Technology can help make you better from illness, prevent diseases and to treat conditions you already have. There are amazing advances in eye technology that helps detect signs of disease right at the onset. We can perform over 100 different tests on your eyes depending on your vision needs. Find out what eye technology we use the most often with our patients and how that technology works to keep your eyes healthy!
Are objects far away blurry for you? It’s likely you have nearsightedness, where you can only see objects clearly up close. How about if those near objects are blurry? This is the opposite, which is farsightedness, where far away objects are the ones that are clear. These are the two most common vision problems that people have and they are known as “myopia” (nearsighted) and “presbyopia” (farsighted). If you have vision needs because objects are blurry, it’s likely that you have one of these refractive errors of the eyes. These happen because light focuses at a different place in your eye than it should.
When light focuses at two different points instead of on your retina tissue (that allows you to see clearly), then you will have astigmatism. This is when that double focusing makes your vision blurry. You have clear vision if the retina tissue in your eye is working properly. When you look at objects, light from those objects hits your eye, passing through your cornea, lens, pupil and other tissues until it hits your retina tissue. This is at the back of your eye and is connected to your optic nerve. The optic nerve receives information from light, then sends it to your brain through this nerve, and that is how you interpret images.
About 34 million Americans are nearsighted. However, some statistics will place that number at 42 million. Not everyone knows that they are nearsighted or farsighted. They may simply think their vision is blurry or changing. About 14.2 million Americans are farsighted and 1 in 3 have astigmatism. These are all issues of the eye that can stay with you and even worsen as you age. In fact, it’s common for many people to develop refractive eye issues after age 40 and especially after age 60. However, those issues can also be detected and with the right technology, you can receive glasses, contact lenses or even LASIK surgery to correct the blurry vision.
We have over 100 different tests and exams we can perform on your eyes. Some of those involve state-of-the-art technology such as:
Many people don’t realize they need to be seeing the eye doctor regularly. How much is “regularly”? The American Optometric Association recommends that patients from infants to the very elderly visit the eye doctor about every 2 years. For those with vision problems and especially eye diseases, make it a yearly appointment. These eye appointments are the only place where a medical professional can detect eye diseases and vision changes going on that you may not detect for years.
Technology used in-office can see small tissue changes and very minute details that indicate disease and changing vision. For those who do make and keep these appointments, they are much more likely to keep their vision throughout the years. Need to schedule your appointment? You can by calling Peeper’s Optical at (303) 333-2800!