- PRN Dry Eye Omega Benefits® (Omega-3s)
- Warm compress (heat mask)
- Wash lashes with baby shampoo
- Wipe eyelids with medicated lid scrubs
- Lubricating Tears
- Restasis® or Xiidra® , Cequa ™ Drops
- Gel Tears
- Punctal plugs (tear savers)
- Topical antibiotics
- Steroid eye drops
- BlephEx™ in-office treatment with Lid Hygenix™ Foam Eyelid Cleanser
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means.
- The opportunity to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- Creates a baseline, which allows our doctors to view your images with you each year to look for changes.
Glaucoma: The sneak thief of sight.
It is a devastating disease that can slowly destroy the delicate nerve fibers that carry signals from the back of the eye to the brain. Generally, high pressure within the eye is responsible for the damage, but even patients with normal pressure can experience loss of this important nerve function due to glaucoma.
Did you know that annual eye exams are your first line of defense against permanently losing your vision to glaucoma? It’s such a simple thing to schedule, but if you are not proactive about making the time and penciling in this exam, you will regret your decision forever. Sadly, regret can never restore vision lost to glaucoma.
- No treatment can restore vision already lost to glaucoma.
- Because it can be inherited, if one family member has glaucoma, other family members should be checked.
- The goal of treatment is to prevent further vision loss.
Advances in treatment options of this disease are available to those who qualify. So, this year, be thoughtful about your New Year’s resolution . . . make the call to schedule your annual eye exam today. See your best this year and beyond!
Are you truly happy with your vision?
If your answer is one of the following, or something similar, you may want to consider scheduling a cataract evaluation:
- “I’m managing.”
- “I’m just not driving at night anymore.”
- “I’m wearing sunglasses at night to help with the glare.”
- “I’m just staying off the highway.”
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or have been experiencing decreased vision, make it your New Year’s resolution to investigate whether you are a candidate for cataract surgery. A cataract evaluation is very thorough, lasting approximately two hours. Drs. Del Negro, Senft, or Glatman will review the testing in real-time and discuss how far along your cataract(s) have progressed and determine the next appropriate step—monitoring progression or scheduling the procedure. Additionally, you would learn whether standard or laser cataract surgery is right for you, as well as your candidacy for advanced technology lenses, including Toric and presbyopia correcting lenses.
The idea behind modern cataract surgery is quite simple: the surgeon removes the clouded natural lens and implants a new, clear lens in its place. Our surgeons remove cataracts on an outpatient basis at Seashore Surgical Institute* both state-of-the-art surgical facilities. No hospital stay is required.