Your vision does so much for you. Without sight, you would not be able to drive a car, text a friend, or see your loved ones’ faces. Preserving your eyesight’s longevity only takes one hour a year. We make sure your retina, macula, and optic nerve are working properly and that you have no early warning signs for ocular diseases.
Many ocular diseases, especially the age-related diseases, change your eyesight so gradually they are almost impossible to identify. Cataracts make your vision blurry or cloudy, but at a pace that is difficult to register. Similarly, changes in vision due to age-related macular degeneration can be so slight it is impossible to see until it is too late.
For your first visit to our office, we ask that you bring your contacts (in the original packaging or lids), as well as any prescription glasses you wear. You will not need to bring these for any subsequent appointments. We’ll get you to fill out some forms regarding your information, medical and ocular history, current medication, and other basic information. Be sure to bring identification and any insurance information with you as well.
We test your vision in a number of ways. We want to know how well you see far away, up close, and side to side. We’ll see how well your eyes work independently and as a team. Plus, we check in on your peripheral vision and depth of focus. This will let us know if your eyes need any correction, or if your prescription needs updating.
Looking past your vision, we investigate the overall health of your eyes. Using the most modern diagnostic technology we examine your retina, macula, and optic nerve to ensure these structural parts of your eyes are healthy. Retinal imaging and corneal tomography give us insight into the progressive diseases that could be in your future, making prevention a possibility.
There are a quarter of a million people in Reno, Nevada, and just about as many different lifestyles to go along with it. Many individuals spend their days behind a computer screen, while others spend their hours squinting into the sun. Whatever your life calls for, we can help.
When we’re headed to the beach or to spend the day in the garden we always remember sunscreen. Anyone who has experienced a sunburn is not likely to want another one. What many people don’t realize is that eyes can become sunburnt as well.
Photokeratitis is the unpleasant, but temporary, sunburning of the eyes. It happens most often to those who spend the day around water, as the light rays reflect off the water and into the eyes. Sunburnt eyes are painful, red, and swollen. They water, create glare or halos and feel as though there is grit under the eyelid.
Symptoms should only last a day or two but they are also completely avoidable. Wearing proper UV protective sunglasses and a wide brim hat can keep you from suffering after a day in the sun. Those who need corrective eyewear can order prescription sunglasses from our dispensary so you can enjoy the sun with clear vision.
Spending hours looking at a computer screen can cause a ripple effect that extends past your vision. Not just computer screens – televisions, smartphones, and even some advertising like illuminated billboards. This digital age has created a new problem for your eyes: computer vision syndrome.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) stems from the blue light these screens emit. Its short wavelength causes the light to penetrate deeper while scattering wider, creating difficulty while focusing. Over time, this digital eye strain can cause headaches, double vision, and fatigue. Existing conditions like dry eye and myopia create a compounding problem.
An optometrist may prescribe glasses with a blue light filter and can provide you with management strategies for CVS. Request an appointment today.
To simplify your eye exam, we provide direct billing through a number of insurance providers:
We are located on Reno Corporate Drive off of Longley and Barron Way. From Longley off McCarran turn east onto Barron way then turn south on Reno Corporate Drive. We will be on your right side. From Double R heading toward Longley, turn north on Reno Corporate Drive just before Longley. Proceed on Reno Corporate Drive to the last drive way before Barron Way. We will be on your left side.
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