Your eyes are one of your most precious senses and keeping them healthy is our priority. Routine examination or checkups when some things just aren’t right are important to your health and the longevity of your vision. View the icons below to gather more information on checkups, eye disease and ways to protect your eyesight.

Exams

Most eye care experts recommend that you have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years. Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye disease and general health problems before you are aware a problem exists. If its been more than a year, schedule your exam here.

Eye Disease

See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if your vision becomes dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that call for attention are pain, double vision, excessive fluid, and inflammation. Regular checkups lead to early detection which is your best defense against eye disease. Listed are some common forms of eye disease: Cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disorders, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye problems

Ortho-K

If you have always wanted 20/20 vision without permanent laser surgery, Orthokeratology is your answer. Ortho-k is the fitting of specially designed contact lenses that you wear overnight. Throughout the night the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your cornea which allows you to see clearly when you remove the lenses the next morning. The effects of ortho-k often last a day or two, possibly longer. And, because the corneal reshaping effect is temporary, there is little risk involved, and you can simply stop wearing the lenses at any time!

Click here to schedule a consultation and speak with Dr. Onyon to see if Orthokeratology is right for you!

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye is a chronic and typically progressive condition. Depending on its cause and severity, it may not be completely curable. But in most cases, dry eyes can be managed successfully, usually resulting in noticeably greater eye comfort, fewer dry eye symptoms, and sometimes sharper vision as well. Successful treatment of dry eyes requires that you are willing to follow your doctor's recommendations and that you use the products he or she recommends consistently and as frequently as directed.

Health Tips

  • Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly: Everyone, even young children, should get their eyes examined regularly. It helps you protect your sight and see your best.

  • Look Away From the Screen! Staring at a computer screen for too long can cause: eyestrain, blurry vision, trouble focusing at a distance, dry eyes, headaches, neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Eat Healthy for Good Vision: Protecting your eyes starts with the food on your plate. Studies show that proper nutrients help ward off vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Quit Smoking: Smoking increases the risk for cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration.
  • Wear Sunglasses: The right kind of sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Abundant UV exposure increases the chances for cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Use Safety Eyewear: If you work with hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles every time. This applies to certain sports such as ice hockey, racquetball, and lacrosse.

Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a non-surgical type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain serves as treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Vision therapy can be prescribed when an eye exam indicates that it is an appropriate treatment option for the patient and consists of standardized tests, the needs of the patient, and the patient's signs and symptoms. Programs typically involve eye exercises and the use of lenses, filters, specialized instruments, and/or computer programs. Therapy can last weeks or years, with occasional monitoring by Dr. Onyon.