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Spring Valley Eye Doctor

Spring Valley Eye Doctor

Of all the eye diseases that affect your central vision, age-related macular degeneration is the most common. Macular degeneration occurs in two forms, wet and dry, and mainly affects people over 60. “Wet” macular degeneration is not as common but more aggressive in its development, prompting loss of central vision. “Dry” macular degeneration is more common and progresses much slower before causing loss of vision. Our Spring Valley eye doctor, Glenn Roter, O.D., will give you a comprehensive exam to not only detect the disease but determine if you are at risk of developing it. Dr. Roter tests the sharpness of your vision and uses an “Amsler grid” to establish if your vision has already been affected. Dr. Roter stays well-educated on all the latest advancements in both types of macular degeneration and makes sure to keep our patients very well-informed.

Wet macular degeneration develops when abnormal blood vessels begin to grow underneath the retina and begin to leak fluid and blood. The fluid and blood raise the macula from the back of the eye, its normal place, causing it to interfere with the proper function of the retina, and central vision is blurred. Under these circumstances, vision loss can be rapid and severe. With dry macular degeneration, light-sensitive cells in the macula break down more slowly. Frequently happening in one eye at first, central vision diminishes with less of the macula functioning. Our Spring Valley eye doctor will explain how dry macular degeneration is much more common than wet and its cause is unknown.

Spring Valley Macular Degeneration

Spring Valley Macular Degeneration

Our Spring Valley eye doctor will assure you that macular degeneration doesn’t cause any pain and the most common early symptom is blurred vision. The symptoms can worsen the quality of life, however, making driving, reading, and recognizing faces difficult. Other symptoms can include difficulty driving at night, not seeing colors as vividly, and a hazier 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 wavy or crooked.

Once our Spring Valley eye doctor has diagnosed which form of macular degeneration is present, proper treatment options will be discussed. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with laser surgery and injections into the eye. Unfortunately, these treatments are not a permanent cure and loss of vision, and the disease, can continue to grow despite treatment. There is currently no treatment available to reverse dry macular degeneration but on an up note, dry macular degeneration usually develops at a slower pace and most of our patients with this condition are able to live relatively normal, productive lives.

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

Spring Valley Eye Exam

Spring Valley Eye Exam

The acclaimed staff of Walmart Vision Center are equipped and trained to provide comprehensive vision assessments and eye health evaluations to patients of all ages, including infants and seniors. Our team of licensed Spring Valley family optometrists are certified in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sight-stealing eye diseases that afflict young children, such as amblyopia and strabismus, and older generations, like glaucoma and cataracts. During a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Glenn Roter, various tests are performed to ensure that if an eye disorder or disease is present, it is detected at the earliest possible stage.

Spring Valley Ocular Assessment

Spring Valley Ocular Assessment

Specific ocular instruments with high magnification are used to evaluate the external and internal structures of your eye, including your retina. Often before you experience any symptoms, our eye doctors can find evidence of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Additionally, eye diseases, such as cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are easily detected during this thorough examination of your ocular health. One such test that aids in the diagnosis of glaucoma is the measuring of your intraocular pressure with a non-contact tonometer. This machine gently blows a puff of air toward the eye and determines your eye pressure by the amount of air that rebounds off the eyeball. In general, your intraocular pressure is a good indicator of the overall health of your eye, which makes this a very important test.

Apart from diagnosing eye diseases and disorders, eye examinations with Dr. Glenn Roter at Walmart Vision Center are focused on determining the state of your vision. From visual field screening to objective refractive error measurement, our eye exams test how well you see, how well your eyes work together, and how well your eyes can focus. To solve these vision-related issues, your Spring Valley eye doctor will determine the appropriate optical prescription, which you can fill directly in Walmart Vision Center.

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

Spring Valley Optometrist

Spring Valley Optometrist

At Walmart Vision Centers in Spring Valley, Nevada, our licensed and independent doctors of optometry strive to protect the vision and welfare of our patients at all times. Using state-of-the-art optical equipment, our highly trained staff of eye doctors encourage ocular health in patients from infancy to adulthood. Our Spring Valley eye doctors offer the gentle hand necessary to inspect a young child’s vision and ocular development, and we possess the knowledge the catch the slightest warning signs of eye disease that afflict the elderly generation, including glaucoma and cataracts.

Spring Valley Eye Exam

Spring Valley Eye Exam

Our goal is to have our patients leave Walmart Vision Centers satisfied that they have received quality eye care and are armed with knowledge to make good decisions and choices about their vision. Our Las Vegas eye doctors are serious about eye care and provide more than just regular eye examinations. We provide personal and individualized attention starting from our patients ages 6 months and up.

Did you know that an eye exam with one our thirteen esteemed Las Vegas eye doctors can detect the following eye conditions and diseases: Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Corneal Disorders, Red Eyes, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Dry Eyes, Keratoconus, Hypertension/High Blood Pressure, Floaters, Multiple Sclerosis, Retinal Tears, and Vitreous Detachment. Don’t delay, make your appointment with Dr. Glenn Roter and protect your most important sense – your vision!

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