Welcome to 24/7 Vision & EYE CARE in Dallas, TX
At 24/7 Vision & EYE CARE, our top priority is the patient’s overall eye health and vision as well as improving quality of life. Every patient desires the utmost respect, attention, and excellent customer service that are consistent. We are committed and focused on providing affordable, high quality, and customizing professional eye care in a relaxed, friendly environment. Our doctor and staff are very caring, experienced and knowledgeable in all eye care services through continued education and latest optometric technology. Lastly, we pride ourselves on building a rapport with every patient through emphasized education, integrity, and honesty.
Our office exists for the following purposes:
- To serve patients in a courteous, professional & kind manner
- To establish a long term relationship with patients
- To provide high quality eye care with minimum discomfort
- To promote excellent eye health through preventative eye care
- To have highly motivated team players in a positive family oriented environment
Dr. Malkishuana Lacy Answers Your Questions...
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition which can occur at any stage or type of diabetes. In fact, many times diabetes is identified during an eye exam in a person who never suspected they may have diabetes. It is caused by damage to the very delicate blood vessels within the retina. Over time, these blood vessels may start to leak blood and fluid into the retina or other areas of the eye. If the condition progresses, new vessels may begin to grow within the retina, which places the retina at risk of additional and sometimes sudden complications including internal bleeds and retinal detachment.
If the blood pressure is very high it can be called malignant hypertension and cause swelling of the macula and acute loss of vision. Otherwise hypertension can cause progressive constriction of the arterioles in the eye and other findings. Usually high blood pressure alone will not affect vision much, however hypertension is a known risk factor in the onset and/or progression of other eye disease such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration as well as blocked veins and arteries in the retina or nerve of the eye that can severely affect vision.
This should be checked immediately, as not all red eyes are caused by infections or allergies. Some red eyes may be due to an increase in eye pressure, which can lead to blindness. Others may be caused by internal eye inflammation which can lead to vision loss as well. We recommend that ALL red eyes be evaluated since the exact cause needs to be professionally determined.
Parents often wonder when to schedule their children for an eye exam. According to the American Optometric Association, eye exams should be performed at 6 months, 3 years of age, and before starting first grade. At Texas State Optical, we participate in InfantSEE which offers an eye exam for children ages 6 to 12 months at no charge. It is important to let us know if you notice any problems with your child’s eyes such as squinting, closing one eye, one eye turning in, or excessive blinking. Our office offers frames to fit children of all ages and many prescriptions are eligible for same day glasses.
If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.
Please call our office at: 214-333-3937 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.