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Treating astigmatism in Henderson

Henderson Eye Shop

Henderson Eye Shop

Dealing with any kind of vision impairment will take work and regular upkeep. In order to make sure that you are always able to see at your absolute best, you will need to make certain that you schedule routine eye exams and vision screenings. This way, your prescription needs will always be up to date. With your new prescription you will be able to choose the lenses you need in order to see clearly, but when it comes to treating astigmatism, you may be limited in the options that you have. Here at our Henderson eye shop, our eye doctor Joseph Eng, OD can help you attain perfect 20/20 vision with astigmatism.

Most vision problems occur as a result of differently shaped corneas. The cornea is very much like the lens of the eye; it is the clear, curved portion of the eye just over the pupil. The curvature of the cornea affects how light passes through it, thus affecting how clearly images are seen when they are received and registered by the retina, located at the back of the pupil and is responsible for relaying images to the brain. A person with perfect vision will have corneas that are perfectly dome shaped, but people with vision impairment problems have differently shaped corneas. For instance, someone who is nearsighted will have a cornea that is more conical and a person who is farsighted will have a cornea that is flatter. Astigmatism can be tricky though, as it is neither one nor the other and can be a bit of both. Because of this, astigmatism sometimes requires certain treatments. Our eye doctor Joseph Eng, OD here at our Henderson eye shop can help treat astigmatism by providing you with the proper prescription lenses. Most glasses will work just fine, but you may need specific contact lenses such as soft toric lenses, gas-permeable or hybrid lenses.

Because people with astigmatism have a particularly unique eye shape, they may require special treatment. Here at our Henderson eye shop, Joseph Eng, OD can provide you with the complete vision care that you need and deserve.

Joseph Eng, OD
6005 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-435-8448

Local Henderson Optometrist

Local Henderson Optometrist

If you’ve been a wearer of eyeglasses for awhile, then you know all about the importance of properly storing, cleaning and otherwise caring for your lenses and frames. Not only are glasses with bent frames and scratched lenses not helping you see as well as they could be, they’re also expensive to replace. If you’ve recently made (or if you’re considering making) the transition from traditional eyeglasses to contact lenses, however, you may not realize that they require even more attention. There are two reasons for this. On the one hand, contact lenses tend to be even more delicate than regular glasses. On the other hand, contact lenses that are dirty and/or damaged, actually pose a risk to the health of your eyes. Because we here at the local Henderson optometrist practice of Joseph Eng, OD, think that education is an integral part of eye health, we’d like to tell you a little more about the “hows” and “whys” of caring for contacts.

Contact Lens Infections Henderson

Contact Lens Infections Henderson

You might be wondering to yourself just why it is that dirty or damaged contacts pose a health risk, when dirty or damaged glasses do not. The answer lies in the fact that, whereas glasses lenses sit in front of your eyes, contact lenses make direct contact with your corneas. The result, of course, is that any bacteria, dust or rough spots on your contacts will also be making direct contact with the fronts of your eyes, potentially leading to eye infections, irritation and/or painful scratches. This is why we here at the local Henderson optometrist practice of Joseph Eng, OD, put so much emphasis on contact lens maintenance. Every time you get a new pair of contacts, you should take special care to read all the instructions regarding how often they need to be cleaned, what kind of cleaning solution needs to be used, how lenses should be stored, and when they need to be discarded and replaced altogether.

In addition to practicing good cleaning, storage and replacement habits, another way to protect your eyes against contact lens-related problems is to schedule regular eye exams with our local Henderson optometrist, Joseph Eng, OD. Not only will this allow you to keep your prescriptions up-to-date, it will also allow Dr. Eng to identify and address any contact lens-related issues sooner rather than later.

Eyeglass Repairs Henderson
6005 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-435-8448