Common Eye Diseases We Diagnose & Treat

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is damage and thinning to the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fibers in the eye. Damage to these structures cause progressive peripheral vision loss. We cannot cure glaucoma, but can slow the progression of the disease.

Treatment: We provide eye pressure lowering drops, a referral to ophthalmologist for surgery and/or laser treatment.

Cataracts

Cataracts

Cataracts is often age-related clouding of the crystalline lens. It can also be caused by sun damage, trauma to the eye, infection and inflammation and use of steroids.

Treatment: We monitor and refer patients to an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery when ready.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy includes, blood vessel changes, bleeding (micro-aneurysms) in the retina, floaters, and/or vision loss.

Treatment: We can monitor the disease until it becomes severe. We generally refer patients out to an ophthalmologist once there are signs of proliferative diabetic retinopathy or diabetic macular edema.

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration is when there is damage to the macula (area responsible for central vision). It can be caused by UV damage, smoking and age.

Treatment: We monitor with dilated eye exams, retinal photography and OCT imaging of the macula. Once the condition turns to Wet ARMD, we refer to an ophthalmologist.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of moisture or inadequate qualities of the tear film. Symptoms include, burning sensation, red eyes, blurry vision, headaches, eye strain, excessive watery eyes, foreign body sensation and heavy feeling eyes

Treatment: We offer lubricating drops, warm compresses, punctal plug occlusion, meibomian gland expression, lid hygiene treatments, prescription medications for dry eye and steroid eye treatment.

Styes

Styes

A stye is a blocked gland on the lids of the eyes, similar to a pimple but on the eyelids.

Treatment: Warm compresses four times daily for 10 minutes with massaging of the stye. Antibiotic ointment for the eyes are sometimes required, and occasionally oral antibiotics are required

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is damage and thinning to the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fibers in the eye. Damage to these structures cause progressive peripheral vision loss. We cannot cure glaucoma, but can slow the progression of the disease.

Treatment: We provide eye pressure lowering drops, a referral to ophthalmologist for surgery and/or laser treatment.

Cataracts

Cataracts

Cataracts is often age-related clouding of the crystalline lens. It can also be caused by sun damage, trauma to the eye, infection and inflammation and use of steroids.

Treatment: We monitor and refer patients to an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery when ready.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy includes, blood vessel changes, bleeding (micro-aneurysms) in the retina, floaters, and/or vision loss.

Treatment: We can monitor the disease until it becomes severe. We generally refer patients out to an ophthalmologist once there are signs of proliferative diabetic retinopathy or diabetic macular edema.

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration is when there is damage to the macula (area responsible for central vision). It can be caused by UV damage, smoking and age.

Treatment: We monitor with dilated eye exams, retinal photography and OCT imaging of the macula. Once the condition turns to Wet ARMD, we refer to an ophthalmologist.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of moisture or inadequate qualities of the tear film. Symptoms include, burning sensation, red eyes, blurry vision, headaches, eye strain, excessive watery eyes, foreign body sensation and heavy feeling eyes

Treatment: We offer lubricating drops, warm compresses, punctal plug occlusion, meibomian gland expression, lid hygiene treatments, prescription medications for dry eye and steroid eye treatment.

Styes

Styes

A stye is a blocked gland on the lids of the eyes, similar to a pimple but on the eyelids.

Treatment: Warm compresses four times daily for 10 minutes with massaging of the stye. Antibiotic ointment for the eyes are sometimes required, and occasionally oral antibiotics are required
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Digital Eye Strain Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Sore, tired eyes; pain/pressure around the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritation to the eyes
  • Double vision
  • Watery eyes and/or dry eyes
  • Stinging/burning sensation to the eyes
  • Neck pain and/or shoulder and upper back pain

How to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

  • Make sure to sit an arm’s length away from the computer screen. Being too far or too close to the computer screen can cause your eyes to have to focus harder
  • Ensure your monitor brightness matches the brightness in the room
  • Cut down overhead lights (such as overhead fluorescent lighting), and consider using a floor lamp or another source of indirect light
  • Use an anti-glare film over your monitor
  • Upgrade your monitor, especially if you are using an older monitor. New screens offer higher resolution and are less straining for the eyes
  • Anti-glare coating on your glasses
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule. This means that for every 20 minutes of up close work, take a 20 second break and look 20 feet away
  • Increase the font size on your computer
  • Use artificial tears, especially when your eyes are dry and red
  • Blue-light blocker filter on your glasses
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 At Core Eye Care we push against the eye care industry stereotypes. We give every patient the time they need to get quality and comprehensive service. We take the time to answer any and all questions a patient may have and ensure we find the perfect solution for their unique situation and lifestyle. Also, we are connected to a Lenscrafters, but we don’t sell frames ourselves, so our staff will never pressure you into purchasing.

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