Conditions We Treat
Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear provides a myriad of eye care services from simple vision screening to more complex optometry problems. Our optometry staff in Albuquerque is adept at identifying the root cause of vision issues and providing a personalized treatment plan.
Identifying Conditions with Eye Exams
Our doctor will take a complete patient history, perform a vision test, do eye function testing and study the health of your eyes. This comprehensive exam will give our team a good overview of your needs. Our goal is to correct your vision as best as possible and maintain the health of your eyes. Our eye exams will uncover a variety of potential conditions including glaucoma and refractive errors.
We will work with you to figure out if contact lenses are a good option for you. Dry eyes, allergies, and other eye complications can prevent some patients from wearing contacts. If contact lenses are an option, we will make sure you have the correct type, size, and shape of lenses.
Laser Eye Surgeries
LASIK eye surgery is a corrective procedure to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and other eye conditions. Our staff will perform an assessment to determine if you are a good candidate surgery. If so, we will refer you to a Lasik Surgery Center. We will provide post-surgery follow up care to ensure you heal correctly. Other eyes surgeries include Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). Our physicians will help you determine if any of these types of surgeries are right for you.
Not all vision problems need surgery. Many times vision therapy is an alternative that is less invasive and just as effective. This type of therapy, much like physical therapy but for the eyes and brain, can be used to remedy vision issues that are causing learning disabilities, lazy eye, crossed eyes or double vision.
Patients with thin corneas, untreated cataracts, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, or a corneal disease called keratoconus should not have laser surgery. Orthokeratology or Ortho-K is a non-surgical corneal re-shaping technique. This method involves wearing specially-designed contact lens at night while you are sleeping and actually changes the way your cornea refracts light. However, once you stop wearing the lens at night, the eyes return to the original state and other corrective means will need to be used.
Computer Vision Solutions
Those who stare at a computer screen all day run the risk of having complications. Some signs of this would include blurry vision, eye strain and discomfort, headaches, dry, scratchy eyes, and neck/shoulder pain. Albuquerque Vision Care can set up a plan that will improve your computer vision syndrome.
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