VISION AND MEDICAL EYE EXAMS

Keep seeing your best by having your eyes checked annually. Many of Dr. Anderson’s patients come in for an eye exam to make sure their eyes remain healthy.

We offer same-day eye examinations without an appointment. Please call to check availability: (719) 559-2020

The first visit will include a complete eye exam using the most advanced diagnostic technology available. All tests are pain free and similar to having a photo taken.

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Why Are Eye Exams So Important?

In order to keep you in the best eye health, Dr. Anderson offers comprehensive eye examinations. Eye examinations are very important to your overall eye health, and are able to detect diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal issues and much more. Some eye diseases cause few symptoms and, as a result, may go undetected.

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What Does an Eye Exam Include?

  • A slit lamp examination to check for all eye diseases
  • Advanced diagnostic testing includes:

What If I Just Need an Updated Eyeglasses Prescription?

A routine vision exam is a brief office visit to check vision and update an eyeglass prescription. It does not cover medical eye problems such as cataracts. In some cases, a vision exam can transition to a medical or comprehensive eye examination if during the course of the examination, Dr. Anderson discovers a condition that requires additional diagnostic testing.

A comprehensive eye exam is like a visit to a medical doctor. It typically includes a dilated eye examination and advanced diagnostics to fully evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes. A comprehensive eye exam can identify diseases in their early stages, when they’re most treatable, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

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What are Some Common Eye Conditions?

Cataract or Clouded Lens

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Dr. Anderson screens for all eye conditions including:

What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease (DED) – also known as dry eye syndrome (DES), and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) – is a multifactorial disease of the tears and the ocular surface that results in discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface. Over-the-counter drops may reduce the symptoms and provide relief. Dr. Anderson can provide more advanced treatments including medicated eye drops and punctal plugs to provide the most relief.

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because it slowly damages the eyes and can cause irreparable harm before there is any vision loss. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve, a cable at the back of each eye that connects it to the brain. Damage can lead to loss of peripheral vision that may go undetected without advanced testing.

Vision loss from glaucoma

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina.  Early AMD may be asymptomatic, or it may present with blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes. This may manifest initially as difficulty with reading or driving (especially in poorly lit areas).  Other symptoms of AMD include distortion of vision and blind spots (especially in and around the central visual field).

Macular Degeneration

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis) is inflammation of the eyelids. It commonly involves the eyelid margin tear glands and the eyelashes. The tears glands normally produce an olive-oil-like component of natural tears called meibum. In Blepharitis the eyelid glands are inflamed and produce an oil that is thick, creamy colored, and waxy. This is called meibomian gland dysfunction or blepharitis. Insufficient oil production leads to dry eye disease. Learn more about Blepharitis Here.

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We look forward to caring for you and your family’s visual and health needs. Thank you for trusting us with your precious sense of sight and welcome to our family of patients.

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Erik Anderson MD

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