Livermore Optometry Group Offers Co-Management Of Eye Conditions
Maintaining good vision may require the help of other healthcare professionals. You may need the services of an ophthalmologist for a condition or procedure that requires pre-screening or follow-up care. At Livermore Optometry Group in Livermore, CA, our optometrists work with other eye care professionals for co-management of ocular conditions.
Pre- and Post-LASIK Surgery Consultation
Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, commonly called LASIK, helps many individuals with refractive errors to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. Your optometrist can decide if you would be a good candidate for the procedure, and will check your vision after laser surgery to make sure proper healing in the eyes.
Management of Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD, is an eye disease that occurs when the macula deteriorates. During your comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist may dilate your eyes to get a better view of the eye structures. If your doctor detects protein clumps called drusen in your macula, you may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment. Subsequent eye exams will monitor the progress of AMD.
Management of Cataracts
Cataract is an age-related eye condition that clouds the clear lens of the eye. Cataracts will gradually become worse and interfere with your vision if left untreated. Your eye doctor will carefully monitor the condition, and may refer you to an eye surgeon for cataract surgery if your vision is interfering with your daily life.
Management of Glaucoma
Your optometrist is able to recognize the symptoms of glaucoma during your eye exam. There are a few tests that can detect glaucoma such as measuring the eye pressure, examining the optic nerve for problems, inspecting the drainage system if it has become blocked, and testing your side vision. You may be referred to an ophthalmologist for further treatment if it is severe.
Make Livermore Optometry Group Your Optometrist for Co-Management of Eye Problems
Our eye doctors at Livermore Optometry Group combine their extensive knowledge of optometry to provide quality vision care for their patients in Livermore, CA, and nearby communities. We offer many services, including exams, contact lens fitting, vision therapy, computer vision care, and pediatric eye care. Call Livermore Optometry Group today at 925-447-3883 to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about how we work with other eye care professionals to provide comprehensive care for your vision.