Common Eye Diseases

Many patients initially see an optometrist when either their vision is unclear, or they are feeling some sort of pain. With regular check-ups early diagnosis and prevention is possible.

Our office provides comprehensive eye exams to children, adults, and seniors. (Please visit the “when should you see an optometrist” page for more information about your needs depending on your age).

If you have any questions or concerns about your eye health, please feel free to contact us.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is due to increased pressure within the eye, and damages the optical nerve. It can worsen over time, but if treated in a timely manner, the process of deterioration can be slowed. Adults and seniors are most at risk for developing this eye condition.

Want to know more, read our article about glaucoma causes, prevention, and treatment.

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration usually occurs with adults over the age of 60. It effects the center portion of the eye, which is the light sensitive layer of tissue at the posterior of the eye.

Want to know more, read our article about macular degeneration.

Vision loss

Vision loss may occur abruptly or gradually over time. If you experience sudden vision loss, you should seek emergency eye care from your optometrist.

Conjuctivitis (red eye)

Conjuctivitis (red eye) typically occurs as a reaction to an eye infection. The clear lining around the eye becomes irritated and inflamed, hence the term pink eye is termed for this eye problem.

Do you want to know more, read our article about pink eye causes and treatments.

Eye floaters

Eye floaters are typical in many patients, they appear as tiny spots, or cobwebs. In most cases they are not a sign for concern. However, when a large amount of floaters are experienced or in combination with light flashes, it could be a sign of a retinal detachment.

Do you need to be concerned about your floaters? Read our article to find out more about this eye condition.

Corneal abrasion

A corneal abrasion occurs when the cornea becomes scratched, due to some foreign object either poking or being inside of the eye. The cornea is the protective layer over the iris, it is clear.

Need to know more, read our article on this topic here.

Dry eyes

Dry eyes feel irritated, scratchy, and may look red. If you persistently have these symptoms you may have dry eye syndrome.

Learn about what you can do to help your dry eyes here.