Glaucoma is a serious disorder that can damage the optic nerves of your eyes if left untreated. The optic nerve carries images from your eyes to your brain. If the nerve is damaged, full or partia ...View Article
Yakima Vision Center: Our Goal is 100% Patient Satisfaction
Welcome to Yakima Vision Center! Our Yakima optometrists Dr. Susan L. Farmer and Dr. Mark Ward have been helping patients see better for over 20 years. Yakima Vision Center offers comprehensive eye care services including eye exams, contact lenses, designer eyeglass frames, sunglasses, glaucoma testing, and pre and post-op LASIK care. Our goal is always 100% satisfaction. Currently, 100% of patients give Yakima Vision Center the highest score of “very satisfied” with their experience. Our friendly, experienced and trustworthy staff are proud to enhance our patients’ lives with world-class eye care.
Comprehensive Vision Care for the Whole Family
Yakima Vision Center offers one of the largest selections of designer eyeglass frames form the Yakima region. With over 800 different styles for men and women, we have a stylish custom frame solution for your vision needs! We carry Coach, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Oakley, Prada, Ray Ban and many others. If you wear contacts, our vision care team can help, too. From daily disposables to hard-to-fit contacts, our Yakima optometrists Dr. Farmer and Dr. Ward can help fit you for specialized toric contact lenses. We fit contacts for patients who have been diagnosed with keratoconus, astigmatism, dry eyes, presbyopia, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC).
Eye Disease & Glaucoma Screening
As we age, the risk for eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration increases. Since many of these diseases do not have obvious warning symptoms until a more advanced stage, routine screenings are essential to detecting these diseases in the early stages. Glaucoma, for example, is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in permanent vision loss without proactive intervention. At first, open-angle glaucoma has no warning symptoms and vision will remain the same. However, over time, peripheral vision will slowly deteriorate until only tunnel vision remains. Our glaucoma screenings test for ocular eye pressure. Depending on your age, risk factors, and warning symptoms, we may recommend a visual acuity test, a visual field test, a dilated eye exam, tonometry, and pachymetry tests. While glaucoma cannot be cured, early-stage, the progression of open-angle glaucoma can be delayed with early diagnosis and effective treatment.
Pediatric Eye Exams
In accordance with AAOA guidelines, our optometrists recommend all children have their vision tested by six months of age, again at three years of age and then again before entering first grade. The earlier we can diagnose a vision problem in your child, the more that our vision care team can do to prevent complications. Children who are considered to be at risk for developing vision problems may benefit from addition testing or more frequent evaluation. Children with poor vision are at increased risk for falling behind on in-class room learning and poor hand-eye coordination skills. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a difference for your child’s academic success.
Our Mission: 100% Customer Satisfaction
Dr. Farmer and Dr. Ward and our vision care team are committed to 100% customer satisfaction. For more information on our vision services or to schedule an appointment, call (509) 965-5200.
"At Yakima Vision Center, we are dedicated to providing the most friendly and caring eye care services around. Call us at (509) 965-5200 or schedule an appointment today online."
Susan L. Farmer, O.D. | Mark Ward, O.D.
Yakima Optometrist | Yakima Vision Center | (509) 965-5200