The eyes are the most sensitive and crucial part of our body. They play a vital role in our day-to-day activities, such as reading, driving, and even communicating with others. With aging, our eyes undergo certain changes that may lead to vision problems. That’s why an eye exam from an optometrist is so important. At Optometric Images, our optometrists diagnose and manage a range of eye conditions for patients in Dublin and the Tri-Valley Area.
Myopia is a common condition where the individual experiences difficulty seeing distant objects. Optometrists prescribe corrective lenses such as eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct myopia. These lenses help refract the light rays and correctly focus them on the retina.
Hyperopia is the opposite of myopia, where individuals experience difficulty seeing nearby objects. Treatment options for farsightedness include corrective lenses such as eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct hyperopia. These lenses help refract the light rays and correctly focus them on the retina.
Astigmatism is a condition where the shape of the cornea (front of the eye) is irregular, leading to distortion in vision. If your eye doctor detects astigmatism during your vision exam, they may prescribe a treatment such as eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Presbyopia is an age-related condition affecting individuals over 40 years, resulting in difficulty reading or seeing nearby objects. Your eye doctor may prescribe multifocal, bifocal, or reading glasses to correct presbyopia.
Eye Surgeon Referrals
If the optometrist detects serious eye conditions during your vision exam, they may refer you to an eye surgeon. Some of the conditions that require referral to an eye surgeon are:
Cataracts are a condition where the eye's natural lens becomes cloudy, leading to blurry vision. An eye surgeon treats cataracts by removing and replacing the natural lens with an artificial lens.
Glaucoma is a condition caused by increased pressure in the eye, leading to damage to the optic nerve. An eye surgeon treats glaucoma by regulating the intraocular pressure using medications, laser therapy, or surgery.
Contact Optometric Images in Dublin, CA
Regular eye exams are essential to diagnose and manage conditions such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, and dry eye syndrome. They can also provide specialized treatments such as vision therapy and ortho-k. If the optometrist detects any serious eye condition requiring surgery, we can refer the patient to an eye surgeon. Early detection and management can prevent vision loss and improve the quality of life. If you are in Dublin or the Tri-Valley Area, schedule an eye exam with an optometrist at Optometric Images today to ensure you take the best care of your eyes. Call our team today at (925) 479-0400 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.