Category Archives: Diabetic Eye Care

East Garden City Optometrist

Optical Store 11530

When was the last time you had a complete eye exam? More likely than not, you are due to have your eyes checked by a professional like our East Garden City optometrist at Vision World. Comprehensive eye exams are some of our most popular services, arguably because they are the most important. Having your eyes examined regularly has many benefits in regards to your eye health and vision quality. If you visit our East Garden City optometrist regularly, you are greatly increasing the likelihood that we will catch a developing eye condition early, allowing us to treat it more quickly and effectively.

If you use contact lenses or eyeglasses, it is also important for you to have your eyes examined often for your safety, because we can identify if there are any updates needed in your optical prescription. During each eye exam at Vision World, our East Garden City optometrist will administer several tests and perform several examinations. Some of the most common eye tests include: a slit lamp examination, a dilated retinal exam to view the back parts of your eye, a visual acuity test involving an eye chart and a cover test to check the performance of each of your eyes, a refraction test to check on your optical prescription, a testing of your intraocular pressure to check for signs of glaucoma, and other tests depending on your medical history and any symptoms you may be experiencing at the time of your exam.

At the conclusion of these tests, our East Garden City optometrist will make any recommendations regarding treatment options or changes to your prescription, and discuss any developing eye conditions with you so that you are aware of any changes you need to make moving forward. How often you should visit the eye doctor often depends on age, medical history, and other factors. Our East Garden City can give you more information on how often you should have your eyes examined during your next visit to Vision World.

To learn more about how our East Garden City optometrist and the rest of the staff at Vision World can be of service to you, we invite you to visit our main website. You can also contact our staff directly if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to see you here soon.

Eye Care East Garden City
660 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
516-745-0737

Hempstead Optometrist

Eye Health Evaluations Hempstead

If you are living with diabetes, our Hempstead optometrist can’t stress enough how important regularly scheduled diabetic eye exams are. Not only are they necessary to detect any threatening problems that may put you at risk, but to treat them as well. Research has revealed that in the Unites States alone, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 65. At Vision World, we pride ourselves on diagnosing, treating, preventing, and educating all our patients so you not only know what your best treatment options are, but understand them. Even if the doctor who regularly takes care of your diabetes, checks your eyes, you should still get an eye exam every 1-2 years by an eye doctor who specializes in people with diabetes.

Retinal Eye Exams 11530

Retinal Eye Exams 11530

Our Hempstead optometrist takes the time to explain that diabetes increases your risk of glaucoma and cataracts but can also cause the eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. As the most common diabetic eye disease, as well as a leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of your retina that swell and leak fluid. If you do have diabetic retinopathy, you may not notice any changes to your vision initially, but in time it may get worse and cause vision loss, making the diabetic exam especially important. Being the only reliable means of detecting diabetic retinopathy, the comprehensive diabetic eye exam, involves dilating your pupil, and using an ophthalmoscope to view your retina, which will determine the extent of the retinopathy. The best therapy is prevention and studies show that strict control of blood sugar levels can greatly lower the risk of vision loss from this disease. Laser surgery is sometimes the first treatment recommended, and to reabsorb excess fluid, is focused on leaky areas of your retina. The main goal of this treatment, of course, is to prevent further vision loss.

These issues can be detected early on if you get regular diabetic eye exams with our Hempstead optometrist, including a dilated retinal exam. With this exam your vision is checked using the Snellen chart of random letters of different sizes. Special drops will be administered to see the back of your eye better, and using an intense light, our optometrist will look through a magnifying glass to see areas that may be damaged by diabetes. Another device, called a slit lamp, is also used to see the clear surface of your eye. There are proper and thorough diabetic eye exams available at Vision World and our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to giving you the best treatment options available.

Hempstead Diabetic Eye Exams
660 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
516-745-0737