Regular eye exams are an integral part of maintaining your overall health, even if you do not need vision correction. An eye doctor can diagnose other medical conditions including glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetes. If you are unsure whether or not you should have your eyes checked, or it has been a while since you were last seen by an eye doctor, now is the time to schedule an appointment.
It is important to note that not all eye problems should wait. If you are or have recently experienced
any of the following symptoms, please call or contact us right away:
|Sudden onset of flashing lights||Severe eye pain||Injury or scratch to an eye(s)|
|Sudden light sensitivity||Sudden change in vision||Scratch to an eye(s)|
|Part of your vision is missing||Eye redness in contact lens wearers||Sudden onset of floating spot(s)|
Below is a short list of common eye diseases and conditions that can be diagnosed with a visit to Evision Eyecare. Not all eye conditions make themselves obvious and often times an eye exam is the only way to detect a problem. If you feel you may be experiencing any of the following, please call us to schedule an appointment.
- Amblyopia - Sometimes called a “lazy eye”, this is decreased vision in one or both eyes. This is a developmental condition due to high amounts of prescription in the eye, an eye turn, or other causes.
- Cataracts - A haziness of the lens of the eye due to age, use of certain medications, or injury. Cataracts can also be something you are born with. Cataracts grow at different rates depending on the person and the type of cataract.
- Conjunctivitis - This is inflammation of the conjunctiva from a bacterial infection, virus, or allergy.
- Diabetic Retinopathy - Changes in the back of the eye due to high and/or fluctuating blood sugars. Diabetic retinopathy tends to be more common in diabetics who have had diabetes for a long period of time. If you have diabetes it is important to have yearly eye exams to rule out diabetic retinopathy.
- Dry Eye Syndrome - Dryness, burning, or tearing of the eyes due to environmental issues, age, medication use, among other reasons. Dry Eye Syndrome can be helped with artificial tears, ointment, plugs in the puncta of the eye, and various prescription medication.
- Floaters - Black spots that move location with a shift in gaze. Floaters can be a normal occurrence, or they can be related to more serious conditions such as retinal detachment or vitreous detachment. If you are seeing floaters please give us a call to set up an appointment.
- Glaucoma - Damage to the optic nerve caused by pressure buildup in the eye or certain anatomical issues within the eye. Glaucoma can lead to the loss of peripheral vision. Glaucoma can be controlled with drops or laser surgery. It is only detectable by an eye doctor which is one reason it is so important to have your eyes checked yearly.
- Macular Degeneration - Degeneration of the macula of the eye, which can lead to central vision loss. This is more common in older, fair haired individuals. There are two forms of macular degeneration, dry and wet. The dry form of macular degeneration is treated with vitamin supplements; the wet form is more serious and is treated with injections.
Call or contact us to schedule your evaluation with one of our experienced, professional doctors today.