in Lake Havasu City
Your vision is used in nearly every aspect of your life: driving, working, reading, watching television, playing sports — the list goes on. At Lake Havasu Family Eyecare, we believe that your eyesight is a gift that should be protected, and that begins with your eye health.
Whether you need to manage a known eye condition, understand your risk of vision problems, or have your eyes checked for a specific disease, our experienced doctors use the latest diagnostic technology to care for your eyes, ensuring that they’re healthy, both for now and years into the future.
DRY EYE TREATMENT
Dry eye syndrome is caused by dysfunction in tear production, and it affects millions of people every year. Those suffering from dry eye can experience a variety of painful symptoms, including itching, burning, scratchiness, and excessive tearing.
Whether your dry eye condition is being caused by medications, hormone changes, a related eye condition, or the environment, our expert optometrists will identify the underlying issue and find the perfect treatment to relieve your specific case of dry eye, such as these eye health supplements that we carry in the office!
When light enters your eye, the eye’s natural lens focuses that light into your retina — essentially, this is the main mechanism of proper vision. However, as you age, the lenses of your eyes can become clouded and translucent, forming cataracts. When left untreated, cataracts can cause blurry vision, distorted colors, and drastic changes to your quality of life.
Our staff can carefully evaluate your eyes for early signs of cataracts, and if needed, help connect you with one of our trusted local cataract surgeons.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which pressure inside the eye causes damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending images from our eyes to our brains. Glaucoma can escalate quickly, often exhibiting few symptoms early on. By the time the effects of glaucoma are noticed, the condition can be severe.
This means that the earlier glaucoma is detected and treated, the better. During an eye exam, we test for any evidence of glaucoma so that you can track your condition and seek treatment as early as possible.
Blepharitis is a swelling and redness of the eyelid caused by bacterial infections. While our eye doctors can usually help you manage blepharitis, the painful and irritating symptoms, such as tenderness, swelling, and scratchiness, can escalate if left untreated.
Whether your blepharitis is chronic or acute, we can help diagnose its cause, provide remedies, and check for any potential complications.
Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings
Those who suffer from diabetes are at greater risk of experience eye problems, especially diabetic retinopathy, where elevated blood sugar causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina.
Diabetic retinopathy needs to be monitored closely because permanent vision loss can occur even before patients notice any symptoms. Our team is here to help those with diabetes keep an eye on their condition and provide treatments that can slow its progression and prevent vision loss.
Macular Degeneration (AMD) Checks
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of blindness in adults. When someone suffers from AMD, the macula, which is responsible for central and color vision, begins to deteriorate.
AMD can develop without exhibiting any symptoms, making regular eye exams especially important. Luckily, we can help our patients manage the disease and protect their sight with regular AMD screenings.