Healthy eyes and vision are especially important for infants and children. The visual skills developed during early life set the foundation for future learning. From birth, your child uses vision for learning and development. If your child is unable to respond or read at his or her age, the doctor provides an accurate evaluation using specialized objective procedures. In addition to a thorough internal and external eye health evaluation, the doctor will analyze the vision-related learning binocular skills like focusing, tracking, eye teaming, color and depth perception. The office has a playroom as well, so your child can warm up and have playtime so he or she can feel comfortable with the doctor during the examination.
Myopia is the condition commonly known as near or short-sighted. Myopia has become increasingly prevalent around the world in recent decades, resulting in a major health, social and economic burden. In fact, in 2010, myopia was estimated to be the main cause of distance visual impairment worldwide – and it is ranked as the second most common cause of blindness globally. Myopia management is a treatment plan focused on slowing the progression of myopia. Myopia can’t be cured, but controlling it is generally effective to keep vision from getting worse. Myopia management may also help prevent other complications later in life like glaucoma, and even retinal detachment. By preventing myopia progression, you can preserve your eye health longer. Treatments that can work to control myopia include orthokeratology (ortho-k) and atropine eye drops, and certain soft bifocal contact lenses. Ortho-k treatment involves wearing rigid contact lenses while you sleep. The contacts reshape the eye to improve the way it bends light. To see which method is right for your child, book a consultation appointment.
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit the patient’s needs. We offer daily disposables, extended soft wear lenses, gas permeable lenses, scleral and hybrid lenses.
While dry eye isn’t a serious condition, it can have a major impact on your quality of life. You may find your eyes get tired faster or you have difficulty reading. Not to mention the discomfort of a burning sensation or blurry vision. Let’s take a look at dry eye treatments – from simple self-care to innovative prescriptions and therapies – to help you see clearly and comfortably.
If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, you’re probably already familiar with the typical options in glaucoma treatment – eye drops, laser treatment or traditional surgery. While these are certainly effective, especially when glaucoma is diagnosed early, researchers have been working hard to offer new glaucoma treatments. Their goal is not only to improve outcomes but also reduce the treatment’s side effects and frequency of use.
If you are ever diagnosed with diabetes, your primary care doctor will likely recommend extra close monitoring of your eyes. Diabetic eye disease is the number one loss of vision in working-aged adults. High blood sugar can affect every part of the eye, but the most common changes we see are in the retina. We would look for tiny bleeds in the back of the eye and refer you out for treatment if these bleeds became vision threatening. The best prevention of vision loss with diabetes is through lifestyle changes and by working closely with your doctor to lower blood sugar of course! Lets partner together to help you be healthy!
Macular degeneration, commonly referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the single largest cause of sight loss in the developed world and affects more than 10 million Americans. It usually affects people over the age of 60 but has been known to affect those who are younger. It is a painless condition that usually affects both eyes with the loss being experienced in the central vision. It does not affect the peripheral vision, meaning that it does not cause total blindness.
Binocular vision disorders can take on many forms. Your eyes want to work together as a team. We evaluate your eye efficiency during yearly exams. The symptoms of a poorly functioning binocular vision symptoms can include headaches, short attention span, losing place while reading, double vision, tired eyes, and many more.