MECA Hours of Operation Changes Effective March 23, 2020

Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

As you all know, the Covid-19 virus is affecting our lives in many ways. The personal safety of our patients and staff are our top priority. At the strong recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), both Tennessee and Mississippi Departments of Health and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, we have made the decision to only see patients with urgent or emergent care needs until April 6, 2020. Other patients will be rescheduled to a later time in April. Our physicians are on call, so if you have a need or concern please call our office (901-767-3937) and leave a message. We are checking messages daily, and one of our staff will respond to you as soon as possible.

Please stay safe and watch our website for further information on the scheduling of patients.

Thank you, MECA Physicians, Management and Staff

Services

The staff at Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates are ready to help you with all your ophthalmologic needs. We provide a safe, comfortable space to optimize your eye health. As ophthalmology experts, we diagnose and treat many eye diseases, perform surgery and advise on the management and care of all vision health issues.

LASIK and PRK 
Many people choose laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) as a way to opt out of wearing glasses or contact lenses or to reduce their daily dependency on them. Both types of laser surgeries can treat farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. If you long to discard your glasses, schedule an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK or PRK.

Cataract Surgery
As the eyes age, the lens often becomes cloudy, forming a cataract. This condition is very common and interferes with many daily activities. Driving, cooking and even climbing stairs can become dangerous. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a simple out-patient procedure. Your ophthalmologist removes the clouded lens, replacing it with an artificial lens. This quick procedure makes a huge difference in patients’ lives. A newer laser option is suitable for some patients, and may make recovery even faster.

Glaucoma Treatment

Regular glaucoma testing is important because catching the disease early helps prevent or slow vision loss. At Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates, we lower and monitor the intraocular pressure that makes glaucoma worsen. Depending on your individual situation, we may prescribe medicated eye drops, medications such as beta blockers, surgery, laser treatments or other therapies.

Diabetic Eye Disease Management 
At Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates, we realize that our patients with diabetes face their own special set of eye health issues. These include increased risk for cataracts and glaucoma as well as diabetic retinopathy, a condition in which the blood vessels in the retina are damaged, drastically reducing vision and often leading to blindness. If caught in the early stages, treatment and follow-up care for diabetic retinopathy go a long way in preserving your vision. Because of this, we recommend more frequent eye exams for our diabetic patients.

Treatment for Corneal Disorders

Your eye is protected by a clear outer layer called the cornea. It helps keep you safe from germs and dirt which can harm your eye’s delicate structure. However, the cornea can easily become damaged through infection, injury or various diseases. We diagnose and treat the full spectrum of corneal disorders, including the more than 20 corneal dystrophies that can compromise your eye health.

Treatment for Vitreoretinal Disorders

In the back of your eye, the retina and vitreous can be affected by macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal tears or detachments, floats, flashes, eye cancer and other conditions. Our doctors use advanced training to diagnose and treat these varied and complicated vitreoretinal disorders.

Dry Eye Treatment

Many people’s eyes produce insufficient lubrication, leaving them feeling dry and uncomfortable. If your eyes burn or sting, come see us so we can help you feel more comfortable. At Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates, we can identify the causes of your dry eye and make a treatment plan to ease the condition. This could include eye drops and lifestyle changes.

If you are suffering from vision health problems or simply have a question, contact our office today. We are happy to help!

Our Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed