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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 Optometry

Spring Valley Optometry

Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi or viruses and eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. At our Spring Valley Optometry office, Glenn Roter, OD offers expert treatment of eye infections using the most advanced instruments such as the Reichert digital vision chart which ensures an accurate eye exam. One common eye infection is Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye. Children frequently get it and it is highly contagious. Another common infection is a Stye, a bump on the eyelid that happens when bacteria from your skin gets into the hair follicle of an eyelash. Symptoms of some eye infections may include redness, swelling, itching, discharge, pain, or problems with vision. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection but the contagious nature of these infections must be taken seriously, especially with children playing and at school.

Spring Valley Eye Care

Spring Valley Eye Care

Contact lens wearers are at risk of encountering parasites that invade the eye and cause a serious sight-threatening infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis. This is why our Spring Valley Optometrist, Dr. Roter,  educates their contact lens wearing patients to be aware and observe and practice certain safety tips, such as avoiding swimming while wearing contacts. If you do wear contact lenses when swimming or relaxing in a hot tub, make sure you remove and disinfect your lenses immediately afterward.

Fortunately, most common bacterial eye infections clear up with prompt treatment such as prescription antibiotic eye drops, ointments, and compresses. Many common viral eye infections resolve on their own but in cases of severe viral eye infections, an antiviral eye drop may be prescribed. Some viral eye infections will require careful administration of steroid eye drops, at our Spring Valley optometry practice by Dr. Roter, to reduce related inflammation. You can prevent eye infections by washing your hands before touching your eyes or eyelids and before handling contact lenses.

Depending on the underlying cause of your eye infection, Dr. Roter whose optometry practice is within Walmart Vision Center located in Spring Valley may also prescribe antibiotics or antiviral medications that are taken orally. If your symptoms change or worsen, contact Dr. Roter immediately.

Spring Valley Eye Infections
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