Conditions Treated at Olson Optical
Here at Olson Optical in Saint James, our doctor of optometry offers quality eye care services that can manage or treat various types of eye and vision problems. Take a look at the most common eye and vision issues we see in patients, and that can be controlled or treated with optometry care.
- Macular Degeneration: As known as AMD, this condition is the weakening of the middle part of the retina, which is the macula. It causes the person to slowly lose their sight. An optometrist can diagnose macular degeneration with an eye exam and slow the progression down with lifestyle changes and medication.
- Diabetic Retinopathy: This eye condition happens when the blood vessels in the eyes become damaged due to poor management of diabetes. Learning and following a diabetes self-management program is vital. Medication can also be helpful.
- Nearsightedness: Most commonly known as myopia, nearsightedness makes faraway objects look blurry, while close objects are clear. Glasses and contact lenses can help with this vision problem.
- Farsightedness: Generally known as hyperopia, it makes close up objects blurry, but distance viewing is clear. The same as nearsightedness, glasses and contacts can correct the problem.
- Astigmatism: Astigmatism is a relatively common issue that occurs when the cornea is shaped irregularly. Due to the abnormality of the cornea’s curvature, blurry vision happens. People who have astigmatism find it difficult to wear normal contact lenses. At our optometry practice, we offer a selection of hard to fit lenses that improve vision and make wearing contacts comfortable.
- Dry eye: This is a condition that causes eye strain, burning, and itching. Dry eye results from insufficient tear production or poor quality of tears. Dry eyes can be managed with prescription eye drops.
- Pink Eye: Pink eye causes the conjunctiva, which is the white part of your eye, to become dark pink or in most cases, red due to a viral or bacterial infection. Viral infections usually heal themselves over time, but bacterial infections require antibiotic eye drops from an eye doctor.
- Keratoconus: This condition happens when the cornea becomes thin and slowly protrudes outward in a cone shape. If keratoconus is mild or moderate, wearing glasses or contact lenses can help correct the problem.
Contact Us If You Have Any of Conditions Mentioned
If you have an eye condition, contact Olson Optical in Saint James. Our doctor of optometry can treat or manage it with our quality eye care services. Give us a call at (507) 375-2020 to make an appointment.