Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma are two eye condition that affect aging people and also are among the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Although they are different diseases, there are some connections between them that are important to understand. Here, your expert eye doctor from Elite Vision Care sheds light on the connection between AMD and glaucoma: [Read more…]
The widespread use of technology has made its way into your children’s lives. While digital devices offer your children many educational and developmental benefits, they may also cause visual health problems. Here, your trusted eye center, Elite Vision Care, share some tips for protecting your children from digital eye strain: [Read more…]
Your eyes produce fluids, also known as aqueous humor, to help maintain intraocular pressure (IOP). Structural irregularities, however, may prevent your eyes from draining these fluids appropriately, leading to fluid buildup. This can lead to glaucoma. For your understanding, your expert eye doctor from Elite Vision Care discusses the two general classifications of this disease.
Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (Wide-Angle)
The space between your cornea and iris forms an angle where a spongy mesh channel is located. This is ideally where your eye fluids drain. With open-angle glaucoma—the most common form of glaucoma—this structure becomes inefficient at emptying the aqueous humor, leading to uncontrolled fluid accumulation and high IOP.
Although this type of glaucoma is typically asymptomatic in its early stages, without prompt treatment, it can eventually result in optic nerve compression and damage and can also cause problems to the image translation process. We may prescribe eye drops to lower IOP as part of your glaucoma treatment to prevent the disease’s progression.
Angle-Closure Glaucoma (Narrow-Angle or Closed-Angle)
Obstructions or structural irregularities may cause the angle between the iris and cornea to become restricted. This may lead to faulty eye fluid draining, resulting in abnormally high IOP and glaucoma.
Eye doctors consider angle-closure glaucoma a medical emergency because its progression occurs faster than the open-angle type. Symptoms include dilated pupils, severe headaches, and distorted vision. We may perform traditional or laser surgery to help drain your eye fluids.
For more information about the types of glaucoma, turn to Elite Vision Care. We also offer premier dry eye treatment, high-quality eyewear, and more. Call us at (281) 205-0002 or fill out our form to request an appointment. We provide reliable eye care services to families in League City, TX, and the surrounding areas.
The quality of your eyesight depends on light being directed properly onto your retina. Structural irregularities in the shape of your eyes can disrupt the way light enters your eyes, resulting in vision problems commonly referred to as refractive errors. Here, your experienced eye care specialist from Elite Vision Care discuss the four general classifications of refractive errors:
Hyperopia or Farsightedness
If you have an unusually rigid cornea or short eyeball, you may develop hyperopia. These structural irregularities cause light to settle at the back part of your retina rather than directly upon it. Hyperopia is marked by difficulty seeing objects up close, while distant vision remains strong. We can prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, or even LASIK to correct this error.
Myopia or Nearsightedness
An overly curved cornea or elongated eyeball can cause light accumulation in front of the retina, resulting in nearsightedness. With myopia, you can see nearby things clearly, but distant objects will appear blurry. Wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses or undergoing LASIK are standard solutions to this refractive error.
Any changes to the shape or surface of your cornea or lens may result in light focusing problems. This may cause blurred close-range and far-range vision. An effective remedy is to wear toric lenses, which feature a sliced donut shape that produces different refractive powers to compensate for your eyes’ structural irregularities.
Your eyes’ natural lenses may lose their flexibility as you age. This can cause focusing problems over time, particularly when doing close-range tasks or looking at nearby objects. We may recommend fitting your eyeglasses or contact lenses with bifocal or progressive lenses, which contain two prescriptions for your far- and near-range viewing ease.
For more information on the four major refractive errors, call us at (281) 205-0002 or fill out our form. We help families in League City, TX, and nearby areas experience improved visual health.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss worldwide, affecting approximately 60 million people across the globe. This rate is increasing, even though glaucoma is a preventable disease At Elite Vision Care, we believe that raising awareness about this condition is a key way to reduce its prevalence. Here, our expert eye doctor answers common questions about glaucoma. [Read more…]
Elite Vision Care has provided countless families in the League City area with superior vision correction services over the course of our 15 years in business. An essential ingredient to our continuing success is our expert, dedicated eye doctors. In today’s post, we’ll profile our very own Dr. Beverly Newhouse and shed light on the qualities that made her such a trusted optometrist. [Read more…]
As your trusted eye center, Elite Vision Care offers high-quality contact lenses and eyeglasses as part of our vision correction services. We have a large selection of corrective eyewear to address your needs and suit your preferences. Here, we discuss the features and benefits of our contact and eyeglass options. [Read more…]
You may start to notice changes to your vision when you hit the age of 40 or 50. There are a number of age-related diseases you should be aware of. For this reason, as you become a senior citizen, your optometrist may want to talk to you about your higher risk for the following conditions and the needs that go along with that risk.
As you reach a certain age, new eye diseases may become a reality. This is because the overall health of your eyes may be deteriorating. It is common for seniors to struggle with the following:
- Low Vision: Even when using glasses, seniors may need to use a magnifying glass for everyday activities because of poor overall vision.
- Glaucoma: Usually associated with increased intraocular pressure, this disease can affect both center and peripheral vision.
- Cataracts: When the lenses of your eyes become cloudy, you may need to start thinking about the cataract treatments available to you.
- Dry Eyes: Sometimes the eyes become unable to produce or maintain proper surface moisture.
- Diabetic Eye Disease: This diabetes-related complication could cause damage to your retina and the blood vessels inside of it.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration: This disease can affect your central, sharp vision, which can make it hard to drive and see things clearly.
As your body ages, your risk of developing diseases amplifies. Learning about the eye conditions you might develop could help you catch the problems early.
Attending yearly comprehensive eye exams may help you protect your vision as you age. A younger person may only have to see the eye care specialist once every two years, but with extra risks comes a need to see the doctor more frequently. These regular exams will make it easier for your doctor to promptly diagnose issues you have with your eyes. A timely diagnosis could be the difference between partial and total vision loss.