Glaucoma is a very serious eye disease that can cause blindness if it goes undetected and untreated in a timely fashion. Glaucoma testing is the only way people can guard against this eye ailment and prevent eventual blindness. According to our doctor at Lone Star Vision Associates, New Braunfels glaucoma and other eye diseases can only be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination, which should be performed annually to detect any changes in vision and the eye’s physical health.
New Braunfels glaucoma is not one disease but actually a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries optical information to the brain. This causes an eventual loss of vision. The optical nerve is usually damaged because of high pressure inside your eye, intraocular pressure. There are also other possible causes of damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Known, as the “silent thief of sight” damage to your vision from glaucoma is so gradual that it often goes undetected until it reaches an advanced stage. One type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of the disease, has no noticeable symptoms at all. Glaucoma testing is done through measuring visual acuity and using a dilated eye exam where our doctor can see directly into the eye and uses tonometry to measure the eye’s intraocular pressure and may use pachymetry to measure the thickness of the cornea.
Should a patient be diagnosed with New Braunfels glaucoma our doctor can help that person manage the disease so that there is no damage to the eye. There are several treatments available for glaucoma that are all aimed at reducing the intraocular pressure. Our doctor can recommend medications to reduce the pressure in the form of eye drops and oral medications. If more invasive treatment is needed laser trabeculoplasty can be performed to drain the fluid out of the eye reducing the pressure. Conventional surgery can also be used. Call and make an appointment today and keep your vision as sharp as ever.
It is very important to not take an eye infection lightly. It’s more than just a nuisance, and can cause serious harm to your ocular wellness if it is not taken care of in a timely manner. That’s what we at Lone Star Vision Associates P.A. are committed to: prompt, effective, expert care.
To properly treat your New Braunfels eye infection, it is necessary to first determine that the cause of it is. Virus, bacteria, parasites, or fungi can all be the source. Each will require a unique approach. Likewise, our eye doctor will identify the part of your eye that is being affected. The conjunctive, which is the thin, clear tissue that covers the whites of your eyes; and your corneas, are most typically at risk. The reason isn’t hard to understand: they are at the front of your eyes. Conjunctivitis is better known as pink eye. Along with keratitis, they are among the most common types of New Braunfels eye infection. You should pay attention to symptoms such as red eyes or red eyelids; watery discharge; yellow, green or bloody discharge; feeling as if there is something in your eye when there isn’t; increased sensitivity to light; blurry vision; loss of vision; a sore on the colored portion of your eye that is either gray or white; and an unexplained fever. Amy of the above indications mean that you should be examined by our eye doctor at the first possible opportunity. It is essential that you act with a sense of urgency. Upon examination and testing, the appropriate treatment option will be identified and then applied.
If you suspect that you have a New Braunfels eye infection, call our office right away and we will make an appointment for you to come in as quickly as we can manage.
You’ve heard the same question so many times that it practically echoes in your mind while you sleep. The question: are you crying? To which the answer is always no—it’s just dry eyes making it look that way. It’s becoming grating, to say the least, to let everyone know that you’re feeling ok. Of course, the dry eyes could just symptoms of a much bigger problem. In which case, definitely swing by Lone Star Vision Associates P.A. for BlephEx 78130.
So what in the world is Blepharitis? We’re getting to that part. Basically, it’s an inflammation of the eyelid. It develops when the tiny oil glands (around the base of the eyelash) become clogged. Which leads to irritated, red eyes. Although pain isn’t a common symptom, intense discomfort is. Common symptoms include: watery eyes, itchy eyelids, flaking of the skin around the eyes, burning sensation in the eyes, eyelid sticking, sensitivity to light, frequent blinking, loss of eyelashes, and lashes that grow abnormally. Tear evaporation can also be caused by: eyelid problems, smoke, wind, dry air, and infrequent blinking. While it doesn’t pose any serious health risk, blepharitis can become a crippling nuisance if left untreated. Fortunately, our professionals at Lone Star Vision Associates P.A. provide a procedure (Blephex 78130) that can help you take control of the situation. If you’re wanting to know more about this procedure, don’t hesitate to reach out to our location as soon as possible. Time is of the essence, so if you’re already in the throes of Blepharitis, go ahead and contact us.
Don’t worry. That first step doesn’t require leaping over hoops and hurdles. Far from it. Just a simple phone call or e-mail to our Lone Star Vision Associates P.A. office soon and be well on the way to finally getting BlephEx 78130. Simple, easy.
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The watery eyes, the redness and itchiness, the swollen eyelids, and sometimes even the sneezing and runny nose, too, are all part of the misery of eye allergies. It feels as if your body is punishing you. Here at Lone Star Vision Associates, we’re dedicated to stopping the effects of eye allergies in their tracks, and returning you to a state of feeling normal. In addition, we want you to be able to avoid future incidents. We’re here to help.
