A: The term "glaucoma" refers to a group of
conditions that exhibit a gradual loss of vision, often without symptoms.
In glaucoma, vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve, which
transmits light signals from the retina to the brain, where they are
translated into images. Normally, the amount of aqueous humor fluid within
the eye being produced is equal to the amount that is draining out. Enough
aqueous is present to exert enough pressure to keep the eye properly
formed. Pressure builds up in the eye if the aqueous humor cannot properly
drain. Increased intraocular pressure may ultimately damage the optic
Q: What is a cataract?
A: Cataract is the clouding or opacity that develops
in the eye's lens Aging is the primary risk factor for cataracts. Other
factors determine overall risk for and severity of the condition. When
cataracts occur in younger patients, they are usually caused by a chronic
medical condition, eye trauma, or prescription drug. If left untreated,
cataracts may eventually cause blindness.
Q: How old should one be to wear contact lenses?
A: We generally recommend the age of ten as a guideline,
however, we have fit even younger on mature motivated children who
generally do quite well.
Q: Can I wear contacts if I have astigmatism?
A: Yes. There are a lot of new contact lenses available
Q: Am I a candiate for LASIK ?
A: We offer free LASIK evaluations, or if your having
acomplete eye examination we can evaluate whether your a candidate
at that time.