If you're suffering from an eye problem, it's great to know that help is close at hand. Our Charlotte optometrists here at Eye Care Center-Ballantyne in Charlotte, Dr. Robert Askary and Dr. David Blanton, have the necessary skills and expertise to tackle a wide range of eye and vision challenges, including:
When light enters the eye with less-than-perfect refraction, you may experience nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If the lens of the eye can't bring near objects into focus, you may have a refractive error called presbyopia. Corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses and contact lenses, can compensate for these refractive errors by correcting your individual prescription.
Dry eye is an uncomfortable, potentially damaging condition that occurs when your eyes aren't sufficiently lubricated, hydrated, and protected by a consistent, well-balanced tear film. Redness, light sensitivity, itching, and irritation are all common symptoms. We can find out why your eyes are dry and then provide you with the appropriate eye drops, lifestyle changes, or medical suggestions to help you minimize the problem.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer vision syndrome, or CVS, is a common cause of dry eye. This condition can also cause headaches, shoulder strain, neck pain, and other discomforts. Our eye doctors can help you protect your eyes and ease your symptoms by providing tinted computer glasses, recommendations for taking periodic breaks, and ergonomic recommendations to reduce perceived glare.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of a membrane called the conjunctiva at the front of the eye. When this normally-clear membrane turns red, the result is commonly known as "pink eye." Conjunctivitis can also cause eye irritation, discharge, light sensitivity, and eyelid swelling. Our optometrists can determine what kind of conjunctivitis you have and prescribe the appropriate remedies to help you get over the condition.
If we detect glaucoma, a potentially sight-stealing disease caused by elevated eye pressure, don't panic. Most cases of glaucoma can be controlled with topical or oral medications that help to normalize eye pressure, sparing the optic nerves from destruction.
Cataracts occur when the lenses of the eyes become opaque, a process that usually develops over time. We can correct early-stage symptoms, such as blurred vision and glare sensitivity, with corrective lenses. We can also advise you on when it's time to seek surgery.
We're happy to provide treatment for common eye emergencies, such as foreign bodies that get lodged painfully in the eye or corrosive substances that need to be washed out.
Schedule Eye Care Treatment with Our Charlotte Eye Doctors
Our Charlotte eye doctors at Eye Care Center- Ballantyne in Charlotte, also serving Ballantyne, Pineville, Fort Mill, SC, Indian Land, SC, Waxhaw, and the surrounding areas, are ready to treat your eye condition. Call (704) 541-5500 to schedule a visit to our eye care clinic!