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Keratoconus and Scleral Contact Lenses
  by admin on May 8th, 2017

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea, the clear, round, front surface of the eye, thins, stretches and becomes irregular and cone shaped. This condition often causes people to be unable to see well through glasses or traditional contact lenses. In these cases a special kind of contact lens may be necessary to fully correct vision. A scleral contact lens is a rigid contact lens that is larger than traditional contacts. The larger size allows the lens to completely cover the cornea and correct the irregular surface. These lenses take special skills and more time to properly fit, but can be life-changing to someone dealing with keratoconus, as well as other corneal irregularities such as people who have had corneal transplants.

Athens Eye Clinic provides these advanced contact lens services. If you have Keratoconus or another eye condition and have been told you need specialized contact lenses make an appointment to learn if this lens could work for you.

 

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Glaucoma
  by admin on April 7th, 2017

Glaucoma is a group of diseases which damages the optic nerve, often due to increased pressure inside the eye. The optic nerve carries the visual signal from the eye to the brain. When the optic nerve is damaged, peripheral vision is lost. In advanced cases, central vision is affected as well. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. However, people with glaucoma do not notice any problems until significant damage and vision loss has occurred, and the vision loss from glaucoma is permanent. This is one reason why annual eye exams are so important.

The good news is early detection and treatment, along with close follow-up exams, can slow down or stop progression of glaucoma, and we check for glaucoma at every single eye exam. If you have not had a comprehensive eye exam in over a year, call us today to schedule your appointment.

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Eye Health Tips for Spring
  by admin on March 8th, 2017

With spring right around the corner, we are all excited to spend more time outside in the warm weather. Here are a few tips to help with clear, comfortable, and healthy vision.

First, quality sunglasses with UV protection are a must if you are going to be spending time in the sun. Not only do they block light that hurts your eyes and decreases your vision, but long term exposure to UV light can also lead to certain eye diseases. We have a great selection of sunglasses, and yes, we can put your glasses prescription in them!

Second, with the amount of pollen in the air increasing, seasonal allergies can be a problem. Allergy eye drops with anti-histamines can help red, itchy, watery eyes. These are available both prescription and over the counter. Contact lens wearers may especially have issues with eye allergies. In these cases, a daily replacement lens may be beneficial to decrease the buildup of pollen and other allergens on your contacts.

Third, spring break makes for a great time to schedule your eye exam. Annual check ups are important to make sure glasses are up to date and to perform a comprehensive eye health check. If you or your children are due for your exam, call us today!

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Keratoconus and Scleral Contact Lenses


  by admin on May 8th, 2017

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea, the clear, round, front surface of the eye, thins, stretches and becomes irregular and cone shaped. This condition often causes people to be unable to see well through glasses or traditional contact lenses. In these cases a special kind of contact lens may be necessary to fully correct vision. A scleral contact lens is a rigid contact lens that is larger than traditional contacts. The larger size allows the lens to completely cover the cornea and correct the irregular surface. These lenses take special skills and more time to properly fit, but can be life-changing to someone dealing with keratoconus, as well as other corneal irregularities such as people who have had corneal transplants.

Athens Eye Clinic provides these advanced contact lens services. If you have Keratoconus or another eye condition and have been told you need specialized contact lenses make an appointment to learn if this lens could work for you.

 

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Glaucoma


  by admin on April 7th, 2017

Glaucoma is a group of diseases which damages the optic nerve, often due to increased pressure inside the eye. The optic nerve carries the visual signal from the eye to the brain. When the optic nerve is damaged, peripheral vision is lost. In advanced cases, central vision is affected as well. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. However, people with glaucoma do not notice any problems until significant damage and vision loss has occurred, and the vision loss from glaucoma is permanent. This is one reason why annual eye exams are so important.

The good news is early detection and treatment, along with close follow-up exams, can slow down or stop progression of glaucoma, and we check for glaucoma at every single eye exam. If you have not had a comprehensive eye exam in over a year, call us today to schedule your appointment.

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Eye Health Tips for Spring


  by admin on March 8th, 2017

With spring right around the corner, we are all excited to spend more time outside in the warm weather. Here are a few tips to help with clear, comfortable, and healthy vision.

First, quality sunglasses with UV protection are a must if you are going to be spending time in the sun. Not only do they block light that hurts your eyes and decreases your vision, but long term exposure to UV light can also lead to certain eye diseases. We have a great selection of sunglasses, and yes, we can put your glasses prescription in them!

Second, with the amount of pollen in the air increasing, seasonal allergies can be a problem. Allergy eye drops with anti-histamines can help red, itchy, watery eyes. These are available both prescription and over the counter. Contact lens wearers may especially have issues with eye allergies. In these cases, a daily replacement lens may be beneficial to decrease the buildup of pollen and other allergens on your contacts.

Third, spring break makes for a great time to schedule your eye exam. Annual check ups are important to make sure glasses are up to date and to perform a comprehensive eye health check. If you or your children are due for your exam, call us today!

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