Here at First Eye Care, we offer emergency services in order to treat any eye care issues that require immediate attention. One of the biggest mistakes people make is failing to see a doctor when they are dealing with an eye emergency. This can actually result in long-term damage. We understand eye emergencies can take place anytime, anywhere.
First Eye Care offers comprehensive eye exams to help you stay on top of your vision health and address any problems before they get worse. Comprehensive eye exams are one of the most important aspects of preventative health care, namely because many eye diseases and disorders can be detected in the early stages. Even if you think your vision is perfect and you are without problems, a comprehensive eye exam performed by one of First Eye Care’s trained eye doctors may say otherwise. An eye exam does more than just test your vision. It can provide insight regarding your overall health and wellness. Many diseases, including cardiovascular problems and diabetes, actually show early signs in the eyes.
One of the most common and misunderstood vision problems is astigmatism. Similar to both nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is a refractive problem with the eye, not a disease or health problem. Individuals who have been diagnosed with astigmatism have difficulty focusing on light.
If you have to undergo eye surgery, it is important that you understand how to care for your eyes once the procedure has been completed. Here at First Eye Care, we believe in taking a collaborative approach to eye surgeries, meaning we will work with you and your family members to ensure you know what the next steps are. Some of the most common surgeries offered by First Eye Care that will require management include:
Contact lenses have become readily available for those with vision problems over the last several decades, providing a comfortable and viable option for people of all ages. At First Eye Care, we offer custom contact lens fittings and evaluations to ensure you find the right lens for your particular needs.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common eye condition in which diabetes results in damage to the blood vessels in the eye, causing them to leak. If left untreated, this can result in vision loss or other serious complications. An estimated 8 million diabetic Americans are affected by diabetic retinopathy, making it one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Individuals who have had diabetes for a while are more at risk of developing this serious eye condition than others. This is because many of these people have higher and less controlled blood sugar levels over time.
Contact lens exams are one of the most important services performed here at First Eye Care. Similar to comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams give your doctor the chance to assess the health of your eyes and quality of your vision. According to the American Optometric Association, an estimated 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. Over the last several decades, millions of people have made the switch from wearing glasses to contact lenses. There are many reasons for this, including the f`act that contacts have evolved over the years, providing wearers with clear vision that is comfortable and unobtrusive.
Keratoconus is a common eye condition that results from an irregularly shaped cornea. When this happens, light is unable to focus correctly on the retina. In individuals who have keratoconus, the cornea becomes thin and shaped more like a cone, resulting in blurry vision and sensitivity to light.
Computer Vision Syndrome, also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, is one of the most common eye conditions affecting our population today. This is a term used to define vision-related conditions that happen as a result of spending too much time in front of a screen such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone. According to research, there is now a proven correlation between certain eye disorders and discomfort and the amount of time spent interacting with digital screens. The average American spends seven hours a day on the computer, whether at home or in the office. The number of people who suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) has increased dramatically in recent years, leading to optometrists (including our First Eye Care team) working to develop tips to alleviate digital eye strain.
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