Weiss Eyecare Clinic - Quality Eye Care in Watertown, SD
Weiss Eyecare Clinic is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive eye exams to patients throughout Watertown. Our eye exams are designed to screen for diseases and identify any eye abnormalities. We also have a large selection of contact lenses and frames for you to choose from, with styles, brands, and colors to suit every face and preference.
Elevate your eye care to the next level with Weiss Eyecare Clinic.
Why Choose Weiss Eyecare Clinic?
At Weiss Eyecare Clinic we welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Dr. Melanie Weiss provides personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health condition, vision care requirements change. In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options.
Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Watertown residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.
Quality Eye Care
Dr. Weiss likes to take time with her patients to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
At Weiss Eyecare Clinic, we handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.
Expert eye care solutions should be convenient and easy, and we excel in serving all your vision needs while maximizing the convenience. We are devoted to helping you maximize your vision, so you can enjoy the highest quality of life!
Business Woman Of The Year
The Chamber honored Dr. Melanie Weiss as Business Woman Of The Year for 2019.
New Heights Of Achievement
Cleinman Performance Network's 2012 award to Weiss Eyecare Clinic for Moving Their Practice To New Heights Of Achievement.
Employer Of The Year
Business and Professional Women/USA congratulated Dr. Melanie Weiss as Employer Of The Year, 2008.
Ask Dr. Melanie Weiss a Question
Q: Is too much computer or hand-held device use bad for my child’s eyes?
A: The last few years have seen a radical shift in how our children use their vision. More and more time is spent looking at an electronic screen; TV, computer, cell phone, game device, and so on. Vision scientists have long pointed out that excessive near point tasks can lead to increased myopia (nearsightedness) in children, eyestrain, and headaches. Combined with the potentially damaging effect of the blue light these screens emit, you have the possibility of a dangerous situation. We recommend a common-sense approach. First, limit the time your child has to electronic media. Psychologists, educators, and doctors all agree: too much is not good. Second, practice the 20/20/20 rule. For every twenty minutes of near point tasks, take twenty seconds and look at something twenty feet or more away. In short, take frequent rest breaks. Third, use lenses that are designed for your particular activity. Having the correct eyeglass or contact lens prescription is always the place to start. There are lenses and coatings that not only provide the proper focus, but also block unwanted glare and limit the amount of damaging blue light.
Q: What age can you start wearing contact lenses?
A: There's no set age limit for contact lenses; whenever mom says it's okay, it's okay! Typically children start using contacts at age 12 or 13. Daily or 1-Day lenses are easier for children and teens because they require zero maintenance and are a safer option for younger wearers.