Treat Eye Disease in Vegas
Are you looking for a top-notch optometrist who can provide you with comprehensive eye exams, or treat you for a variety of eye conditions including vision loss? If so, you will want to come visit us at our eye care practice, Paul Thompson, OD. At our vision practice, our expert and highly trained optometrist is Dr. Paul Thompson. Dr. Thompson is able to treat eye disease in Vegas as well as provide patients with comprehensive eye exams and contact lens exams and fittings.
Dr. Thompson has been providing exemplary eye care for over 11 years, 10 of these years at our current location. Patients come to our practice every day with different eye conditions or experiencing vision loss. At our practice our eye doctor is able to completely and accurately diagnose our patients’ eye problems, and then offer them appropriate treatment. During a comprehensive eye exam our optometrist will screen our patients’ eyes for a wide range of eye disorders and diseases including: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; dry eyes; and other conditions of the cornea, macula, and retina. There are many different eye diseases and conditions that our optometrist will be able to treat you for and help manage over the years. If our optometrist is not able to provide you with the advanced care that you need, Dr. Thompson will be happy to refer you to an expert ophthalmologist in the area who will be able to give you the important treatment that you need to treat eye disease in Vegas.
Vision loss can be caused by many different problems. Many of these problems are serious while others can be easily treated with new eyeglasses or contact lens prescriptions. If you have astigmatism or another refractive eye problem your eyesight might become very blurry and make it difficult to see. Astigmatism can also make it difficult for you to see at night because lights may become more blurred. However, there are also several serious eye diseases which can cause vision loss including glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal tears, and other eye problems. Our eye doctor will be able to closely examine your eyes to determine what is causing you to experience vision loss. Whenever you notice a change in your vision it is very important that you come to our eye care practice for immediate diagnosis. If you would like an appointment to see our eye doctor or to have him treat eye disease in Vegas, contact us today for an appointment.
Glaucoma testing in Vegas
As part of our comprehensive eye exams, we are pleased to provide our glaucoma testing in Vegas. Most eye diseases, including glaucoma, don’t reveal any obvious symptoms in their early stages. Typically, you would not be aware of having glaucoma until it had progressed to a more advanced stage and you had already suffered form optic nerve damage and possible loss of vision. As a matter of fact, when glaucoma is not addressed in a timely fashion, it can lead to permanent blindness, and is the second leading cause of it. We recommend a yearly eye exam with Dr. Thompson, to ensure that you do not have any indications of glaucoma, and that if you do, we are able to begin treatment and management when it can be more effective.
What exactly is glaucoma? It is excessive internal eye pressure brought on as the result of an imbalance that occurs between the amount of fluid your eye create and the amount that they drain. When the drainage of eye fluid becomes hindered or slowed, it builds up and this is what increases your eye pressure. The first diagnostic tool used in our glaucoma testing in Vegas is tonometry. Dr. Thompson will be able to measure your level of internal eye pressure, and depending on the outcome, this will determine what other tests should be done in order to confirm whether glaucoma is or is not present. Some of these other tests include checking your peripheral (side-to-side) vision, and taking photos of your optic nerve.
If the results of our glaucoma testing in Vegas show a positive diagnosis, the protocols taken will depend on how far the disease has advanced and if any damage to your optic nerve has occurred. In more mild cases, eye drops may be sufficient to reduce the amount of fluid that your eyes produce, and therefore relieve the imbalance. If not, laser surgery may be suggested to increase the ability of the eye to drain fluid efficiently. Finally, microsurgery is sometimes done to create a new channel from which your eye fluid can drain. If you have not had an eye exam within the last 12 months, please call us today to schedule one.
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Affordable eye exams in Las Vegas
Dr. Thompson has over 11 years of experience in eye care, 10 of which have been at this very location, so you can feel comfortable knowing that you are receiving the same quality and professional care as you would from any other eye care professional. The only difference is Paul Thompson, OD is able to provide you with affordable eye exams in Las Vegas that will cost you much less than other eye care centers. Your inexpensive vision test and eye exam can include red eye evaluation and treatment, co-management of cataract surgery, and glaucoma evaluation, depending on the needs of each particular patient. Dr. Thompson is also board certified in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, so if during your eye exam it is determined that you have a particular eye disease, we will be able to conveniently treat you right away at that same location.
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