General Eye Exams
A general eye exam allows our doctors to diagnose eye damage and provide next-steps for taking care of your vision. Untreated eye conditions and disease often lead to pain, difficulty engaging in everyday activities, and damaged vision – even blindness. Visiting an optometrist before symptoms appear is the best way to get ahead and keep eyes at their best.
Glaucoma is a pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve in the back of the eye leading to progressive loss of vision. There are rarely symptoms in the early stages of glaucoma, regular eye and glaucoma tests are crucial to diagnose. If untreated, glaucoma can lead to eventual blindness.
Cataracts is a clouding of the naturally occurring lens of the eye caused by age and ultraviolet light exposure. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally. Probability of developing cataracts increases with age and diabetes. If severe, cataract removal surgery may be recommended by your physician.
Diabetic Eye Exams
Vision problems due to diabetes are common, but early detection is the key to preserving sight. Diabetic eye exams involve dilating the pupils to thoroughly examine health of the back of the eye to check for complications related to diabetes.
Glasses / Eyewear
Trouble seeing objects far away (nearsightedness) and trouble seeing objects close to you (farsightedness) can be corrected with proper eyewear. Untreated eye strain can lead to headaches, inability to focus, and double vision.
To make an appointment with your local St. Thomas clinic, call 504-529-5558 or request an appointment using the form on this page. A St. Thomas representative will contact you shortly.