Below are brief descriptions of the various eye conditions we commonly see and treat at Vienna Eyecare Center in Vienna
There are many different types of eye conditions that could be affecting your eyesight or could have long-term consequences if not treated properly or promptly. We list some of the more common conditions below. If you think you or someone in your family has one of these conditions, please contact Vienna Eyecare Center in Vienna for an exam and recommendations.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Lazy eye, medically known as amblyopia, is a loss or lack of development of vision, usually in one eye. This degenerative process usually begins with an inherited condition and appears during infancy or early childhood. Lazy eye needs to be diagnosed between birth and early school age since it is during this period that the brain “chooses” its visual pathway and may ignore the weaker eye permanently.
It is recommended that all children have a comprehensive eye examination before attending kindergarten. If you suspect a problem, or need to set up your child’s first eye examination, contact Vienna Eyecare Center to set up an appointment.
Blepharitis is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn eye conditions resulting from a low-grade bacterial infection, an allergic reaction and/or abnormalities in eyelid gland function.
Like some other skin conditions, blepharitis can be controlled but not cured. There are a variety of methods to treat blepharitis. Contact Vienna Eyecare Center to assess the severity of your problem and the best treatment method.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens, which leads to a progressive blurring or dimming of vision. It is one of the most common conditions related to aging – by age 65, you have a 50 percent chance of developing a cataract, and, by age 75, it jumps to 70 percent.
A cataract starts out small and initially has little or no effect on vision. As the cataract progresses, it becomes harder to read and perform other normal tasks. In the early stages, Doctor Snively may recommend stronger eyeglasses and adjusting your lighting to reduce glare. When cataracts disrupt your daily life, Dr. Snively may recommend cataract-removal surgery, which is one of the most frequent and successful procedures done in the U.S.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome is characterized by neck pain, blurry vision, stiff shoulders, headache and watery eyes when working in front of a computer screen. The symptoms are typically due to posture, dry eyes, eye muscle coordination and poorly corrected vision.
Since computer monitors are typically 20 to 26 inches from your eyes, your regular glasses may not be the best option for computer work. This distance range is considered intermediate – closer than what you use to drive a car but farther away than what you use to read. Special lens designs will improve your comfort in performing tasks on your computer. Vienna Eyecare Center can help you determine if these special lenses are appropriate for you.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because, with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this protective coating dries up, the eyes may feel “gritty” or burn and can be more sensitive to light. In extreme cases, vision can be blurred.
If you suspect that you have dry eye, Make an appointment with Dr. Snively. Proper care will not only increase your comfort – it will protect your eyes. Vienna Eyecare can perform a series of tests to determine if you have dry eyes.
Many people suffer from allergies in our area. In most cases, they affect the eyes . There is no reason to suffer. There are many new ocular medications to help alleviate, and in some cases prevent, allergic reaction of the eyes. No need to suffer! Contact Vienna Eyecare Center to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.
Vienna Eyecare Center has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and often treat the eye conditions detailed above at our office in Vienna. For more information, please schedule an appointment with one of our trusted optometrists.