Sunset Park optometrist
It can be so easy to take your eye health and your vision for granted. If you’re seeing okay and you don’t have any eye discomfort or symptoms, then everything must be fine, right? Well, that’s not exactly true. Our Sunset Park optometrist wants you to know that just seeing okay should not be acceptable to you when sharper and clearer vision is possible with new or updated eyeglasses or contact lenses. And the reality when it comes to most eye diseases is that there are no signs to alert you to their presence during their early stages. What this means is that by the time you are noticing a problem, it usually indicates that the disease is more advanced. It might lead to a loss of vision or damage to your eyes, either of which might not be reversible. Early detection is key. And this is why we recommend a yearly eye exam with our eye doctor for all of our valued patients.
Of course, if you are experiencing problems with your eyes, you should not wait for your normally scheduled exam. In that instance, call us right away to schedule a checkup or just walk in. You don’t need an appointment to see our Sunset Park optometrist. You might have eye allergies, dry eyes, an infection such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), or it might be that the effects of cataracts, glaucoma, or another common eye disease are becoming obvious. Whatever the issue, we are dedicated to determining exactly what the cause is and then implementing a course of treatment and/or management to address it promptly.
If you do need corrective lenses, our Sunset Park optometrist will prescribe them for you. Whether you need single vision lenses, bifocals, or multifocal lenses, our optician will fill them right here for you. We make your convenience our priority. You can depend on finely crafted lenses that are precise and of the highest quality. We’re here 6 days a week and we accept many insurance plans in addition to Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and debit cards. If you’re good to your eyes, then they will be good to you.
Joseph Eng, OD
6005 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
The key to treating your eye allergies are finding out what is actually triggering them. This may not be an easy task but whether the particles that activate your allergies (antigens) are pollen, pet dander, dust or grass, the most common way to treat these allergies is to avoid the substances that cause your symptoms. Some easy tips to alleviate some symptoms include washing your pillow cases more often and make sure to change your air conditioning filter throughout the season. Taking a shower before bed can also help with irritated eyes, as antigens can get caught in your clothes and hair during the day. Rubbing your eyes can also trigger eye allergies and should be avoided as much as possible. Cold compresses for 5 or 10 minutes can also relieve discomfort as well as antihistamine eye drops. Of course, if symptoms worsen and there is extreme redness, pain or discharge, your Las Vegas Eye Care Specialist, Joseph Eng, OD should be contacted immediately.
Ocular Allergies Las Vegas
An eye allergy is also called allergic conjunctivitis and happens when something you are allergic to irritates the fine membrane that covers the eye and the inside of the eyelid, known as the conjuctiva. Allergic reactions include watery, itchy eyes and eyes that hurt or become red or swollen. The most common causes of allergic conjunctivitis are pollen and mold spores. People with hay fever usually see their symptoms get worse when they go outside on days with high pollen counts. Our Las Vegas Eye Care Doctor sees many patients who are allergic to indoor, year-round allergens such as dust mites and pet dander. These symptoms get worse when household chores get done like vacuuming, mopping, dusting and especially when grooming a pet.
As bothersome as eye allergy symptoms can be, other than some brief blurriness, they don’t seriously affect your eyesight. Allergic conjunctivitis is also not a contagious condition. Our Las Vegas Eye Care Specialist knows that there are some infections and other conditions that can threaten eyesight that have very similar symptoms to allergic reactions but with proper testing and Dr. Eng’s expertise you will be diagnosed and treated appropriately.
Las Vegas Eye Allergies
6005 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119