Condtions Treated

Our Optometrist Is Here for You 

An annual eye exam is important in preventing and diagnosing many conditions. That’s why Erie Optical is a full-service optometry center that puts your eye care needs first. Our practice has state-of-the-art equipment and eye care services that not only identify common eye issues but can also help manage them. If you notice sudden vision loss or are currently having eyesight problems, do not hesitate to make an appointment at our clinic for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Take a look at the below conditions that our eye doctor can treat.

Eye Diseases We Treat:

Cataracts
Cataracts are eye problems that cause cloudy areas of the lens. They typically develop slowly over several years and cause fuzzy or cloudy vision, among other symptoms.
Glaucoma
Glaucoma involves damage to the optic nerve. Damage to this nerve is irreversible. However, if caught early, vision loss can be prevented or slowed. Unfortunately, glaucoma often affects vision so gradually that patients don’t realize they have it until serious vision loss has occurred. Regular optometry checkups can diagnose glaucoma while it’s still in the early stages.
Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of permanent vision loss for older people and occurs when part of the retina, called the macula, wears down. Early diagnosis can prevent vision loss, and our optometrist can test for the disease at your annual checkup.
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Too much sugar in the blood can damage the blood vessels in the retina. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include seeing floaters (or spots floating in your vision), dark areas, blurred vision, impaired color vision, or fluctuating vision. Managing your diabetes and visiting our eye doctor regularly can help prevent this condition.
Dry Eye
Dry eye occurs when a person lacks sufficient quality tears to lubricate the eyes. Our optometrist can diagnose this condition after a comprehensive exam. He can treat it by prescribing artificial tears to help you produce more tears.
Pink eye
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation or infection of the membrane that covers the white part of your eyeball. In adults, it can be caused by a virus, bacteria, or allergic reaction. It seldom causes vision loss but is contagious and uncomfortable. Our eye doctor can prescribe a treatment to help cure your pink eye.
Eye allergies
Eye allergies can happen alone or with nasal symptoms or eczema. Symptoms are eye redness, swollen and itchy eyes, excessive tearing, blurry vision, a burning sensation in the eye, and sensitivity to light. Eye infections have similar symptoms, including red eyes, pain, and blurry vision. The only way to know whether you have an infection, allergy, or other condition is to see our optometrist.

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