We conduct specialized eye exams for people of all ages. Periodic examinations of the eye are conducted every year or once in two years for children to detect refractal errors such as myopia or near-sightedness. Also, recurrent eye exams for people between 20 and 60 years of age are conducted once every one to two years and annual examinations for those over 60 years of age are conducted with advanced procedures in place if medical diagnoses are detected.
Diabetes sometimes leads to a condition called diabetic retinopathy which causes the blood vessels in the eye to swell. This further leads to blood leakage and vision loss if not monitored or treated. Diabetes related eye problems can be controlled by controlling blood sugar levels and keeping them within the normal limits.
Age-related macular degeneration, often referred to as ARMD, is a medical condition that usually affects older adults. This vision stealing disease is the result of degeneration to the macula. It results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field because of the damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms and is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in adults over the age of 50.
Dry eye syndrome is a condition in which the eye does not produce enough tears, or the tears are too thin to lubricate the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining a smooth and hydrated ocular surface which provides clear vision. Dry eye syndrome is a common and often chronic problem, but there are a variety of treatments to suit those of any severity.
Glaucoma is a condition that affects the optic nerve of the eye and can often lead to permanent loss of vision if not properly monitored and treated. The condition is hard to detect in the initial stages as there are often no signs or symptoms. Glaucoma is characteristic of peripheral vision loss which then leads to optic nerve degradation. The vision lost from glaucoma is permanent, which is why early detection and treatment is paramount.