Conditions Treated by Our Ardmore Optometry Staff
Routine eye care services can help you avoid and manage common eye problems. At Ardmore Premier Eyecare, our optometry team uses best practice equipment and services to manage a variety of disorders.
Vision Refraction Errors
When light enters your eye it refracts (bends) and focuses directly on your retinas. Sometimes light isn’t refracted properly, causing images to focus on a spot in front of or “behind” the retina. This happens in conditions such as:
- Astigmatism: irregularly shaped eyeball, lens, and/or cornea, causing blurry vision at various distances
- Nearsightedness (myopia): an eyeball that is too long or a cornea/lens that is too curved, causing blurry vision at faraway distances
- Farsightedness (hyperopia): an eyeball that is too short or a cornea/lens that is too flat, causing blurry vision at close up distances
- Presbyopia: age-related farsightedness
Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
This condition is commonly diagnosed in childhood. It occurs when an eye doesn’t see well due to impaired development of visual nerves, not necessarily a problem with an eye itself.
Called the “sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma is a group of conditions that can damage the optic nerve. It’s usually associated with increased inner eye pressure.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The macula is at the center of your retina and helps with seeing fine detail. Macula can break down over time due to an overgrowth of leaky blood vessels behind the retina (“wet” AMD) or due to gradual thinning and deterioration of the retinal tissue, often associated with the growth of small deposits called drusen (“dry” AMD).
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
The conjunctiva is a transparent membrane covering your eyeball and inner eyelid. If this membrane becomes infected by bacteria, virus, or another irritant, pink eye (conjunctivitis) will occur.
Dry eye happens when the protective tear film on your eyes becomes insufficient. We see this often in people with eye allergies (common triggers include pollen, pet dander, dust, smoke, cosmetics, and contact lens solution), Meibomian gland dysfunction, and certain autoimmune disorders.
Commonly diagnosed in teens and early adulthood, this condition causes blurry vision because the cornea becomes abnormally shaped like a cone, which impairs the way light enters the eye.
Cataracts are common with age and occur when the translucent lens inside your eye gradually becomes opaque, which can cause blurry vision.
Contact Our Ardmore Optometry Team Today
If an issue is diagnosed on a comprehensive eye exam, we can offer you various eye care services to control or alleviate your symptoms and improve vision. To connect with our Ardmore optometrist team, contact us at (580) 223-8585.