Though most of our patients know that they can trust us with a myriad of eye diseases and vision problems, there are many who aren't aware of our full scope of services. Though optometrists have historically been focused solely on correcting vision, the field has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. The 4 year graduate education now focuses primarily on the treatment and management of ocular diseases. Think of your optometrist like the GP of your eyes, we can handle almost anything that comes into the office except for surgery. When you need an eye surgeon, we will be happy to refer you to one of the terrific ophthalmologists we work with.
The diseases we see most often and treat regularly are:
Glaucoma (Dr. Schott's passion)
Dry Eye Disease
Viral and Bacterial Eye infections (including Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster)
Infections from contact lens wear
Hordeolums or "Styes"
Recurrent Corneal Erosions
Corneal Foreign Bodies
We can also tell you if its time for cataract surgery, if you have damage in your eyes from Diabetes or Hypertension. We also diagnose macular diseases such as macular degeneration as well as diseases developing from the use of systemic medications such as plaquenil.
Call us at 407-647-2020 to schedule a check up if you have any of the above concerns or if you are just looking for a routine examination.