Dry Eye occurs when the production of tears is insufficient or when the compositions of the tears are not correct and the tears evaporate too quickly. In many cases, the surface of the eye may become inflamed. If left untreated, Dry Eye can lead to pain, ulcers, or scars on the cornea, some temporary loss of vision.
Dry Eye may include any of the following symptoms,
Sensitivity to light
Problems wearing contact lenses
Gritty or sandy feeling
Blurred vision or eye fatigue
Difficulty with nighttime driving
If symptoms of dry eye persist, please call the office 951-656-1200 to schedule an appointment. One of our Optometrists will be happy to accurately access the situation.
Glaucoma is a condition when the pressure inside the eye builds up and causes damage to the optic nerve located at the back of the eye. Over time the pressure can increase and cause permanent loss of vision. In many situations, people with glaucoma have no early symptoms of pain from the increase in pressure and the condition may go undetected. If you are over 40 years and have a family history of glaucoma, it is essential to maintain the annual visits for early diagnosis. If left untreated, glaucoma can potentially cause total blindness within a few years.
Diabetic retinopathy can occurs in people with diabetes and who have high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. The increase in blood sugar can destroy the blood vessels in the back of the eye, preventing the retina from receiving the proper amounts of nutrients needed to maintain vision. If left untreated, these blood vessels may bleed making vision blurry. Diabetic retinopathy may also create scar tissue on the back of the retina causing the retina to pull away from the back of the eye. This can cause permanent blindness if left untreated. If you have diabetes or have a family history of diabetes, it is essential that maintain your yearly eye examination. One of our skilled Optometrists will be able to carefully examine the back of your eye with our state-of-the-art equipment and provide you with a collaborative treatment.
Ortho-K is a treatment using a special contact lens to reshape your cornea resulting in a temporary improvement of your vision. Ortho-K may be most effective if you are only mildly nearsighted. This specialty lens is worn at night so that during the day the patient does not need to wear glasses or contact lenses. This is ideal for athletes.
Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye that interferes with the passage of light to the retina. As a result, the nerves in the retina do not properly receive this light and the nerve signal to the brain about what the eye sees is reduced. Loss of vision from cataracts happens slowly and may never become severe. A cataract patient may experience any of the following symptoms,
Fuzzy or foggy vision
Glare from lamps or the sun
Difficulties driving at night due to the glare of car headlights
Frequent changes in prescription
Experience double vision in one eye
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call the office 951-656-1200 to schedule an appointment with one of our Optometrists.
A careful diagnosis and monitoring of your condition is essential so that our Optometrist can provide quality advice to help you manage your vision problem.
We also provide collaborative treatment with our partnering Ophthalmologist.