A person’s eye health and vision can be compromised by a wide range of conditions. While some problems can only cause minor issues and be more of an inconvenience, others can become dangerous and lead to severe vision loss. Since it can be difficult to understand what is causing certain symptoms, it is important to consult with an experienced eye doctor to receive a diagnosis for the condition causing eye or vision problems.
At Eye Doctors of Washington, we utilize the latest technologies and surgical techniques to provide effective, long-lasting improvement for every eye care need. To learn about some of the most common eye conditions we treat, please feel free to visit the pages below. If you have any questions, or think you may be suffering from an eye condition, give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our eye care professionals.
- Strabismus & Lazy Eye
- Dry Eye
- Myopia (Nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
- Macular Degeneration
- Allergy Testing
- Eyelid Conditions
- Diabetic Retinopathy
Strabismus & Lazy Eye
Strabismus is a condition that causes the eyes to become misaligned when trying to focus on an object. One or both eyes may turn inward or outward, or one eye may stay at an abnormally high level. The condition can occur in both children and adults.
Dry Eye is an extremely common problem, especially in older patients. The condition can be caused by a wide variety of factors, leading to irritation such as itchy, red, or watery eyes. EDOW is an accredited dry eye center under TearLab™, helping patients find the most effective solution possible.
Glaucoma occurs when high pressure develops within the eye, often due to fluid buildup. When left untreated, glaucoma can lead to optic nerve damage and permanent vision loss. With early intervention, our doctors can help control your condition and preserve your eyesight.
Presbyopia gradually affects everyone over time, and it becomes especially noticeable as men and women reach their mid-40s. The age-related condition is characterized by our eyes’ flexible lenses beginning to harden, which makes it difficult for them to flex and zoom. This leads to blurry near vision.
Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that makes it difficult to see faraway objects. Patients with myopia can typically see well up-close, but their vision gets blurry as they attempt to focus in the distance.
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is another common refractive error that occurs due to the eye being an irregular shape. Those living with hyperopia can see distant objects relatively clearly, while focusing nearby can be difficult without corrective eyewear.
The cornea is the clear, outer layer of the eye that acts as a shield against dust and debris. This lens is the first layer that light passes through before it can be focused. A wide range of conditions can develop in the cornea, affecting the clarity of your vision. With the help of the corneal specialists at EDOW, you can slow or prevent long-term damage with our state-of-the-art treatments.
When an individual has astigmatism, this means their cornea has an oval shape instead of being round. This leads to light being refracted at multiple points in the retina, causing vision to be blurry at all distances.
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a progressive condition that can develop in people beginning in their 40s. It affects the center of the retina (macula), causing it to gradually deteriorate. Although there is no cure, our team offers advanced treatment options to slow the progression to help protect your vision.
Keratoconus affects the cornea, causing it to thin and become irregularly shaped. As the cornea becomes more steep in shape, vision becomes distorted, and scar tissue begins to develop. We offer treatment solutions to help improve the symptoms and vision quality for patients with keratoconus.
Our pediatric eye doctors are committed to helping young patients improve their eye and vision problems through gentle, effective care. Common pediatric conditions treated by our team include lazy eye, droopy eyelids, and cataract surgery.
Allergies are an extremely common cause of eye irritation. EDOW offers a diagnostic test to help discover the specific allergens causing a patient’s ocular symptoms. This allows our doctors to determine the best form of treatment to alleviate eye issues such as itchiness, dryness, excess watering, burning, and swelling.
The eyelids are subject to a number of conditions, which can affect your field of vision. Common problems that can afflict the eyelids include drooping, folding, retraction, spasms, and weakness. Our ophthalmologists are committed to advanced treatment of these debilitating problems for lasting improvement.
Individuals with diabetes are especially prone to diabetic retinopathy, since they tend to have difficulty regulating their blood sugar. Diabetic retinopathy develops when blood sugar spikes, causing damage to the retinal blood vessels. This condition is a leading cause of blindness and should, therefore, be closely monitored to preserve vision.
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