Dr. Thuy Yath, OD, Optometrist
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Dr. Thuy Yath, OD

Optometrist

4205 W Anthem Way Ste 101 Anthem AZ, 85086

About

Dr. Thuy Yath is a compassionate and dedicated optometrist who is passionate about her patients and community.  As an optometrist, Dr. Yath serves as the primary physician for eye care, focusing on the health and well-being of her patients' vision. She diligently performs comprehensive eye examinations, evaluating visual acuity, assessing eye health, and detecting potential issues or abnormalities. Dr. Yath's commitment to her patients goes beyond mere diagnoses; she takes the time to explain her findings, educate her patients on proper eye care, and address any concerns they may have.  Her practice focuses on providing exceptional eye care, with a particular emphasis on dry eye treatment and a wide range of contact lenses, including specialty options.  

Education and Training

NECO O.D. 2011

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Dr. Thuy Yath, OD's Expert Contributions
  • Clarity and Compassion

    Being a primary eye care physician, an optometrist, fills my heart with immense joy and fulfillment. There's an indescribable sense of purpose in providing refined clarity while sustaining healthy eyes. Witnessing the smiles on faces when they can see the world in all its vividness and splendor is...

  • Can you get lasik eye surgery at 19?

    The eligibility for lasik surgery depends on various factors, and age is one of them. Many surgeons prefer to wait until the eyeglass prescription stabilizes, which often occurs in your mid-20s. If your eyeglass prescription is still changing you will not have the best outcome. READ MORE

  • Can I still wear contacts with a popped blood vessel?

    It's generally recommended to avoid wearing contact lenses if you have a red or broken blood vessel in your eye. If you are experiencing any irritation, sensitivity to light, discharge and/or blurred vision in the affected eye you should consult with your eye doctor. READ MORE

  • What is a visual field test?

    A visual field test maps out your field of view, specifically for glaucoma it will measure your peripheral vision. During the test, you respond to the visual stimuli while focusing on a central point. This test will be repeated over time to help determine whether the disease is progressing. READ MORE

  • How long does it take to go blind from glaucoma?

    The progression of glaucoma varies among individuals and the timeline for vision loss can be unpredictable. In some cases with proper management, it can take years or even decades for significant vision impairment to occur. Regular eye exams and early detection are crucial for preventing further damage. READ MORE

  • What is the best home remedy for dry eyes from contacts?

    The best remedy would be to increase your intake of omega 3s in your diet in order for your body to have what it needs to produce the moisture to your eyes and using warm compresses especially at bedtime when the contacts are off over the eyelids 2 minutes at a time. Taking breaks from wearing your contacts will definitely help as well. Other things to do would be to run a humidifier to restore moisture in the air and take frequent breaks from looking at digital devices. If you need to supplement with any type of eyedrops try Refresh Contacts or Blink Contacts. READ MORE

  • Can you wear glasses for farsightedness all the time?

    Yes, you can. I would advise to have an updated eye exam to ensure the eyeglass value is valid for the range of vision that you need. READ MORE

  • Does screen time affect your vision?

    Extended screen time can contribute to a range of symptoms collectively known as digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. These symptoms may include eyestrain, dryness, blurred vision, and headaches. Prolonged use of digital devices can lead to focusing fatigue and reduced blinking, which can result in dry eye disease. READ MORE

  • Can you get an infection from wearing contacts for over a month?

    Wearing contact lenses for an extended period increases the risk of eye infections due to several factors. Prolonged use can lead to a buildup of debris, proteins, and bacteria on the lenses, making them a breeding ground for germs. It also reduces oxygen supply to the front of your eyes which also contributes to infections. Additionally, failure to follow proper hygiene, like not cleaning the contacts and storage cases, increases the likelihood of bacterial or fungal contamination. The contact lens material may degrade over time as well, potentially reducing its ability to resist infection. READ MORE

  • How long do eye floaters usually last?

    Eye floaters are typically caused by changes in the vitreous humor of the eye. While they can be bothersome, they often do not require treatment and may become less noticeable over time. The duration of floaters can vary from person to person, lasting from weeks to months to even years. If you experience a sudden onset of new floaters, flashes of light, or visual disturbance in your vision, it is essential to have a visit with your eye doctor. READ MORE

  • How long does computer vision syndrome last?

    Computer Vision Syndrome is a temporary condition that typically lasts relative to the duration you are exposed to digital screens and electronic devices. The symptoms usually include eye strain, dryness, headaches, and blurred vision. They tend to go away when you stop using screens and give your eyes a chance to rest. READ MORE

  • How can I relax my eyes from wearing contacts?

    1. Take regular breaks. Pick a day (or two) out of the week to go without the contacts in your eyes. Switch to glasses on these days. 2. Limit the amount of hours in the day that you have contacts on. 3. Never sleep in the contacts. 4. Maintain good hygiene. Wash your hands before you handle your contacts whether its putting them on or taking them off. Clean and disinfect your contacts regularly. 5. Reduce dryness. Consult with your eye doctor to treat/manage any potential dry eye disease. Use lubricating eye drops that are safe with your contacts. READ MORE

  • Can I wear computer glasses all the time?

