Eye Glasses and Contacts

Eye care professionals do everything in their power to help you see a clear world. Should your vision become blurry or hard to focus, your doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to see if you need glasses. Many times, individuals between the ages of 40 and 45 will notice they can no longer focus on proximal objects. This is a normal, common condition called presbyopia, and is valued in numerous ways. After examining your eyes, your eye care doctor will suggest reading glasses, bifocals, bifocal contact lenses or a monovision solution. Monovision uses contact lenses or blade-free LASIK eye surgery to focus your non-dominant eye for close up vision. Should this be the best route for a patient, a “test drive” with temporary contact lenses may be necessary before surgery to ensure proper brain adaption.

For many people, contacts are preferred over eye glasses. Contact lens exams ensure you are fit to wear contacts for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is imperative for your contact lenses to fit your eyes specifically, as all eyes are unique. Poorly received contacts can cause issues such as discomfort, inflammation, allergy, abrasion, infection and rarely, permanent tissue damage. In addition to using the Pentacam mapping system for corneal structure evaluation, reputable eye care physicians supply patients with correctly fitting contacts, a starter pair of trial contact lenses and a cleaning kit. Due to the capabilities in managing dry eye problems and technological advances in soft and rigid gas permeable lens design, many eye care specialists are happy to make adjustments for people who desire contacts.

Diabetic Eye Care is a Priority

Diabetic patients know proper eye care is essential for continued general health. One of the main diabetic threats associated with vision function is diabetic retinopathy. Stemming from insufficient retinal oxygen and blood flow, diabetic retinopathy can occur when high blood sugar damages the retina. This has the potential to lead to a myriad of issues, from leaky blood vessels to complete blindness.

Eye doctors pay close attention to the vision health of all diabetic patients, as diabetic retinopathy should be identified as soon as possible. Symptoms are minimal, if present at all, so early detection is vital.

Corneal Care for Keratoconus

For those patients living with Keratoconus , technological advances have made treatment easier and safer. A condition that causes corneal thinning and distortion, Keratoconus patients could have traditionally required a corneal transplant. However, doctors look forward to performing non-invasive Corneal Cross Linking (CXL), once the US FDA approval process is complete. CXL applications liquid Riboflavin and B vitamin to the eye. By combining this application with UV light, corneal fibers are strengthened and the tissue is stabilized. Approved in Europe for over 15 years, the US awaits full FDA approval. In the meantime, eye care specialists are committed to screening folks who may have Keratoconus and helping current patients became established candidates for future CXL procedures.

Whether you are having to go to LASIK vision correction surgery, improve your vision with eye glasses or contacts or find an eye care doctor for vision issues such as diabetic retinopathy or Keratoconus, eye care doctors treat a plethora of ocular conditions. We believe in supplying our patients with comprehensive eye exams and access to complete, state-of-the-art eye and vision care.