At our office we provide very friendly, comprehensive, high tech, computerized eye exams and contact lens exams, as well as, diagnose and treat ocular diseases (such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular and retinal holes, retinal tears and detachments, glaucoma etc.).
Our office has state of the art equipment that many other Optometrists (and even some Ophthalmologists) do not have. This equipment is used on ALL of our patients to deliver a memorable eye exam experience....unlike any other you have experienced in the past.
We also take care of eye injuries (something in the eye, pinkeye, red eye, painful or tearing eye etc.). Dr. Bearden works with some of the finest Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmic surgeons in South Florida and co-manages laser vision correction, cataract and other types of surgeries
Dr Bearden is an EXPERT in treating Dry Eye (also called Ocular Surface Disease or Tear Film Instability). A large portion of the population over 40 have signs and symptoms of dry eye (dryness, excess eye watering or tearing, redness, tired eyes, sandy/gritty feeling, contact lens discomfort, blurry vision that clears with blinking, itching, burning or stinging etc). Many women are more commonly affected because of hormonal changes and dry eyes can be made significantly worse in men and women by digital device use (Computers, tablets, gaming devices, smartphones etc) - even in CHILDREN. Dr Bearden does a comprehensive dry eye evaluation and is able to successfully treat dry eye with prescription eye drops, oral medications, in office treatments, at home treatments, punctal plugs etc.
At Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear we offer complete digital contact lens services including all specialty lens products. Our Optometrist, Dr. Dawn Bearden specializes in bifocal and multifocal contact lenses, astigmatic and toric contacts as well as daily disposable contacts. Contact lens evaluations use high tech, state of the art, computerized digital corneal topography mapping of the front of your eye to precisely fit every contact lens to your unique eye shape and to determine if your current contact lenses are causing damage to your eyes that you may not be aware of. Dr. Bearden offers specialty Scleral Contact Lenses for patients who may have had difficulty with wearing contact lenses in the past. These lenses work great for people with Dry Eyes, Keratoconus, Corneal Degenerations and Corneal Irregularities (like Pellucid Marginal Degenertion & post surgical corneas) and more. Dr Bearden also offers Ortho Keratology (Ortho-K) corneal re-shaping contact lenses for vision correction while you sleep - WITHOUT the need for laser vision correction surgery (LASIK or PRK). These special contact lenses re-mold the front surface of your eyes while you sleep so you wake up with crisp, clear vision WITHOUT the need for contact lens wear during the day!
We also perform State of the Art Digital Retinal Photography, Computerized Digital Scans of the internal layers of your eyes (like a MRI or CAT scan of the eye), Computerized Hi Tech Peripheral Vision (Visual Field) evaluations for the detection of early glaucoma and other ocular abnormalities.
Our Doctor provides specialized genetic testing for patients who have or who are at risk for Macular Degeneration. The genetic testing helps Dr Bearden determine exactly which supplements will work best for your personalized genetic code.
Dr Bearden also is one of a handful of optometrists in Florida that specialize in the groundbreaking Chromagen lens filters that allow people (children AND adults) with difficulty with reading, reading disorders and/or dyslexia to read better now. We have a wide variety of eyeglasses for kids, children and adults to fit every need. Patients who have these lenses say that they are life changing!
If you are looking to buy prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses - our optical eye care center provides frame styling for your new glasses to complement your lifestyle. Outside prescriptions welcome - we can make prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses from almost any prescription. We have a large selection of the ladie's, men's and children's / kid's glasses. We always have the latest designer and fashion eyeglass frames, including Fendi, Tiffany, Prada, Ray Ban eyeglasses AND sunglasses, Dolce and Gabbana, Oakley, Costa del Mar, Maui Jim, Bvlgari, Roberto Cavalli, Nike, Harley Davidson, Burberry, Versace, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Polo, Police, Nine West, Ed Hardy, Nascar, BeBe, Cole Hahn, Kenneth Cole, titanium eyeglass frames, polarized magnetic clips, kids eyewear and sunwear and more... We even use State of the Art, Computerized, Digital equipment to measure your eyes to precisely fit your eyeglass prescription into your chosen frame. Our Eye Care Center uses the best quality of lenses for the best visual performance and clearest vision. If you need glasses for distance, glasses for near or reading, bifocal glasses, progressive glasses - we have them all! We offer Hi Tech Digital lenses, Crizal anti glare coatings, polarized glasses, transition glasses, tinted eyeglasses - any eyewear that you need - we can help! Our Optical is State of the Art, Computerized, Digital and Thorough....for perfect vision every time.
The Doctor is extremely friendly and thorough - taking 30-45 minutes with every comprehensive routine eye exam patient to thoroughly explain every part of the eye examination and each aspect of your eye health. Most of our patient say that this is the MOST THOROUGH EYE EXAM and the BEST EYEGLASSES that they have ever had!!!