Being proactive about your eye health can have a positive and lasting effect on your vision. Regular
eye care maintenance, including regular eye exams with a qualified optometrist, can help stave off
certain eye conditions and diseases. With years of collective experience, our knowledgeable staff
has diagnosed and treated a range of eye conditions and diseases. We are the preferred choice for
patients suffering from eye conditions and diseases including:
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens (the transparent portion of the iris). When the
natural lens becomes clouded, light cannot pass through and properly focus objects onto the retina,
creating fuzzy vision. Early stages of cataracts can be managed with prescription eyeglasses.
However, the only way to reverse the vision loss caused by a cataract is to have it surgically
Known as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma typically occurs without any warning signs. There are
several types of glaucoma, all affecting the optic nerve. Open-angle glaucoma occurs when fluid
buildup in the eye increases intraocular pressure (IOP), which in turn damages the optic nerve.
Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the iris — the colored portion of the eye — prevents normal fluid
drainage, causing a rapid buildup of pressure. Several treatment options for glaucoma are available,
all of which focus on lowering intraocular pressure.
Macular degeneration is the most common cause of permanent vision loss among Americans. Macular
degeneration occurs when the retina (the portion of the eye responsible for clear central vision)
weakens and breaks down. Common symptoms of the eye condition include gradual loss of central vision
and dark spots. Proper management in its early stages can slow down the progression of macular
degeneration. Later stages of macular degeneration can be treated with certain medications and laser
Dry Eye Syndrome
A chronic condition, dry eye syndrome is characterized by a lack of quantity or quality of tears
needed to keep the eyes moist and lubricated. Treatment for the benign condition depends on the
cause and severity. Treatment options include prescription eye drops, antibiotics, punctal plugs and
intense pulsed light therapy (IPL).
Keratoconus is an uncommon condition characterized by an abnormally curved cornea. The condition
occurs when the normally smooth and spherically shaped cornea weakens, bulging outward and
distorting vision. Early stages of keratoconus can be managed with prescription eyeglasses or
specially fitted contact lenses. But if the cornea’s shape worsens, other treatment options can be
considered including corneal crosslinking and corneal transplant.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. The condition occurs when unstable blood sugar
levels damage the blood vessels in the retina and cause optic nerve damage. If left untreated,
diabetic retinopathy can cause severe vision loss.
Computer Vision Syndrome
A benign condition, computer vision syndrome refers to a group of eyestrain symptoms caused by
continuous viewing of computer screens, smartphones and other digital devices. Upon assessing your
symptoms, our knowledgeable team can recommend treatment options to ease your eyestrain.
Presbyopia, or age-related vision loss, typically starts around age 40, affecting a person’s ability
to read and see things up-close. The condition tends to worsen with age. Individuals with presbyopia
typically require reading glasses (bifocals) to read or perform tasks that depend on near vision.
A refractive error, astigmatism causes vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all
distances. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism can usually be corrected with
prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery (e.g., LASIK).
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is the inflammation of the conjunctiva (the tissue that goes
over the white portion of eye and the inside of the eyelid). The condition may be caused by a virus,
bacteria, allergies or debris entering the eye. Although not serious, pink eye can cause swollen
eyelids, irritation and redness. Several medications and antibiotics are available to treat pink
Schedule an Appointment Today
Whether you are in need of comprehensive eye care or simply due for a routine eye exam, let our team
help. Please contact our vision practice to speak to one of our friendly staff members.