The lens inside our eye gets cloudier as we age. When it gets cloudy to the point of blurry vision or light sensitivity, the cloudy lens is now called a cataract. Different people develop cataracts at different rates. If the cataract gets in the way of vision, it can be removed and replaced with a plastic lens implant.
We have cataract assessments available here at Violet Eyes Optometry.
Diabetes can affect eye health. It can lead to weakness, swelling, and blood leakage in the back of the eye. Blood leakage can then cause scarring and blindness. This is why it’s important for diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels in check and get their eyes examined by an optometrist regularly. If there is blood leakage, laser treatment is an option.
At Violet Eyes Optometry, we can help patients with diabetic eye examinations.
Dry eye is a common condition and is often related with other medical conditions. It can also develop with age. Dry eye is when the eye cannot produce a sufficient amount of tears or when tears are shed instead of remaining on the eye to lubricate it. Dry eye can cause a burning sensation, pain, and red eyes. Environments that are dry and windy can exacerbate this condition, as can spaces with air conditioning or heating.
Are you suffering from dry eyes? We have resources to help you combat the discomfort.
Glaucoma refers to a family of eye diseases where the optic nerve (located at the back of the eye) experiences deterioration. Risk factors for developing glaucoma include high eye pressure, thin corneas, and a family history of the disease. Testing for glaucoma is an important part of your eye exam. We will investigate your corneal thickness, eye pressure, and optic nerve head. We will also test your peripheral vision.
At Violet Eyes Optometry, we have resources for those looking to learn more about glaucoma and macular degeneration.
The macula is the area on the back of the eye that controls your detailed vision. Macular degeneration is when this area deteriorates, often as people age. A possible risk factor for this condition is smoking. While there is no cure yet, laser treatments and new, emerging techniques can treat this condition.
Our team at Violet Eyes Optometry has more information on glaucoma and macular degeneration.
If you have questions or concerns relating to these or other eye conditions, please don’t hesitate to visit or contact us. We would be happy to share our knowledge about eye problems at our Lloydminster clinic with our patients.