The intricate world of eye care often involves a collaborative approach, especially when it comes to the partnership between ophthalmologists and optometrists. Dr. Arthur Benjamin, a board-certified ophthalmologist with a specialization in complex and premium cataract extractions, cataract surgery, and laser vision correction, sheds light on the concept of co-management in eye care.
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For the eye to focus optimally, two critical structures come into play: the cornea — the clear front surface of your eye, and the lens — nestled right behind your iris and pupil. A perfectly round cornea ensures sharp vision. Yet, in astigmatism, the cornea deviates from its ideal symmetrical round shape, leading to vision distortion.
At Benjamin Eye Institute, we want to make sure that our clients are well-informed about their eye care needs, which is why we’re here to shed some light on the difference between ophthalmologists and optometrists.
Unlike other eye conditions (such as myopia or astigmatism), presbyopia is specifically related to aging of the eye and the loss of flexibility of the eye's lens. As the eye ages, the lens becomes hard and rigid. Additionally, the associated muscles of the eye have aged and lost flexibility, rendering the lens unable to flex and focus. The result is an eye unable to focus on things that are close.
This aging of the eye is most noted around the age of 40. You may notice that you have to hold things further away in order to read fine print. Unfortunately, presbyopia is unavoidable, as it simply is the result of the eye aging.
Almost everyone will develop presbyopia, so if a person also has another eye condition such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) or astigmatism, the conditions will combine. Individuals that are nearsighted (myopia) may have fewer problems with presbyopia than those that are farsighted or those with astigmatism.
With a deep understanding of the impact dry eyes can have on your vision and quality of life, our experienced medical team utilizes state-of-the-art technology to accurately diagnose and recommend tailored treatment options. Explore our exclusive treatment packages, designed to provide comprehensive relief and restore clarity and comfort to your eyes.
If you search for 'eye care near me' or 'eye exam near me' in your favorite search engine or on a map, you'll likely find several optometrists listed. But what is the role of an optometrist in eye and vision care? An optometrist is a primary eye care professional who can diagnose and manage eye and vision problems. Here is what you need to know about your neighborhood optometrist.
Are you suffering from dry, itchy eyes? Blephex treatment may be the solution you've been looking for.
Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of people. It can cause discomfort, redness, and even blurred vision. Fortunately, there is a solution! At Benjamin Eye Institute, we offer Lipiflow treatment, an FDA-approved therapy that provides lasting relief from dry eye symptoms and MGD.
Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids. It causes sore, red eyelids and crusty debris at the base of the eyelashes due to clogged oil glands in the area. A chronic condition, it’s challenging to treat – but not impossible.