Prevention and Treatment for Ocular Diseases
Your eyes are a window to your health. Early signs of these conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision or feel pain. While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy.
We provide the option of using our latest technology, Optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging (hyperlink to http://optomap.com/) to screen for diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other retinal disease. It is a fast and painless procedure and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. Images are available immediately for review and they are useful as a baseline photos for ocular health assessment.
Prevention and Treatment for Pediatric Eye Disorders
Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, we still recommend scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at 6 months. Things that we will test for include excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, eye movement ability and ocular health assessment. We usually utilize a longer lasting dilating eye drops to relax the eye muscles to determine the refractive error. These problems are not common, but it is important to identify children who have them at this young age. Vision development and eye health problems are easier to correct if treatment begins early.
Prevention and Treatment for Contact Lens related Eye Problems
Our office utilizes up-to- dated contact lenses to prevent oxygen deprivation in the eyes; the most common cause of eye infection and dry eye. We also use specialty contact lenses to treat medical eye problems.