Comprehensive Eye Exam – A comprehensive eye exam will evaluate not only how well you see, but also identify potential eye diseases. Some eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, can result in serious vision loss if not detected and treated early. Often patients with these diseases don’t experience any visual symptoms before vision loss occurs. If you are over 35, you should have a comprehensive eye exam every two years. Patients over 65, or with a family history of glaucoma, diabetes or diabetic retinopathy should have a yearly eye exam.
Cataract Surgery – A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that can impair vision. More than half of all Americans age 65 and older have cataracts in their eyes. Cataracts occur when there is a buildup of protein in the lens that makes it cloudy. This prevents light from passing through a normally clear lens, causing some loss of vision. The cataract is a lens that has become clouded.
ACRYSOF® ReSTOR®/TORIC IOL – In the clinical study, 80% of patients receiving the ACRYSOF® ReSTOR® IOL reported that they never wear glasses for any activities. With the ACRYSOF® ReSTOR® IOL they can read a book, work on the computer, and drive a car – day or night – and play golf or tennis with an increased freedom from glasses. In fact, patients were so pleased with their vision, nearly 94% of patients said they would have the ACRYSOF® ReSTOR® IOL implanted again, if given the choice.
Glaucoma – Glaucoma is an eye condition that can develop causing damage to the optic nerve (in early stages) or even blindness if not treated. It is after the result of too much fluid pressure building up inside of the eye. It tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause loss of vision. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.
Diabetic Management – Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among adults. Approximately, 25% of current diabetics have some form of the disease. The risk of developing diabetic retinopathy increases with the age of the diabetic person and the duration of the disease. It is estimated that 90% of diabetics may experience some form of diabetic retinopathy over the course of their life. However, only a small percentage of those developing diabetic retinopathy have serious vision problems and even a smaller percentage become blind.
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Contact Lenses – For people with vision problems, contact lenses remain an effective tool. The thin plastic lenses are fitted over the cornea of the eye to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. These days you can wear contact lenses even if you have presbyopia and need bifocals.
Blepharoplasty – Blepharoplasty can be done to improve both visual function and cosmetic appearance. Excessive upper eyelid tissue can block the upper field of vision. Correction of overhanging skin folds will improve the function of the upper eyelid and peripheral vision. Even if vision is not affected, blepharoplasty may be performed to improve a sagging, tired appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic – Is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that causes those stubborn lines between the brows.