DIABETIC EYE EXAM
Everyone with diabetes should have regular dilated retinal exams. Our doctor can test and screen for eye problems associated with diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in American adults. It damages the blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive nerve tissue in your eye that sends visual images to your brain. The early stages of diabetic retinopathy don't cause changes in vision and you won't have symptoms. Only an eye exam can detect the problem, so that steps can be taken to prevent the retinopathy from getting worse.
Our doctors are licensed to diagnose and treat various eye infections and injuries. Unlike general clinics or emergency rooms, our office is equipped with the necessary tools to accurately pinpoint the nature of nearly all ocular conditions. Open seven days a week, our office will make every possible effort to accommodate patients suffering from possible eye infections and/or injuries.
CHRONIC DRY EYE
Over 20 million Americans suffer from chronic dry eye symptoms, many continually using over the counter lubricating/artificial tears to no avail. Symptoms may be occasional discomfort or chronic and potentially vision-threatening, whether mild or painful. These symptoms worsen with age, increasingly interfering with everyday life. Lacrimal ("tear duct") plugs may offer long term relief. Dissolvable or non-dissolvable plugs are inserted into tear drainage ducts to preserve lubricating natural tears on the surface of the eyes. Our experienced doctors can perform this quick and painless procedure in-office, alleviating dry eye symptoms and bringing you long-term relief.
Allergies affect over 20% of the general population and are on the rise in many developed countries. The specific reason for the increasing prevalence of allergies has not been determined; some believe it is due to the effects of pollution in urban areas while others consider that modern lifestyles don't allow for enough childhood exposure to allergens to become acclimated to them.
Ocular allergies are among the most
bothersome forms of allergic reaction. The characteristic signs and symptoms of ocular allergies include:
• Itching • Redness • Watery eyes • Swelling of the eyes and eyelids
LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker; It is a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Latisse may generate more lash length in as little as 4 weeks, with full growth occurring in 16 weeks. Our doctors can perform a quick consultation to determine if Latisse is right for you. (www.LATISSE.com)