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Eye Conditions and Eye Diseases
Macular degeneration — also called Age-related macular degeneration, or ARMD — is deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that controls visual acuity. Yearly eye examinations help to detect AMD at its earliest stages.
A cataract is a cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens, which lies between the front and back areas of the eye, directly behind the pupil. Cataracts cause vision to be blurry, trouble reading, or trouble driving at night. As cataracts progress they can cause fluctuations in vision and prescription changes. Cataracts occur to everyone as we age and can also be caused by medications, genetics and various environmental factors.
Amblyopia (lazy eye)
Amblyopia is a vision development problem in infants and young children that can lead to permanent vision loss.
Usually caused by an irregular cornea, astigmatism causes blur at all distances.
Floaters, Flashes, or Spots
Eye floaters and flashes may be harmless, or they may signal a serious problem, like a detached retina.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve and diminishes the field of vision.
Farsighted people can have poor near vision or blurred vision at all distances.
Nearsighted people can see fine up close, but distant objects are a blur.
Near vision becomes more difficult with this normal age-related loss of focusing ability.