Eye Conditions Treated by your Lumberton and Benson-based Optometrist
Here at EyeWorks Vision Center's Benson and Lumberton offices, we diagnose and treat a wide variety of eye conditions. With proper treatment, sight is preserved and disease processes are slowed or halted. Some of the conditions we provide eye-care services for include:
These are behind the majority of cases of blurry vision, eye strain, and related problems. They typically aren't caused by a disease. Instead, they result from sub-optimal eye, lens, and cornea shapes. Typically, a pair of glasses or contacts will clear up your vision just fine. However, you should always have a comprehensive eye exam before getting corrective lenses. This ensures that your prescription is correct and that you don't have any other eye conditions in play. Common results of refractive errors include:
This is usually caused by a refractive error that interferes with your distance (far) vision while leaving your near vision in good condition.
This is the opposite of nearsightedness. You can see things fine if they're far away, but need vision correction to read or do other things that require you to see close-up.
Irregularities in the shape of your cornea result in this issue. It causes blurry vision at all distances. It can result from disease processes, but very often, it is caused by natural aberrations in your eye's shape.
Cataracts occur when the lenses of your eyes become clouded with accumulations of unhealthy proteins. At first, your vision can be improved with stronger eyeglasses, but eventually, surgery is needed to replace the clouded lenses with new, artificial clear ones.
Like cataracts, this issue is often associated with age. In it, the macula – part of your retina – is affected by unhealthy blood vessel growth, fluid leakage, and related problems. Left untreated, it causes blindness, but medication can halt or greatly slow the process.
This often includes a form of macular degeneration. It, too, causes leakage in the retina's tiny blood vessels. Scarring and other problems may also accompany the condition. Eye drops that stop abnormal vessel growth and leakage are first-line treatments.
Glaucoma involves the unhealthy increase of pressure within the eye. Special medicated eye drops are typically enough to control narrow-angle glaucoma, which is the most common form.
Though eye allergies are often seasonal, they can also result from things like dust, pet dander, and dust mites. We offer a wide variety of eye drops to help you deal with this problem.
Contact Us to Make an Appointment Today
If your eyes have been bothering you, or you have blurry vision, schedule a comprehensive eye exam today. Call our doctor of optometry here at EyeWorks Vision Center at (910) 738-6464 for our Lumberton location and (919) 894-2001 for our Benson location.