Eye Conditions Treated By Our Oviedo Optometrist
Our optometrist at THE EYE AVENUE in Oviedo, FL is committed to providing high-quality optometry care and help our patients achieve optimum ocular health. In order to do this, we provide a variety of eye care services, which includes routine eye exams, hard to fit contacts cases, and pre-op and post-op care for eye surgery procedures.
Eye Conditions Treated
As part of the professional optometry services we provide, we test for and treat a variety of eye conditions, including the following:
- Refractory Issues - This condition usually involves being nearsighted (ability to only see objects that are close) or farsighted (ability to only see objects that are far). Either way, refractory issues indicate that there are irregularities to the shape of the eye, which causes a decline in vision.
- Glaucoma - When left untreated, this condition can lead to blindness. In order to diagnose glaucoma, an optometrist will measure the eye's internal pressure and may recommend certain medications or eye surgery to manage the symptoms and prevent vision loss.
- Macular Degeneration - An eye condition that is usually age-related, this eye condition is the leading cause of vision loss in the country. Caused by the deterioration of the macula, this disease normally happens in three stages and the earlier the symptoms are caught, the easier they are to treat.
- Pink Eye - Also known as conjunctivitis, this contagious eye condition is either viral or bacterial. If it's bacterial, medication is necessary, but viral conjunctivitis usually goes away on its own within several days.
- Dry Eye - When the eyes don't produce enough tears, it is called a dry eye. This condition is especially common for those who use a computer for prolonged periods of time. Symptoms include itching, burning, and redness of the eyes, as well as eye fatigue.
- Keratoconus - This condition occurs when the cornea thins and begins to bulge out like a cone. Symptoms often included distorted vision and increased sensitivity to light. Wearing special types of contact lenses can help treat this eye condition.
- Cataracts - When the eye's natural lens starts to become clouded, it causes this eye condition. Once the cataract has reached a certain stage, a simple surgical procedure is performed to remove the cataract.