We all depend on our vision in more ways that we may realize. Without healthy vision, our ability to work, play, drive or even recognize a face can be drastically affected. Many factors can affect our eyesight, including other health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Having a family member with eye disease can make you more prone to having that condition as well.

That's why it is so important to see an ophthalmologist for a complete medical eye exam. Our board-certified ophthalmologists specialize in eye and vision care. They can diagnose and treat all eye diseases, perform eye surgery, including LASIK and prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems.

A complete, medical eye exam by one of our highly skilled ophthalmologists could be the first step toward saving your sight. The following are just some of the signs and risk factors for eye disease. If you have any of these, be sure to visit one of our ophthalmologists.

  • Bulging of one or both eyes
  • Dark curtain or veil that blocks your vision
  • Decreased vision, even if temporary
  • Distorted or double vision
  • Excess tearing
  • Eyelid abnormalities
  • Family history of eye disease
  • Halos (colored circles around lights)
  • Injury to the eye
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Misaligned eyes
  • New floaters (black “strings” or specks in the vision) and/or flashes of light
  • Pain in the eye
  • Thyroid disease-related eye problems (Graves’ disease)
  • Unusual red eye