Your tear film is largely responsible for keeping your eyes feeling hydrated and comfortable. It has 3 distinct layers (a mucous layer, an aqueous layer, and an oil layer), and each part has a specific role to play in your eye comfort.
However, if any of these ingredients are lacking, you will start to notice discomfort and irritation. We design our dry eye strategies to address the root cause of your problem. By examining your eyes and looking for certain tell-tale signs of dry eye disease, we can help your eyes achieve the comfort they deserve.
Cataracts are a common eye condition that occurs as you age. Over time, your eye’s clear crystalline lens becomes less flexible, causing it to develop a hazy, milk color that can impact your vision’s quality.
While many patients can find clearer vision with the help of contact lenses or glasses, nearly 4.2 million Americans with cataracts are considered legally blind.
We take great care ensuring that we find the right treatment option for you. Our team will assess your eyes in detail and provide you options that could improve your vision and manage your eye health.
If we determine cataract surgery is your best treatment option, we can refer you to one of several ophthalmologists in the area and co-manage your post-operative care.
A huge part of any health care plan is having regular preventative exams to ensure you aren’t developing issues you might not be aware of. Many eye diseases develop for years without exhibiting noticeable symptoms, but they can eventually damage essential structures you need to see. Some of the most common eye diseases include:
However, our comprehensive eye exams can detect these diseases early in their development. We use some of the most advanced technology available to help ensure your eyes find the care they deserve.
Have you ever spent a long time in front of a computer and noticed your eyes feel dry, irritated, or even sore? If you have, you might be experiencing what is known as digital eye strain. Digital eye strain (also known as computer vision syndrome or eye strain) is a common issue many patients experience after focusing on a digital device for an extended period of time.
Symptoms can be exacerbated if:
Blue light, a type of light that is emitted from device screens, can also lead to further problems with your eye comfort. Some studies have found that extended blue light exposure can impact your sleeping patterns since blue light is largely emitted from the sun.
So what can you do to manage these symptoms? At Good Hope Vision Center, we will start with an eye examination. If needed we will discuss your options including single vision, blue-light blocking lenses or anti-fatigue lenses. We offer a range of state-of-the-art blue light blocking lenses.