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?
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.
At Weiss Eyecare Clinic we welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our warm and trusted eye doctors provide 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.
Ask Dr. Melanie Weiss a Question
Q: Does reading on my smart phone or tablet in the dark damage my eyes?
A: Reading from a tablet or smart phone in the dark is okay for your eyes, as long as it's not for a long period of time. There is good lighting from these devices, with good contrast. There is, however, blue light emitted from these devices. Blue light is a short wavelength light, with high energy that may cause damage to the structures of the eye if exposed for a long period of time. As well, studies have shown this blue light can disrupt melatonin production which is required for a healthy sleep cycle. Optometrists recommend limiting screen use during the last hour before bedtime.
Q: Is Dry Eye more severe in the winter than in the warmer spring and summer months?
A: It's unclear. Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a chronic multi-factorial disease process in which signs and symptoms don't always correlate with one another. Some patient may be more sensitive in certain seasons than others, depending on the humidity level, wind factor, working environment, and other variables. Screening for this common and chronic condition is crucial to maintaining a healthy and stable tear film, no matter the season, and should not be based on symptoms alone.