Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Lincoln

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Putting Your Ocular Health First

Monitoring your eye health with regular comprehensive eye exams is one of the best ways to detect early signs of eye disease. Most patients with undiagnosed eye diseases in the early stages are asymptomatic, meaning they don’t show any signs of having a potentially dangerous eye condition at all.

As certain diseases progress, the chances of vision loss and permanent damage increase. To avoid this happening to you, be sure to visit your optometrist annually!

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that occurs when fluid builds up in the eye, increasing the intraocular pressure. The increased pressure damages the optic nerve, leading to vision loss.

There are 2 types of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, and angle-closure glaucoma.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common, occurring when the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should, creating a buildup of fluid and pressure. Early stages of open-angle glaucoma are generally painless and cause no vision changes. If left untreated, you can lose your vision completely.

Angle-closure glaucoma is less common but can happen very suddenly. It occurs when the iris blocks the drainage angle entirely, causing a sudden and severe rise in eye pressure. This is considered an eye emergency and should be assessed by an eye care professional immediately, or you can go blind.

At Signature Eye Care, we pride ourselves on using high-quality technology to maintain your eye health. The risk of developing glaucoma increases as we age, so we use various methods of tonometry to measure intraocular pressure and identify early signs of glaucoma.

The Icare Tonometer requires no anesthesia. The tool comes into contact gently with the cornea, measuring the intraocular pressure of the eye quickly and efficiently.

The Goldmann tonometer measures the force necessary to flatten the cornea, indicating the intraocular pressure. We will administer numbing eye drops for this procedure to minimize discomfort.

We use OCT scans which is kind of like an MRI of your eye that allows us to detect microscopic changes in the thickness of the nerve tissue in the back of the eye as one of the earliest signs of glaucoma.

We also use Automated Threshold Visual Field Testing to detect early peripheral vision loss and progression associated with glaucoma.

Other Common Eye Diseases

Age-related macular degeneration is a significant cause of blindness in adults, affecting more than 1.8 million Americans over 40. The condition occurs when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged, causing loss of central vision.

We use OCT scans (different than the scans for glaucoma) which is kind of like an MRI of your eye that allows us to identify microscopic changes in the macula for the earliest detection.

Cataracts occur naturally with age as the lens of the eye begins to become cloudy. The lens is usually clear, but becomes cloudy and discolored as the proteins in the lens break down. The condition develops gradually and can be corrected with surgery.

Conjunctivitis is commonly known as “pink eye” and occurs when the conjunctiva (clear tissue covering the whites of the eye) become irritated and inflamed. The inflammation can occur due to infection and is extremely contagious.

Symptoms include red, swollen eyes and a sticky discharge.

If you are experiencing abnormal symptoms or loss of vision, please book an appointment with your optometrist.

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You can find us at 5630 S 84th St #120. We are at the Northeast corner of 84th & Old Cheney in the North most building, across the intersection diagonally from Lincoln Christian Schools.

Our Address

5630 S 84th St #120
Lincoln, NE 68516

Contact Information

Phone: 402-488-2211
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM5 AM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM7 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED

Our Services

Eye Exams
Eye Exams

Getting your eyes examined at least once a year can help to detect the early stages of eye disease and offer ways to manage symptoms. Safeguarding your ocular health can improve the longevity of your clear vision.

Neurolenses
Neurolenses

Neurolenses are prescription eyeglass lenses that can help relieve the eye strain, headaches, and neck/shoulder pain that many people experience as a result of digital device use. Neurolenses work by adding a contoured prism to the lenses, helping to align the eyes.

Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses

Contacts are suitable for most individuals and can treat some corneal irregularities. We can help you find the contact lenses that work best for you, even if you’ve had some trouble in the past.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management
Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

We can help identify early signs of eye disease and provide a treatment plan that works best for you. We can effectively treat and manage conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.

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