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North Las Vegas best optometrist

North Las Vegas Best Optometrist

Ocular disease evaluations in North Las Vegas

Eye diseases are very dangerous and can cause not only vision loss, but total blindness, as well as irreversible damage to your eyes themselves. The most alarming aspect of them is that the common ones have no symptoms to draw your attention to them during their early stages. Only when they have become advanced will you be likely to notice signs, and by then you could have sustained harm that would have been preventable with timely diagnosis. Our North Las Vegas best optometrist, Joseph Eng, OD, recommends a yearly screening at our office for ocular disease evaluations.

The four conditions that are tested for regularly are glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Unfortunately, none of them are curable, but they can be treated and managed effectively. Our North Las Vegas best optometrist utilizes the most advanced equipment so that diagnoses are highly accurate. Glaucoma is an unsafe level of internal eye pressure caused by a buildup of eye fluid. A baseline test called tonometry gauges your eye pressure, and is helpful in determining the presence of glaucoma as well as the severity. For cataracts, the key test is a slit lamp exam. Cataracts doesn’t represent the same level of threat, though. It’s a buildup of protein deposits on your eye lenses, leading to blurry or cloudy vision. Macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are not applicable to everyone, but they are serious conditions. Macular degeneration results in loss of central vision, while diabetic retinopathy causes not only vision loss, but possible bleeding of retinal blood vessels.

There are too many symptoms that these four eye diseases comprise to list them all here, but you shouldn’t wait for them to appear anyway. Instead, reach out to our office right now, while you’re thinking of it, and schedule an appointment to be examined for ocular disease by our North Las Vegas best optometrist.

6005 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 435-8448

Las Vegas Sunglasses

Designer sunglasses in Las Vegas

Las Vegas sunglasses

Las Vegas sunglasses

Thanks for visiting the website of Dr. Joseph Eng, OD, where we offer the best in Las Vegas sunglasses and designer sunglasses. Ask us about our interesting selection of frames, and how we can help you find the right pair for your face.

Each year people suffer damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which are bad for our skin and eyes. Our Las Vegas sunglasses help protect eyes from harmful UV rays while doubling as a fashionable accessory. Without sunglasses, eyes can suffer from diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye and can blur vision and cause vision loss. 20% of cataract cases are caused by too much UV exposure. Macular degeneration results from damage done to the retina and damages central vision as well. It is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S., and can happen due to dangerous UV overexposure. All of our sunglasses are designed to block out 99 to 100% of all UVA and UVB radiation. This helps to protect eyes as well as the skin around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is delicate and can be susceptible to skin cancer from UV rays as well.

Our Las Vegas sunglasses all feature a protective and strong UV coating in order to ward off harmful rays from the sun. We also offer a fully stocked eyewear selection as well. For those who often go in and out of doors and who cannot wear contact lenses, we recommend transitional sunglasses. Transitionals are shaded glasses that lighten and darken depending on the lighting situation. Wearers can wear the glasses indoors as regular eyeglasses, and when they walk outside, the lenses darken into shades. They are easy and convenient and a great way to have prescription lenses and sunglasses at the same time.

6005 S. Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 435-8448