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By Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana
September 17, 2021
Category: Eye Health
Tags: Eye Doctor  

Your eye doctors in Baton Rouge, LA, can help you see more clearly.

You deserve to see clearly, so you can experience all of the beauty life has to offer. Visiting an eye doctor regularly can help preserve your eyesight. Your Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana eye doctors in Baton Rouge, LA, offer a wide range of vision services, including regular vision tests.

Losing your eyesight can happen so gradually that you might not even notice it at first. All of a sudden, you can’t read road signs, have trouble watching television, and can’t read words on a page. Regular visits to your eye doctor can help identify vision problems and correct them early on, so you can enjoy your life again.

At your regular appointment, your eye doctor will test your vision to determine whether you have vision loss, and to what degree. Glasses or contact lenses will then be prescribed to correct your vision problem.

You should also visit your eye doctor if you notice any of these eye or vision changes:

  • Pain in your eyes
  • Eye redness, swelling, or discharge
  • Difficulty seeing in color
  • Blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Double vision
  • Chronic watery eyes
  • Seeing spots or flashes of light
  • Difficulty with night vision
  • Reduced peripheral vision

There are some medical conditions that make eye exams mandatory. These diseases and conditions can have an effect on your eyes and vision:

  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Thyroid disease
  • Previous eye injury

Your eye doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating vision loss. Diseases or conditions of the eye including macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment are complex issues that your eye doctor can help with.

You will lose some vision capabilities as you get older, especially your ability to see and read things up close. Inexpensive reading glasses are an excellent way to allow you to see clearly again. Your eye doctor can help you select the reading glasses appropriate for you.

To learn more about the importance of regular vision testing and treatment, call the eye doctors of Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, LA, at (225) 768-8833 now!

By Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana
June 10, 2021
Category: Eye Health
Tags: Eye Doctor  

Do you know when you need to make an appointment with your Baton Rouge, LA, eye doctors, Dr. John Couvillion, Dr. Barbara Noguchi, Dr. Robert Mason and Dr. Jorge Jimenez of Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana? It's a good idea to schedule a visit in the Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Covington, Hammond, New Roads, Opelousas, or Zachary office in these situations:

  • Your Vision Is Blurry: Blurry vision may mean that you need a new prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Nearsightedness or farsightedness isn't the only reason that your vision may be blurry. Many eye conditions and diseases can also cause blurred vision. If you've noticed changes in your vision recently, it's a good idea to make an appointment with your Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Covington, Hammond, New Roads, Opelousas, or Zachary ophthalmologist.
  • It's Been a While Since You've Had an Eye Exam: Regular exams offer a simple way to protect your eyesight. In addition to determining if you need a new (or initial) prescription for glasses or contacts, your eye doctor thoroughly examines every part of your eye and performs a few tests, including a glaucoma test. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, causing permanent vision damage, yet often has no symptoms. Thanks to regular eye exams, your doctor can detect problems early and offer treatments that will help you protect your vision.
  • You Have an Eye Condition or Disease: Visiting your eye doctor for follow-up appointments is particularly important if you have an eye disease or condition, like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, inherited retinal disease, or other diseases and conditions.
  • You Have a Higher Risk of Developing an Eye Disease: If you're more likely to develop an eye disease, regular appointments will ensure that you receive the treatment you need if you ever experience a problem. For example, if you have diabetes, you may be at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, a condition that occurs when blood vessels in your retina leak blood or fluids.

Need to see your eye doctor in Baton Rouge, LA? Call Dr. John Couvillion, Dr. Barbara Noguchi, Dr. Robert Mason and Dr. Jorge Jimenez of Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana, at (225) 768-8833 to schedule an appointment in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Covington, Hammond, New Roads, Opelousas, or Zachary office.

By Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana
May 13, 2020
Category: Eye Health
Tags: Eye Doctor  

According to the American Optometric Association, everyone, but especially older adults, need to have their eyes professionally examined every year. The best individual to ask about the needed frequency of your eye exams is your eye doctor here at the Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. John Couvillion, Dr. Barbara Noguchi, or Dr. Robert Mason. Here are common signs that indicate you require an eye exam immediately:

You Can’t Focus Even When You Squint Hard

Vision changes could mean lots of things. Anytime that you suspect any changes in your eyesight, it’s vital to go to your eye doctor in Baton Rouge, LA, for an exam just to be on the safe side. Those changes could be nothing, something more serious, or perhaps you just have to get your prescription lenses or glasses modified.

You Are Experiencing Headaches Around Your Eyes

Straining to see things could easily give you a headache. Headaches around your temple, also called frontal headaches, can mean that you need reading glasses or that your current prescription is too strong. It is, however, crucial to point out that headaches with visual disturbances could mean something more serious such as reduced blood supply to your optic nerve or retina or a tear in your retina. Likewise, a headache that comes with blurred vision in both or one eye could indicate a swollen optic nerve or optic neuritis, which requires emergency medical attention.

Your Have Reduced Vision at Night

If you find it more difficult than normal to see things at night, the dark could be aggravating your farsightedness. If you stare at digital screens for extended periods or oncoming headlights easily irritate your eyes at night, you may need anti-glare coatings as well. If these coatings don’t work, especially if you’re older than 50, you may have cataracts.

You Have Dry Eyes

In women, eyes may seem drier as they age. This could result in various issues such as reflexive tearing and blurred vision, which are common signs of dry eyes. With this in mind, simple vision changes don’t warrant immediate help, but any kind of discomfort or pain, eye discharge, or redness should be looked at as soon as possible.

Need an Eye Exam? Give Us a Call

Set up a consultation with one of our eye doctors, Dr. John Couvillion, Dr. Barbara Noguchi, or Dr. Robert Mason, here at the Retina & Vitreous of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, LA, by calling (225) 768-8833.