EYE CONDITIONS

The average length of the eye is 22mm. For such a small organ we rely very heavily on our eyes. Below are some of the most common conditions that we check for on a regular basis.

A refractive error occurs when the light rays do not focus evenly on the back of the eye. The main types of refractive errors include long farsightedness, shortsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. These can be commonly corrected by glasses, contact lenses or by Ortho-K.

REFRACTIVE ERRORS

Glaucoma is known as the sneak thief of sight. Vision loss is gradual and there are often no symptoms. Glaucoma occurs when there is excessive intraocular pressure which is causing damage to the optic nerve. Those who are at risk are advised to have regular check-ups where small changes over time can be used to determine whether glaucoma is present or not.

GLAUCOMA

The lens in our eyes help focus light rays onto the back of the eye. As we age the lens can become cloudy which results in cataracts. Initially a change in glasses or contact lens prescription may help with an early cataract. However as a cataract progresses the only option is to have cataract surgery.

CATARACTS

Macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss which can result in central vision loss. There are two main types of macular degeneration - wet and dry. While there may not be a cure for macular degeneration early detection can preserve vision and slow the progression of macular degeneration.

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Dry eyes are one of the most commonly complained symptom. There are many reasons why people experience dry eyes. Drops can be effective if they are used correctly. At 6D Vision we have on site both diagnostic and treatment options which can help with dry eyes.

DRY EYES

The lens in our eyes help focus light rays onto the back of the eye. As we age the lens can become cloudy which results in cataracts. Initially a change in glasses or contact lens prescription may help with an early cataract. However as a cataract progresses the only option is to have cataract surgery.

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