Eye doctor in Las Vegas
Even if you do not need prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, it is so very important that you have regularly scheduled comprehensive eye exams. Generally if you are a healthy adult with no known medical conditions that can affect your eyes, or eye problems, it is recommended that you have a comprehensive eye exam every year or so. The exact recommended timeframe for your particular situation can be told to you by our eye doctor in Las Vegas, Dr. Paul Thompson.
Many eye diseases are screened for during a comprehensive eye exam. People are often surprised to learn that they have a serious eye disease because they have not noticed any symptoms. The truth is however, that many eye diseases do not show any obvious symptoms in the early stages; sometimes vision changes are so subtle that they cannot be detected by the patient. However, with some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, your vision can be seriously and permanently impacted during this early phase. The good news is though if glaucoma is detected early by our eye doctor in Las Vegas during an eye exam, it can generally be treated and halted in its tracks. Unfortunately, vision loss to glaucoma can never be restored. This is just one reason why periodic eye exams are so important.
During our eye exams, our eye doctor will check your eyes for many things. Your visual acuity will be checked to make sure you do not have any problems with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. If any problems are discovered, our eye doctor in Las Vegas will be able to write a prescription that will once again restore your clear and crisp vision. During the second part of our eye exam, your eyes will be screen for many different eye diseases or disorders. You will receive medicated eye drops that will make your eyes dilate, and make this exam as effective as possible. Among the diseases that your eyes will be screened for are: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; and many other problems of the retina, macula, and cornea. If you would like an appointment to see our expert optometrists, simply contact us today at Paul Thompson, OD.
Optometrist Las Vegas
Have you begun notice what appears to be a gradual narrowing of your vision field? Often times this loss of sight can be so slight that patients shrug it off as their imagination, but in fact this could be a serious problem which should not be taken for granted. Loss of your peripheral vision is one of the first signs of glaucoma beginning to from in your eyes. Glaucoma is a serious optical disease which must be treated as soon as possible before this problem causes permanent vision loss. Fortunately, you can always find the care you need to diagnose and treat eye disease in Vegas at the state of the art practices of Paul Thompson, OD.
Glaucoma is an optical disease known as the invisible sight thief for its ability to rob patients of their sight without ever showing symptoms. However, if caught in its early stages, glaucoma can be managed without need for surgical procedure. Your annual eye exams include testing for eye diseases, including glaucoma, which is one of the many reasons why regular optical care is a necessity for patients of all ages and levels of visual clarity. A previously diagnosed vision problem is only one of the many risk factors of glaucoma, which include other illnesses such as diabetes, certain medications such as corticosteroids, age, family history, and even sun exposure. Glaucoma is most often diagnosed in patients over 40, but it can occur in younger patients due to genetic factors. The most common type of glaucoma is known as open angle glaucoma, which occurs when fluid along the mesh of the eye does not drain or move properly, causing intraocular pressure to spike and cause loss of sight. Open angle glaucoma happens gradually, and in most cases patients can never actually feel the high level of pressure in the eye associated with this disease. The key to proper treatment of glaucoma is through monitoring the problem closely with regular visits to your local eye doctor. Your eye doctor can work to treat eye disease in Vegas in the early stages through simple medicated eye drops taken as required in order to lower the pressure of your eyes back into normal range for clear vision that stops glaucoma in its tracks.
For the very best in optical care to treat eye disease in Vegas, be sure to visit the welcoming offices of Paul Thompson, OD at your earliest convenience. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff have been proudly serving your local community for over a decade with the latest advances in optical technology and procedure to diagnose and treat optical illnesses and diseases. With the help of Paul Thompson, OD, you can find the care you need for clear vision.
Las Vegas Optometry Office
4505 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102