We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
Astigmatism is one of the most common vision conditions, and most people have some form of astigmatism. It can be caused by an irregular-shaped cornea or an abnormal curvature of the lens.
Minor astigmatism may not affect your vision or require treatment. However, many cases cause blurred or distorted vision, which can result in pain and headaches. Typically, astigmatism is present with nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Depending on the severity of the astigmatism, we can provide eyeglasses or contact lenses to help correct your condition. There is also a wide range of other solutions that may also work for you. We would be happy to discuss your options with you at your appointment.
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow us to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens.request an appointment
Comprehensive Eye Exams
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.
During your appointment, we will review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.request an appointment
Disposable Contact Lenses
Soft disposable contact lenses were designed to be a healthier and more convenient approach to contact lens wear. Their introduction revolutionized the way people wore contact lenses. The majority of today’s lenses are disposable because they are convenient and affordable. Throw them away daily, weekly, monthly… disposable or frequent replacement contact lenses are a healthy, time-saving option. Colored disposable contact lenses look great on light and dark eyes, whether you need vision correction or not. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are a relatively new lens material that delivers high amounts of oxygen to your eyes, enabling 30-day continuous wear for some people.
We always recommend that patients purchase their contact lenses from our office to ensure that the correct lenses are being used. Also if you have any problems with our contacts we are able to help diagnose and correct any issues. Should an issue arise with your contacts, and trial contact lenses are needed, there is a greater chance we will have a set that will work for you if you have ordered contact lenses from us.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft Contacts are offered in daily and monthly replacement lenses. Many different brands are available to meet everyones unique vision needs.
Toric contact lenses are designed to correct astigmatism. There are many options available for our astigmatic patients. Daily disposable toric lenses are now available, as well several disposable and frequent replacement brands. Soft conventional toric lenses may be the best choice for some patients.
All of us at some point in time may be facing the challenges of presbyopia. Current technology has given us several choices in bifocal contact lenses. Some patients prefer to have monovision correction for their presbyopia. With this type of fitting the patient wears a distance lens in one eye and a near lens in the other eye.request an appointment
Dry Eye Treatment
Lakeside Eye Care is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.request an appointment
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity for each individual patient.request an appointment
LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. LASIK can help people who are nearsighted or farsighted, as well those who have astigmatism.
LASIK works by reshaping the cornea with a laser, which allows light to be correctly focused onto the retina. A laser is used to create a small flap in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then placed back and the surgery is complete.request an appointment
Presbyopia is often referred to as the “short arm syndrome” because you lose your ability to read things close up and need to hold them further from you to focus more clearly. Presbyopia occurs when the lens loses its elasticity, making it difficult to see things close.
Many people struggle with allergies, which lead to itchy and uncomfortable eyes. However, long-term allergies can cause problems such as scratches, ulcers, and even vision problems.
Most people treat their allergies with over-the-counter medications. Antihistamines are commonly used to help. It is also helpful to use eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated, which decreases your chances of harming your eye. Some people find it helpful to flush out their eyes when they have an irritant in them.
However, if over-the-counter medications are not helping or you have pain, redness, or a lot of discharge, you really need to be seen! We sometimes prescribe artificial tears to help. Antihistamines and decongestants can be used together to make a patient much more comfortable. Mast-cell stabilizers are often prescribed because they prevent the body’s allergic response to allergies. For severe reactions, allergy shots may be helpful too!
We are here for you if you have allergies and are struggling with red and itchy eyes. We will go through all of your options until we find what works best for you!request an appointment
Blepharitis is a common condition caused by the buildup of natural oils and bacteria at the base of the eyelashes. Some symptoms may include burning, inflamed, and irritated eyes. In addition, flakes will appear at the base of the eyelashes.
Here at Lakeside Eye Care, we will provide you with different treatment options to control the symptoms of Blepharitis. Unfortunately, since there is no cure for the condition it is best to contact us so we can do a thorough examination and determine the best options for you to relieve and minimize the frequency of symptoms.request an appointment
Farsightedness & Nearsightedness
Here at Lakeside Eye Care, we are dedicated to caring for patients who have nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away. It is caused when the light entering the eye is focused in front of the retina instead of on it. This typically occurs when the eyeball is elongated, which is common in children who are growing quickly. Changes in your child’s vision may happen often, so it is important for them to continue to visit the eye doctor regularly to update their prescriptions for their glasses or contacts.
Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects that are close. It is caused when the light entering the eye is focused behind the retina instead of on it.. This can be a result of the eyeball being too short. Many times, farsightedness occurs at birth. Some children outgrow the condition without experiencing many symptoms.
Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. After a thorough examination with a vision screening, we will be able to find the correct prescription so that you or your child will be able to see clearly.request an appointment
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a condition characterized by diminished vision in one eye. Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in children and young to middle-aged adults. It’s estimated that about 5% of children in the United States have amblyopia.request an appointment
There are three types of conjunctivitis: allergic, bacterial and viral. Conjunctivitis is commonly referred to as “pink eye” since the eye is usually red and swollen. One of the most common symptoms is discomfort or pain, which may feel like having sand in the eye.request an appointment