Eye injuries and disease can happen to anybody. By catching eye conditions early, your vision can be preserved. A variety of diagnostic tools, like OCT scans and retinal imaging, can offer more insight into your condition. At West Village Eyecare, we have provided residents of Manhattan with reliable eye care services for many years. Read on to learn about the many conditions treated by our optometrist.
Vision correction can provide treatment for refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness. Correction often comes in the form of eyeglasses and contact lenses. In addition to offering traditional contact lenses, we also offer hard-to-fit contact lenses, which are available for patients with dry eyes, keratoconus, presbyopia, and astigmatism.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Our eyes change as we age, just as the rest of our body does. When the retina begins to deteriorate, central vision loss occurs. If left untreated, macular degeneration can lead to permanent vision loss. Regular eye exams allow our eye doctor to diagnose and manage your condition before vision loss is allowed to occur.
Diabetic retinopathy is linked to damaged blood vessels. Often, the condition is linked to poor control of blood sugar, leading to eye floaters, blurry vision, and dark vision. Without treatment, this condition can cause permanent vision loss.
Glaucoma is one of the country's leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve is damaged, usually due to increased interocular pressure. Surgery and eye drops are both treatments available to prevent vision loss.
If your retina becomes detached from the other parts of your eye, vision loss will occur. Sudden flashes of light or floaters could be a sign of retinal detachment. This is an emergency that must be treated right away.
Dry eye can impact your ability to wear contact lenses. It can also cause uncomfortable symptoms that make life more difficult. Treatment, including eye drops or surgery, can improve symptoms.
Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens becomes clouded. Cataracts typically occur due to age and are incredibly common among adults over the age of 80. Surgery to replace the lens of the eye is the best way to treat cataracts and prevent further vision loss.
If you experience an eye infection, there are several steps we can take to improve your health. These are some of the infections we can treat:
- Acanthamoeba keratitis
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in West Village, Manhattan
If you are looking for reliable eye care services in Manhattan, contact West Village Eyecare today. Diagnostic tools like OCT scans and retinal imaging can provide more insight into your condition, allowing our optometrist to provide you with the most effective possible treatment. Call us today at (212) 242-6592 for more information or to schedule an appointment.