To ensure good eye health and vision, we offer the following services:
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Schedule an eye exam every year to make sure your eyes remain health. If you are diagnosed with an eye condition, you may need and eye exam twice a year.
During your appointment, we review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.
Today, most people prefer to wear contact lenses instead of glasses. If you are interested in contacts, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option for your individual needs and lifestyle.
Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
Do you find wearing contact lenses impossible? Are your regular contacts constantly uncomfortable or even painful? You are not alone. A variety of factors, individual eye shape, specific conditions, impairments, or the aftermath of surgery, can cause some patients to have more difficulty wearing contacts than others.
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision "foggy". Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow you to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. Proper arrangement of these proteins allows normal vision. Cataracts are the result of some of these proteins clumping together, forming a clouding of the lens.
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and often leads to vision loss and even blindness. To detect glaucoma, our expect doctors perform proper screenings to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt its progression. Treatment varies depending on an individua patient's glaucoma severity.
Computer Vision is a relatively new diagnosis with the field of optometry and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics with digital screens. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen, and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.
If you have been experiencing blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, neck or back pain, try adjusting the lighting, your posture, and the distance between your eyes and the computer screen. If csymptoms persist, call us for appointment, and we will perform a full evaluation.
Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects close by. If you are experiencing this form of vision loss, we can perform a thorough evaluation to determine your optimal corrective lenses, and prescribe them.
Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects from afar. If you are experiencing nearsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.
Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes can affect more than just your blood sugar. It can also do some damage to your eyes if you are not careful.
Diabetic eye disease can cause vision loss if you are not careful. It can cause you to have trouble with everyday tasks even if you have regular glasses or contacts. It can even cause blindness.
If you are interested in laser surgery, we will begin with a comprehensive eye examination, which will let us know more about you and your needs. We may have to perform some testing to properly diagnose your eye conditions. During this time, the surgeon and staff will go over what you can expect before, during and after the procedure; we want to make sure to give you realistic answers for your unique vision.
Dry Eye Treatment
Blink of An Eye Optometry is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.
Ortho-k involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses, which are designed to be worn while sleeping. Although these lenses are not very common and most people still prefer laser surgery, this reshaping method is gaining more popularity as the procedure continues to be improved.