Conditions Treated by Our Optometrist
Brookwood Eyecare in Lawrenceville, GA, treats various eye health issues to keep your eyes as healthy and vision keen as possible. In some cases, we can help you find relief from unpleasant symptoms and reduce your risk of blindness or other complications. Of course, we do it all with the utmost compassion.
The lens and cornea of your eye serve the purpose of directing light on your retina. Sometimes, one or both of your lenses may develop a clouding over them or become discolored. This condition is known as cataracts, which can affect your vision and eventually cause blindness. We can help, though!
Diabetic retinopathy is an issue that occurs when diabetes damages the blood vessels that serve the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of your eye. This can cause visual disturbances and eventually blindness.
Glaucoma usually occurs when you have abnormally high pressure in your eye. It then causes damage to the optic nerve, which is the part of your eye located in the back that communicates with your brain. When left untreated, it can cause irreversible vision loss, including blindness.
Macular degeneration occurs when you damage the macula, part of your retina. It'll lead to a severe decrease in central vision, but it doesn't usually cause total blindness.
Dry eye is a condition that occurs when your eyes are dry. They may appear red or like you have something in them, almost like a gritty sensation. While it can prevent you from wearing contacts and make certain activities uncomfortable, it rarely interferes with your vision.
How We Treat These Conditions
How our optometrist relieves you from any of these conditions depends on our optometry specialists' diagnosis. Therefore, your visit will include our optometry specialist discussing your symptoms and possibly giving you a vision screening and one or more eye health tests.
Our eye doctor will then find an appropriate course of action based on your condition. For instance, treatment for glaucoma often consists of eye drops, while cataract treatment revolves around continuously monitoring your situation and intervening only when necessary. Before that, the main focus is to provide you with effective vision correction and advice to make it easier to see.
Contact Brookwood Eyecare Today
At Brookwood Eyecare in Lawrenceville, GA, and the general vicinity, we have an eye doctor to relieve your symptoms while giving you the compassion and care you deserve. Book an appointment at our office today by calling us at (770) 736-7774.