CARE AND TREATMENT
As you age, you become increasingly vulnerable to vision problems of all types. That’s why it is especially essential to receive regular vision care from an experienced ophthalmologist. Dr. Crain offers his valued senior patients all of this and more. He combines over 20 years of effective treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other eye diseases with a gentle, caring approach. You will always be given the most comprehensive care possible. You will always have answers to all your questions. And you will always benefit from thoughtful conveniences that make your care easier.
Glaucoma occurs when pressure within the eye rises, preventing nourishment by the bloodstream of the sensitive ocular nerve fibers. Although many people fear this potentially blinding condition, early diagnosis and treatment can successfully eliminate the loss of vision. Using advanced equipment such as the most recent digital camera, Dr. Crain can accurately diagnose glaucoma during your first visit. If you have glaucoma, chances are it can be treated simply and effectively with the newer advanced eyedrops. With regular periodic checkups, there is often little to fear from glaucoma.
A cataract is a cloudy area that occurs in the lens of the eye, causing a gradual loss of vision. Because cataracts are a normal part of aging, all men and women are at risk for them. In fact, about half of Americans over age 60 have cataracts.
Dr. Crain brings expertise and innovative sight-restoring technology to the process of cataract removal. In fact, he has performed thousands of successful cataract-removal procedures. His no-stitch method of removing cataracts is a simple outpatient procedure. Once the cataract is removed, Dr. Crain implants a flexible intraocular lens to restore your vision. As a result, even patients who have worn glasses most of their lives may no longer need them.
Dry Eye Solutions
Eliminating the discomfort of dry eye.
Do your eyes ache, itch, burn and tear excessively? Do these painful symptoms cause blurry vision and light sensitivity? Have you tried eyedrops that didn’t help? If so, you’re probably suffering from dry eye. This condition is caused when the gland that produces tears becomes inflamed and the eye loses moisture.
Fortunately, Dr. Crain offers a full range of effective treatments from eyedrops and humidifiers to punctal plugs that help your eyes retain their natural tears. These simple nonsurgical solutions provide fast relief that works better than over-the-counter eyedrops, so don’t suffer for one more day.
The main reason people with diabetes are encouraged to have regular eye exams is to look for changes in the blood vessels of the retina that indicate diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy develops as prolonged exposure to high blood glucose weakens the walls of the blood vessels in the eyes. The longer a person has had diabetes and the greater his exposure to high blood glucose, the greater his risk of having this condition.