This is the most common vision problem patients suffer from, and is easily addressed through prescription glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, we can correct refractive errors through laser surgery such as LASIK or PRK.
Myopia and Hyperopia
Myopia and hyperopia are two common vision problems. Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, makes seeing objects in the distance more difficult. Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is just the opposite, causing visual problems for patients when viewing objects up close, such as a book or computer screen. We can offer several treatments, from corrective eyewear and contact lenses to LASIK or PRK surgery.
Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which patients gradually lose the ability to see near objects clearly, and typically begins to present symptoms in patients over 40. The condition is caused by a marked decrease in the flexibility of the eye's natural lens to focus on objects that are near or far. With presbyopia, many patients rely heavily on reading glasses to view books, newspapers, cell phones, and computers.
Astigmatism is a type of refractive error that is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. This condition can affect your ability to distinguish details in objects, regardless of the distance. Fortunately, we now offer contact lenses made specifically for patients with astigmatism.
Chronic Dry Eye
Chronic dry eye, or CDE, is a condition in which the eyes either do not produce enough tears, or do not produce tears that sufficiently moisturize the eye. We offer several treatment options to alleviate the frustrating symptoms of CDE at our practice.
Inflammation and Infection
If you are suffering from a swollen eye or an infection such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), we can prescribe oral or topical antibiotics to eliminate the infection. While most conditions are minor, some are more serious and require an examination and diagnosis by a professional. If you have noticed any redness or swelling around your eye, ask your doctor to examine the condition as soon as possible.