    Consult with your eye doctor if they are prescription glasses to ensure they are designed for full time wear. If you are using non-prescription blue light blocking computer glasses, they are not suitable to use outdoors. READ MORE

  • Can Lasik fix both astigmatism and near vision?

    Yes, LASIK can correct both near vision and astigmatism. However, the safety of this procedure varies from person to person and sometimes on your individual eye condition. It is best to have consult with an experienced refractive surgeon. READ MORE

  • Should you blink after using eye drops?

    Yes, blinking after the drops helps spread the eye drops evenly across the surface of your eyes. READ MORE

  • Can I wash my face with contact lenses on?

    No, you should not wash your face with contact lenses on. It's best to remove your contacts before washing your face to avoid getting water in your eyes. Tap water contains microorganisms that can contaminate your contact lenses. Please consult with your eye doctor for specific advice on contact lens hygiene and care. READ MORE

  • Is it safe to order contacts online?

    It is essential to follow some guidelines to ensure your safety and the quality of the contacts. - Prescription: have a valid contact lens prescription from an eye doctor. It is illegal to sell contact lenses without one -Retailers: purchase from a reputable retailer with a good track record of quality products -Verify the prescription: make sure what you get matches what your eye doctor prescribed. Double check the power, base curve, & diameter -Expiration date: the expiration date should go beyond the time you plan to use the contacts. You don't want that last pair to expire before you get a chance to use it Remember to have regular check ups with your eye doctor to ensure the contacts are not causing harm and ensure your prescription is up-to-date. READ MORE

  • How often should I change my contacts?

    The frequency of changing your contact lenses depends on the type of contacts you are prescribed. It's crucial to follow your eye doctor's instructions and not exceed the wearing schedule to maintain eye health and prevent complications. Additionally, always practice good hygiene and proper lens care to avoid eye infections. This means washing your hands before handing the contact lenses whether it to put them on or take them off. Always use fresh solution and replace your contact lens case monthly, if you use one. READ MORE

  • Is there an alternative to laser eye surgery?

    There are several alternatives to laser eye surgery for vision correction: -Glasses: Traditional eyeglasses can correct a wide range of vision problems, from nearsightedness to farsightedness and astigmatism. -Contact Lenses: Contact lenses provide an option for vision correction without surgery. They come in various types, including daily disposables, extended wear, and specialized lenses for different vision conditions. -Orthokeratology (Ortho-K): Ortho-K involves wearing special rigid contact lenses overnight to reshape the cornea temporarily, providing clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or contacts. Alternative surgical options: -Implantable Contact Lens (ICL): These are implantable lenses placed in front of or behind the natural lens inside the eye to correct refractive errors. They are an alternative for individuals who are not suitable candidates for laser surgery. -Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE): RLE is similar to cataract surgery, where the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens to correct refractive errors. It’s typically used for severe farsightedness or when other options aren’t suitable. READ MORE

  • Does wearing eyeglasses all the time weaken your eyes?

    Wearing glasses does not weaken the eyes. In fact, glasses are a tool designed to correct vision problems and help your eyes see clearly. The myth that wearing glasses weakens the eyes likely arises from misunderstandings about how glasses work. Here’s why this myth is incorrect: -Correcting the Issue : Glasses are primarily used to correct common refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. Glasses compensate for these errors by adjusting the way light enters the eye, allowing it to focus correctly. -No Weakening of Eye Muscles: The misconception that wearing glasses weakens the eyes may stem from the belief that glasses make the eye muscles lazy. This is not accurate. Glasses do not affect the strength or function of the eye muscles responsible for focusing. They simply provide the necessary optical correction, reducing strain on the eye muscles. -Preventing Eye Strain: If you have an uncorrected refractive error, your eyes may experience strain and discomfort when trying to focus. Wearing glasses relieves this strain and makes it easier for your eyes to work comfortably. -Maintaining Eye Health: Properly corrected vision can contribute to better overall eye health. Straining to see clearly without glasses may lead to headaches, eye fatigue, and other discomforts. Over time, this strain could potentially worsen existing eye conditions. -Regular Eye Examinations: It’s crucial to have regular eye examinations, as your prescription may change over time. Wearing outdated or incorrect glasses can lead to eye strain, but this has nothing to do with weakening the eyes. READ MORE

  • Eye redness and pain

    I'm glad the eye is not itchy anymore. It would be helpful to continue using a cool compress about 2 minutes at a time over the eye at least 3 times per day. As far as eyedrops go; stick with something soothing such as Refresh Relieva, Systane Complete, or BioTrue Hydration. If you can place the eyedrop bottle in the refrigerator that would further calm the redness down. Put 1 drop in the affected eye every 2 or 3 hours. If your symptoms do not resolve or you are noticing worse symptoms such as sensitivity to light, having discharge, vision is blurred or increased pain please visit your local optometrist. READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Owner & Optometrist Better Vision Eyecare 2022 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • AZOA, Vision Source, AACC, SPBN  

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4205 W Anthem Way Ste 101 -
Anthem, AZ 85086
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