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Our featured practitioners accept all commonly used health insurances.

How can i use your website to make all my appointments online?

You can easily confirm visits online directly through our website. Discover a provider who is local to you. Make sure the physician you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then choose the clinician who fits all your medical requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your decisions.

Is there eye care near me with after-hours or weekend availability?

When it comes to the health and wellness of your vision and structure of your orbitals, treatment should be available and obtainable. Most providers offer after-hours appointments Monday-Friday as well as shortened office hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Search and find an in-person or virtual appointment that fits your schedule.

Is there eye care near me offering virtual appointments?

Most if not all clinicians offer virtual telemedicine visits to all patients. Virtual visits are a great way to receive an evaluation for all minor injury or illness or prescription refills. If you are suffering with a chronic issue your doctor may deem it necessary to book an in-person appointment. This will all be assessed during your initial virtual evaluation. Easily find a provider with virtual capabilities through our database of clinicians.

Is it possible to find a same or next day appointment?

We have such a large network of ocular specialist that can provide you with a same or next day appointment conducted either in-person or virtually. There are also many practitioners on call for ocular emergencies.

What are the main reasons for vision loss after turning 40 years old?

Visual impairment increases with getting older. It is caused by age related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. There are preventative measures you can take to keep up with the health of your vision including healthy life-style choices such as not smoking, limiting alcohol, and living an active lifestyle with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. White females are also at the highest risk for age related macular degeneration.

What causes glaucoma?

Older African Americans are most likely to be afflicted with glaucoma, although it can affect anyone, typically over 40. Your orbitals is like a water tank; new fluid is pushed into the orbital while older fluid is removed. When the ducts that are responsible for removal of fluid is clogged, blocked, or overall damaged the fluid cannot be removed and the orbital fills up with fluid causing pain and damaging the optic nerve. This added pressure results in blindness and cannot be reversed. There are several risk factors that make people more susceptible to glaucoma.

  • Increased orbital pressure
  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Growing older
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Injury to the orbitals
  • Ethnic background

Glaucoma can also affect children, but it is much more common in older adults.


  • POAG – primary open angle; it develops from an unknown cause
  • PACG – primary angle Closure also developing from an unknown cause
  • Secondary that develops due to a serious injury to the orbital, tumors, diabetes, or cataracts
  • Developmental or congenital – it is a rare form of the disease and occurs in infants and children


Open Angle version of the disease doesn’t always show symptoms which is why it’s important to get routine pressure checks. It develops slowly so pay attention to signs such as gradual loss of vision of the periphery usually in both sides and tunnel vision if the illness is advanced.

Signs of Angle Closure version of the disease could result in:

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Jerkiness and poor sight
  • Watery and reddening orbitals
  • Severe achiness
  • Cloudiness
  • Halos around lights
  • Vomiting and nausea

Treatments include:

  • Laser treatment which opens the blocked drainage tubes
  • Surgery
  • Drops which help to lower pressure

What causes age related macular degeneration?

Age related macular degeneration also known as AMD. AMD is when the natural aging process begins to damage the part of the orbital that controls sharp, straight-ahead optics. The part that becomes damaged is called the macula which is part of the retina. AMD is the leading cause of sight loss. It doesn’t cause complete blindness, but it does make it hard to see faces, drive, close-up work, and read. Risk factors for AMD is having a family history, being Caucasian, and smoking. The only way to lower your risk is by aging in healthy way by making healthy lifestyle choices with physical activity and diet. Your doctor will dilate your pupils to look at the structures in the back of the optics to check for degeneration. If you are suffering from degeneration surgery and injections are the only way to treat it.

Can exposure to sunlight cause cataracts?

Yes. It is now believed that excess exposure to UV light can cause cataracts. The proteins found in your lenses are structures so perfectly that they transmit light so you can properly see. Exposure to sunlight causes oxidative stress on these proteins and causes them to clump together, giving you the cloudiness, you see in the lens when a person has cataracts. This clouding causes the light to scatter rather than transmit.

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