Retinal Photos

Digital Retinal Imaging combines the technology of retinal photography and computerized digital imaging to produce remarkably clear images of the back of your eye.  It is pain-free and takes a minimal amount of time. In most cases one's eye does not need to be dilated. It is used to identify abnormalities that could indicate the onset of a number of diseases that can be detected first in the retina.  These photos are great in monitoring eye side effects of medication that treat cholesterol or arthirits..

Age Related Macular Degeneration, Cancer, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma  and Hypertension are a few diseases that having retinal photos done are instrumental in detecting and monitoring.

 

If you see "floaters"....

Eye Doctors examine thousands of patients each year with the complaint of "floaters", usually worsening in bright light conditions.  These floaters are the result of the normally clear vitreous gel inside the eye becoming less transparent.

If you experience floaters it is MOST important that you be seen for a retinal evaluation to determine if the floaters are the result of a retinal tear.  If you see floaters come in immediately because the first 24-48 hours are critical in determining if retinal damage has occurred.

The hottest fashion trend: Eyeglasses

The trend toward nerdy glasses has really blown up in the last year, says optician Sarah Michelin. The 24-year-old owns five pairs of glasses, which she switches up regularly as she would a handbag or high heels, choosing whichever fits her mood and her outfit that day.

Today, she's wearing a catchy pair of thick-rimmed, red Prada glasses, studded with silver bling along the sides.

"I only wear them for fashion," she explains. Because she is so near-sighted, Michelin likes wearing contacts so she can more easily put on her makeup in the mornings. But even though she can go eyeglass-free, she has no desire to ditch her frames.

Monovision

Monovision is a contact lens fitting technique that allows for a patient to see both far and near distances with contacts.  The benefit is not having to wear reading glasses over contacts.  Achieving good vision with monovision is not easy.  The choice of contacts lens material and proper contact perscription is critical.  Also important is which eye is for "distance" and which is for "reading".  Every week I see new patients who have become frustrated with their contacts.  Careful examination almost always reveals that one or more of the key elements for monovision success has not been met.

Even after the near vision declines it is still possible to wear contact lenses for comfortable vision both near and far.

Itchy Burny Eyes

Spring has sprung.  Beautiful flowers, warm weather and allergies.  Eyes can get the "Itchy Burnies".  Especially true for contacts lens wearers.  Please visit the office for any ocular discomfort.  Enjoy the warm weather!!!

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