Understanding Your Eyes
The eyes are a complex part of the human body, and they are also vulnerable to a lot of potential problems. During our routine exams, we take a close look at the inside of the eye for structural changes that might indicate injury or disease. The earlier these conditions are detected, the more effectively they can be treated. We can also detect whether you have what's known as a refractive eye condition, which exists when your eye has trouble focusing at various distances.
Also known as nearsightedness, means that distance vision is blurry and near vision is clear, but it also depends on how much myopia you have.
Also known as farsightedness, usually causes difficulty with near vision, but it can also cause problems with distance vision, depending on the amount of hyperopia.
A condition where the image is distorted due to the shape and curvature of the cornea. Mild amounts of astigmatism are usually insignificant, but larger amounts can be very visually disruptive.
As we age, the natural lens of the eye, our focusing mechanism, loses its ability to focus from far to near objects, causing difficulty focusing and reading.
Destroys the optic nerves that relay visual information to the brain.
An age-related problem that progressively robs you of your vision.
A weakening of the retinal blood vessels caused by high blood sugar.
The lenses of your eyes grow opaque and yellowish, causing visual “halos,” blurred vision and poor night/color vision.