According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 14 million Americans have some type of visual impairment. If you’re one of them, eye treatment can improve your vision and quality of life. At St. Croix Falls Eye Associates, in St. Croix Falls, Webster, and Frederic, Wisconsin, licensed optometrists Lawrence Tran, OD, and Sandra Dolphin, OD, offer eye treatment to people of all ages. After a comprehensive eye exam, they can make personalized treatment recommendations. Call the nearest office today to request an eye treatment consultation, or book your appointment online.

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What is eye treatment?

Eye treatment provides complete care for eye diseases and other disorders that affect your vision.

At St. Croix Falls Eye Associates, the licensed optometrists have years of experience diagnosing and treating various eye problems. Not all eye problems are curable, but with intervention, it’s possible to preserve your vision and prevent eye issues from worsening.

What types of problems can benefit from eye treatment?

St. Croix Falls Eye Associates uses eye treatment to manage various problems, including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eyes
  • Diabetic eye issues
  • Macular degeneration
  • Iritis and conjunctivitis

They also use eye treatment to correct refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

When should I visit an optometrist for eye treatment?

It’s important to invest in routine eye treatment if you’re 40 or older. Many eye diseases and vision-related health problems don’t present obvious symptoms, so you might be at risk and not know it. Visiting the practice at least once a year for an eye exam and preventive screenings can protect your vision and provide peace of mind.

What happens during an eye treatment consultation?

At St. Croix Falls Eye Associates, no two eye treatment consultations are exactly alike. Most visits include a comprehensive eye exam, visual field testing, and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Visual field testing

Visual field testing uses a special machine to check for problems like glaucoma, retinal disease, or optic nerve disease.

During the test, you peer into a viewfinder and look at a series of light stimuli. When you see specific stimuli, you press a handheld button. Your optometrist uses your responses to check for potential vision abnormalities.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

OCT is a type of diagnostic imaging that captures detailed photos of the nerves and tissues inside your eye. It provides a quick and accurate way to diagnose eye diseases.

What does eye treatment involve?

Eye treatment varies depending on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause. St. Croix Falls Eye Associates may recommend:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • LASIK surgery
  • Surgery to remove cataracts
  • Eye injections
  • Laser therapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Vitamins or nutritional supplements

Healthy lifestyle changes may help reduce your risk of complications. For example, quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet, and protecting your eyes from the sun’s UV rays can keep your vision sharp.

Call the nearest St. Croix Falls Eye Associates office today to request eye treatment, or make your appointment online.