What does a good optometrist have to say about good vision? At Eyes on 45th in Fargo, ND, we say that your eyes are the windows to your world. When your world is obstructed, it is difficult to tackle even simple tasks. Eye care involves more than visiting an optometrist when something goes wrong. It involves:
- Regular eye exams
- Getting plenty of rest
- Eating the right foods
- Eye management
What Type of Eye Problems Does Eyes on 45th Treat?
Eye problems are not uncommon, and most of them can be serious if they are left untreated. However, we treat various eye problems, both simple and complex. We use several methods to address eye problems depending on the condition, severity, and method of treatment. Below are some of the eye conditions we treat patients for:
- Pain in the eyes
- Blurry vision
- Trouble seeing
- Low vision at night
- Squinting eyes to see, especially in the dark
- Refractive Errors
The term refractive is often used by optometrists when discussing certain visual problems. When light is altered as it passes from one medium to another, this is said to be a refractive error of the eyes. In other words, the cornea is not shaped as it should be, causing the eyes not to properly utilize the light it receives. The types of refractive errors are:
- Farsightedness - Hyperopia
- Nearsightedness - Myopia
- Astigmatism - A defect of the eyes or lenses that causes patients to see distorted images
- Keratoconus - A thickening of the eye's cornea
- Lazy eye - Amblyopia
The treatments that most eye doctors recommend are prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. These two treatments have been used for decades with much success in helping patients improve their vision. Glasses or contacts are prescribed after an extensive eye exam.
The eye exam and medical information, such as a review of the patient's history, will determine the strength of the vision wear that the optometrist will prescribe. However, over time, the eyes are likely to change, causing vision issues and changes to a previous eyewear prescription.
These are reasons it is imperative to visit an optometrist if any eye problems occur. In some instances, not everyone can wear contacts. An eye doctor can best determine which type of eye conditions fare well enough for patients to wear contacts.
If you are experiencing problems with your eyes and need to see an optometrist in Fargo, ND, give Dr. Tufte & Associates at Eyes On 45th a call by dialing (701) 492-3937. Your eyes are your biggest asset, and we want you to see your world from all angles.