Our practice provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Our doctors are fully trained and experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a variety of conditions.
Regular eye exams are a valuable tool for maintaining the health of your eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Children should have regular tests to ensure the proper development of their vision and prevent any interference with academic achievements. Older adults are often at a higher risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. All patients can benefit from examinations that test vision and screen for disease.
The most common eye conditions diagnosed during an eye exam involve refractive errors that cause blurry vision for patients. These conditions affect millions of people in the United States and often get progressively worse as patients age. Fortunately, refractive errors can be easily treated to let patients enjoy clear vision at all distances.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is a condition of the eyes in which nearby objects are clear and distant objects appear blurry. The eye is designed to focus images directly on the surface of the retina; with myopia, light rays focus before the surface of the retina, producing a blurry image. Almost a third of people in the United States experience some degree of nearsightedness.
Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a condition of the eyes where the focus on distant objects is better than the focus on objects closer to the eye, so nearby objects appear blurry. The eye is designed to focus images directly on the surface of the retina; with hyperopia, light rays focus behind the surface of the retina, producing a blurry image.
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea – the clear covering over the eye – is slightly irregular in shape, preventing light from focusing properly on the retina in the back of the eye. With astigmatism some of that light focuses either in front of or behind the retina, resulting in vision that may be blurry for either near or far vision or, in some patients, for all objects.
Presbyopia is a visual inability of the lens of the eye to focus on objects that are close. It occurs when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, causing objects to appear blurry. Symptoms make take years to develop and patients begin to show signs of presbyopia in their early- to mid-40s – even in patients who have had laser vision correction. Presbyopia is not a condition that can be cured.
All of these vision conditions can be effectively treated with either eyeglasses or contact lenses. Eyewear may be used during certain activities, such as watching television or driving, or at all times. Our patients are given a wide selection of eyeglass frames, lenses and contact lenses to choose from to correct their vision issues in the most comfortable manner.
Contact lenses are a great alternate option in addition to glasses. With advances in optical technology, almost everyone now can wear contact lenses, regardless of the type or extent of their vision problems. This includes patients with astigmatism and those who need bifocal or multifocal lenses. Our practice offers a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit our patients’ individual needs—from daily disposables or extended-wear soft contacts to rigid gas-permeable lenses. After determining the prescription necessary to improve your vision, we can help you find out which contact lenses are best for you.
Our doctors are fully trained and experienced in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a variety of conditions that include:
- Dry eye
- Ocular allergies
- Conjunctivitis, or pink eye
- Foreign bodies
- Corneal abrasions
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
We strive to provide our patients with the most effective treatments to relieve their symptoms as well as preserve vision and overall eye health. If a condition requires a service we do not provide, we will make a referral to a specialist with expertise in that area.