Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a vision development disorder in which one eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Lazy eye needs to be diagnosed between birth and early school age since it is during this period that the brain “chooses” its visual pathway and may ignore the lazy eye permanently.
Lazy eye is not always easy to recognize since a child with worse vision in just one eye can still function fine in most cases. It is recommended that all children have an eye examination by age five and sooner if there is a family history of any eye condition or disease.
A cataract is a clouding of the eyes natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 and are the world’s leading cause of blindness in conditions related to age.
In early stages, your doctor may recommend stronger eyeglasses and adjusting your lighting to reduce glare. When cataracts disrupt your daily life, your doctor may recommend cataract surgery, which is one of the most common and successful procedures done in the United States.
Diabetic Retinopathy is vision threatening damage to the retina of the eye caused by diabetes and is the leading cause of blindness among working age Americans.
Diabetic Retinopathy often can be prevented and/or controlled with proper management of your diabetes and routine eye exams performed by your eye doctor.
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Age related macular degeneration – also called macular degeneration, AMD, or ARMD – is deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that controls visual acuity. The health of the macula determines our ability to read, recognize faces, drive, watch television, use a computer, and perform other visual tasks that require us to see fine detail. Early stages of macular degeneration are easily detectable with routine eye exams from your eye doctor.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome is characterized by neck pain, blurry vision, stiff shoulders, headache and watery eyes when working in front of a computer screen. The symptoms are typically due to posture, dry eyes, eye muscle coordination and poorly corrected vision.
Special lens designs for computer work may be able to provide you with a larger viewing area for seeing your computer and help relieve your symptoms.