyes need oxygen and that’s why wearing them too long can damage your eyes. Those who wear contacts should always keep a pair of back up glasses. Should you experience any eye inflammation, strain, dry eyes, blurry vision or anything that effects your vision, stop wearing your contacts and call us. Even if you think it’s minor, it is best to get your eyes checked out.
“Those who wear contacts should always keep a pair of back up glasses. Should you experience any eye inflammation, strain, dry eyes, blurry vision or anything that effects your vision, stop wearing your contacts and call us.”
LASIK is another alterative. LASIK Eye Surgery is the most popular elective procedure in the world. It can help eliminate the use of eye glasses and contacts so you can continue doing the things you love free from eye devices.
LASIK eye surgery can help correct vision problems as a result of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. It can also help reduce redness, eye irritation and eye strain. Shah Eye Center wants to make sure that LASIK surgery is an optimal option for your individual needs. The majority of people are good candidates, but there is always the exception. You and your Shah Eye Center Surgeon must agree on your vision outcome expectations.
The LASIK operation only takes a few minutes to correct each eye. Shah Eye Center uses some of the latest equipment to perform the LASIK procedure like the WaveScan CustomVue system, which takes 260 measurements of the eye and can even see microscopic inclusions of the eye. Dr. Shah reviews the readings from the WaveScan CustomVue® and transfers that detailed information to the VISXTM Star S4 IR® Excimer Laser System to reshape the cornea of the eye. Dr. Shah uses the Intralase method, which is a tiny pulse of laser light, a quadrillionth of a second, made with a Femtosecond Laser, one of the most advanced technological tools in LASIK used to create a precise flap in the cornea. When the flap is put back into place, the cornea adheres to its self and your vision is much improved usually within a couple hours to a day.
Most patients are able to perform their regular schedule activities within about a day. However, we do take safeguards to not harm or irritate the eye and we give you a timetable of when you can resume certain activities. The benefits of LASIK are immeasurable. Our LASIK patients love to come back and tell stories about how LASIK has made a difference in their lives. It’s just you being you and we get that.
The KAMRA® Inlay treatment is an eye procedure that can help restore near vision and could free you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses. The KAMRA® Inlay is ideal for active people looking to no longer depend on reading glasses or contact lenses for their everyday activities. Benefits of the KAMRA® Inlay include restoring everyday vision so you can see text messages, a computer screen and the time on your wrist watch, without the constant frustrations of reading glasses or contact lenses; provide a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones and offers long-term performance to help you enjoy clear, near vision over time.
The KAMRA® inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, allowing you to see up close, while maintaining your distance vision in both eyes. Your non-KAMRA® eye is left untouched. Working together, the eyes allow you to see from near too far.
Shah Eye Center has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in technology for one reason and that’s to give you the opportunity for the best possible outcome. As with all surgeries there are risks. Dr. Shah is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has invested in some of the most advanced equipment in order to diminish the risks and improve outcomes, but let’s be clear. People’s eyes react differently to different types of procedures. That’s why the Shah Eye Center doctors, technicians and counselors will discuss the potential risks before each procedure.
Dr. Shah wants you to be you. Dr. Shah wears glasses, his son had LASIK, and his wife is considering the KAMRA® inlay. The point is, there’s no one-size-fits-all option. Dr. Shah and the Shah Eye Center team will work with you to find the best solution for your needs, whether it be with glasses, LASIK, contact lenses or the KAMRA® Inlay procedure.
So, you be you. That’s why Shah Eye Center was founded on a vision of excellence®. We’re all about making you see the way you want to see.
Dr. Pankaj Shah
- Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology 1996, 2006 and 2012
- Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
- Fellowship-trained in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery
- Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery