CONDITIONS TREATED WITH OUR CARMEL OPTOMETRIST
At RevolutionEYES, we want to make sure every person in our community from young children to senior citizens has their vision and eye care needs met. That’s why our Carmel optometrists are skilled and highly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye conditions.
Conditions We Treat at RevolutionEYES in Carmel IN
Eye problems can’t always be prevented (though many times they can!), but with early detection, diagnosis, and treatment, outcomes are generally better. The following eye conditions are ones our team frequently evaluates and treats at our clinic in Carmel:
Astigmatism & Other Refractive Errors
Astigmatism is what happens when the shape of the cornea or inner eye lens (or both) becomes abnormal, thus impairing the way light enters the eye and preventing it from focusing appropriately on the retina (a thin tissue overlaying the inside of the rear eye). Other types of refractive errors include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia (age-related nearsightedness).
A leading cause of vision loss, cataracts occur when structural changes in the proteins and fibers in the eyes’ lenses cause them to become cloudy and opaque. This causes the effect of looking through a fogged up window.
Computer Vision Syndrome
There are plenty of aspects about using a computer, smartphone, or television monitor that can be hard on the eyes: decreased rate of blinking, excessive staring, glare, increased exposure to harmful high energy blue light, poor posture…all of these factors can contribute to computer vision syndrome, which leads to issues such as eye fatigue, blurry vision, and eye irritation.
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common types of diabetic eye disease and a leading global cause of blindness. It happens when the small blood vessels supplying the retina begin to break and leak (due to the damaging effects of chronically elevated blood sugar, a hallmark of the diabetic condition), leading to scarring and retinal tissue damage.
Dry eyes can occur for many reasons, including poor or inadequate tear production, allergies, and autoimmune dysfunction—as your family Carmel optometrists, our job is to determine the underlying causes and address these as well as your dry eye symptoms, which may include itchy, red, burning, gritty, and watery eyes.
Infections in the eyes can be caused by bacteria or viruses, and may lead to swelling, redness, inflammation, discharge, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Fast and effective treatment is essential to relieve your suffering and prevent infections from spreading to other people in your family.
Called the “sneak thief” of sight, glaucoma leads to progressive vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve; it’s typically caused by the obstruction of normal drainage of inner eye fluid and an associated increase in internal eye pressure.
The center your retina, known as the macula, is critical for seeing fine detail. With age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this area begins to thin and degrade over time, leading to vision loss in the center of your field of view. This condition is often associated with the growth of small fatty protein deposits called drusen (dry or atrophic AMD) or the growth of small leaky blood vessels behind the retina (wet or exudative AMD).