We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.request an appointment
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow us to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens.request an appointment
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity for each individual patient.request an appointment
Low vision is described as a vision problem that makes it difficult to perform everyday activities yet it can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts or standard treatments.
Visual rehabilitation also aids in increasing the vision for those that currently have low vision. Low vision can affect how an individual performs everyday tasks (including, but not limited to) driving, sightseeing, and viewing TV/computer screens.
Vision Loss After a Stroke
Here at Southern Low Vision, we are dedicated to helping those who have vision-related problems due to a stroke or are at high risk.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off or when a blood vessel bursts.
Common symptoms include numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or legs; confusion and trouble speaking or understanding speech; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; severe headache and dizziness or loss of coordination and balance.
Visual problems are very common in many stroke survivors. Each case is unique though and depends on the severity and location of the stroke. Stroke survivors should always have a complete eye exam as soon as possible after a stroke.
A stroke may lead to a host of issues such as shrinking of the visual field, problems with movement in one or both eyes, and blurred or double vision.
Eye care is a critical component of a patient’s rehabilitation after a stroke and should be considered a major part of treatment.
If you have any questions about eye care related to a stroke, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (866) 771-2040.