At Loveland Eyecare, LLC, we provide a full range of services to meet your eye care needs. Our doctors will provide a comprehensive eye examination dedicated to adult and pediatric total eye health and wellness. Your eye exam will include not only an eyeglass prescription, but will include screening and treatment of common eye conditions as well as evaluate your medical conditions as they relate to the eye.
Some eye conditions we evaluate are floaters, dry eyes, itchy eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal tears and detachment, eye infection and inflammation. Some medical conditions we evaluate as they pertain to the eye include headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hypertension and Diabetes.
We also provide pre and post op Lasik eye surgery co-management and individual Nutritional Consultation and products to help prevent, alleviate and help resolve eye conditions such as Dry Eye Syndrome and Macular Degeneration.
During your exam, we will evaluate your visual acuity, eye muscle coordination, strabismus (crossed eyes), depth perception, color vision deficiency, computer eyestrain and near focusing skills.
We recommend a complete eye exam on a regular basis as a part of your routine medical care. The frequency will depend on your age, health, ethnicity, and family history. Early detection and treatment of problems can help prevent vision loss.
Common Vision Problems
The most common vision problems are refractive errors, more commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. The length of the eyeball (either longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens can cause refractive errors. Most people have one or more of these conditions.
The cornea and lens bend (refract) incoming light rays so they focus precisely on the retina at the back of the eye.
What is refraction?
Refraction is the bending of light as it passes through one object to another. Vision occurs when light rays are bent (refracted) as they pass through the cornea and the lens. The light is then focused on the retina. The retina converts the light-rays into messages that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain. The brain interprets these messages into the images we see.
What are the different types of refractive errors?
The most common types of refractive errors are nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Nearsightedness (also called myopia) is a condition where objects up close appear clearly, while objects far away appear blurry. With nearsightedness, light comes to focus in front of the retina instead of on the retina.
Farsightedness (also called hyperopia) is a common type of refractive error where distant objects may be seen more clearly than objects that are near. However, people experience farsightedness differently. Some people may not notice any problems with their vision, especially when they are young. For people with significant farsightedness, vision can be blurry for objects at any distance, near or far.
Astigmatismis a condition in which the eye does not focus light evenly onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This can cause images to appear blurry and stretched out.
Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the ability to focus up close becomes more difficult. As the eye ages, the lens can no longer change shape enough to allow the eye to focus close objects clearly. Presbyopia affects most adults over age 40.
These terms refer to the ability of the eye to focus light on the retina. Farsightedness, or hyperopia, occurs when the distance from the front to the back of the eye is too short. Eyes that are farsighted tend to focus better at a distance but have more difficulty focusing on near objects. Nearsightedness, or myopia, occurs when the eye is too long from front to back. Eyes with nearsightedness tend to focus better on near objects. Eyes with astigmatism have difficulty focusing on far and near objects because of their irregular shape.
Healthy eye exam
Having a comprehensive dilated eye exam is one of the best things you can do to make sure that you're seeing the best you can and that you're keeping your eyes healthy.
Millions of people have problems with their vision every year. Some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness, while others are common problems that can be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
What is a comprehensive dilated eye exam?
A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a painless procedure in which an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. Regular comprehensive eye exams can help you protect your sight and make sure that you are seeing your best.
What are common vision problems?
Some of the most common vision problems are uncorrected refractive errors. These include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia.
What are age-related eye diseases and conditions?
As you age, you are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions. These include: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision and dry eye.