Are you in need of a Silver Spring eye doctor? You can have all of your children’s eye exam needs met, along with any other eye care needs all in one place here at Sanaga Optical. You can rest assured that no matter where you are within Silver Spring, you can get the highest quality eye care for yourself or your children. You can trust our experts to provide you and your children with everything you will need to continue living with the most optimal level of vision possibly imaginable!
If your eyes have been feeling uncomfortable and irritated, and you have been experiencing intermittently blurred vision, you may be suffering with dry eye. At Sanaga Optical, our eye specialist in Shipley Hill, Dr. Michel Leno, can determine whether or not you are suffering with dry eye, and if so, provide treatment for it.
When a person has dry eye, their eyes are either not producing a large enough amount of tears to keep their eyes healthy and well nourished, or the tears that they are producing are not of a good quality. Dry eye is an extremely common problem for people over 60, as well as for other people. If you are using medications, have certain health conditions, or live in a dry environment, this can all contribute to your dry eye problems. Our eye specialist in Shipley Hill can diagnose dry eye during a comprehensive eye exam. Dry eye syndrome, in itself, is not a serious eye condition, as it can be easily treated. However, if a person has dry eye and does not address the problem, the cornea can become permanently damaged due to constant irritation. For this reason alone, you want to make sure that you have your dry eye problem treated. Additionally, if dry eye is not the cause of your eye problem, it is important that you visit our optometrist so that the cause of your eye problem can be properly diagnosed. In the mildest cases of dry eye, it may be sufficient to use over-the-counter tear solutions. However, in mild-to-moderate cases of dry eye, you will usually benefit from using prescription eye drops which are prescribed by our eye doctor. In more serious cases of dry eye, an operation can be performed which will permanently close your tear ducts, to keep tears in your eyes longer. There are also removable plugs that can be inserted into your tear ducts, to perform a similar function.
For an appointment to see our eye specialist in Shipley Hill regarding diagnosis and treatment of dry eye, or for a comprehensive eye exam, contact us today.
If you have not had an eye exam over the past year, you will want to make an appointment to come in and see our eye doctor at Sanaga Optical. Patients can see our expert optometrist, Dr. Michael Leno, for a Baltimore eye exam and complete eye testing.
There are many eye diseases and disorders which show no symptoms in the early stages. However, it is precisely during these early stages that it is important that eye diseases are diagnosed and treated. This will help the patient to protect his or her precious vision. Additionally, treatment is usually most successful for vision problems when they are treated in the early stages. For example, glaucoma presents no obvious symptoms in the early stages. However, glaucoma needs to be treated during this time in order to prevent permanent damage to the optic nerve. This can usually be accomplished by our eye doctor providing patients with a prescription for eye drops which will keep the intraocular pressure at a safe level. During our eye exams, your eyes will be screened for many diseases including: glaucoma; cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic retinopathy; retinal tears; dry eyes; and other problems of the cornea, macula, and retina. During our Baltimore eye exam, your eyes will also be screened for any refractive disorders. If it is found that you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, our eye doctor can write an eyeglass lens or contact lens prescription for you which should have you seeing clearly. Today, many of our patients are excited to learn that even if they have astigmatism they can now have their vision corrected by wearing contact lenses. It is also now safe for patients with dry eyes to wear specialize contact lenses which will not cause them any type of discomfort or dry eye problems.
For an appointment to see our eye doctor for a Baltimore eye exam, contact us today.