Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia is also known as “lazy eye.” Amblyopia usually exhibits in infants and typically only affects one of the eyes. About two to three percent of people in the United States suffer from some form of amblyopia. As with most diseases, the earlier amblyopia is detected, the better. Because of this, it is really important to have your eyes checked on a regular basis.

Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a common condition caused by the buildup of natural oils and bacteria at the base of the eyelashes. Some symptoms may include burning, inflamed, and irritated eyes. In addition, flakes will appear at the base of the eyelashes.

Here at Nolensville Family Eyecare, we will provide you with different treatment options to control the symptoms of Blepharitis. Unfortunately, since there is no cure for the condition it is best to contact us so we can do an examination and determine the best options for you to relieve and minimize the frequency of symptoms.

Cataracts
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision issues for people over 40 and are one of the main causes of blindness. A cataract is a clouding of the eye, specifically in the eye’s lens behind the pupil, caused by proteins clumping together. There are different kinds of cataracts, and they can have different causes. Aging or other medical conditions can contribute to the development of cataracts in your eyes.

Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that use a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen. Some people with an astigmatism will feel completely normal until they get in front of a computer and the condition seems to come back into play. Just as some people use glasses for driving at night there are glasses specifically designed for use with a computer.

Dry Eye Syndrome
To keep your eyes healthy, you need to have tears to provide moisture and lubrication. This is not only for your comfort, but it helps with your vision. Tears are secreted by glands around your eyes. When you do not make enough tears, you have a condition called dry eyes.

Strabismus
A common visual impairment that we see is strabismus (also known as crossed eye). We always advise our prospective and current patients to seek treatment as soon as possible. On a daily basis, there are many individuals that live their lives with crossed eyes and not really having too much of a worry about it. We advise all of our prospective and current patients to not let this condition go untreated.

Strabismus can be corrected appropriately with early treatment. There are a variety of treatments that are available for patients to utilize. Strabismus surgery simply corrects the eyes appropriately and straightens them out. The simple non-surgical treatments that we assist our patients with include vision therapy programs/exercises, contact lenses, bifocals, eye patch, or glasses that not only protects the eyes, but corrects the vision as well.