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Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Eye Surgery

Our eyes are not only the window to the soul but the window to what can be going on in our bodies. The eye is the only place in the body a doctor can view a bare artery, nerve, and vein without the need for a surgical procedure. This enables your eye doctor to not only diagnose eye conditions and perform eye surgery but sometimes detect other health problems elsewhere in your body. Click here to learn more.

Regular eye exams are important to your overall health. Retinal issues or eye diseases such as glaucoma may not present symptoms until some vision is already lost. Other conditions, such as cataracts, can be corrected with a simple surgical procedure.

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Our eyes are not only the window to the soul but the window to what can be going on in our bodies. The eye is the only place in the body a doctor can view a bare artery, nerve, and vein without the need for a surgical procedure. This enables your eye doctor to not only diagnose eye conditions and perform eye surgery but sometimes detect other health problems elsewhere in your body. Click here to learn more.

Regular eye exams are important to your overall health. Retinal issues or eye diseases such as glaucoma may not present symptoms until some vision is already lost. Other conditions, such as cataracts, can be corrected with a simple surgical procedure.

Learn more about Comprehensive Eye Exams

Cataracts are a natural part of aging and affect everyone as they get older. Most cataracts develop slowly, typically after age 60, and the only correction for cataracts is eye surgery. As clouding progresses, cataracts eventually interfere with vision causing symptoms such as:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Glare or “halos” when driving at night
  • Trouble reading in dim light
  • Eyeglasses prescription is no longer clear enough
  • Colors seem yellowed or faded
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Sensitivity to light

Learn more about Cataracts

Glaucoma is an eye disease where the natural fluid of the eye cannot drain properly causing pressure inside the eye. This pressure eventually damages the optic nerve, the “cable” at the back of the eye that sends images we see to the brain. Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight” as it often presents few to no symptoms until vision, usually starting with our side vision, is already lost. Glaucoma can often be treated with prescription eye drops but sometimes eye surgery is indicated.

Since there are few to no symptoms, prevention through regular eye exams is key. Some risk factors for glaucoma include age, family history, ethnic descent, and elevated eye pressure.

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Dry Eye occurs when you do not produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep your eyes healthy, moist, and comfortable. Each time we blink, a “tear film” coats our eyes. The tear film comprises three layers: mucus, water, and oil. Many factors can contribute to dry eye, in fact, you may have dry eye and not even know it. Some symptoms include:

  • Scratchy, stinging, or burning eyes
  • Excess tearing
  • Fluctuating vision
  • Stringy mucus in eyes
  • Excessive eye irritation from smoke or wind

Learn more about dry eye

Specialty Services

RETINA

Retina problems can sometimes be serious and emergent requiring eye surgery. The retina converts light rays entering your eye into signals for the optic nerve to relay as images to your brain. This light-sensitive layer of nerve cells lines the back of the eye and includes the macula, a very small area of the retina that provides our detailed, central vision. Conditions that affect the retina include:

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CORNEA

Cornea issues affect the front, clear, dome-shaped part of your eye. The cornea allows light rays to enter the eye and focus on the retina. One of the most common corneal conditions is refractive error which causes you to need glasses or contacts to help light focus onto the retina and emit clear images to the brain.

Refractive error can be corrected with eye surgery by reshaping the cornea with laser vision correction (LASIK), or by replacing the lens located behind the cornea with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant through cataract surgery.

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OCULOPLASTICS

Oculoplastics refers to reconstructive and/or cosmetic eye surgery involving the eyelids, eyebrows, orbit (the bone around the eye or the “eye socket”) and tear ducts system. These procedures include:

  • Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery
  • Entropion & Ectropion
  • Ptosis Repair
  • Eyelid-Lesion surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) tear duct surgery

Schedule an oculoplastics consultation

LASIK LASER VISION CORRECTION

Life without limitations!

Ever wonder what it would be like to wake up and see the alarm clock without having to put something on your face or in your eyes? Go swimming, camping, play sports without dealing with glasses or contacts? Furthermore, what do your glasses cost once you get the stylish frames, lightweight lenses, and scratch-resistant coating? How much will you spend on contacts in your lifetime? (click here to find out!)

Life after LASIK eye surgery is liberating! Enjoy your activities without the restrictions of your contacts and glasses. Dr. Shawn Parker, corneal and refractive specialist for Eye Care Specialists can end your dependence on vision correction. Visit lasik4me.co for more information.

LASIK LASER VISION CORRECTION

Life without limitations!

Ever wonder what it would be like to wake up and see the alarm clock without having to put something on your face or in your eyes? Go swimming, camping, play sports without dealing with glasses or contacts? Furthermore, what do your glasses cost once you get the stylish frames, lightweight lenses, and scratch-resistant coating? How much will you spend on contacts in your lifetime? (click here to find out!)

Life after LASIK eye surgery is liberating! Enjoy your activities without the restrictions of your contacts and glasses. Dr. Shawn Parker, corneal and refractive specialist for Eye Care Specialists can end your dependence on vision correction. Visit lasik4me.co for more information.

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