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Spring Valley Optometrist

Eye Doctor in Spring Valley

Our Spring Valley optometrist, Glenn Roter, OD, will give you a comprehensive eye exam to not only detect macular degeneration, but determine if you are at risk of developing it. Of all the eye diseases that affect your central vision, age-related macular degeneration is the most common. Occurring in two forms, wet and dry, macular degeneration usually affects people over the age of sixty. “Wet” macular degeneration is not as common as dry but is more aggressive in its development, causing loss of central vision. “Dry” macular degeneration is more common and progresses much slower before causing vision loss. Using an “Amsler grid”, Dr. Roter tests the sharpness of your vision to establish if your vision has already been affected. Keeping well educated on all modern advancements in both types of macular degeneration, Dr. Roter makes sure to keep our patients very well-informed.

Macular Degeneration 89148

Macular Degeneration 89148

With dry macular degeneration, light-sensitive cells in your macula break down slowly. Often occurring in one eye first, central vision diminishes with less of your macula functioning. Our Spring Valley optometrist will explain how dry macular degeneration is much more common than wet and that its cause is not known. Wet macular degeneration develops when abnormal blood vessels begin to grow beneath your retina and begin to leak fluid and blood. The fluid and blood raise the macula from its normal place in the back of your eye, causing it to interfere with the proper function of your retina, initiating your central vision to become blurred. Under these circumstances, vision loss can be rapid and severe.

The most common early symptom is blurred vision and our Spring Valley optometrist will assure you that macular degeneration doesn’t cause any pain. The symptoms, however, can affect your quality of life, making driving, reading, and recognizing faces difficult. Other symptoms may include difficulty driving at night, not seeing colors as vividly, and a cloudy quality to overall vision. All of these symptoms can also be present with the wet form of macular degeneration but the most common symptom in wet macular degeneration is straight lines appearing crooked or wavy. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with laser surgery and injections into the eye but, unfortunately, these treatments are not a permanent cure and vision loss, and the disease, can continue to grow. There is presently no treatment available to reverse dry macular degeneration but on a positive note, dry macular degeneration typically develops at a slower pace and most of our patients with this condition are able to live relatively productive, normal lives.

Eye Disease Testing Spring Valley
5200 S. Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702-368-0092

Spring Valley Vision Care

Spring Valley Vision Care

If you have been diagnosed with presbyopia, there are many other treatment options available than the traditional reading glasses you know of. If you are already diagnosed with having an optical condition, in addition to your presbyopia, there are still many varieties of contact lenses you can choose from that can effectively treat your presbyopia, as well as your other sight problem. At the offices of your local Spring Valley vision care facility of Glenn Roter, OD our knowledgeable staff can answer all of your questions about contact lens treatments for presbyopia to give you the look you want, and the clear vision you need to live your life to the fullest.

Spring Valley Vision Problems

Spring Valley Vision Problems

Presbyopia is a condition of the eyes that comes naturally with age. As our eyes grow old with us, the natural lenses, which are normally soft and flexible, can become more firm and rigid over time. As the lens loses its flexibility, our eyes can find reading or seeing objects up close to become increasingly difficult. When this happens, you will often notice increased headaches from reading, caused by your eyes straining to do the work of making out the text in front of them. If you already have an optical condition, reading glasses will cause more problems than good in most cases, which is why bifocal glasses are often utilized in these instances. But what about those of us who do not wish to wear bulky and cumbersome ophthalmic eyeglass frames? Fortunately, today’s technology has risen to the challenge with bifocal contact lenses to treat your presbyopia. You can find these and other presbyopia contact lens treatments at the Spring Valley vision care center of Glenn Roter, OD.

At your local Spring Valley vision care services you can find a wide selection of bifocal contact lenses to treat your sight condition. Segmented bifocal contacts are similar to the bifocal glasses we all know so well, with defined regions for different areas for your sight. These contacts are often weighted to sit correctly on your eye. Your eyes will need to move to see at different distances. Concentric lenses can work to correct presbyopia by concentrating one distance of viewing at the center of the contact lens, and placing the other prescription on the outer circle of the lens. For those who find bifocal lenses too difficult for their eyes to adjust too, Dr. Glenn Roter, OD can also prescribe monovision contact lenses. With monovision your doctor assigns one prescription per contact lens, and allows the brain to do the job of choosing the distance of prescription for you. With our friendly and knowledgeable staff we can work you to find the perfect contact lens treatment for your presbyopia to give you the look you want and the clear vision you need.

Spring Valley Presbyopia
5200 S. Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702-368-0092

Spring Valley Eye Care

Spring Valley Eye Care

Dilated eye exams are often part of the comprehensive eye exam done by a Spring Valley Eye Care professional like Glenn Roter, OD. While they may not be necessary for every single eye exam you get, they are often recommended because they allow the doctor to examine the back part of the eye, known as the isis. The doctor is then able to check for diseases of the back of the eye which would be difficult to do without dilating your eyes. Since early detection is key, most doctors recommend that you get a dilated eye exam included in your comprehensive eye exam.

Spring Valley Eye Health

Spring Valley Eye Health

While dilated eye exams are generally recommended by eye doctors, it may or may not be necessary in your situation. Whether or not an eye doctor such as our optometrist Glenn Roter,OD at Spring Valley Eye Care dilates your eyes in order to examine them depends on a few factors. Some factors include the reason for your visit and the overall health of your eyes. For example, if your visit to the doctor for mild eye irritation and you’ve recently had a comprehensive eye exam and no eye disease or condition was present, then a dilated eye exam would most likely not be necessary.

Some patients find dilated eye exams very inconvenient. When our Spring Valley eye doctor dilates the eyes, it makes the eyes more sensitive to sunlight and also caused blurred vision that lasts for a few hours after the dilated eye exam. This makes it difficult for patients to drive, read, or do other regular daily activities for a few hours after the test. Although inconvenient, in certain circumstances getting a dilated eye exam is necessary. Your eye doctor such as our optometrist, Glenn Roter, OD at Spring Valley Eye Care will be able to make that determination during your visit.

Our Spring Valley Eye Care practice is affiliated with Walmart vision center. Our independent optometrists and Walmart Vision center work together as a team to meet your needs. Our optometrist, Glenn Roter, OD and the rest of the professional team look forward to service your eye care needs. Call or stop by today.

Dilated Eye Exams Spring Valley
5200 S. Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702-368-0092