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Summer Eye Exams
  by admin on June 19th, 2017

When making plans for the summer, be sure to include your annual eye exam.

School age children should have an eye exam every year. This is important even if they are not complaining of eye related issues. Many times children don’t complain about eye or vision issues, and conditions go undetected. Summer is the perfect time for children to ensure they go back to school in the fall with great vision.

Adults should also add an eye exam to their summer to-do list. Even if you’ve never worn glasses or contact lenses, a comprehensive eye health check is necessary to detect early signs of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, or other eye diseases which go unnoticed.

Our schedule is filling up fast. Call our office at (256) 232-8240, or use the “Make an Appointment” link at the top of our website to schedule your exam.

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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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Summer Eye Exams


  by admin on June 19th, 2017

When making plans for the summer, be sure to include your annual eye exam.

School age children should have an eye exam every year. This is important even if they are not complaining of eye related issues. Many times children don’t complain about eye or vision issues, and conditions go undetected. Summer is the perfect time for children to ensure they go back to school in the fall with great vision.

Adults should also add an eye exam to their summer to-do list. Even if you’ve never worn glasses or contact lenses, a comprehensive eye health check is necessary to detect early signs of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, or other eye diseases which go unnoticed.

Our schedule is filling up fast. Call our office at (256) 232-8240, or use the “Make an Appointment” link at the top of our website to schedule your exam.

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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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