When you are in need of a good eye doctor, you will want to visit the practice of Paul Thompson, OD for expert vision and eye disease testing. Dr. Thompson has been providing expert vision care for over 10 years at this location alone. Our practice is dedicated to providing exceptional eye care and services for all of our patients. So when you need Las Vegas eye testing, Dr. Thompson is the eye doctor you will want to see.
Eye exams are very important not only for determining vision acuity, but also for seeing if there are any eye diseases or conditions that are developing within the eye. It is equally important for young and old to have eye exams. Often, if a young child is having trouble seeing at school, he or she will not even think to mention this to his or her parents. Instead, they will just continue on, day after day, being unable to see the blackboard or even their books and papers. This in turn will have a poor effect on their grades, and has even been known to cause bad behavior at school. When your child comes to our office for Las Vegas eye testing, Dr. Thompson will be able to determine if there are indeed any vision problems that are making it difficult for your child to see. He will also be able to determine whether or not your child’s eyes and vision are developing normally for their age and in a healthy manner.
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eyes will be checked for the following conditions and diseases: nearsightedness; farsightedness; astigmatism; macular degeneration; cataracts; glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; and other important conditions of the eye. Dr. Thompson will also apply special eye drops that cause the pupils to dilate so that he can see in to the back of your eye. This way he can observe the retina and surrounding blood vessels for signs of disease. Also, should you want to purchase contact lenses, Dr. Thompson will be able to perform a full contact lens exam, which will include performing several tests and measurements to make sure that your new contacts will fit perfectly, and provide perfect vision for you. So if you or members of your family are due for their eye exams, contact our office to get an appointment for Las Vegas eye testing.
Offering a total eye care experience, our Vegas Cigna eye doctor, Paul Thompson, OD, is well-educated in all phases of specialized eye exams and diagnosing ocular diseases. Patients with diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, have specific needs and concerns and Dr. Thompson addresses each patient personally. Keeping current with cutting-edge advancements in vision care, Dr. Thompson and our team are extremely knowledgeable regarding ocular diseases.
Eye Disease Testing Vegas
Our patients living with diabetes, know that their body doesn’t utilize sugar properly and when their sugar levels rise there may be damage to the retinal blood vessels. This damage is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults, and is known as diabetic retinopathy. The necessary comprehensive eye exam done by our Vegas Cigna eye doctor is the only reliable way to diagnose diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Thompson will dilate your pupil and use a device known as an ophthalmoscope in order to see your retina more clearly and how far the retinopathy has developed. It’s especially important to have this diabetic exam because diabetes also increases your risk for cataracts and glaucoma. After cataracts, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Dr. Thompson performs various tests to detect glaucoma that are thorough and dependable. When comprehensive testing is done, not only can glaucoma be caught early on, but other ocular diseases as well, including macular degeneration.
Many ocular diseases affect central vision but age-related macular degeneration is the most common of these disorders. Mostly affecting people over 60, macular degeneration occurs in two forms, wet and dry. “Wet” macular degeneration is not as common but more aggressive in its development, prompting loss of central vision. “Dry” macular degeneration is more common and progresses much slower before causing vision loss. Our Vegas Cigna eye doctor will give you an all-inclusive exam to not only detect the disease but determine if you are at risk of developing it. Dr. Thompson tests the sharpness of your vision and will use an “Amsler grid” to determine if your vision has already been affected. Other parts of the exam will include pupil dilation and use of a slit lamp. Dr. Thompson, and our dedicated staff, are experts in diagnosing ocular diseases and keep you well informed throughout all procedures.