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Eye Care in Spring Valley

Specialty Contact Lenses Spring Valley

Are you getting tired of dealing with your eyeglasses on a daily basis? Do cumbersome ophthalmic frames constantly get in the way of your life? If your eyeglasses are as much of a nuisance as they are a necessity, it may be time to make a change in the way you correct your vision. Today’s contact lenses are better than even before, delivering unparalleled levels of visual clarity, all while providing total comfort that feels as natural as your own eyes. However, treating your eyes with contact lenses is nothing at all similar to eyeglasses, and nor are their prescriptions. The first step to contact lens care is a specialized contact lens exam from your local Full Report center at the welcoming offices of Glenn Roter, OD.

89148 Contact Lens Exam

89148 Contact Lens Exam

Contact lenses work in a completely different manner to correct vision problems than ophthalmic eyeglasses do, and often times this difference can even prove to be more effective in treating your vision problem. The most common optical conditions, such nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all caused by imperfections in the shape of the eye. When eyes do not form in a perfect circle, the light that enters your eyes scatters, creating a blurred image. Eyeglasses work to correct this by redirecting the light for clear vision, but contact lenses sit directly on the surface of your eye. In this way your contact lenses work to sight problems by changing the shape of your eyes themselves, allowing for vision correction that truly moves with you. For this to be accomplished, your professional Full Report experts must examine your eyes through a contact lens examination. In this exam your doctor will evaluate your optical health for any issues which could complicate your ability to wear contact lenses, such as a difficult to fit illness or dry eyes, as well taking measurements of the surface of your eye. An exact measurement of the corneal surface of your eyes will allow for a perfect fit to your contact lenses that works to correct your vision, and is a key element in your contact lens prescription. Contact lens prescriptions for those with astigmatism will also include a third number crafted for toric lenses to correct the unique issues which astigmatism presents.

If you are curious about your ability to wear contact lenses, the only way to know for sure if they are right for your is with a contact lens examination from your neighborhood Full Report center. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the offices of Glenn Roter, OD specialize in difficult to fit contact lenses, including state of the art multifocal lenses. With walk-ins welcome, you can always find the time for your new contact lenses with the help of Glenn Roter, OD.

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

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 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