Conditions Treated by Your Sikeston or Poplar Bluff Optometrist
At Dr. Obermark Eye Health Care, our Sikeston and Poplar Bluff optometrists treat patients for a variety of eye health issues. We offer annual eye exams for patients young and old to help us diagnose eye diseases and vision problems in our patients. For those patients who are diagnosed with an eye health problem, we help them manage their condition. If needed, we help patients get the proper corrective lenses in order to see properly.
Eye Diseases and Conditions
We treat a range of eye health problems for our patients!
- Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when pressure builds up inside the eye. Over time, glaucoma can do damage to the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and blindness.
- Cataracts. Cataracts is a very treatable condition that starts with the vision becoming hazy and unclear. If left untreated, cataracts can result in total vision loss.
- Macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. This condition occurs when the central portion of the retina begins to deteriorate. This portion of the eye is crucial for sending images to the brain.
- Dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is generally not a condition that threatens a patient’s ability to see, but it can reduce quality of life. This condition causes the eyes to become chronically itchy and red.
Many of the above conditions are treated with medicated eye drops, lifestyle changes and pills. Some more serious conditions require surgical correction.
Vision Correction Issues
In addition to eye diseases, we also treat vision problems. Some of the most common vision problems we treat include:
- Astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition that can cause objects up close and far away to become blurry. Patients with astigmatism often require bifocals to see properly.
- Farsightedness. This condition enables the patient to see distant objects clearly, but objects up close will be blurry. Usually patients who are farsighted don’t need corrective lenses to drive, but will need corrective lenses to read.
- Nearsightedness. Nearsightedness is a condition that enables the patient to see objects very clearly up close, while objects in the distance are more difficult to see. Patients who are nearsighted often need corrective lenses to drive, but not to read.
For patients affected by these conditions, we offer a variety of corrective lens options. We provide glasses as well as contact lenses. For patients who have special needs, we can provide hard to fit contacts, which are designed to fit irregularly shaped eyes and the eyes of patients with unusual eye conditions.
Contact Your Sikeston and Poplar Bluff Eye Doctor Today
As your Poplar Bluff optometrist and Sikeston optometrist, it’s our goal to meet the needs of our patients. To find out more about the services at Dr. Obermark Eye Health Care, or to make an appointment with the eye doctor, contact us today.