Have you ever wondered why your eye care provider spends so much time carefully examining your eyes? Although they are looking for diseases or conditions that can affect your vision during eye exa ...View Article
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DID YOU KNOW OUR OPTOMETRISTS CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A MEDICAL EYE EXAM?
Optometry training covers the entire spectrum of eye care. Optometrists are trained to do thorough eye exams, prescribe glasses or contact lenses, offer medical treatment for several eye problems, and participate in pre- and post-operative care for eye surgeries such as Lasik and cataract surgery performed by an ophthalmologist.
Medical Eye Exams Include Screening for:
Cornea and External Disease: Diagnosing and treating diseases related to the cornea, sclera and eyelids such as corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, hordeolum/stye, blepharitis, dry eye syndrome and more.
Glaucoma: Diagnosing, managing and providing treatment of glaucoma and other age-related vision disorders that can create optic nerve damage due to increased ocular pressure.
Diabetic Retinopathy: If you have diabetes it's important that you have a yearly dilated eye exam in order to determine if your diabetes is affecting the back of your eyes, the retina. Our doctors are able to diagnose and manage diabetic retinopathy and, when necessary, refer to a retinal specialist for treatment. In addition, your optometrist works with other health professionals, such as primary care physicians and endocrinologists, to provide continuity of patient care for patients who have systemic diabetes.
Macular Degeneration: This is a disease that affects the central part of your vision. Our doctors are able to diagnose and manage macular degeneration by examining the back of the eye, the retina, and by running special testing such as an OCT Retinal Scan which shows the health of the different layers of the macula. Our optometrists work with retinal specialists when treatment for macular degeneration is necessary.
Pediatric Eye Care: There is more to vision than seeing 20/20. During a pediatric eye exam, your doctor examines the child's binocular vision to determine if the eyes are working together. Our optometrists are able to diagnose strabismus and amblyopia, to provide therapy treatment and, in some cases, refer a patient to a specialist when strabismus surgery is indicated.
Eye Emergencies: Red eyes, sudden vision loss, floaters, eye pain, and corneal or conjunctival foreign bodies are a few eye emergency conditions that your optometrist can diagnose and treat. Our doctors are able to diagnose, manage and treat these conditions as well as refer to the correct specialist when necessary.