Eye Health

Eye exams help track the health of your eyes

As Optometrists, we see quite number of eye conditions and, if found early enough, we are often able to manage or prevent problems in the future. Regular eye exams help us to track the health of your eyes and see issues as they develop. Early assessment and diagnosis is the best way to keep your eyes healthy for life.

Eye Conditions

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CATARACTS

These blurry or cloudy patches develop over time to causereduced vision. Most common in older adults, cataracts can be treated surgically when necessary to provide relief.

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GLAUCOMA

When pressure builds up inside the eye and is unable to escape, the normal fluids inside your eye become blocked. While it is simple for a professional to detect, patients do not usually notice any symptoms. Glaucoma can lead to permanent blindness or vision loss, so it’s important to get regular exams to prevent any potential risks.

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AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

Caused by damage to the macula, this condition leads to gradual vision loss or blurriness. While it does not generally cause complete blindness, the location of the vision loss is in the central part of the eye and therefore leads to challenges for every day activities.

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DIABETIC EYE DISEASE

People who suffer from Diabetes are at risk for developing a number of eye conditions commonly referred to as Diabetic Eye Disease. These conditions can cause varying degrees of vision loss, including total blindness.

MYOPIA

Most people have heard of the term “nearsightedness”. This means that a patient can see clearly close up, as in reading a book, but can not see objects in the distance without glasses

HYPEROPIA

This is the opposite of Myopia. It means “farsightedness”, or the inability to see objects that are close up without the help of glasses.

ASTIGMATISM

When there is a curvature of the eye, patients are unable to focus on light which leads to blurred vision.

PRESBYOPIA

When we lose our ability to focus on objects at near. The lens in the eye grows throughout our life and becomes too large for the eye muscles to focus it. This typically occurs between the ages of forty and fifty.

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LASIK

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PRK

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CATARACT SURGERY

Maintaining Eye Health At Home

In addition to having regular appointments with your Optometrist, the following suggestions can help to keep your your vision at its best:

1 – Wear Protective Eyewear for any task that could involve flying debris or airborne particles. Failure to do so can result in serious injury that is often irreparable.

2 – Sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays can help protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. Exposure to UV rays can lead to degenerative diseases of the eye down the road.

3 – Eat a healthy diet. Eating well not only keeps your eyes strong from the inside out, but can prevent diabetes which can lead to many eye conditions.

4 – Wearing your contact lenses for a prolonged period of time. Wearing your contacts for too long can lead to eye irritation, so be sure to let them breathe overnight.

5 – Limit screen time. Looking at the glare from your computer, tablet or phone can cause headaches and temporary blurring. Make sure to take breaks as needed to give your eyes a rest.