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Las Vegas Red Eye

Red eye evaluations in Las Vegas

Las Vegas red eye

Las Vegas red eye

Living the climate of dry, arid Las Vegas can take a toll on your eyes. Having dry eyes, which can be uncomfortable, is a common and easily treatable condition. If you have dry, red, itchy eyes and are seeking Las Vegas red eye treatment from a caring and experienced eye doctor, then you need to come into the optometry office of Paul Thompson, OD for a comprehensive eye and vision test.

Dry eyes can become red and irritated, causing a feeling of scratchiness. Another symptom of dry eyes is a “foreign body sensation,” which is a feeling that something is in your eye. And it may seem odd, but dry eye syndrome also can cause watery eyes. This is because dryness on the eye’s surface sometimes will overstimulate production of the watery component of your tears as a protective mechanism. An eye test given by our eye doctor is the first step in receiving Las Vegas red eye and dry eye treatment. At the office of Paul Thompson, OD, our optometry office provides routine eye exams, treatment of conjunctivitis/pink eye, as well as treatment of allergic and dry eyes. As you will learn during your visit to our eye care center, persistent dryness, scratchiness, red eyes, and a burning sensation are common symptoms of dry eyes. These symptoms alone may prompt our optometrist to diagnose dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to inflammation of the front tissues of the eye.

Routine eye exams, regardless if your eyes feel dry, red, and itchy or not, are incredibly important. Annual eye health evaluations and vision tests are the easiest way for our optometrist to notice small problems and changes with your eyes or vision. So if you are seeking Las Vegas red eye and dry eye treatment or if you simply want our team of caring eye doctors to assess and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health, then you should come to our optometry office for all your eye care needs. Call the office of Paul Thompson, OD today.

4505 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 822-2202

Eye Exams in Vegas

Vision test in Vegas

Eye Exams in Vegas

Eye Exams in Vegas

Comprehensive eye examinations are an invaluable tool in maintaining optimal vision. At the office of Paul Thompson, OD, we provide specialized eye care that extends far beyond your eyes to include your health and wellness, even your lifestyle. Our eye doctors practice at the highest level of licensure, which includes providing comprehensive eye exams in Vegas, as well as eye disease testing, prescribing medication for eye problems, and even suggesting vitamins to keep your eyes healthy.

Our complete eye examinations allow us to accurately detect eye disease or other abnormalities early, often before they present any symptoms. Early detection in many cases can lead to treatments that will prevent vision loss. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Our local optometrists believe that you should be well-informed and educated about your eye care. Therefore, during your eye exam in Vegas, we’ll explain the purpose of the equipment we use so you can become more comfortable as well as knowledgeable about your eye care and health. When we examine your eyes, our eye doctors use the most modern examination equipment available to ensure an accurate and efficient examination and diagnosis. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. Personalized to you, no two eye examinations or eyewear prescriptions are the same. Your comprehensive exam will also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. We will consider your stage of life and take the time to learn about your goals, lifestyle, general health, and eyewear needs and preferences. Each of these elements impacts your eye health.

Once your annual exam is completed, our optometrists will be able to give you an updated prescription and any recommendations for treatments or at-home care as needed. While you should always visit Dr. Thompson if you are experiencing symptoms, annual eye exams are just as important even if you are not having specific symptoms at the time. Many of the most common and potentially dangerous eye conditions, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration develop in a manner so gradual and slow that many people are completely unaware of there being a problem until the disease is advanced enough to have done significant damage to the eyes and vision. It’s best to be proactive with your eye care, and even better to schedule your eye exams in Vegas with Paul Thompson, OD today.

4505 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 822-2202