At EyeQ Vision Dr. Shahidzadeh will provide you with a caring, comprehensive and informative eye exam. She spends the time to not only get your best vision, but also educates you on your results and what that means to you and your lifestyle.
Our comprehensive spectacle examinations are tailored to each patient’s age and lifestyle. Dr.S uses state of the art advanced optometric technology combined with her clinical skills to ensure the highest level care for each patient.
Dr. S only fits the highest quality contact lenses on her patients. Whether the needs are clear reading for a bifocal user, a comfortable contact lens fit for a dry eye patient, or fitting contact lenses for sports for a younger patient. Our goal for contact lens wearers is to meet and exceed their everyday needs based on the patient’s lifestyle.
There are many conditions that can cause long-term vision loss if not detected and treated early. It is only through routine and thorough assessment and dilated examinations that many of these conditions can be found. Some of the most common eye diseases include:
Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that leads to progressive damage to the optic nerve, and it is characterized by loss of nerve tissue resulting in loss of vision. The optic nerve is a bundle of over one million individual nerve fibers and it transmits the visual signals from the eye to the brain. The most common form of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, is associated with an increase in the fluid pressure inside the eye. This increase in pressure can cause progressive damage to the optic nerve and loss of nerve fibers. Vision loss may result. Advanced glaucoma may even cause blindness. Not everyone with high eye pressure will develop glaucoma, and many people with normal eye pressure will develop glaucoma. When the pressure inside an eye is too high for that particular optic nerve, whatever that pressure measurement may be, glaucoma will develop. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition occurring in persons with diabetes, which causes progressive damage to the retina, the light sensitive lining at the back of the eye. It is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body's ability to use and store sugar, which can cause many health problems. Too much sugar in the blood can cause damage throughout the body, including the eyes. Over time, diabetes affects the circulatory system of the retina.
The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.
Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy may include:
• Seeing spots or floaters in your field of vision
• Blurred vision
• Having a dark or empty spot in the center of your vision
• Difficulty seeing well at night
Better control of blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes also slows the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Routine diabetic eye examinations are recommended for all patients with diabetes.
Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are needed for maintaining the health of the surface of the eye and for maintaining clear vision. People with dry eyes usually do not produce enough tears or they may have poor quality of tears. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults, but also may commonly occur in younger people as a result of heavy computer use or medications. People with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision. Treatments for dry eyes aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort and to maintain eye health.
Conjunctivitis, often called “pink eye,” is a common eye disease, especially in children. It may affect one or both eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis can be highly contagious and easily spread in schools and at home. While conjunctivitis is usually a minor eye infection, sometimes it can develop into a more serious problem. There are many different possible causes for “pink eye” and their treatments vary.
A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Depending upon its size and location, it can interfere with normal vision. Most normal cataracts develop in people over age 55. Some of the most frequent symptoms of an early cataract may be increased glare with night driving and increased sensitivity to bright lights during the daytime. Usually cataracts develop in both eyes, but one may be worse than the other. Reasearchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients such a lutein, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, including cataracts.
(for more information on these and other common eye conditions visit: aoa.org)