Our doctors have had intense training on these issues and offer extended expert advice.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because, with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this protective coating dries up, the eyes may feel “gritty” or burn and can be more sensitive to light. In extreme cases, vision can be blurred.
If you suspect that you have dry eye, see your eye doctor. Proper care will not only increase your comfort – it will protect your eyes. Your eye care provider can perform a series of tests to determine if you have dry eyes. For more information please schedule an appointment with your optometrist, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
Macular degeneration is a chronic, progressive disease that gradually destroys sharp central vision due to a deterioration of the macula, a tiny spot in the central portion of your retina comprised of millions of light-sensing cells. Because it is so commonly associated with aging, it is also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
In most cases, reversing damage caused by AMD is not possible, but supplements, protection from sunlight and blue light, eating a diet rich in Lutein and Zeaxanthin, exercise, and smoking cessation can reduce the risk and progression of macular degeneration. Our goal with this disease is to detect it as soon as possible to be able to preserve good vision. We have instrumentation (AdaptDx) that can now detect age related macular degeneration 3 years before the doctors are able to see it on the retina. This allows us to detect functional changes in the macula before there are structural changes visible and therefore take action sooner to slow down the progression of the disease. For more information please schedule an appointment with your optometrist, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
Specialty Contact Lens Fittings
Our doctors fit specialty contacts lenses. We provide lenses to correct astigmatism, far-sightedness, and near-sightedness. If you have had eye surgery or have an eye condition called Keratoconus, a Scleral lens may be right for you. A scleral lens is a large gas permeable contact lens that has helped people with unique eye conditions be able to see comfortably with contact lenses. In addition to scleral lenses, we also work with gas permeable lenses.
Multifocal contact lenses have distance, near and intermediate powers all in one lens. People at any age can wear multifocal lenses and enjoy freedom from glasses. For more information please schedule an appointment with your optometrist, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
The doctors at Insight Eye Care can detect, manage, and treat glaucoma. We have state of the art instrumentation that allows us to detect glaucoma in its earliest stages. Using this information we are able to develop the right treatment plan for each patient. We work with you to determine the best option. For more information please schedule an appointment with your optometrist, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.
Co-Management of Concussions
Approximately 65-85% of all information processed by the brain comes through the visual system. If you have suffered a concussion or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) this information process may have been compromised. Our doctors have been trained in concussion treatment and will coordinate care with other medical professionals such as a neurologist, occupational or physical therapist and/or primary care doctor to ensure patients have a multidiscipline treatment plan. For more information please schedule an appointment with your optometrist, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.