Medical Eye Care
Regular eye exams are a valuable tool to maintaining the health of your eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly and painlessly before causing vision loss. Early detection of these problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. We regularly screen for diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which can develop without any noticeable symptoms.
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 problems 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 and dystrophies
- Dry eye
- Flashing lights and floaters
- Ocular trauma
Certain advanced eye conditions may require surgery in order to restore or maintain vision and prevent serious complications. Surgery for 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.