Conditions Treated by Saratoga Vision
At Saratoga Vision, our optometrists Dr. Dale Ching, Dr. Eric Carson, Dr. Anne Griffin and Dr. Meghan Brown bring years of experience to the practice. Our optometrists offer a comprehensive approach to eye care. Whether it is eye disease or hard to fit contact lens, our optometrists provide the finest eye care in the area.
Dry eye is a common condition especially as you age. Eyes no longer produce enough moisture on their own or the quality of the tears is poor. This leads to itchy, red, and sore eyes. For some people, eye drops, and artificial tears will take care of the problem. Several studies have shown that supplements like Omega-3 Fatty acids can have incredibly good results with dry eye. If you have tried this and not been satisfied, you may be a candidate for punctal plugs. These are inserted into the tear ducts and help to keep the moisture in your eye.
Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea. It thins and bulges out in the shape of a cone. Unlike many conditions that are a result of aging, this one begins in puberty or later teen years. The symptoms are varied including blurry vision, light sensitivity, nearsightedness and double vision. The condition can be controlled with glasses or contact lens in the early stages and special contacts such as Zen scleral lenses, Rose K contacts and Synergize hybrid contacts are recommended.
Eye infections can be caused by a virus, fungus, bacteria or parasites. An optometrist can examine your eyes and prescribe the correct treatment for whichever type of infection that you have.
If you are diabetic, diabetic retinopathy is something you and your optometrist watch for. Keeping your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol within acceptable levels help avoid or control this condition. If you are not able to control it with lifestyle changes, medication is available.
Glaucoma is a disease that affects the nerve that connects the brain and the eye. The damage is caused by increased pressure. In many cases, there are no symptoms other than a gradual loss of vision making an eye exam an important part of your yearly health care. Your optometrist can do the necessary testing and recommend treatment.
Commonly called "pink eye" conjunctivitis is an inflammation or irritation of the conjunctiva. It is common in children and adults and is highly contagious. A quick visit to your eye doctor can result in a diagnosis and prescription to solve the problem.
Optometrist serving Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Greenfield, Gansevoort, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Wilton, and surrounding areas
When you are ready for eye care or an eye exam call the office of Saratoga Vision in Saratoga Springs at 518-587-5900 to make an appointment with our optometrist. Having an eye doctor you can trust makes all the difference.