Therapeutic Optometrists are qualified to treat most eye diseases ranging from conjunctivitis ('pinkeye') to glaucoma. They meet annual continuing education requirements to demonstrate that they are up to date on diagnosing and treating disease.
A routine eye examination assesses a dozen or more areas of the visual and neurological system. A thorough examination can bring to light diseases people did not know they had, such as glaucoma or diabetes; or problems that they did not know could be remediated, such as eyestrain or neckache from using a computer.
In addition to basic contact lens fitting, Dr. Mann specializes in hard-to-fit cases. People who have previously been told that they could not wear contacts or who have failed in their attempts to wear them; people who need bifocal, trifocal or progressive hard gas permeable or soft lenses; and people who suffer from irregular corneas secondary to refractive surgery or keratoconus.

Most of what children learn is through their eyes, yet many parents rely on the fact that "Little Johnny must see just fine - he doesn't bump into things" or the fact that "Little Jane passed the vision test at school." Why risk a child's education and future on such speculation when it is widely recommended that all children have comprehensive eye examinations from the age of 6 months on. At any age the doctor can assess the three most important components of an eye examination: 1) That no blinding disease exists, 2) That the eyes are aligned, ruling out permanent vision loss from strabismic amblyopia, 3) That the refractive error is equal and within limits, ruling out permanent vision loss from anisometropic or meridional amblyopia. In many cases, a condition has to be detected and treated before a certain age in order to avoid permanent blindness or vision loss.


Perhaps the most overlooked diagnosis in children is one of hyperopia. Hyperopic children can see 20/20 and thus pass school screenings. However, in order to see, they have to use an inordinate amount of muscular energy. This translates into an inability to concentrate on tasks and an inability to complete schoolwork. The child will often have developmental or perceptual delays as a result, and will lag behind academically, despite average or above-average intelligence. Many such children are labelled ADD or ADHD and many more are written off as badly behaved or unintelligent, purely for want of a proper eye examination!

There are many millions of Texans who are unable to see 20/20 or who suffer from decreased peripheral vision. In some cases they can see close to normal, and in others their vision is severely decreased, to the point where they are considered legally blind. Low Vision is the branch of Optometry which deals with the rehabilitation of people who have decreased or impaired vision. By means of optical devices such as magnifiers and telescopes; electronic devices such as closed circuit magnifying televisions; and non-optical means such as Orientation and Mobility Training, low vision patients can be helped to compensate for their disability. In his private low vision practice and Previously at the Lighthouse of Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mann has helped countless low vision patients regain their independence or retain their jobs. One of Dr. Mann's special interests is fitting bioptic telescopes, which allow low vision patients to drive again.
Sight depends on the integrity of many components of the visual and neurological systems in addition to the state of general health of a person. One good reason to have annual dilated eye examinations even in the absence of any complaints is that there are many conditions which present NO SYMPTOMS, but which can be avoided or treated if diagnosed in a timely fashion.
Doctors Mann work with the best surgeons to co-manage refractive surgery (for example LASIK and PRK) and cataract surgery. This means that you can enjoy the benefit of objective additional opinions and the convenience of neighborhood office visits.
oth eyes do not point in the same direction and see an object with similar clarity, the visual system cannot function optimally. This may manifest subtly as being unable to read for long periods of time, or getting tired after reading awhile, or losing your place while reading. Bring these symptoms to your doctor's attention and he or she can perform an 'associated phoria' test to further evaluate and remediate them.

If you are wheelchair bound, you no longer have to
transfer from wheelchair to examination chair.

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VISIONMANN is the professional practice of Dr. Sandy Mann
and Dr. Andrew Mann. These therapeutically licensed doctors

of optometry provide state-of-the-art eyecare. In addition to

eye examinations, their practice includes contact lenses,

children’s vision, low vision, ocular disease, refractive

surgery co-management and binocular vision

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