Has it been a while since you got your most recent eyeglass or contact lens prescription? Your eyeglass prescription can change at any point in your life. Sometimes this is caused by reasons that have nothing to do with your eye health. Other times a change in your vision can signal a serious problem with your eye health. If you have had changing vision and need to have vision tests or vision exams we recommend that you make an appointment to come in and see our North Las Vegas eye doctor.
At our eye care practice, Michael Vathanasaynee, O.D., our expert and highly trained eye doctor is Dr. Michael Vathanasaynee. If you have been experiencing vision changes and want to have some vision tests performed, our North Las Vegas eye doctor will be able to screen your eyes for many vision problems. At our practice our comprehensive eye exam has basically two different parts. The first part will test your refractive vision to see if you have any nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. If you have any refractive problems that show up in our vision exams, our eye doctor will be able to write a prescription for lenses that should be able to make your vision crisp and clear again. But our eye doctor will also want to go on and examined the health of your eyes to make sure that your vision changes are not being caused by any type of eye problem.
During the second part of our comprehensive eye exam, our North Las Vegas eye doctor will screen your eyes for many eye diseases or disorders. Among the common problems that our eye doctor will test you for are: glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; macular degeneration; cataracts; retinal tears; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. For example, if you have cataracts, your vision can become cloudy or more unclear. You may have trouble seeing at night, or you may have trouble watching TV. Sometimes people think that they just need a new eyeglass prescription when indeed they are developing cataracts. Cataracts can be operated on and the natural lens of the eye will be replaced with a clear man-made lens. However, sometimes cataracts can be treated by our optometrist with different prescription changes. At a certain point prescription changes will no longer be able to make your vision better; it is at this point that you will probably want to consider cataract surgery. For an appointment with our expert eye doctor contact our practice today.