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We are Called ‘The Eye Doctors’ #1 Choice’ for a Reason
NVISION has over 3,000 referring optometrists who trust our team of board-certified ophthalmologists to care for their patients’ individual eye care needs. In fact, many of our referring ODs trust us with their own family’s eye care needs as well.
This is why NVISION is referred to as “The Eye Doctors’ #1 Choice®”.
Whether you come to us through a referral from your optometrist, an urgent referral from your primary care physician, or by calling NVISION directly, your eye care needs are our top priority.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Most cataracts develop with advancing age, typically between ages 60-80. People with cataracts see the world as if through a dirty window, making daily activities more difficult.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration of a small part of the retina called the macula. The macula is responsible for your central vision, helping you see fine details of objects in front of you, near or far. Ask our doctors about ways to slow down or stop the progression of AMD.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common type of refractive error where close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry.
Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, affects nearly one in four people. Those with hyperopia can see distant objects more clearly than near objects. If you have a large amount of farsightedness, all objects are blurry, near and far. Farsightedness is different from Presbyopia.
People with early presbyopia often notice they need more light to read, and have to hold reading material at arm’s length to focus. Eventually, presbyopia results in the need for reading glasses or bifocals/progressive lenses for all near vision.
Astigmatism causes your vision to be blurred at both near and far distances. It occurs when your cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.
A Pterygium (surfer’s eye) is a growth that starts on the clear tissue of the eye (conjunctiva) and spreads over the cornea, the crystal clear window of the eye that covers the colored part of the eye (iris). It is more common in people who spend a lot of time in the sun. It may cause irritation and possibly affect vision. Pterygiums can be surgically removed.
Keratoconus is a condition where the clear tissue on the front of the eye (cornea) is weakened or thinning causing it to progressively bulge outward. Symptoms typically occur during a person’s teen years and include blurred vision. It is typically not correctable with glasses, requiring specialty contact lenses, or in severe cases if left untreated, a corneal transplant. Collagen Cross Linking is a procedure that should be performed ASAP to stop or slow down the progression of Keratoconus.
With all types of glaucoma, the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged, usually due to high pressure in the eye. The most common type of glaucoma often has no symptoms other than slow vision loss. Angle-closure glaucoma, although rare is a medical emergency with symptoms including eye pain with nausea and sudden visual loss.
Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can result in permanent damage to your optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to total blindness. Treatments for glaucoma include eye drops, medications, and surgery.
Anyone with diabetes can develop diabetic retinopathy. While Diabetic retinopathy may present no symptoms, certain signs should be concerning. These may include blurry vision and fluctuating vision. The Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy are paramount to preserving your vision. Everyone with diabetes should have an annual eye exam to determine if diabetic retinal findings are detected and if treatment is necessary.
We offer a full range of ophthalmic services across our family of practices to help with the diagnosis and treatment of many eye diseases and conditions. Please reach out to us to learn more.
Why Choose NVISION for Eye Care Needs?
Our board-certified surgeons are the most experienced, educated and caring professionals in the eye care industry. Our surgeons have performed over 2,500,000 procedures. More eye doctors have had their surgery performed by an NVISION surgeon than any other provider of eye care.
Every NVISION patient is different, and therefore, we strive to personalize their treatment based on their unique needs. We treat every patient with care, compassion, empathy and professionalism with a promise to deliver the best-in-class patient care.
We utilize only the most advanced laser and diagnostic equipment available to ensure we can deliver the best outcomes for our patients.
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