Even though Providence Eye specializes in LASIK vision correction surgery, our eye care specialists are dedicated to providing patients with complete eye care. From eye glasses to contacts to diabetic eye care, Providence Eye is here to maximize your vision health needs.
At Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, our eye care professionals do everything in their power to help you see a clearer world. Should your vision become blurry or hard to focus, our staff will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to see if you need glasses. Many times, individuals between the ages of 40 and 45 will notice they can no longer focus on proximal objects. This is a normal, common condition called presbyopia, and is treated in numerous ways. After examining your eyes, the eye care specialists at Providence Eye will suggest reading glasses, bifocals, bifocal contact lenses or a monovision solution. Monovision uses contact lenses or blade-free LASIK eye surgery to focus your non-dominant eye for close up vision. Should this be the best route for a patient, Providence Eye will provide a “test drive” before surgery to ensure proper eye functionality.
For many folks, contacts are preferred over eye glasses. Our contact lens exams ensure you are fit to wear contacts for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It is imperative for your contact lenses to fit your eyes specifically, as all eyes are unique. Poorly fitted contacts can cause issues such as discomfort, inflammation allergy, abrasion, infection and rarely, permanent tissue damage. In addition to using the Pentacam mapping system for corneal structure evaluation, Providence Eye supplies patients with correctly fitting contacts, a starter pair of trial contact lenses and a cleaning kit. Our success rates in prescribing patients contacts are very high, having fitted numerous individuals who were previously unable to wear them. Due to our ability to manage dry eye problems and technological advances in soft and rigid gas permeable lens design, Providence Eye is happy to make adjustments for folks who desire contacts.
Diabetic patients know proper eye care is essential for continued general health. One of the main diabetic threats associated with vision function is diabetic retinopathy. Stemming from insufficient retinal oxygen and blood flow, retinopathy can occur when high blood sugar damages the retina. This has the potential to lead to a myriad of issues, from leaky blood vessels to complete blindness.
Our eye care specialists pay close attention to the vision health of all diabetic patients, as diabetic retinopathy should be pinpointed as soon as possible. Symptoms are minimal, if present at all, so early detection is key.
For those patients living with Keratoconus, technological advancements have made treatment easier and safer. A condition that causes corneal thinning and distortion, Keratoconus patients could have traditionally required a corneal transplant. However, Providence Eye looks forward to performing non-invasive Corneal Cross Linking (CXL) once the U.S. FDA approval process is complete. CXL applies liquid Riboflavin, a B vitamin, to the eye. By combining this application with UV light, corneal fibers are strengthened and the tissue is stabilized. Approved in Europe for over 15 years, the U.S. awaits full FDA approval. In the meantime, our eye care specialists are committed to screening folks who may have Keratoconus and helping current patients become established candidates for future CXL procedures.
Whether you are hoping to undergo LASIK vision correction surgery, improve your vision with eye glasses or contacts or find an eye care doctor for vision issues such as diabetic retinopathy or Keratoconus, Providence Eye & Laser Specialists treats a plethora of ocular conditions. We believe in supplying our patients with comprehensive eye exams and access to complete, state-of-the-art eye and vision care.