If you are over the age of 40 and finding yourself squinting to read menus, magazines or text messages then you are probably experiencing signs of presbyopia. Just about everyone will get presbyopia at some point in your life, even if you have had 20/20 vision your entire life. Most of us will need to use reading glasses on a daily basis.
Watery, gritty sensation, scratchy feeling, burning eyes?
Now your doctors of The Eye Care Institute, may have the answer for you. We have taken a leadership position in becoming one of the first in the region to offer LipiView II and LipiFlow to diagnose and treat Dry Eye (Meibomian Gland) Disease.
Age Related Macular Degeneration, also referred to as ARMD, or simply macular degeneration, occurs when the cells in the macula break down causing vision loss in the central part of the field of vision. Most often ARMD is a slow, progressive and painless disease affecting both eyes. There are two main types of ARMD: Dry (atrophic) ARMD and Wet (exudative) ARMD.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases of the optic nerve (the nerve that connects the eye to the brain). In glaucoma, the optic nerve becomes progressively damaged, leading to a loss of sight. Untreated glaucoma can lead to blindness.
Glaucoma is usually associated with an elevated pressure of the eye, but there are many people who show evidence of glaucoma damage with “normal” pressures. Likewise, many people have what are considered high intraocular pressures with no signs of glaucoma.
The most common symptom of a cataract is blurred vision which cannot be corrected by glasses. Many people with cataracts will notice trouble driving at night due to glare from headlights and street lamps. As there are many causes of blurred vision, an eye doctor should examine your eyes to determine the cause of your symptoms.