Oxford Optometry Provides Care for Many Conditions
Eye doctors do more than just test vision and provide prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. Your optometrist can help manage a variety of common eye problems that affect your comfort, your ability to see clearly and your eye health. At Oxford Optometry in Woodstock, ON, we offer care for a variety of eye conditions.
Foreign Body Removal
Having a foreign body lodged in your eye can be an uncomfortable problem. These incidents often occur during work tasks, but some bit of dirt or cinder can be blown into the eye at any time. Your eye doctor in Woodstock can remove the object and ensure that your eye heals properly after the removal.
Conjunctivitis, often called “pink eye,” is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear tissue of the whites of the eyes and inside of the eyelid. Your eye doctor can help with medications and advice on relieving symptoms.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eyes can be caused by working in dusty, dry environments, by medications, by long periods of computer use, and by simple aging. Blurred vision, a feeling of something in the eyes, itching, redness, and crusting of the eyes can occur. Your optometrist can provide a number of treatments, depending on the severity of the problem.
Aging can cause clouding of the lens of the eyes. This condition can make vision progressively worse. Your optometrist can monitor your cataracts and advise you when further treatment is required for good vision.
Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to blank spots in your field of vision and can lead to eventual blindness. Medications and surgical procedures are available to help slow the progress of the disease.
Macular degeneration is an eye disease of aging that can gradually threaten your vision. Nutritional supplements and surgery help to slow the progress of the disease. Your eye doctor is trained to detect and monitor age-related macular degeneration.
High blood glucose levels can damage the delicate blood vessels in the eyes. Your Woodstock optometrist can provide comprehensive eye exams to check the internal structures of your eyes for early signs of problems.
Make Oxford Optometry Your Choice for Eye Care Services
Dr. Andreasen, Dr. Nyugen, and Dr. Schellingerhoudt have extensive training in optometry to ensure clear vision and eye health for their patients in Woodstock, ON, and surrounding areas. We offer many services, including comprehensive exams, eyeglasses, contact lens fitting, Ortho-K vision therapy, pre- and post- eye surgery consultation and management of eye diseases. Call Oxford Optometry today at 519-421-3303 for an appointment to have your eyes checked and to learn about the best ways to maintain good vision throughout life.