General Eye Care
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes' health by detecting and preventing disease. 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. We provide routine eye exams and services such as laser vision correction (LASIK). We test your corneal and retinal health thoroughly and perform eye surgery for cataracts, glaucoma and diabetes.
Depending on their age, risk of disease and overall physical condition, patients should be seen by their doctor for a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years, Children should have regular tests to ensure the proper development of their vision and prevent any interference with their academic achievements. Older adults are often at a higher risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Even if your eyes are healthy, you should have a regular eye examinations to detect any symptoms as soon as possible so that you may begin necessary treatment.
Common Eye Conditions
Within our comprehensive practice, we treat vision conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism through visual aids and surgical procedures if desired, as well as conditions that affect the cornea, iris, lens, vitreous, retina, eyelid and surrounding areas. Some of the most common eye conditions include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Macular Dystrophies
- Dry eye
- Flashes & Floaters
- Ocular trauma
Certain advanced eye conditions may require surgery in order to restore or maintain vision and prevent serious complications. Surgery for many eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease and other serious conditions are an effective means of correcting these diseases and returning the eyes to a more optimal state of health.
Our doctors perform surgery only when needed to reduce invasive treatment and any associated trauma or downtime, and after less invasive treatment methods such as medication, eye drops and laser procedures have failed. In addition, we perform laser vision correction procedures that improve vision and eliminate or reduce the dependence on contact lenses and glasses.
To learn more about the comprehensive eye care services provided at our practice, please contact us today to schedule an appointment.