Monovision refers to treatment that is performed to correct presbyopia, a reduction in the eye’s ability to focus. Presbyopia typically affects individuals over the age of 40. To see clearly up close, individuals with presbyopia need to wear reading glasses.
LASIK surgery, intraocular lenses, and contact lenses are several of the monovision treatments that are available. In each treatment method, one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other eye is corrected for near vision so that the patient can see clearly at all ranges without the need for glasses. Our doctors can determine which solution is best for your needs.
Dr. Biscoe is an expert in advanced cataract surgery techniques, including no-stitch and microsurgical methods. These techniques offer the advantages of a shorter recovery time, less discomfort, and fewer complications.
Glaucoma Detection and Management
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, but if detected and treated in its early stages the impact of the condition can be greatly reduced. The disease significantly increases the pressure in the eye and can also damage the optic nerve. Dr. Biscoe uses several techniques to treat the disease and stop it from progressing, including eye drops, laser treatment, and surgery.
UV exposure is believed to be one of the main causes of pterygium (tur-RIDGE-ium), a condition in which tissue from the outer membrane of the eye can grow onto the cornea itself. Pterygium often affects those who spend significant amounts of time outdoors in sunny climates. Symptoms include irritation, redness, and tearing. Occasionally, vision is obstructed and surgery is required to remove the excess tissue. Dr. Biscoe performs no-stitch pterygium surgery, an advanced technique that shortens recovery time and minimizes discomfort.
Pterygium Surgery Overview
Dr. Biscoe encourages all individuals to wear UV 400 rated sunglasses to help prevent pterygium growths from forming.
Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects many individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The condition causes blood vessels in the tissue behind the eye to leak and expand. Dr. Biscoe uses either laser or delicate surgical instruments to remove the abnormal blood vessels. If diabetic retinopathy goes untreated, complications can result, including retinal detachment, glaucoma, and blindness.
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Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, and Eye Exams
Regular eye exams play a crucial role in protecting vision and maintaining eye health. It is important to get your eyes checked at least once a year so that if glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or any other conditions arise they can be detected and treated before causing complications. Dr. Biscoe is pleased to provide comprehensive exams for the entire family.
We are also able to fill new contact lens and glasses prescriptions at our full-service optical shop, which has a wide selection of fashionable, affordable eyewear.