Diabetes not only increases your risk of kidney and heart disease but can also affect your vision. Diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common eye conditions experienced by people who have diabet ...View Article
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Whether or not you have a known issue with your vision and eyesight, we recommend bringing yourself and the whole family in for a comprehensive eye exam on a routine basis with our optometrist in Burlington. Changes to ocular health can happen at any age, especially as we grow older, and symptoms don't always show up right away, so early detection and treatment are key for maximizing your ability to see and minimizing your risk of future complications.
Check out the wide range of conditions we treat at our clinic, using the most up-to-date and advanced services available.
Most of us probably have at least some degree of astigmatism, which is an irregularity in the shape of the cornea, lens, and/or eyeball. However, astigmatism will only affect vision if it is significant enough to disrupt the way light enters the eye (known as a refractive error). The most common symptom is a blurry vision.
Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) are other common types of refractive errors. Without some sort of correction, they can cause blurry vision when looking at objects far away (as in the case of myopia) or when looking at objects close by (as in the case of farsightedness).
Known as "lazy eye," amblyopia occurs when the strength of one eye's visual acuity is lower compared to the other eye so that the visual processing area of the brain effectively "ignores" information from the weak eye. Our eye doctor in Burlington commonly diagnoses and treats this in children (eye patching is a common treatment).
Strabismus, called "crossed eye," happens when the eyes are not properly aligned. One or both eyes may turn in, up, out, or down relative to the other eye.
Computer vision syndrome is caused by factors like glare, blue light emission, frequent focusing and refocusing, and decreased blinking during prolonged use of digital devices. Symptoms may include eye fatigue, blurry vision, and eye itching and redness.
Dry eyes often feel itchy, gritty, burning, tired, or even watery, and can be caused by a wide number of factors. Understanding what's causing your dry eye (e.g., eye allergy, medication side effect) is essential for our Burlington optometrist to deliver the right treatment and symptomatic relief.
This condition occurs when the normally half-spherical shape of the cornea gradually becomes more conical. It typically develops in the teens or early adulthood and can cause blurry vision.
Cataracts are very common in older adults and are caused by a gradual clouding over of the lenses inside the eyes.
Glaucoma is another leading cause of vision loss (the so-called "sneak thief of sight") and is characterized by optic nerve damage due to an increase in inner eye pressure.
The macula is located at the center of your retina. If this begins to break down and degrade (generally due to retinal hyper-pigmentation or blood vessel overgrowth behind the retina) then it can lead to blurry vision in the central field of sight.
Diabetes increases your risk for glaucoma and cataracts and can also lead to a specific diabetic eye condition known as diabetic retinopathy. It's hallmarked by progressive damage to the delicate retina and is a leading cause of blindness among people with diabetes.