To help you understand more about our office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common services. Click the links below to read more about each service.
Comprehensive eye exams are simple and comfortable and are an essential part of overall good health. It goes far beyond correcting blurry vision or prescribing glasses. Thorough eye care and individual treatment will ensure good eye health and vision for a lifetime.
Cataracts are common in older adults and are the result of clouding of the lens inside the eye. Over half of adults have either had cataract surgery or have a cataract by age 80.
AMD (Age related Macular Degeneration) affects over 10 million people in the United States. It is the leading cause of vision loss, more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.
On occasion people have acute problems with their eyes. This could range from conjunctivitis to getting poked in the eye, to seeing flashes of light or floaters, intense pain, etc. A trip to the emergency room will result in a long wait and a huge medical bill from a clinician who is likely not an eye specialist. After all of that, you will probably be told that you need to see an “Eye Doctor” anyway. Try calling our office first for proper assessment and appropriate care. We keep space in our schedule for “Emergency visits” and will likely be able to get you checked the same day.
Diabetes isn’t just a disease that affects your blood sugar levels. It can profoundly affect your eyes, as well as other parts of your body. The risk of glaucoma and cataracts is higher in people with diabetes, but the primary diabetic concern for vision is retinopathy. Long-term diabetics and diabetics with uncontrolled blood sugars are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
Glaucoma is a condition of the eye where the optic nerve progressively degenerates. It is a disease that you can’t see it or feel its progression. It is often referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” because it insiduasely causes loss of vision from the periphery inward. Most people that can see the effects of glaucoma have lost the majority of their vision. The problem is that once the nerve tissue dies, we can’t get it back. This is why thorough exams and regular visits are vital for early detection and monitoring. The goal is to keep people from going down a path of vision loss and blindness.
Albright Eyecare is available for all of your spectacle needs. We provide routine annual vision exams as well as medical eye care. We have an onsite full service optical to get you high quality fashionable and affordable eyeglasses for every member of your family.
Dry Eye Syndrome has become a more and more prevalent issue with adults becoming more problematic as we age. This can manifest in more discomfort and even more painful sensation in the eyes. It can also can cause redness in the eyes and a decrease in overall vision.
Eye exams are different for patients who wear contact lenses as opposed to glasses. The exam doesn’t only check your visual acuity. Proper contact lens fitting requires additional testing and evaluation from the doctor. There are higher health risks with contacts in that they could cause harm to the patient if they aren’t properly fitted.
It is not uncommon to experience redness and watering in your eyes. This could be from various reasons. The eyes could be responding from an infection or they could be reacting from dryness and allergies. This is almost impossible to diagnose properly without examining the eyes behind a slit lamp. Regular primary care doctors do not have the expertise and equipment to do this which almost always results in giving patients an antibiotic even though it may not be appropriate or necessary. We will examine you properly with the right equipment and knowledge to determine specifically what is causing the problem.
Cataract comes from the Latin word origins cataracta, which refers to “waterfall”. Looking through a cataract can reduce vision and clarity just like looking through a waterfall. They are part of the human condition. If you live long enough you will experience cataracts in your eyes.
For decades now people have benefited from medical advancements to correct vision through simple surgical procedures. This began with RK surgery back in the seventies and eighties and moved to laser surgery in the mid-nineties. The current landscape of vision correction is primarily LASER. Lasik is the most common procedure utilized today to reduce the need for glasses. ASA (formerly referred to as PRK) is also commonly done for specific patients based on their corneal tissue and prescription.
We serve everyone in New Braunfels, TX and all surrounding areas. New patients are always welcome!
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