An optometrist is a healthcare professional who diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the eyes. Some of the most common conditions optometrists treat include glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Eye doctors can also treat conditions such as eye infections and dry eye syndrome. If you are experiencing these problems, you should visit our optometrist at Apple Valley Eye Center Inc. in Yakima, WA, for a consultation.
Cataracts are a common age-related condition that causes the eye's lens to become clouded. This can lead to symptoms such as blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night, and a need for brighter light when reading. If left untreated, cataracts can eventually cause blindness. We can diagnose and help treat cataracts.
Macular degeneration is a condition that causes the macula to deteriorate. This can lead to blurred vision and a decrease in color perception. Macular degeneration is a cause of blindness in adults over 55. We use eye exams and other diagnostic tools to help detect macular degeneration in its early stages. We can also help provide treatments to slow the progression of the disease.
Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when the pressure inside the eye becomes too high. This can damage the optic nerve, leading to symptoms such as vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma is a serious condition that requires prompt treatment. An optometrist on our optometry team can offer eye exams and other diagnostic tools to detect glaucoma in its early stages. We also help provide treatments to lower the pressure inside the eye and protect the optic nerve from further damage.
Computer Vision Syndrome
If you spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen, you may be at risk for computer vision syndrome. Computer vision can cause eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision. An optometrist on our optometry team can offer eye exams and vision therapy to treat computer vision.
Whether you wear contact lenses for cosmetic or corrective reasons, it can be important3 to have regular contact lens exams. We offer comprehensive contact lens exams that will assess the health of your eyes and ensure that your contact lenses fit properly. We also offer a wide selection of contact lenses, including those for astigmatism and presbyopia.
Get Eye Care and an Eye Exam with an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
If you are experiencing any problems with your vision, call us at (509) 966-8801 to schedule an appointment. We offer screenings for various eye diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. These screenings are important for detecting eye diseases in their early stages. Early detection can help prevent vision loss and blindness. Our eye doctors at Apple Valley Eye Center Inc. in Yakima, WA, can help provide you with the eye care you need to maintain healthy vision.