Eye Care Services
Learn more about what problems can be detected with an eye exam. We do eye exam on adults and children’s. Below is a list of all the services provided by the doctor
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Management of Ocular Diseases
Pediatric Eye Exams
Dry Eye Treatment
Eye Emergencies (pink/ Red Eyes)
Lasik & Refractive Surgery Co-Management
Computer Vision syndrome
Presbyopia Diagnosis and Treatment
Diabetic Eye Exams
Comprehensive Eye Exam
The eye doctor will use variety of test and procedure to examine and evaluate the health of the eyes. These test include visual acuity, ocular motility test, cover test, color vision test, ocular pressure, stereopsis (depth perception test), refraction and slit lamp exam with high power lens.
Presbyopia occurs due to aging, causing the lens to lose elasticity, creating a blur for near vision. At this point, the lens is no longer able to focus light directly on the retina. Instead, the light focuses behind the retina, creating the blurry vision you experience when looking at something up close. You will recognize this when you are trying to read a book, use a computer, or do anything at close distance.
Myopia, also known as “Nearsightedness”, is when you are able to see objects at a close distance, but have trouble recognizing them at a far distance. Examples; traffic signs and billboards. Commonly, nearsightedness is hereditary. The eyeball will be “too long”, measuring front to back, and causing light to focus in front of the retina, as oppose to direct on. You will find yourself squinting in order to focus and dealing with headaches from the constant straining of your eyes.
Astigmatism is a common cause of blurred vision due to an irregular shape of the cornea, which prevents light from focusing on a single point on the retina. Multiple focal points causes blurry vision at any distance, resulting in squinting, headaches, and eye strain.
Red, Pink or Sore Eyes?
Eye Allergy symptoms may be redness, itching, burning, inflammation, and/or watery eyes. Irritants may be outdoor allergens, dust, smoke, and others that the eye may be sensitive to. Eye allergies do share common symptoms with eye diseases, so it is important to get an examination for a correct diagnosis.
Conjunctivitis, or also known as “Pink Eye”, is the inflammation of the inside of the eye lid. Signs of inflammation mean the blood vessels in the conjunctiva have expanded, causing “bloodshot eyes”. Viral Conjunctivitis is spread by sneezing and coughing, creating watery and itchy eyes. Allergic Conjunctivitis affects both eyes, causing watery, burning, itchy eyes, but not contagious. Bacterial Conjunctivitis is usually paired with sticky, yellow eye discharge that will cause eye lids to stick together after sleep. This form of “Pink Eye” can lead to corneal ulcers, if not treated, and is contagious only through direct eye contact.
Management of Ocular Disease
A Cataract is the “cloudy” area, made up of proteins and water, in the lens of the eye that is normally clear. The clouding of the lens causes light to scatter in the eye, making it unable to focus properly. Symptoms associated with Cataracts are blurred/hazy vision, sensitivity to light, opaque colors, and reduced night vision. Diabetes, age, drugs, UV radiation, smoking, alcohol, and eye injuries are contributing factors to developing Cataracts.
In addition to diagnosing Cataracts, we can provide you with a Cataract Surgery Consultation and refer you to the best capable to accomplish your surgery.
Glaucoma is the damage to the optic nerve due to high intraocular pressure inside the eye. If left to progress, it can cause peripheral vision lost and blindness. Glaucoma is commonly known to not have symptoms until vision loss occurs, but if halos around lights, eye pain, and blurry vision begin, it is best to get an exam as soon as possible.
Macular Degeneration is the deterioration of the center of the retina, which is responsible for seeing fine details. Drusen, deposits of deteriorating tissue are found behind and around the macular. It affects central vision, creating “blinds spots”.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry Eye is the condition of eyes becoming dry, red, inflamed, and sensitive to light due to lack of proper tear consistency. Symptoms include: a stinging feeling, pain, redness, blurred vision, and eye fatigue. There are two types of Dry Eye; Aqueous Tear Deficiency and Evaporative Dry Eye. Aqueous Tear Deficiency is when the lacrimal glands fail to produce the appropriate amount of tears in order to keep the eye surface lubricated and free from scars to the cornea. Evaporative Dry Eye is the inflammation of the Meibomian gland, which slows tear evaporation to maintain stability.
Diabetic Retinopathy is the complication of diabetes affecting your eyes and vision. Blood vessels in the tissue in the retina are damaged causing you to see floaters, creates blurry vision, presents dark spots, and can cause blindness. The damage is due to high levels of blood sugar, from uncontrolled diabetes, accumulating in the blood vessels.
Digital Retinal Imaging
Used to detect diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes, it is critical to confirming the health of the optic nerve, retina and other retinal structures.
Foreign Object Removal
Small foreign bodies may become embedded on the surface of the eye causing rings or scars. It is best to come in to have the Doctor remove them as soon as possible, before they causes more damage to the cornea.
Corneal Abrasions are scratches on the cornea sometimes caused by being poked in the eye or rubbing a foreign body against the surface of the eye, like metal or sand. You may become sensitive to
LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management
At Express Vision we provide LASIK consultations to evaluate your eye health and determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. Once we have ruled out any eye diseases or concerns, we will happily refer you to a professional LASIK surgeon. Dr. Ali also establ
Contact Lens Fitting
In addition to eyeglasses, we also offer contact lenses. After your exam is done, Dr. Ali performs a contact lens fitting in-office. You will try on a trial pair with your new prescription that best accommodates your eye care needs. We offer a variety of contact lenses, whether they be a monthly, bi-weekly, or daily. You will be fit with the right pair to keep your eyes breathable and lubricated.
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