Conditions Treated at Eye and Contact Lens Center
At Eye and Contact Lens Center, we are proud to have the latest techniques to treat or manage a wide range of conditions, from refractive errors to more complicated eye diseases like glaucoma. If you are looking for an optometry provider in Kirkland that places the needs of a patient first, then look no further than us.
Common Conditions We Can Diagnose and Offer Treatment
Unfortunately, there are many eye conditions, infections, and diseases that can affect one’s ability to see well. Below are some of the most common reasons why people come to see us for a diagnosis and treatment or management:
Refractive Issues: Refractory errors refer to the way the light enters the eyes and onto the retina. If there are issues in how the lenses focus light, this can lead to several eye conditions. Some of these include farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is one of the biggest reasons why we encourage all of our patients to have an annual eye exam. Glaucoma develops when the optic nerve becomes damaged due to abnormal pressure in the eyes. This disease can rob someone of their sight.
Macular Degeneration: Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss. The macula allows a person to see fine objects. Over time, the macula may thin out and develop drusen, or grow irregular blood vessels and leak blood, affecting a person’s center field of vision.
Pink Eye: Pink eye is one of the most common infections people can develop. This is typically caused by the adenovirus, and it is very contagious.
Allergies: Seasonal allergies can be very frustrating for someone to deal with, especially if it year-round. Allergies can cause red, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, pain or burning in the eyes, or itchiness.
Dry Eyes: Dry eyes can make it feel as though there is always sand or a foreign body present in the eyes. We have drops that we can help control the symptoms of dry eye.
Cataracts: Cataracts are cloudy films that often develop over the surfaces of the eyes. We can refer patients to an eye surgeon to help treat cataracts, restoring someone's vision.
Keratoconus: This condition occurs when the normal dome-shaped cornea bulges outward. Keratoconus typically affects teenagers and can make vision blurry or the eyes sensitive to light.
Amblyopia: Commonly known as lazy eye, it makes learning in school difficult for children due to how amblyopia can affect depth perception.
Most of the above conditions, infections, and diseases of the eye can be treated with eyewear, medication, or surgery. Find out how they can be treated or managed by an optometry professional by contacting us today.
Our Eye Care Services Can Treat or Manage Many Eye Conditions
These are only a few of the many conditions that our team at Eye and Contact Lens Center can treat or manage with our eye care services. To book an appointment, call 425-822-8204 (Kirkland).