Cataract is a common eye condition where the natural lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy, causing visual symptoms. These can include blurred reading or distance vision, glare symptoms, and night vision problems. While cataract surgery is performed by most ophthalmologists, the Cataract / Implant Specialists at Richmond Eye Associates use state-of-the-art techniques and surgical facilities to perform cataract surgery.
Advanced Technology Lens Implants
Richmond Eye Associates offers Advanced Technology Lens Implants to correct both astigmatism and the need for reading glasses after cataract surgery. Your physician will advise whether you may be a good candidate for such lenses.
All of the physicians of Richmond Eye Associates diagnose and treat glaucoma. We use advanced technology testing devices to aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma. For advanced cases of glaucoma, consultation with a glaucoma specialist may be indicated for further treatment options, including laser treatment and surgery.
Laser Vision Correction
Lasik and PRK are offered at Richmond Eye Associates by Bryan M. Brooks, M.D. He is fully trained to use the latest technology available to give you freedom from glasses or contact lenses. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, which includes CustomVue™ Lasik to improve vision, many patients may see better than they ever could before surgery, even with their glasses or contact lenses.
Cornea and External Disease
The cornea is the clear, dome-like structure on the front of the eye through which we see. Corneas can be damaged through inflammation, degeneration, allergies, infections, injuries and inherited dystrophies. Daniel P. Greene, M.D. is a specialist in Cornea and External Disease, as well as a specialist in cataract / lens implant surgery and complex surgical procedures involving the anterior segment of the eye.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of new cases of legal blindness in working age Americans. The doctors of Richmond Eye Associates perform extensive comprehensive eye examinations to check for all possible ocular complications of diabetes mellitus.
While the treatment of age-related macular degeneration is generally performed by retinal specialists, all of the doctors at Richmond Eye Associates carefully screen patients for retinal conditions such as age-related macular degeneration during eye examinations.
Contact Lenses and Related Problems
Contact lenses provide an alternative to glasses to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and the need for reading glasses. It is important to be appropriately fitted for the lenses, with detailed instruction on how to handle and care for the lenses. Donald Lumpkin, O.D. and Katherine Schlieper, O.D. are optometrists with Richmond Eye Associates who specialize in the fitting and care of contact lenses.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Richmond Eye Associates offers complete eye examinations performed by ophthalmologists and optometrists. "Routine" eye examinations for glasses or contact lenses are performed, as well as examinations for specific eye problems.