During regular eye exams, an optometrist on our team can check for eye health, help you update your glasses or contact lens prescription, and keep an eye on one or more developing conditions. We see many common eye conditions at our office, so if you're experiencing symptoms of one of the following conditions, we may recommend you make an appointment for an evaluation. Generally, damage to your eyes is less significant if you catch any problem early and stay on top of updating your prescriptions. We at Pflugerville Vision Care in Pflugerville, TX, are here to help. Here are some of the conditions we treat:
Dry eye can happen as the result of many different causes, but a Pflugerville, TX, optometrist on our optometry team is here to help you determine what's causing your dry eye. Common causes include extended screen time (being in front of computers, phones, and TVs all day), seasonal allergies, poor contact lens fit, dehydration, or a chronic issue with the eye. If you're reaching for the eye drops several times per day, it may be time to reach out to an optometrist on our optometry team instead.
Diabetes can cause a higher amount of blood vessels to grow in the retina, and negatively affects healthy blood vessels towards the back of the eye. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness or partial vision loss, so make sure to get your eyes checked if you are diabetic or have other blood sugar and insulin issues. The presence of more "floaters" than usual can indicate the possibility of diabetic retinopathy.
If you experience blurred vision, you may have astigmatism. This can occur due to the curvature of your eye, but it's common and treatable with prescription eyeglasses. You can also get LASIK to correct or improve astigmatism. Speak with an optometrist on our team to verify the astigmatism and get a list of treatment options. We can help connect you with an eye surgeon for LASIK, if you qualify.
Without treatment, glaucoma causes blindness. If your eye is having trouble with its drainage system, fluid buildup can create pressure that damages your eye's optic nerve, causing glaucoma. If caught early, there's a lot you can do to slow the progression, which is why you should contact a Pflugerville, TX, optometrist on our team for a regular eye exam.
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Are you looking for an optometrist in Pflugerville, TX? Give us a call at (512)251-4099. We treat dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, astigmatism, glaucoma, and more. Get your new contacts and glasses with us. We at Pflugerville Vision Care are here to help.