Comprehensive Vision Exam
Vision care is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended for yearly examinations to best monitor your eye health. Family Eyecare of Harney County has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and often treat your needs with glasses or contact lenses as well as treat many eye diseases at our office in Burns.
Contact Lens Fittings
We love CONTACTS…! Do you?
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Dr. Keady can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each
Medical Management of LASIK
We work with incredible surgeons to give you the gift of SIGHT without glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Keady will assess your condition to determine if you are a good candidate and help get you scheduled!
Medical Management of CATARACTS
Cataracts are one of the most common conditions that affect our eyesight. Cataract surgery is also one of the most common surgeries done in the United States. We are fortunate to have a surgeon come right here to our community to take care of hundreds of patient a year. We also work with extremely skilled surgeons out of the area when your schedule or condition requires something different.
Medical Management of GLAUCOMA
Often called “the silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is an increase in the intraocular pressure of the eyes, which causes damage to the optic nerve with no signs or symptoms in the early stages of the disease. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to a decrease in peripheral vision and eventually blindness.
While there is no cure for glaucoma, there are medications and surgery available that can help halt further vision loss. Early detection and regular eye exams are vital to slowing the progress of the disease.
Medical Management of MACULAR DEGENERATION
Macular degeneration is a chronic, progressive disease that gradually destroys sharp central vision due to a deterioration of the macula, a tiny spot in the central portion of your retina comprised of millions of light-sensing cells. Because it is so commonly associated with aging, it is also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). There are two forms of AMD called “dry,” most common and with no known treatment, and “wet,” less common and treated with laser procedures. Genetic testing is now available to help identify those most likely to develop “wet” macular degeneration.
In most cases, reversing damage caused by AMD is not possible, but supplements, protection from sunlight, eating a balanced diet and quitting smoking can reduce the risk and progression of macular degeneration. For suggestions, speak with your eye care provider at Family Eyecare of Harney County.
Medical Management of DIABETIC EYE DISEASE
Diabetic eye disease is a general term for a group of eye problems that can result from having type 1 or type 2 diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.
Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic eye disease, so it is important that you don’t wait for symptoms to appear before having a comprehensive eye exam. Early detection and treatment of diabetic eye disease will dramatically reduce your chances of sustaining permanent vision loss.
Medical Management of ‘PINK EYE’
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva – the thin, protective membrane that covers the surface of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids. Caused by bacteria, viruses, allergens and other irritants like smoke and dust, pink eye is highly contagious and is usually accompanied by redness in the white of the eye and increased tearing and/or discharge.
While many minor cases improve within two weeks, some can develop into serious corneal inflammation and threaten sight. If you suspect conjunctivitis, visit your eye care provider at Family Eyecare of Harney County for an examination and treatment.
Did you know that the NUMBER ONE CAUSE of cataracts is excessive UV exposure! And did you know that wearing GOOD SUNGLASSES is one of the best ways to combat this! We carry Oakleys as well as Ray Bans, and we can turn virtually any frame into a great SUN option!
EYEWEAR & LENSES
Selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. A wide variety of options are available that can be tailored to suit not only your medical needs but also your fashion preferences.
Highlight your features! Play with color! Augment vision for different functions such as reading, driving and playing sports. With all the choices available, the experience can be daunting without the right guidance. We do whatever we can to make the choice easy.