Eye Diseases Treated by an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
We don't just help people see clearly. We also keep their eyes healthy. Some of the conditions we might treat include macular degeneration, cataract, and glaucoma. We at West Village Eyecare Associates, serving New York, NY, and the surrounding areas are here to help.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages to the optic nerve. The optic nerve located in the back of your eye. Most often, the damage stems from high ocular pressure. Some of the symptoms you may experience from it included blurred vision or a decrease in side vision toward the end stage.
With glaucoma, we may intervene with eye drops, such as ones that reduce eye pressure in your eye to stop or slow further damage to the optic nerve. Eye exams are one of the main defenses against glaucoma because they can help us detect the problem early so you can get it treated hopefully before you have any vision loss.
Cataracts is an eye condition that causes the lens of your eye to become clouded. It often happens as you age. If you have cataracts, you may experience halos around light. Colors may appear faded or yellow. Sometimes, you'll have a sensitivity to light or glare. You may notice you have frequent changes in your eyewear prescription, as your lens becomes more clouded and your vision is reduced more. Our optometrist will assess you for this condition an eye exam.
Macular degeneration is another eye condition we can treat. This particular eye condition causes you to lose your vision over time due to problems with the macula. It causes central vision loss, and it might begin as blurred vision.
This condition won't cause complete blindness but it does affect your central vision, which makes it difficult for you to read or perform other up-close work. You may also have difficulty seeing faces. You could lose your ability to drive as a result of it.
The treatment we provide depends on the type and severity and we might recommend you out to an eye surgeon if the situation calls for it.
Get Eye Care for Macular Degeneration, Cataract, and Glaucoma from an Optometrist on Our Team
We at West Village Eyecare Associates, serving New York, NY, can diagnose and help treat a variety of conditions, including if you have cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and more. Our goal is to help you achieve a lifetime of good vision. Book an appointment with us by calling (212) 242-6592.