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 (DR) is an eye disease that can occur at any stage and with any type of diabetes. In fact, sometimes diabetes is identified during an eye exam in a person who never suspected it. It is caused by damage to the very delicate blood vessels within the retina at the back of the eye. As DR progresses, these blood vessels may start to leak blood and fluid into the retina or other areas of the eye, and new vessels may begin to grow within the retina, which can cause vision loss, and sudden complications including internal bleeds and retinal detachment.
High blood pressure alone does not usually affect vision directly, 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 nerves of the eye that can severely affect vision. In malignant hypertension, very high blood pressure can damage organs, and may cause swelling of the macula and acute loss of vision.
This should be checked immediately, as not all red eyes are caused by infections or allergies. Although rare, 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.