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Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Health

Why are eye exams important?

All people should have periodic and thorough eye examinations as part of routine primary care, especially since many eye diseases are silent or asymptomatic. Our specialists are highly skilled at detecting potentially treatable eye diseases, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, or signs of tumors.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. It can be compared to a window that is “fogged” with steam.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease characterized by increased pressure within the eyeball. If untreated, it could cause vision loss or blindness. This is why it is extremely important to monitor your intraocular pressure (IOP) and seek prompt glaucoma treatment, or to make an appointment for evaluation if there is a family history of glaucoma.

What is refractive surgery?

Refractive surgery is a procedure that corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Refractive surgery restores the eye’s normal curvature and its ability to bring images into focus.

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