Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease in both adults and children. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Vision Check, Eye Pressure Check, Slit Lamp Examination, Dilated Eye Exam, Refraction for Glasses & Contact Lenses and Glaucoma Screening Testing as well as a series of other computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.
We take pride in maintaining the vision of our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. We want to insure the good sight, vision, and eye health for the rest of your child's life and take a preventative approach to his/her general health and eye health. We will work with your child's primary care physician to help keep his/her eyes healthy. It is important that all of our pediatric patients have healthy and efficient visual systems to help make the visual demands of learning in school easier.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the United States, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. It can be caused by various factors including trauma, scarring and inflammation, but the most common type of glaucoma (primary open angle glaucoma) is inherited and may give no warning signs before portions of the peripheral or central vision are lost permanently.
At your routine eye exam, the eye pressure is always checked and if the doctor suspects glaucoma, other diagnostic tests can be ordered. These include diagnostic laser scans and automated visual fields. If the eye pressure is elevated and/or the diagnostic tests reveal vision loss or a high risk for vision loss, treatment is started, typically in the form of eye drops. With the addition of Dr. Lutz to the staff at Palisade Eye, we now offer a wide range of additional treatment options depending on the severity of the glaucoma.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. A cataract is a gradual thickening of the lens that causes the lens to become so clouded that light is either distorted or cannot reach the back of the eye (the retina) for transmission to the brain. When left untreated, cataracts will eventually cause blindness in most cases.
Advanced technology lenses (multi-focal and accommodating lenses), which reduce your need for glasses following cataract surgery, are an exciting new option that we are proud to offer our patients here at Palisade Eye!
Our doctors have extensive experience evaluating and treating patients with diabetic eye disorders. Diabetic retinopathy is a disorder of the lining of the back of the eye called the retina. The retina functions like the film of a camera and allows images to be focused and transmitted to the brain. The vasculature is affected by diabetes and can result in blindness if retinopathy goes undetected. Two types of retinopathy develop form diabetes, background and proliferative. The background type results in swelling of the very center of the retina and can lead to loss of sight. Proliferative retinopathy is a more serious condition which may require laser and/or intraocular treatment.
Have you been told that you can't wear contact lenses? With advance technology, there are now options to be correct astigmatism. Bifocals will give you working vision at different distances and almost eliminate the need for contact lens.
Make an appointment with one of our doctors. Contact lenses were first described and sketched by Leonardo DaVinci in 1508, but it took more than 450 years to be perfected. The lenses of the 21st century can correct almost all refractions and are comfortable and safe. There is now a contact lens that can correct simple nearsightedness and far sightedness to astigmatism to bifocals. We can fit children, teens, young adults and the aging eye. Wearing schedules range from dailies to monthlies. Cosmetic lenses can change the color of your eyes and correct eyes that have been scarred. With proper training on hygiene, cleaning, insertion, lens wear can be safe, comfortable and affordable.
In years past, cataract surgery removed the cataract but one had to have thick glasses or contacts to restore the vision. No we have these options:
1.Basic monofocal lens. With single vision vision lens implants, you will probably need glasses for reading,
2. Astigmatic lens: A patient with high astigmatism will still require glasses for near and distance. The new Acrysof Tor® makes it possible to reduce or eliminate astigmatism. There is an additional but affordable cost for this
3. Acrysof ReSTOR®: This new technology implant provides full range of vision-- near, far and everything in between . 80% of patients never need glasses again. Those who do need glasses need them for only for very specific tasks. There are payment plans to make this option affordable.
At Palisade Eye Associates we perform the latest in refractive eye care. For patients with myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness), and astigmatism LASIK or PRK can provide freedom from glasses and contacts. The procedures are completely bladeless and pain free. They are highly effective out patient procedures.
Palisade Eye Associates is equipped with the latest and most advanced equipment to diagnose and treat your cornea related eye conditions. We specialize in advanced corneal transplantation. Depending on your eye condition you can benefit from either the conventional corneal transplant (penetrating keratoplasty) or partial corneal transplant (DSEK).
At Palisade Eye, there is fashionable, stylish eyewear in the latest style. Here you can find up to date frames to fit anyone's budget: Silhouettes, Prada, Luxotica, Ray Ban to name a few.
Our board certified opticians guarantee that your glasses will fit and be dispensed according to your prescriptions. They are always available to adjust your glasses and do minor repairs.
We dispense post-op glasses for cataract patients, as well as glasses for children.
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