Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Pennsylvania

Book Your Appointment

Why Concern Yourself with Eye Diseases? Things Look Fine!

No matter your overall health or how great your vision is, eye diseases can still pose a threat to your sight. What makes eye diseases a genuine concern isn’t just their ability to develop in anyone at any time; but how they are able to manifest for a long time without showing any symptoms.

So, how do you protect yourself from eye diseases? The very first thing you need to do is make sure you’re having regular eye exams. Comprehensive eye exams allow your optometrist to detect and manage diseases and conditions before they can permanently damage your vision.

Please, book an eye exam with us today and help protect your vision from eye disease.

Common Eye Diseases

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye conditions in the country, with over 3 million Americans affected. Glaucoma generally occurs when too much fluid is being produced or not enough fluid is being drained from your eye, raising your intraocular eye pressure (IOP). This pressure can then damage your optic nerve, causing vision loss.

However, glaucoma can occur with normal IOP levels as well.

There are 3 common types of glaucoma:

  • Open-angle glaucoma occurs when too much fluid is produced or not enough fluid is drained from the trabecular meshwork in the eye, leading to an increase in IOP. This pressure damages the optic nerve, resulting in permanent vision loss. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of the disease and affects around 2.7 million Americans.
  • Closed-angle glaucoma, or angle-closure glaucoma, is far less common but is often considered to be a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. Closed-angle glaucoma occurs when the drainage angle between your iris and cornea becomes blocked, causing a rapid rise in IOP levels and sudden vision loss.
  • Normal-tension glaucoma is a type of glaucoma that occurs when your optic nerve is damaged, but IOP levels are normal. Itcan be detected by observing changes in the state of your optic nerve.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over 55. AMD deteriorates your macula, the part of your retina that is responsible for your central vision.

There are 2 forms of the disease:

  • Dry AMD occurs when small deposits called drusen begin to form underneath the macula. The macula slowly deteriorates leading to central vision loss.
  • Wet AMD happens when tiny, fragile blood vessels form underneath your macula. These vessels can leak fluids causing rapid vision loss and distortion. Wet AMD is far less common than dry AMD, but it’s responsible for the majority of AMD-related blindness. Experts consider wet AMD a medical emergency, requiring immediate attention.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in your retinas become damaged due to high blood sugar levels from diabetes. In response, your retinas may create tiny and extremely delicate new blood vessels in an effort to supply oxygen to the retinal tissue. These new vessels are very weak and can leak, resulting in diabetic retinopathy, and potentially vision loss.

Cataracts are an incredibly common eye condition that occur because of aging. As you grow older, your crystalline lenses can become cloudy, denser, and less flexible, causing a haziness that can impair your vision.

Initially, glasses or contact lenses may help manage these symptoms, but as they progress, the only way to treat cataracts is by having cataract surgery, which removes your cataract lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens.

Conjunctivitis (pink eye or red eye) is a condition that can cause a lot of discomfort.

While the underlying cause of conjunctivitis can change, some common symptoms include redness, irritation, wateriness, itchiness, and discharge.
If you’re experiencing conjunctivitis, please schedule an appointment to see your optometrist to find out which type you have and if there are any medications you need to help relieve your symptoms.

There are 3 common types of conjunctivitis:

  • Allergic conjunctivitis occurs because of an allergic reaction. Speak to your optometrist about which allergy medication or eye drops would be best for you.
  • Viral conjunctivitis. There is no specific treatment for viral conjunctivitis, and it tends to go away on its own after a few days. Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious, so please remember to stay away from people for a few days to avoid spreading the infection.
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis. Prescription antibiotics are strongly recommended to help alleviate the symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis, so please visit your optometrist as soon as you can. Bacterial conjunctivitis is also highly contagious, so do your best to avoid spreading it to others.

Take Control of Your Eye Health Today

Eye diseases can develop without your knowledge, and before you know it, they can cause permanent damage to your vision. Please, book an eye exam today to help prevent eye diseases from stealing your sight.

Book Your Appointment

Our Locations

Stroudsburg

Our Stroudsburg location is easily located right on Route 611, in the same shopping complex with Friendly’s and Dollar General. There is plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-421-3342
Fax: 570-421-8490

Address

2942 Route 611 Suite 5
Tannersville, PA 18372

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Stroudsburg location is easily located right on Route 611, in the same shopping complex with Friendly’s and Dollar General. There is plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-421-3342
Fax: 570-421-8490

Address

2942 Route 611 Suite 5
Tannersville, PA 18372

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Hazleton

Our Hazleton location is easily located right on the Airport Beltway, in the same shopping complex as Hertz and Antonia’s Jewelry & Repair. There’s plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-453-2020
Fax: 570-453-1020

Address

281 Airport Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Hazleton location is easily located right on the Airport Beltway, in the same shopping complex as Hertz and Antonia’s Jewelry & Repair. There’s plenty of parking right in front of our practice, with disabled parking options available.

Contact Information

Phone: 570-453-2020
Fax: 570-453-1020

Address

281 Airport Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

Our Brands

instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star-half star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax