Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

We are once again seeing all patients, but at a limited capacity. Please bring a mask with you to your appointment if at all possible.

Memphis and Shelby County is continuing to phase into reopening during the Covid-19 outbreak. MECA is continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol to best ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees:
• MECA physicians and staff wear masks at all times while in the clinic.
• Patients are asked to bring a mask and wear it while in the building.
• After checking in, patients are asked to wait in the car until it is time for testing or their exam.
• Family/guests are asked to remain outside unless the patient needs assistance.
• Everyone’s temperature is checked on entering the building. If anyone has a temperature, has been in a Covid infected area in the last 14 days, or has been in contact with anyone that has a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus, they are asked to reschedule their appointment.
• If and when appropriate, the doctor may decide to schedule a telemedicine appointment.
• We are continuing to reschedule surgery for patients whose surgery was postponed earlier in the spring due to the quarantine.

Thank you for your loyalty and patience as we navigate our clinic reopening. As always, our physicians are on call 24 hours a day. If you have a need or concern, please call our office at 901-767-3937

MECA Physicians 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