diagnosis & Treatment
Some eye problems are minor and don’t last long, but some can lead to permanent vision loss. Common eye diseases that we treat include:
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Pink Eye
- Dry Eye Syndrome
Since eye diseases do not always have symptoms, your best defense is to have regular checkups. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that primarily develops during childhood or adolescence. This is when the ability to see objects at a distance clearly is lost. Nearsightedness can also develop in adulthood due to diabetes or visual stress associated with activities that require extensive visual concentration.
How can I tell if my child is near-sighted?
There are several warning signs you can look out for:
- Squinting when viewing items at a distance
- Holding devices and books close to their face
- Frequent headaches
Scheduling a routine eye exam through one of our service centers can help with early diagnosis and correction.
My child displays no signs of vision problems. Should I still schedule an eye exam?
Yes. Many children with myopia have no complaints when engaging in daily activities. Routine eye exams are very important, especially for children with a family history of vision problems.
What to expect
Pediatric Eye exams
Our centers offer pediatric eye exams designed for your child’s developmental needs. In addition to basic vision testing, we evaluate your child’s binocular vision (how the two eyes work together), focusing, peripheral vision, color vision, hand-eye coordination, and tracking ability. We also check the area surrounding and inside the eye for eye diseases or other health conditions.
If our doctors determine that your child has a vision problem, they may discuss a number of therapeutic options such as eyeglasses, contact lenses, an eye patch, vision therapy, or Ortho-k, depending on the condition and the doctor’s specialty. Since some conditions are much easier to treat when caught early, it is important to diagnose eye and vision issues as early as possible.
Following the guidelines for children’s eye exams and staying alert to any signs of vision problems can help your child to reach his or her potential.
Visual Filed testing
Our Advanced Tech
A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss, or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops.
We use special equipment to test your visual field for a more comprehensive assessment. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you respond by pressing a button whenever you see the light. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are simply to ensure you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately; the entire test takes 15-45 minutes.
These machines can create a computerized map of your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies.