Anthony Mau Debeus
Optician in Phoenix, AZ
In 1982 Dr. L. Lothaire Bluth joined Dr. Weaver and in 1983 implemented the concept of providing outpatient surgical care on site. In addition to being more efficient and cost effective, outpatient surgery offers patients care in an atmosphere that is comfortable and familiar. It enables them to return home following surgery and eliminates unnecessary hospital expenses.
read moreSouthwestern Eye Center was established in 1982 in Mesa, Arizona, by Dr. Lothaire Bluth. For more than 35 years, the practice has grown and continues to offer world-class technology and down-to-earth values. Dr. Bluth pioneered the concept of bringing the doctor to the patient and bringing comprehensive eye care to rural and underserved areas throughout Arizona. On a given morning, three to four airplanes take Southwestern Eye Center ophthalmologists and their crews to outlying offices and ambulatory surgery centers where operations for cataracts, retinal disease, glaucoma, and oculoplastics are performed on those who are unable to travel to or afford care in larger metropolitan centers.
Optical Services & Glasses Store
read moreIn addition to Southwestern Eye Center's ophthalmology and optometry services, we also provide optical services in several of our locations in Arizona and New Mexico, affording you the convenience of selecting your eyeglass frames and lenses, just steps from your doctor's door. The Optical Shops at Southwestern Eye Center have a wide variety of designer or standard frames and sunglasses to choose from. Every optical shop has a state certified and licensed optician, which differentiates us from many big brand eyewear retailers.
General Eye Care in Phoenix
read moreIn order to maintain decent vision and to keep your eyes healthy, you must have routine eye exams. For certain age groups, it may be alright to have an exam every two years; however, if you are a senior or have diabetes it is a good idea to be checked every six to twelve months. Be sure to consult your eye care professional regarding the consistency of eye exams that you should maintain. Our eye doctors will explain the ideal consistency of eye exams you should maintain. We have practices in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and surrounding areas, as well in Deming and Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Dry Eyes Specialist in Phoenix
read moreDry Eyes, or kerao-conjunctiva sicca, is an ocular surface disease where the eyes are not being properly lubricated. If left untreated, dry eye disease can lead to serious eye problems, even blindness. Dry eyes are irritated and inflamed eyes. Inflammation of the front surface of the eye increases the risk of some infections and can lead to scarring. Dry Eye Disease has many causes, all of which in one way or another disrupt the tear film. The tear film plays several important roles in keeping your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
Best Phoenix Retinal Specialists
read moreThe eyeball is a hollow organ connected to the brain by the optic nerve. On entering the eye, the optic nerve spreads out in a thin layer of nervous tissue-the retina-and covers the inside of the eye like wallpaper. The inside of the eye is filled with a transparent, jelly-like material called the vitreous. Disorders of the vitreous body are related to the normal aging process in which the jelly begins to liquefy, resulting in a mixture of liquid and gel. Where the solid and liquid meet in the eye, debris tends to gather, resulting in "floaters" or small cobwebs that we see when we move our eyes.
read moreAt Southwestern Eye Center, our doctors provide comprehensive optometry and ophthalmology services including subspecialty procedures in vitreoretinal disease, oculoplastics, cornea disease, glaucoma, refractive procedures, low vision aids and ocular prosthetics. Many of these services are available even in our remote locations. All of our doctors are highly skilled, and many have additional advanced fellowship training. We work closely with a large community of referring optometrists so that patients can remain with the doctors they know and trust.
Best LASIK Eye Surgery Procedure
read moreLASIK or (Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis) treats refractive errors by reshaping or flattening the curve of the corneal tissue beneath the surface of the cornea using the excimer laser. The excimer laser is able to create extremely accurate, intense pulses of light that produce very little heat and leave surrounding tissue untouched. LASIK uses a beam of cool light to reshape the top layer (less than 10 percent) of the cornea, so that images focus correctly on the retina. The computer, controlled by your LASIK eye surgeon, is used to precisely calculate the exact amount of cornea that needs to be removed for each person's individual eyes.