Your eyesight is a precious gift and guarding against vision loss is essential to maintaining your quality of life. By taking the simple step of making a comprehensive eye examination part of your routine healthcare regimen you can protect the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision for a lifetime.
After reviewing your overall medical history and gathering relevant information on your eye health through the years, weperform a clinical exam to check the health of your eyes and assess your vision through a series of comfortable tests. Your visual acuity, the degree to which your eyes work together, how well your eyes follow a moving object, and your depth perception are all thoroughly evaluated.
As part of your comprehensive eye exam, you are also screened for eye diseases that can lead to vision loss. Many eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, as well as other conditions affecting the retina, demonstrate few if any overt signs or symptoms until irreparable damage to your eyesight has occurred. Detecting diseases that can threaten your eyesight in their earliest stages enablesthe most effective management and care.
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. In fact, cataract means waterfall and that is how the condition got its name; people felt like they were looking through a waterfall. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car (especially at night), or see the expression on a friend’s face.
Most cataracts develop slowly and will not disturb your eyesight early on. With time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision; however, it is easy to correct with a simple procedure.
At first, stronger lighting and eyeglasses can help you deal with the changes cataracts cause. If impaired vision interferes with your usual activities, you might need cataract surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a safe, effective procedure.
At Pooja Patel, OD, we comanage all Cataract procedures.
Taking your child for a comprehensive eye exam at an early age, and maintaining regularly scheduled eye care checkups as they are growing up, is the best way to ensure that your child's vision development reaches its full potential and to make certain that your child acquires the visual skills needed to fully participate in all activities. At our office, we see pediatric patients age 7 and up.
The members of our professional teamare skilled and experienced providers of comprehensive vision care for children and do theirbest to make sure that your childs eyes are strong and healthy as they grow. Our specialized pediatric eye care services include child friendly and age appropriate exams to assess visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, as well as to detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes, dyslexia, a color blindness, disease or medical conditions. Depending upon the findings of your childs eye exam visit, eyeglasses, vision therapy, or additional procedures may be recommended.
A comprehensive eye examination by an optometrist or retina specialist is the only reliable means of detecting diabetic retinopathy. Our office does Optomap retinal imaging, as well as dilated fundus exams to assess the health of the eye. After the pupil is dilated, several instruments are used to assess the retina and the presence of diabetic retinoapthy.
Since its introduction a few decades ago laser vision correction has rapidly evolved into an appealing and highly successful outpatient procedure that can reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. With a LASIK procedure, many refractive errors involving nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism can be corrected.
The high success rate of LASIK can be attributed to the advanced technology available today as well as the thorough evaluation process by which candidates are selected for the procedure.
If you are interested in a LASIK, our office will provide you with essential information about your candidacy for the procedure and advise you if any eye conditions, health issues or vision problems may be considerations in your treatment plan. By co-managing care with your LASIK surgeon, our office will help you to prepare for the procedure and take part in your post-operative care to help maintain youreye health and vision improvements.
At Pooja Patel, OD, we comanage all LASIK procedures.
As highly skilled eye care professionals, we are well equipped to handle many types of eye emergencies and stand ready to provide you, as well as any member of your family, with prompt and effective care.
If you have received an injury to your eye, gotten something stuck in your eye, your eye is red or painful, or are experiencing a sudden loss of vision or unusual visual disturbances, it is important that you contact our office right away for care. These are urgent situations that may require immediate attention to prevent more serious consequences, including furtherinjury, infection, and even vision loss.
By utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and providing expert care, ourdoctors will precisely diagnose, treat, and help you to manage your eye care emergency.
Guarding against vision loss is essential to maintaining your quality of life. For this reason our office uses the most advanced medical technology to assess your vision and the health of your eyes.
By taking a fast, painless, and comfortable panoramic image of your retina with optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging technology, our eye doctor can check for the presence or development of eye diseases that can lead to vision loss. Many eye diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, as well as other conditions affecting the retina, demonstrate few if any overt signs or symptoms until irreparable damage to your eyesight has occurred. In addition to detecting eye disease, an optomap image can also reveal the presence of systemic health issues such as stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
With optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging technology, our eye doctor can obtain detailed views and information about your retinal health that are not available with other traditional in-office techniques. Obtaining an optomap image is a quick, non-invasive, and painless process that utilizes Optos scanning laser technology to capture a panoramic view of your retina in under a second. Moreover, your images are immediately available for our eye doctor to review with you and can be saved for purposes of future comparisons.
By detecting diseases that can threaten your eyesight in their earliest stages, optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging facilitates the most effective management and care.