Make Time for Your Eye Health This Year

eye test by Ophthalmologist in optical labThis is the month during which many people turn their attention to the topic of love. Thinking outside the box, we say that love is much more expansive than that which involves candy hearts and expensive cards. To us, love includes what we give to ourselves, too. At Central Florida Eye Institute, we provide an array of services that enable our patients to show their eyes the love they deserve. If your eyes are serving you well; you do not need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, they are just as in need of professional eye care as the eyes of someone whose vision isn’t the best. Here, we discuss how you can commit to taking better care of your eyes with a single visit to our Ocala, FL office.

Annual Eye Exam

Many people believe that their annual eye exam is a simple visit to the optometrist to check their vision. To maintain only this level of care could be a mistake. There is much more to the eyes than clear vision. Eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration could lurk beneath the surface of vision and threaten long-term eyesight. A comprehensive eye exam performed by a board-certified ophthalmologist is necessary to gain in-depth knowledge about your eyes and how they are operating now, as well as your risks for future problems.

Laser Treatment

Laser technology and techniques have dramatically improved our capacity to achieve outstanding patient outcomes. Laser eye treatments are not limited to LASIK, although that is one of the most common procedures. The use of lasers has expanded into cataract removal, custom cornea with iDesign, and PRK surgery, to name a few.

Cataracts

Cataracts are one of those eye problems that can sneak up on you. Over time, cataracts cause vision to become cloudy and blurry. The good news is that cataract removal surgery can successfully restore good vision. This procedure can be scheduled anytime you feel that you’re ready to enjoy clearer vision!

Glaucoma

This eye disease is concerning because it doesn’t give off a lot of clues. The continual pressure in the eye, though, causes damage to the optic nerve. The vast majority of glaucoma cases are discovered during routine eye exams, not as a result of symptoms. This can be a good thing if you maintain annual visits with your ophthalmologist because, once symptoms occur, they cannot be reversed.

Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetes affects nearly every part of the body, including the eyes. People with this chronic health condition are more susceptible to concerning eye disease such as diabetic retinopathy, so benefit immensely from regular eye care.

Cosmetic Procedures

At Central Florida Eye Institute, patients can address the cosmetic concerns that often occur with age. Our experienced staff regularly administer cosmetic injections like Botox and dermal fillers. Our on-site esthetician performs a variety of skin-rejuvenating treatments, as well.

Your eyes are integral to your sense of wellness. We can help you maintain optimal eye health with friendly service in a professional atmosphere. To schedule your visit, contact us at (352) 237-8400.