A cataract is caused by the clouding of the lens in the eye. As the cataracts progress, eyeglasses prescriptions change frequently and, daily visual function becomes impaired. Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens and the implantation of an artificial lens. The current technique for cataract surgery is called phacoemulsification (ultrasound) through a small incision. Since a self-sealing small incision is used, it does not require suture closure, thus the term "no stitch cataract surgery." The entire process is completed in less than a ½ hour and is performed under local anesthesia. Our doctors are board-certified and fellowship-trained and are specifically skilled in removing cataracts, and are also experienced in the recognition and treatment of complications of cataract surgery. After surgery with traditional monofocal lenses, most patients experience very good distance vision. However, most people receiving these standard lenses still require reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision.
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: slit lamp examination, Dilated eye exam, Refraction for glasses & contact lenses and Glaucoma pressure testing as well as a series of computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. We provide all diagnostic and treatment options for glaucoma care. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam. For those who require surgery, laser treatment can be utilized for precise treatment and quick healing.
We utilize the latest and most advanced computerized tests to diagnose glaucoma.
In the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. While it can cause cataracts and glaucoma, diabetes can cause the devastating eye disease known as Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes involving abnormal blood vessels which nourish the retina of the eye. Our retina specialist will perform a comprehensive eye exam that includes a visual acuity test, pupil dilation, and careful examination of your retina. Afterwards, he will discuss your treatment option.
Contact lenses correct your vision and are easy to wear. Choosing the contact lenses that are right for you depends on your vision and comfort. There are many types of contacts to suit almost anyone. Types of contact lenses include:
Soft Contact Lenses:
These are most frequently prescribed due to their tremendous comfort. Soft contacts are now available for patients with astigmatism or dry eyes and can even change the color of your eyes. Soft contact lenses include:
- Daily Wear: can be worn up to 12 hours but must be removed and cleaned at night
- Extended Wear: can be worn on a more flexible schedule than daily wear
- Disposable: meant to be worn for a short time and then discarded
- Color-Changing: can change the color of your eyes even if vision correction is not needed
Hard Contact Lenses:
Also called rigid or gas-permeable lenses, these offer sharper vision and can correct nearsightedness or astigmatism. However, hard contact lenses take longer to adjust to than soft contact lenses.
Eyeglass lenses look simple, but can be quite complex. You can trust our Opticians for guidance on the latest and best technology in thin lightweight lenses, multifocal designs and lens coatings. Our Opticians are highly skilled in making glasses to your exact specifications using the best choice of materials for your particular needs and budget.
- Progressive lenses: For years, we've sought an answer to the challenge of providing effective vision correction at varying distances. We now offer progressive lenses that provide a smooth transition to improve your range of vision for near, far and everything in between, and they eliminate those lines!
- Bifocals and trifocals are a great first step, but those "lines" can be distracting. A more comfortable and attractive solution is here today!
- High-index lenses: Ultra thin lens, even for those very strong prescriptions.
- Polycarbonate lenses: Shatter resistant lenses are a great choice for active lifestyles and the only lenses prescribed for children.
- Polarized lenses: Ordinary tinted sun lenses merely darken what you see and mask the real problems of glare. Polarized lenses are designed to conquer glare. Water, snow and even pavement create glare that not only blurs vision but also causes squinting, eye fatigue and even impaired acuity.
- Transition lenses: This tremendous technology allows your glasses to adapt naturally to changes in your environment and change from light to dark as you move between indoors and outdoors. When UV rays are present, they darken, so you're protected, and they lighten when indoors. Their lightweight design also includes scratch resistant coating.
- Anti-reflective (AR): To drive safely at night you need all the light possible. AR Coatings increase the amount of light transmitted through eyeglasses. Reflections off the front of your eyeglasses can make it difficult for people to see your eyes. Anti-reflective (AR) coatings make eyeglass lenses virtually invisible so the focus is on you and not the distracting reflections from your surrounding environment.
- UV Protection coating: Protects your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. We recommend that all eye wear have a UV factor of 95% or more.
- Scratch coating: Protects your lenses and reduces scratches.
- Tint coating: Fashion Tint adds to your appearance while adding comfort and protection.
If your eyeglasses are broken or require repair, we will take care of them in a timely manner.