Archives

What is pterygium?

This is a wedge-shaped growth on the white part of the eye called the conjunctiva. Sometimes this abnormal growth becomes larger and advances onto the cornea.  In such a case, it may require surgical removal if it becomes bothersome or affects the vision. Dr. Lahners is our go-to Dr. for corneal problems.

What is a pinguecula?

This is a benign yellowish area on the white part of the eye. It typically results from a lifetime of sun exposure and can be located on the temporal or nasal side of the cornea. Sometimes this area can be a little irritating and we recommend the use of artificial tears.

What is a stye?

I bet all of us can say (at some point in our life) that we have awakened in the morning, looked in the mirror and found a red lump on our eyelid. Eeewww!!! Where did that come from? This is an acute infection of an eyelash follicle in the eyelid margin. What to do? Warm…

What is presbyopia?

Elasticity of the crystalline lens decreases as part of the normal aging process. By the age of 45, a significant amount of the lens’ ability to increase its curvature is lost and the individual is no longer able to focus on very near objects without glasses.

What is the definition of Ectropion?

Ectropion is the outward turning of the upper or lower eyelid margin. When this occurs the eyelid does not rest against and protect the eyeball. This condition can be very irritating and can cause many other issues, such as dry eye and exposure. It’s best to see Dr. Fezza to determine if surgery is indicated…

What is a chalazion?

Sometimes we have a lump on our eyelid. These lumps can be on the upper or lower lid and are the result of inflammation of an eyelid gland. This type of lump is stubborn and can be difficult to resolve, which may require surgical removal by Dr. Fezza. Before surgery, though, we treat with warm…

What is the definition of entropion?

Entropion is when the upper or lower eyelid margin and eyelashes turn in, resting against and rubbing the eye. This condition can be very irritating so it’s best to schedule with Dr. Fezza, our “eyelid” plastic surgeon, who will decide if surgery is necessary.

What types of contact lenses do you carry?

There are many types of contact lenses available, with different materials (soft and rigid), bifocals, color and a variety of replacement schedules as well. Your optometric physician will suggest the best lens design and material for you. We specialize in fitting patients with hard-to-fit contacts, Ortho-K contacts and Toric contact lenses for astigmatism.>

What is a contact lens fitting?

Measurement of the eye’s surface and curvature: An instrument called a keratometer will be used to measure the curvature of your eye’s clear front surface (cornea). It automatically assesses images of your cornea and creates mathematical representations of the curvature of the eye’s surface (K-readings). These measurements help the optometric physician determine the proper curve…