Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease in both adults and children. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Slit Lamp Examinations, Dilated Eye Exams, Refraction for Glasses and Contact Lenses and Glaucoma Pressure Testing.
The office performs retinal photography to examine important structures of the eye such as the optic nerve, macula, arteries and veins.
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs including daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses and gas permeable contact lenses. Click here for more information.
The corneal topography shows the exact shape of the cornea to monitor for disease and changes resulting from contact lenses
For those patients needing glasses or contact lenses, we offer a complete optical department. Since your prescription can be filled at the same place it was written, you will not only save time and travel, you will also have the security of knowing the doctor who wrote the prescription is available to answer questions. Our office is staffed with experienced opticians who specialize in high fashion eyewear and carry an assortment of designer frames.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam.
Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that can severely impact vision. The most common type is called dry macular degeneration. The less common wet form is more severe and can be very disabling. Today, through early detection and treatment, eye care professionals are better able to manage this disease.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be at risk of losing your vision since your body does not utilize sugar properly and, when the sugar levels rise, damage to the retinal blood vessels may occur. This injury to the retinal vessels is known as Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. It is very important to manage your eye health care when you have diabetes, in order to lessen your risk of vision loss due to eye disease.
Dry eyes have become very common and causes a wide range of symptoms most commonly red, irritated, scratchy eyes and even blurred vision. It can make contact lens wear difficult. There are many factors besides not just making enough tears. Some related causes can be environmental, diet, medications, increased computer time, and genetic factors. As someone who cares for patients with dry eyes, it is important to differentiate the type of dry eye to prescribe the most appropriate treatment regimen. New treatments include newer lubricants, vitamins, heat masks, medications, punctal plugs, blephex and meibomian gland expression. There are options so make an appointment today.
LASIK is one of the most popular, eye surgery choices. LASIK laser vision correction uses a laser to reshape the cornea and correct common visual impairments such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.