IlluminEyes Vision Care Medical Services: Management of Ocular Diseases
Our eye doctors in Nashua NH, as well as in Merrimack NH, Hudson NH, Tyngsborough NH and Lowell MA, take pride in providing comprehensive, complete eyecare. We make it a policy in IlluminEyes Vision Care that all staff members are trained in the latest refractive procedures, cutting-edge technology, and techniques. We will work with you to find the right treatment and make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.
Our Eye Doctors
All of our eye doctors doctors and optometrist are well-trained experts in their specialties. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care to best diagnose and manage, with greater precision, diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Cataracts.
Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. We are taking an aggressive approach to diseases that previously had few treatment options.
Great advances have been made in the treatment of these diseases:
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve. The most common form is open-angle glaucoma. All forms of glaucoma can get worse over time, so getting your eyes periodically checked is very important to prevent vision loss. But loss of sight from glaucoma is preventable if you get treatment early enough.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common type of refractive error where one experiences trouble seeing things far away, but close objects appear clearly. The most common way to treat myopia is to prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our eye care professionals can diagnose myopia during an eye exam, which usually begins with a visual acuity test.
Hyperopia, a common type of refractive error commonly known as farsightedness – it is where distant objects may be seen more clearly than objects that are near. However, people experience hyperopia at different levels with some people, especially when they are young, not noticing any problems with their vision. For those with significant hyperopia, vision can be blurry for objects at any distance, near or far.
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
This condition, also sometimes called lazy eye, occurs when the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the brain and and the eye are not working together properly. A common occurrence is when one is more farsighted, more nearsighted, or has more astigmatism — a condition where a person has difficulty focusing on far and near objects because of their irregular shape.
A cataract, which is common in older people, occurs when the lens in the eye clouds, affecting the vision. In fact, cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. The condition is mostly attributed to the protein in the lens that changes from the wear and tear it takes over the years. Diabetes and smoking also contribute to the development of cataract.
- Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is the breakdown of the macula, the portion of the retina that allows a person to see fine detail. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which causes no pain, by itself does not lead to complete blindness. When the central vision gets blurred, it can interfere with simple everyday activities such as reading, sewing, driving, cooking or fixing things around the house.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.The most common diabetic eye disease and the leading cause of blindness in American adults is diabetic retinopathy, a condition caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina and usually affects both eyes.
Contact Us Today!
A healthy retina is necessary for good vision. See us and learn more how we can check and help you correct vision problems at their early stage. To get in touch with us, visit our Contact Us page and learn more about our medical services. To set a day for your comprehensive eye exam in Nashua, NH and nearby areas, call (603) 598-1620 or fill out our scheduler to request an appointment.
Together, let’s take care of your vision.