Excellence In Family And Medical Optometry
At Woolf EyeCare Center we provide exceptional eye care and eye wear to residents of Gilbert, Arizona and Mesa, Arizona. We see patients of all ages from kids to seniors, and pride ourselves on our commitment to the highest standards of care, whether a general eye exam or providing advanced medical care for our patients with low vision.
Dr. Woolf was selected for inclusion in the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 edition of “Guide to America’s Top Optometrists”, published by Consumers’ Research Council of America. He is a member of the National Register of Who’s Who.
Great Eyewear & Eye Care In Gilbert, AZ
Low Vision Services
Phoenix Arizona area low vision eye doctor, Dr. Woolf, at Woolf EyeCare Center, is one of a select few eye doctors approved to do Centra Sight, a revolutionary miniature telescope implanted in the eye to allow patients with advanced macular degeneration to live a productive life.
Dr. Woolf’s work with low vision patients dispenses a second chance at independence and normalcy for those suffering from the highly detrimental that come as a result of these eye diseases.
As we reach middle age, particularly after age 40, it is common to start to experience difficulty with reading and performing other tasks that require near vision. This is because, with age, the lens of our eye becomes increasingly inflexible, making it harder to focus on close objects. This condition is called presbyopia and eventually, it happens to everyone who reaches old age to some extent. Our Gilbert Arizona optometrist, Dr. Woolf, has extensive experience fitting patients with the latest multifocal contact lenses for presbyopia. If you are considering purchasing a new pair of reading glasses, schedule a contact lens fitting and discuss the option with our friendly and caring eye doctor.
According to experts, 80% of learning is visual, which means that if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be affected. This also goes for infants who develop and learn about the world around them through their sense of sight. To ensure that your children have the visual resources they need to grow and develop normally, their eyes and vision should be checked by an eye doctor at certain stages of their development.
According to the American Optometric Association, children should have eye exams following the recommendations below.
- At 6 months of age
- At 3 years of age
- Before entering first grade (6 years old)
- A yearly eye exam if they need glasses
- A bi-annual eye exam if they do not need glasses
One of the questions our Gilbert Optometrist receives is, "If my child does not need glasses, why do they need an eye exam?"
Our optometrist, Dr. Woolf explains "A comprehensive eye exam is like a physical that assesses all aspects of your eye health and performance. A child may pass a vision screening and may not even need glasses, however, they may have a visual issue that affects their reading or ability to learn. In addition, a child may not need eyeglasses, however, they may show early signs of myopia (nearsightedness/shortsightedness), which while not impacting their current need for glasses, is crucial to address with myopia control, in order to reduce risks of eye disease as they age. Lastly, an eye exam also covers preventative aspects of eye health such as protection from UV, protection from blue light, and preventing computer vision syndrome. "
Did you know your optometrist can help you with red eyes, pink eye, or sore eyes, foreign body removal, and eye emergencies?
Most people assume that if you have an eye emergency you must rush to an emergency room or an urgent care facility. While in certain situations that is correct, in most situations, an optometrist has more experience and better technology to address most common eye emergencies.
So if you are experiencing any of the following call our Gilbert Eye Care Center today:
- Sudden flashes or floaters in your vision
- Severe eye pain
- Bleeding in your eye
- A cut or scratch in your eye
- Contact lens stuck in the eye
- Sand, dirt, bugs, or small items stuck in the eye
- Chemicals spilled in the eye
- Bruised or black eye
- Eye infections or pink eye
- Severe dry eye or eye allergies
- A pimple or stye in the eye or eyelid area
Our Practice accepts many of the top vision and medical insurance including VSP, Blue Cross & Blue Sheild & United Healthcare. For a comprehensive list of the insurances we accept visit our insurance page.
- Monday: Closed
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Saturday By Appointment Only