Most people take their eyes for granted. Being able to see is so basic to our everyday functioning that we rarely give it a second thought. But think for a minute if your vision was compromised or even lost. Imagine how your life would change. Fortunately, many of the conditions and diseases that can affect vision can be avoided or minimized with regular eye screenings. The caring staff and Heritage Optical is dedicated to keeping your eyes healthy and avoid conditions that may effect your vision and overall health. Here is a list a some of the many eye conditions our experienced doctors deal with:

  • Astigmatism: an optical defect often due to an irregular curvature of the cornea.
  • Cataracts: the clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye and a common cause of blindness.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid.
  • Diabetic Eye Disease (including diabetic retinopathy): a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may develop as a complication of diabetes, all of which can result in vision loss or even blindness.
  • Dry Eye: insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye.
  • Eye Injury: any injury to the eye that results in ongoing pain or loss of vision.
  • Glaucoma: refers to a group of eye conditions that result in optic nerve damage, which causes loss of vision.
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness): the ability to see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry.
  • Keratoconus: an eye condition in which the shape of the cornea becomes distorted.
  • Presbyopia: the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus.
  • Macular Degeneration: includes many different eye diseases, all of which affect central, or detail vision.
  • Myopia (nearsightedness): ability to see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry.
  • Strabismus: a condition where both of your eyes do not look toward the same object together.