As frustrating and uncomfortable as the symptoms make you feel, the good news is that the impact of them is not in any way permanent. There is no damage to your eyes, and your vision, though it may be temporarily affected, will return to its usual status once the allergies have cleared up. Come in to be examined by our New Braunfels eye specialist. Depending on the results and the severity of your symptoms, you will likely be directed to take one of several allergy medications that are known to be effective for achieving relief. For mild to moderate cases, you may only need over-the-counter options, but prescription strength is available for more severe instances. The goal of our New Braunfels eye specialist is to take your specific needs and circumstances into account so that you get the best possible outcome with the least chance of any side-effects. Also, be aware of common eye allergy triggers, which include pollen and home bedding. Stay indoors whenever possible and keep your windows closed during high pollen count days. Wash your bedding materials (sheets, blankets, pillowcases, etc.) in hot water of at least 130 degrees. And if your mattress is old, it might be a good time to consider a replacement. Allergens congregate in mattresses.
Don’t hesitate to seek out the expertise of our New Braunfels eye specialist. Contact us right away to schedule an appointment.
New Braunfels Eye Care
Some people may be at risk for particular eye diseases or conditions, and it helps to know what your family medical history happens to be in such a case. These factors can contribute to the development of cataracts, and with comprehensive New Braunfels eye care here at Lone Star Vision Associates, you can get the treatment you need to deal with cataracts while they develop as well as eliminate them completely if they become too severe.
Cataracts developed when the lenses of the eyes become thicker over time. As your lenses become thicker, the corneas will also become more clouded and difficult to see through. Cataracts may develop for several different reasons, so keeping up with your overall eye health on a regular basis is essential. If you have diabetes or a family medical history of this condition, then you are more likely to develop it then someone else, but that does not eliminate the possibility entirely from other individuals. No matter what, it’s important that you have issues like these treated as soon as possible and as often as prescribed. During earlier stages, cataracts can be treated with prescription lenses much like nearsightedness is treated. Once the lenses become significantly clouded they may also become opaque and completely impossible to see through. In this case, you may need surgery. Here at Lone Star Vision Associates, we can provide you with the comprehensive New Braunfels eye care you need to track this condition through all the stages so that we can provide you with the necessary and appropriate treatment.
Whether you are at a risk for developing cataracts or not, it is still a good idea to make sure that you keep up with New Braunfels eye care at least once a year. We can provide you with complete testing and exams annually as well as with any treatments you may need for any event that you develop a condition, including cataracts. To learn more about our services or to get care for cataracts, please feel free to call us here at Lone Star Vision Associates today.
Contact Lenses New Braunfels
There has never been a better time to wear contact lenses than now. That’s because the technology that goes into making them has continued to advance to the stage where the level of comfort and the degree of vision correction available from them is at the highest point ever. Here at Lone Star Vision Associates, we proudly carry a full line of contact lenses in both types: soft and gas permeable.
Are our contact lenses in New Braunfels better than eyeglasses? Not necessarily. It all depends on your preferences. There are specific features of contact lenses that you may find to your liking, such as having a more natural vision with them, full peripheral vision (side-to-side), and the anonymity of no one else knowing you have prescription eyewear unless you decide to tell them. Even more impressively, our contact lenses in New Braunfels are good at correcting astigmatism, something that the ones of the past were not well suited for. Among the options that we feature are extended wear and disposable contacts. Extended wear are ideal if you want to keep yours overnight or for longer than the typical twelve hours. Disposables eliminate the need for you to clean and maintain your contacts. Simply discard them after use and put in a new set. And because we represent only the most respected and trusted names in eyewear today, you can have full confidence in your ability to enjoy not only outstanding vision improvement and comfort, but value as well. Let our expert optician work with you to help determine the ones that are right for you.
Reach out to our office to schedule an appointment for an examination and to pick from among our contact lenses in New Braunfels. We’re sure you’ll be happy with them.
New Braunfels Dry Eyes
What happens when your eyes don’t make enough tears, or the tears they make aren’t of good quality? The answer is New Braunfels dry eyes, a condition that can be diagnosed, evaluated, and treated at the practice of Lone Star Vision Associates.
