Better Eyes and Better Health
Did you know that uncontrolled diabetes can cause blindness? When diabetes affects the eyes, it is called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy has no symptoms until the damage to your eyes is severe. Once your eyes are damaged, you may experience:
- Blurry vision (even while wearing correction)
- Blindspots or missing areas of vision
- Floaters or "flies" in the vision
Even worse, damage can occur and there may be absolutely no visual symptoms to alert the patient. So if you or someone you know has diabetes, please make sure that routine eye examinations (along with dilation) is part of the treatment plan.
Do you or someone you know have keratoconus? Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea (the clear layer on the front of the eye) is shaped like a cone. As a result, light entering the eye is distorted and does not focus properly on the retina. Patients with keratoconus typically experience poor vision with conventional spectacles and/or soft contact lens correction. But with the use of custom fitted gas permeable (rigid) contact lenses, patients with keratoconus can regain good functional vision. We use a variety of contact lens designs to meet the needs of your condition. We also provide you with resources to help you cope with keratoconus.