How we can help you
We provide individualized solutions for people who are experiencing vision loss. This process begins by meeting with one of our highly-qualified optometrists who will perform a comprehensive dilated eye examination, including refraction to determine your vision needs, with emphasis on your functional problems and improving your daily living skills. You will work with the optometrist and clinic staff to set vision goals.
Once your needs are determined and a course of treatment is prescribed, you will work with our clinic staff in helping you reach your goals.
Our Vision Clinic is the only nonprofit vision clinic in Texas not affiliated with a university or medical school and clients come from anywhere in Texas, with most of our clients coming from the Dallas area. Dallas Services is the only nonprofit in the Dallas/Fort Worth area that provides a full continuum of vision care and is a medical home for our patients’ eye care.
Routine Eye Care
Your eye health is important to us. Our Vision Clinic offers routine eye exams and is able to determine your prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Our optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine what solution best fits your needs and lifestyle.
Low Vision Exams and Devices
Low vision is the term used to describe a permanent loss of vision which is not corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medications.
For children with low vision issues, Dallas Services has low vision assistive devices. Low vision cannot be corrected by glasses, contacts, medication or surgery. Our staff specialize in conducting low vision exams on infants, nonverbal children and children with cognitive or developmental delays.
We attempt to meet your individual needs by designing a treatment plan using specialized low vision devices appropriate for your specific vision problem. We offer a variety of solutions, including:
- Special Reading Glasses
- Hi-Powered Magnifiers
- Telescopic Devices
- Electronic Magnification Equipment
- Glare Control Devices
We have been able to help our low vision patients remain independent and perform activities that are of major importance to them. With their newly prescribed devices most of our patients can:
- See to pay bills
- Read labels on packaged foods
- Read household appliance dials and buttons
- Travel independently
- Watch television and using a computer
- Continue to drive
- Read prescription medication instructions
Specialty Contact Lenses
Medical contact lenses are generally rigid gas permeable (hard) lenses. They come in different sizes. The size of the lens selected may depend on the severity of your condition. One of the most common conditions requiring a medical or specialty contact lens is called keratoconus.
- For the right person, medical contact lenses can provide better vision than eyeglasses.
- Fittings for medical contact lenses may take longer and more follow up visits than the typical contact lens exam.
- During the initial visit an extensive history is taken. If you have worn contact lenses before, please bring your previous lenses with the prescription to your appointment. This will help your doctor select the best lens for you and to compare your old one to the new.
Conditions where medical contact lenses may be needed:
- Corneal Scar
- High Prescription
- Post Corneal Transplant
- Post Lasik Ectasia
If you are interested in an appointment, please call 214-828-9900. Patient forms are listed below for your convenience and to assist in expediting your appointment.