The symptoms you should be aware of are a burning or stinging feeling in your eyes, light sensitivity, eye redness, tired eyes, and blurry vision, especially if you read frequently or you spend a lot of time using a computer monitor. You may also notice that your contact lenses are suddenly uncomfortable. And although the tears themselves are the cause of New Braunfels dry eyes, there are factors that contribute to the problem, such as exposure to smoke or wind. The diagnosis includes a standard eye exam, and possibly special tests to measure the quantity and quality of your tears. Depending on the seriousness of your New Braunfels dry eyes, and whether or not previous treatment has been ineffective, additional testing may be done to look for a deeper concern. The most common and effective way to address the situation is with artificial tears. These are a medication administered in eye drop form. They can be purchased over-the-counter at nearly any drug store, but you may also need a stronger version, for which our eye doctor will be happy to write a prescription. Environmental and lifestyle changes are also helpful in achieving relief. Avoid all tobacco smoke if at all possible. Wear eyeglasses or sunglasses when you go outside on windy days. Stay out of air-conditioned rooms. And consider the addition of one or more humidifiers to your home, which will add essential moisture to the indoor air. Surgery is only an option in chronic cases where artificial tears and personal adjustments are not sufficient.
Don’t suffer with this frustrating problem any longer than necessary. Contact our office now to make an appointment.
New Braunfels LASIK Consultation
If you would like to have corrected vision without the constraint of leaning on eyeglasses or contact lenses so heavily, LASIK might be the ideal solution. At Lone Star Vision Associates, we offer pre and post operative care to help you to have a smooth, comfortable, and pleasant experience from start to finish.
You should begin by having our New Braunfels LASIK consultation. Here, you will be examined as a way of determining if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary laser eye surgery. All your questions will be answered, as well. You need to be at least 18 years old, not pregnant, an cannot have had previous corneal surgery to be considered eligible. Those are not the only points of qualification, of course, but our eye doctor will go over everything with you at your session. After our New Braunfels LASIK consultation, we can recommend a qualified eye surgeon for you. Of course, if you already have one selected, that’s fine, too. And after you have had successful surgery, you can count on us also for post-operative care to make certain that you are easing into your new and improved vision well, and to tend to any issues that you may have. What makes LASIK such a popular choice is that it only takes a few minutes per eye, and you don’t have to be under general anesthesia for the procedure. Your eyes are numbed with local anesthetic eye drops, and that’s all you will require to be comfortable. There are also no stitches or bandages afterward. Healing is quick. You should notice improved vision as early as later the day of surgery, or by the day after.
There is so much to be excited about with laser eye surgery. So contact us today and schedule a convenient time to come in for our New Braunfels LASIK consultation.
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Our eye exam in New Braunfels is a lot more helpful to you than just a vision screening. That’s because we do a vision screening, along with testing your eyes to ensure that they are healthy, and to detect the presence of any common eye disease that could threaten them. AtLone Star Vision Associates, we’re committed to comprehensive eye care.
Glaucoma and cataracts are the two eye diseases that many people have heard of. They are universal in the sense that no matter how young or old you are, what your genetic or medical history is, and your ethnic background, they can strike you. That’s bad enough, but what makes the situation more alarming is that these conditions, along with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, progress “silently.” That is to say they move through their early stages without any clear symptoms to alert you. By the time you notice that something isn’t right, it’s probably because some eye damage has occurred, or you have suffered a degree of vision loss. And at that point, the best that can often be hoped for is to prevent further damage and loss because it’s probably not possible to reverse what you’ve already experienced. That’s why it’s so crucial to have our eye exam in New Braunfels once per year. Early detection is closely associated with the chances for the best outcomes. You will most certainly also have your vision screened, too. And if it turns out that you need a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses (or an update to your existing prescription), our eye doctor will write it, and our optical department will fill it for your convenience.
Don’t wait to schedule our eye exam in New Braunfels. Too much depends on it. Contact our office right now and schedule your visit so you can have the assurance of knowing that your vision is as good as it can be, and your eye health is being paid close attention.
Contact lenses in New Braunfels
Contact lenses aren’t necessarily superior to eyeglasses, but if your needs and preferences match up with what they have to offer, you may prefer them as your choice for vision correction. And at Lone Star Vision Associates, we’re pleased to have an impressive inventory of them in both major categories: soft and gas-permeable.
Once again, individual preferences and needs come into play when deciding between the two types of our contact lenses in New Braunfels. Among the factors that you should consider, and which our optical experts will take into account when making recommendations for you, are how you rank features like comfort and how long you can keep your contacts in before removing them to clean. Our contact lenses in New Braunfels include ones that are disposable, so that you don’t have to maintain them. You can even indulge your fun side and get the ones that are color-changing. Have you ever wondered what you’d look like with a different eye color? If so, we have what you need. You can get contacts that correct astigmatism, or multifocal ones that give you better close and distance vision. That’s great news right there, but the even more exciting news is that no matter whether you decide on soft or gas-permeable lenses, and regardless of which features are important to you, there is good reason to feel positive because the advancements made in lens technology have grown by leaps and bounds in just the last few years. So you can look forward to outstanding comfort and a degree of clarity and sharpness to your vision that would have been unheard of not that long ago.
If you’re ready to make the change for yourself and get our contact lenses in New Braunfels, then all you have to do is reach out to us right now and schedule a time to come in for an examination.