by Dr. Anna Clark
WALSENBURG — Have you heard? There’s affordable, full-service eye care in Walsenburg! Valley EyeCare, at 608 Main St. in downtown Walsenburg, is accepting new patients. Opened in May of 2017, Valley EyeCare has experienced tremendous growth in its first months and is now expanding to offer more services and more patient-care hours.
Having done free vision screenings in both the Walsenburg and Gardner schools, Dr. Clark recognized the need for eye care in the area. It is estimated that 80% of what a child learns is acquired through their vision. Kids often don’t know that they are seeing differently than their peers. Even children who do well on a basic vision screening may have visual disorders that can only be uncovered in a comprehensive eye exam. With Medicaid and most other insurances offering complete coverage for eye exams and glasses for children, there’s no excuse for a child to not see well. And let’s not forget the young-at-heart. With an aging population, periodic comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. The risk of eye disease increases greatly with age, and many ocular diseases have no obvious symptoms in the early stages. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems is key in preventing vision loss.
Valley EyeCare offers full-service optometric care for all ages including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, emergency exams, glasses adjustments and repairs, cataract surgery post-operative care and co-management, and so much more. Dr. Clark is passionate about making sure that every person who needs glasses can get them. With the capability to cut lenses in office and in some cases, offer same day service, there’s no need to travel out of town to take care of your vision needs.
In addition to the Main Street location in Walsenburg, Valley EyeCare also has an office Colorado City. Both offices are accepting new patients. Most major insurances are welcome including Medicaid and Medicare, CHP+, VSP, Eyemed, and many others. Additionally, Care Credit financing, payment plans, and competitive pricing allow for patients of all income levels to have an opportunity to see their best. Both offices are open five days a week and appointments can be booked by calling the Walsenburg location at 719-738-3937 or the Colorado City location at 719-676-3937. To get your business profiled in the World Journal, please call 719-738-1415.