There are a wide range of eye problems that can affect people of all ages, ethnicities and abilities. At Eyesite we use the most advanced eye testing equipment to identify early signs of some of the most complex eye disorders. Our optometrists are highly qualified to spot a range of symptoms and abnormalities in the eye, and can deliver the customer care and support needed to ensure the appropriate treatment is provided.
Some of the most common eye disorders that our specialist eye exams are designed to spot include:
Cataracts are a common age-related eye condition that occur when changes in the lens cause it to become cloudy. This stops light from reaching the back of the eye which results in impaired vision.
Short-sightedness, or myopia, is an extremely common eye condition that makes it difficult to see things at a distance. Far away objects appear blurred, while close objects can be clearly seen.
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
One of the most common vision problems in people over 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is painless and doesn’t cause complete blindness, but it does affect central vision – usually in both eyes. This makes doing simple things such as reading, watching TV and recognising people’s faces very hard.
Diabetic Eye Conditions
There are a number of eye conditions related to diabetes, which is why it’s so important for people with the disease to have regular eye tests. Whilst not everyone who has diabetes develops an eye complication, it is one of the most common causes of blindness in people of working age.
Retinal detachment is a serious eye condition where the retina begins to pull away from the underlying tissue. This can be a result of natural causes or due to an injury, but if it is not spotted or treated early, it can lead to blindness.
Also known as strabismus, a squint occurs because of an incorrect balance of muscles that move the eye. There are many different reasons why a squint may develop, but early treatment is essential to avoid long-term problems.
Dry eye syndrome develops when your eyes fail to produce tears or your tears dry out too quickly. Your eyes may be sore and red and you may experience blurred vision which improves once you blink.
Flashes & Floaters
Floaters are caused by debris in the eye that block light to parts of the retina. The result is spots of darkness on your vision. This is most often causes by jelly in the eye pulling away from the retina.
Presbyopia is an age-related eye condition that causes blurring of your close-up vision. Presbyopia is believed to occur because of a gradual thickening of the lens. This thickening restricts the flexibility of the lens, causing things to look blurry when you try to focus on close objects.
Also known as Pink Eye, Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition that causes redness and inflammation to the layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye. While Conjunctivitis can be a frustrating condition, in most cases it won’t pose a serious threat to your health.
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve in the eye. It is one of the most complex eye diseases and the second leading cause of blindness in the world.
Blepharitis is a common condition where the edges of the eyelids become red and swollen. In most cases both eyes are affected, but one eye can be more affected than the other.