A cataract is when the clear lens in the eye becomes opaque or cloudy. As one ages, chemical changes occur in the lens that make it less transparent. The loss of transparency may be so mild that vision is hardly affected, or so severe that no shapes or movements are seen, only light and dark
If the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night involves glasses or contact lenses, LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) may be your answer. Several million people around the world have had LASIK eye surgery. If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, LASIK could bring your world into focus.
Botox / Eye Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery of the face can “turn back time” by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines, sun damage and sagging skin that can make your eyes look angry, sad or tired. Listed below are some of the Austin cosmetic surgery procedures we offer to help you look as young and energetic as you feel.
The best way to control the eye disease is with early detection and treatment, before glaucoma causes major vision loss. So, if you are in a high-risk group, make sure to have your eyes thoroughly examined every two years. An Eye Physicians of Austin ophthalmologist will be happy to do the eye exam. Our Austin eye doctors with a special interest in glaucoma include Dr. George Thorne, Jr. and Dr. Peter Wollan.
Dry Eye Treatment
“Dry eye” is the term for when your eyes are insufficiently moisturized, either because they do not produce enough tears or because the tears have an improper chemical composition. It often occurs during the natural aging process, but it can also form as a result of eyelid or blinking problems, certain medications (antihistamines, oral contraceptives, antidepressants), climate (low humidity, wind, dust), injury, and various health problems (arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome).
Eye Physicians of Austin is equipped with the latest technology in diagnostic and examination equipment. This allows us to provide our patients with the most thorough, comprehensive eye examinations available.
Allergy Eye Treatment
For more than 43 years, Eye Physicians of Austin has provided comprehensive eye care to individuals and families in Central Texas. With six Board-Certified ophthalmologists and two convenient offices, Eye Physicians of Austin offers services ranging from routine eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses to LASIK and corneal transplant surgery to treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, and other eye conditions and diseases.
Over 140 million people in the U.S. wear eyeglasses. Glasses improve vision by adjusting the way the eyes bend and focus light. Ideally, light rays are refracted (bent) as they pass through the cornea so that they focus on the retina in the back of the eye. In a healthy eye, this means that objects can be seen clearly. However, many people’s corneas have a shallow or steep curvature which causes light rays to focus in front of or behind the retina. Objects may then appear blurry at certain distances or at all distances.
Contact Lens Services
We are fortunate to have Roger Manning, a UT Graduate and a Fellow Member of the Contact Lens Society of America with over 30 years of experience fitting our patients for contact lenses. Roger’s skill and dedication have made the difference between non-vision and vision for many of our patients. He works with local labs and international manufacturers to develop the smartest solutions to visual and cosmetic eye problems.
The cornea is the transparent front portion of the eye. The cornea must be clear and have a normal shape for good vision. Any change in clarity or shape of the cornea can cause poor vision or blindness.