Comprehensive eye examination
This the surest way to identify the cause of your vision problems. In addition to utilizing the latest technology, our staff has years of experience with a variety of eye problems and issues. We are committed to providing the highest level of care to each and every one of our patients. The exam process is a thorough, non-invasive process used to determine what is at the heart of your current problems. Our eye exams are the first step in our diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of eye conditions, including:
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Nutrition Eye Services
Chronic eye diseases tend to occur more frequently as we age. Glaucoma — an increase in pressure within the eye — is most common after the age of 30. and is incurable. Cataracts mostly occur after 60, and macular degeneration is most common after 70. However, diabetes —the second leading cause of blindness — used to occur later in life but now can occur at any age. For this reason, we need to take a close look at these diseases and try to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
We do not “catch” chronic eye diseases; they develop over many years. New research has shown that our nutritional state can influence the development of some of these diseases. In fact, there are about 60 studies that link obesity with chronic eye disease.
We have developed a program to offer several types of nutritional evaluations that are designed to meet your specific needs. These will help us to determine your nutritional status, as well as what you need to do to help balance your nutritional intake. We also work closely with a qualified nutritionist who can help to initiate a program to help you get the most out of our recommendations.
What is Ortho-K?
Ortho-K (short for Orthokeratology) is a non-surgical procedure using specially designed contact lenses to gently reshape the curvature of the eye to improve vision.
This is a revolutionary procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye WHILE YOU SLEEP using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have clear, sharp, natural vision for all your waking hours.
In the most basic of terms, Accelerated Overnight Orthokeratology is the science of changing the curvature or shape of the cornea to change how light is focused on the retina at the back of one's eye. This safe and effective treatment can correct near-sightedness (including high prescriptions), farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (blurred near vision). It is a great alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the risk or are not ready for surgery.
If you need to have clear, uncorrected vision during the day or cannot wear traditional contact lenses for any reason, then Ortho-K is likely an excellent alternative.
Computer Vision Exam
Because computer work visually is such a highly demanding visual task, vision problems and symptoms are very common. The symptoms generally affecting computer users are now collectively known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
CVS most often occurs when the viewing demand of the task exceeds the visual abilities of the computer user. The American Optometric Association defines CVS as that “complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use.” The symptoms can vary, but usually include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision (distance and/or near), disturbed accommodation, neck pain and/or backache, light sensitivity, double vision, disturbed color vision, and dry, irritated eyes
The causes of the visual symptoms are a combination of individual visual problems, poor work habits and poor office ergonomics. Many people have marginal vision disorders that do not cause symptoms when performing less demanding visual tasks. In other words, you must address your working environment as well as your visual condition when treating CVS. A computer vision exam can find hidden issues that are causing end-of-workday problems.
Most likely, we will prescribe glasses for you to help reduce the eyestrain caused by your computer work. What the doctor will recommend is a pair of glasses designed to help you see the computer monitor without having to over-focus your eyes. What the doctor might also recommend making adjustments to your workspace to help improve the conditions that are contributing to your vision problems.