One of the ways you can protect your eye health is through awareness. By knowing what is occurring in your eyes you can stay ahead of any potential problems. Treating eye problems in Friendswood begins with a comprehensive eye examination by the doctors of Today’s Vision Pearland. Our office is equipped with the latest optical diagnostic technology including digital imaging equipment that can photograph your eyes as they work.
A comprehensive eye examination has two purposes; the refractory portion of the exam checks the visual acuity of your eyes and diagnoses any problems that can affect the way your eye focuses light, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism, and other conditions. The results of this portion of the eye exam are used to prescribe any necessary vision correction, which usually take the form of eyeglasses or contact lenses but can also be the catalyst for correcting vision through reshaping the cornea by either the use of special contact lenses (Ortho-K) or laser surgery (LASIK). During a second portion of the exam our doctor will dilate the eyes and use our diagnostic technology to look deeply into the eye checking for any abnormalities or injuries in its structures as well as any current or developing eye disease. This part of the exam is essential for successfully treating eye problems in Friendswood because many devastating eye diseases including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration among others have few or no symptoms while they develop until they have reached an advanced stage when treatment is more difficult and vision loss is a real possibility.
Our doctors diagnose and then treat many eye conditions. Whether it is on an emergency basis or at a routine annual eye examination our doctors will pinpoint the problem and in many cases be able to initiate treatment. Should treating eye problems in Friendswood need a more aggressive or involved treatment our doctor can refer you to an ophthalmologist and conduct follow-ups. We will also help monitor the progression of any of the more serious progressive eye diseases. Make an appointment to have your eyes checked at our office.