Our optometrists at Lentz Eye Care and Associates are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat diseases of the eyes. We prescribe topical and oral medications for infections, inflammations, pain, dry eyes, glaucoma and allergies. We also work with top specialists and surgeons in the area to make referrals and co-manage when indicated. Common eye diseases we diagnose, manage and treat are:
Blepharitis – An inflammation of the eyelids and eyelashes causing red, irritated, itchy eyelids and dandruff-like scales on the eyelashes. Click here for additional information
Cataract – A cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye located behind the iris. Click here for additional information
Chalazion – A slowly developing lump that forms due to blockage and swelling of an oil gland in the eyelid. Click here for additional information
Color Vision Deficiency – The inability to distinguish certain shades of color. The term “color blindness” is also used to describe this visual condition. Click here for additional information
Conjunctivitis – A swelling or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Causes may or may not be infectious. Click here for additional information
Diabetic Retinopathy – A condition occurring in people with diabetes. It causes progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye. Click here for additional information
Dry Eye – A condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Click here for additional information
Glaucoma – A group of disorders leading to progressive damage to the optic nerve. It is characterized by loss of nerve tissue that results in vision loss. Click here for additional information
Age Related Macular Degeneration – An eye disease affecting the macula (the center of the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye), causing loss of central vision. Click here for additional information
Ocular Allergies – The abnormal response of sensitive eyes to contact with allergens and other irritating substances.
Retinal Detachment – A tearing or separation of the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye) from the underlying tissue.
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage – An accumulation of blood underneath the conjunctiva, the clear membrane covering the white part of the eye.