Welcome to Grossmont Vision Center in LaMesa
Our La Mesa optometrist offers professional eye care services for all your vision and eye health needs. Kevin Riggs, O.D. provides comprehensive eye care including accurate prescriptions for eyeglass lenses or contacts – plus a thorough assessment of your eye health with screening for problems like cataracts and glaucoma, and treatment for dry eyes, eye infections and allergies. Our talented staff of opticians provide you with personal attention when selecting no-line bifocal lenses, no-glare lens treatments, polarized sun lenses and fashionable frames. We want your vision care to be fun and relaxing!
We are conveniently located in Grossmont Center with plenty of parking.
EYE HEALTH CARE
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.
Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.
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.