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Spring Valley Eye Exams

Advanced Eye Testing in Spring Valley

Staying on top of your health is important to do, and taking care of your eye and vision health should absolutely be included. Patients of all kinds should make sure to visit their eye doctor on a fairly regular basis. This applies whether you have any known eye issues or not. Here at the eye care offices of Glenn Roter, OD, you and everyone in your family can get the Spring Valley eye exams that you need. With the help of our advanced instruments, we can provide you with the most accurate eye exam possible.

There are plenty of benefits to scheduling regular exams with your eye doctor. Glenn Roter, OD can provide you with completely accurate exam results, especially with the help of advanced instruments such as the Reichert digital vision chart are used to ensure an accurate eye exam. This device also makes it much easier to document the results of your exams from visit to visit. With regular documentation, Dr. Roter can more accurately monitor your eye health over time and can better identify any small changes in your eye health as well. With more accurate vision exams, Dr. Roter can provide you with the best possible prescription lens magnification. Being able to see perfectly is not just a convenience but it can be beneficial to your health. If you wear prescription lenses of any kind, using an out of date prescription strength can cause persistent headaches, blurry vision, difficulty focusing on objects and increased eye strain. With the help of the Reichert digital vision chart, Dr. Roter can provide you with the most accurate prescription results possible. Regular Spring Valley eye exams can also help keep you informed regarding eye diseases, eye cancer, and can help provide insight regarding eye infections, eye injuries and other concerns.

If you are looking for comprehensive and accurate Spring Valley eye exams, our eye doctor Glenn Roter, OD can provide you with the complete care that you need. With the help of such things as the Reichert digital vision chart, you can be confident that your vision is in good hands. Call us to learn more or to set up an appointment today.

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

Spring Valley Eye Doctor

Spring Valley Eye Doctor

Our Spring Valley eye doctor, Glenn Roter, OD, takes the time to explain to our patients that diabetes increases your risk of glaucoma and cataracts, but can also cause the eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. As the most common diabetic eye disease, and a leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of your retina that may swell and leak fluid. Our diabetic eye exam is especially important because if you do have diabetic retinopathy, you may not initially notice any changes to your vision, but in time it can worsen and cause vision loss.

Diabetic Eye Disease Spring Valley

Diabetic Eye Disease Spring Valley

During our comprehensive exam, which is the only reliable means of detecting diabetic retinopathy, your pupil is dilated, a device called an ophthalmoscope is used to view your retina, and the extent of the retinopathy will be determined. The best therapy is prevention and studies show that strict control of blood sugar levels can greatly lower the risk of vision loss from this disease. Sometimes the first treatment recommended by our Spring Valley eye doctor is laser surgery, or laser “photocoagulation.” This treatment uses heat from a laser to seal or destroy abnormal, leaking blood vessels in your retina and reabsorb the excess fluid. The main goal of this treatment, of course, is to prevent further vision loss.

To explain another surgical treatment for diabetic retinopathy, vitrectomy, is the removal of the vitreous gel. Vitrectomy does not cure the disease, but it can improve vision in some patients who have developed bleeding into the vitreous gel. Earlier detection of retinopathy, through dilated eye exams, can help you decide to have surgery when it is most effective. Dr. Roter will explain the best treatment options for you so you know what to expect as you proceed

If you have diabetes, we can’t stress enough how important regularly scheduled diabetic eye exams are, especially to prevent loss of vision. Not only are they necessary to detect any threatening problems, but to help treat them as well. Research shows that in the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. Our Spring Valley eye doctor is here to diagnose, treat, prevent and educate you, so you not only know what your best treatment options are but understand them. We are aware that the general doctor who treats your diabetes also checks your eyes, but you should still get an eye exam every 1-2 years by an eye doctor who specializes in people with diabetes.

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