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Downtown Vegas Optometrist

Downtown Vegas Optometrist

If you have ever had red or bloodshot eyes, you have probably wrestled with the discomfort, compromised vision, and cosmetic concerns associated with it. Our Downtown Vegas optometrist, Dr. Paul Thompson, can work with you to evaluate red eye problems and offer treatment to correct it.

First, what exactly causes red or bloodshot eyes? Well, the tiny blood vessels on the surface of your eyes- also known as the conjunctiva- swell. The extra blood that engorges them causes your eyes to appear red. The most common cause of red eye is a simple irritation such as those that occur from dry eyes, allergies, or typical allergens such as dust. Our Downtown Vegas optometrist wants you to know, however, that there are other causes for red eye problem, often it is a symptom of another eye concern that needs to be dealt with. Among these are conjunctivitis- often called pink eye, a sudden increase of pressure inside your eye due to glaucoma, and injuries to the eye itself. Besides these, ulcers- or sores- on your cornea, inflammation in the colored part of the middle of your eyeball, and inflammations occurring in the follicles of your eyelash or around your eyelid can also be the culprit.

Downtown Vegas Eye Care

Downtown Vegas Eye Care

Red eyes can be frustrating because they cause itchiness, but depending on which of the previously mentioned causes is to blame for it, you should know that it could be a serious matter. The best solution is to schedule an appointment to see our Downtown Vegas optometrist for an eye evaluation. Let Dr. Thompson examine you and make a diagnosis as to what factors have cause your red eye problem. If in addition to redness and itchiness, you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, headache, being unable to keep your eye open, feeling like there is something in your eye, a change in your vision, nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light- or if your red eye is a direct result of an injury- you should come to see our Downtown Vegas optometrist immediately. After Dr. Thompson has determined a diagnosis, he can provide a course of treatment to both relieve the discomfort and redness and even more important, to address the underlying cause if there is one.

Downtown Vegas Red Eye Exams
4505 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-822-2202

Downtown Vegas Eye Doctor

Downtown Vegas Eye Doctor

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that our downtown Vegas eye doctor diagnoses in patients quite often. In the eye of someone with astigmatism, the cornea is not round in shape like a normally functioning cornea, which can distort the vision and lead to blurriness. Astigmatism is easily treated with corrective devices like eyeglasses, contact lenses, or elective surgery. Astigmatism is usually present at birth or inherited. Our downtown Vegas eye doctor can diagnose astigmatism during any routine eye exam, although it is often undetected in younger children. Many people who experience refractive vision errors such as nearsightedness, and farsightedness experience astigmatism as well. Depending on each individual diagnosis and situation, the treatment for astigmatism varies. Some astigmatism is so mild that no correction from Dr. Paul Thompson is necessary, but most of the time the treatment would be prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses. There is a special type of contact lenses known as toric lenses that are made specifically for those who have astigmatism. Toric lenses work for astigmatism because they have greater light bending capabilities in one direction than the other, which balances the malfunctioning of the cornea. Our downtown Vegas eye doctor will administer a series of tests to determine the type of toric lens that would best suit your needs if you choose contact lenses as the method for correcting your astigmatism.

Astigmatism Las Vegas

Astigmatism Las Vegas

At our downtown Vegas optometry office, Paul Thompson, OD located within Walmart Vision Center, your health, comfort and convenience are our main priorities. Our professional and friendly team of staff members is here to make sure that every single one of your eye-health needs are met and that you are completely satisfied with your visit. Aside from getting a professional examination and diagnosis, you can also purchase the corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses you need right here at our downtown Vegas eye doctor facility. We have a wide variety of designer brands and types of contact lenses for you to choose from. If you feel that you may have astigmatism or that you need to see an eye doctor for any reason, please do not hesitate to call our office to schedule an appointment. We accept a number of insurance plans and you can call our office to make sure we can work with the plan that you use. Whether you are coming in to browse our vast selection of optical goods, or if you come in for a scheduled appointment with the downtown Vegas eye doctor, our friendly staff will be waiting here to greet you and assist you.

Family Eye Care Downtown Vegas
4505 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-822-2202