At the optometry office of Dr. Edward Soss, we examine the eye for routine purposes, diagnose and treat eye diseases, assess health risks based on the appearance of the eyes and advise patients on how health problems can effect the eyes and vision. We take the time to discuss all options with our patients, including the benefits of both eyeglasses and contact lenses with correcting visual impairments, like the common refractive errors of nearsightedness and farsightedness. Our Ingleside optometrist, Dr. Soss is well-known in the San Francisco area for his gentle and caring approach to eye care, as well as his dedication to his patients.
Comprehensive Eye Exams. A comprehensive eye exam will include a thorough vision and health history, testing the visual acuity, eye muscle balance, tracking, focusing ability, a microscopic examination of the structures in the front of the eye, and an examination of the structures in the back of the eye which may require dilation of the pupil, depending on the case. Also, each patient is evaluated closely to assure that there is no glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration. Additionally, our Sunnyside California eye doctor will make house calls to those patients that are housebound or in convalescent homes/hospitals.
Contact Lenses. We also offer contact lens evaluation and fitting services. Whether you require special fitting due to eye disease or trauma, or like most patients, you want to see clearly without glasses, our doctors will find the right lens for your eye. This occasionally includes measuring the arc of your eye to ensure a comfortable fit. We most frequently prescribe soft contact lenses to our patients because of their tremendous comfort. With all the advances in optical goods, contact lenses are now available for patients with astigmatism and dry eyes. We also offer colored contact lenses for those looking to change their eye color.
Glaucoma Diagnosis and Testing. As the second leading cause of blindness, glaucoma is a very serious eye condition. At our Westwood Park optometry office, we have state of the art technology for diagnosing, treating and managing glaucoma. This includes scanning laser polarimetry which assesses the nerve fiber layer of the retina. Humphrey perimetry which is the gold standard for peripheral vision testing. Additionally, we utilize canon digital image photography to document any changes that may occur due to glaucoma.