At Cook & Hayden Vision Care Center in Brighton, MI, we provide diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions which affect the human eye and visual system. Some examples of the most common eye conditions we see in our office include:
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Sensitivity to motion, poor depth perception and blurred vision can all be caused by amblyopia. These symptoms are usually very minor and it is not uncommon for patients to not know they have the condition until they are diagnosed later in life. If you or your children are suffering from any of these symptoms, or if you have noticed an eye ‘wandering’, contact our office for an appointment with one of our eye care experts.
This is a chronic disease which affects the eyelids, it causes inflammation of the margin of the lids. Patients with blepharitis can feel like something is scratching the eye and the disease causes itching, irritation and burning sensations. The eyes will feel dry although they are often watery and red. Vision can also be affected. Patients with blepharitis usually have crusts in the eyelashes, cysts near the margins and the eyelids appear to have a red rim.
One of the leading causes of vision loss in those over the age of 40, cataracts cause the ocular lens to become progressively clouded. Several types of treatment are available, including outpatient surgery.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer vision syndrome is akin to overuse of a muscle—too much use with poor strategies and ergonomics can lead to uncomfortable symptoms which can severely disrupt the workday. You may be suffering from a case of computer vision syndrome if, following a long bout of computer or smartphone use, your eyes feel tired, sore, and achy; your eyes feel dry, itchy, and burning; your eyes are red; your vision is blurry; and your head and neck aches.
Dry eye occurs when the tear duct production stops or significantly slows down. This condition is sometimes a symptom of something else such as diabetes, lupus, or thyroid dysfunction. It can also be the result of atmospheric conditions, aging, certain medications, or physical damage to the tear ducts themselves.
Patients with strabismus eyes are not aligned correctly and they tend to point in different directions when looking at something. Common terms used for strabismus are crossed, turned or lazy eyes. Strabismus can affect both eyes or just one eye. The eyes can be turned downward (hypotropia), upward (hypertropia), inward (esotropia) or outward (exotropia). Strabismus can occur intermittently or it can be constant.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our office location if you have reason to believe that you may require testing and treatment for any of the above conditions.