- Allergies (Ocular)
- Cataracts (detection)
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Digital Eye Strain
- Dry Eye
- Eye infections and inflammation
- Light flashes
- Macular degeneration (detection)
- Near and Farsightedness
- Vitreous detachment
Astigmatism is one of the most common vision conditions; most people have some form of astigmatism. Astigmatism can be caused by an irregular shaped cornea or curvature of the lens, and can lead to blurred vision. Our examinations test for astigmatism using a phoropter and retinoscope, which measure refraction. Depending on the amount of astigmatism, we can provide eyeglasses or contact lenses to help correct your condition.
Digital Eye Strain
Also called computer vision, this refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that use a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.
Near and Farsightedness
Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away. It occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, is too curved. Myopia affects nearly 30% of the US population and may cause eye strain or headaches. Myopia control is the use of treatments to slow the progression of nearsightedness.
Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects that are close and is caused when images are focused behind the retina. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, contact us today.
A stye is caused by a blocked gland. A bump (called a stye) is formed. There are two different types, which are treated differently so it is important to be seen by an ophthalmologist so you know that they will treat your stye the right way. Treatment of the cause of the stye is important so that it does not come right back.
Your eyes need tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort, but it helps with your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eye. There is no cure for dry eye. Instead, we have ways to make you more comfortable. There is a product called artificial tears. This comes in drops and ointments.