Services Gentle Vision Shaping The main purpose of GVSS is to be free from both contact lenses and eyeglasses during waking hours. While this is ideal for sports enthusiasts or those who work in dusty or dirty environments, for others GVSS offers the appeal of being free from corrective lenses during the day. Custom Contacts Are you unhappy with the results you achieved with refractive surgery? Are you suffering with blurred vision, double or triple vision, ghosting, starbursts, halos or glare? Do you have distorted vision because of Keratoconus, a corneal transplant or a corneal scar? Low Vision Today, Primary Eye Care Associates is leading the way in low vision rehabilitation. With professional expertise, specialized equipment and remarkable vision-enhancing tools, low vision patients are learning that they can dramatically improve the quality of their lives by improving the quality of their eyesight. Dry Eye Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) can be caused by inadequate tear production or excessive tear evaporation. The UK’s National Health Service estimates that 17 percent to 30 percent of individuals suffer dry eyes at some point during their lives. Glaucoma Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that, without treatment and early detection by your eye doctor, can lead to progressive damage to the optic nerve causing irreversible blindness or loss of vision. Glaucoma is characterized by a loss of nerve tissue that occurs when pressure builds up on the eye Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a medical condition that affects the macula of the eye as people grow older. The macula helps individuals with central vision, allowing them to see detailed images in the middle of the field of vision. Hypertension Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a chronic condition that can cause damage to your vision if it is left untreated. Hypertension can cause circulation problems and damage to the retina, the area of the eye that focuses images, resulting in a condition called hypertensive retinopathy. High Risk Medications If you are taking certain medications, your doctor may want to monitor you. A complete diagnosis will help avoid vision problems that might have been overlooked, unrecognized, or misdiagnosed as a result of taking a high risk medication. Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of unknown origin that attacks the central nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Blepharitis Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. Anyone can get blepharitis at any age, but the prevalence increases with age, since as we get older, we make fewer natural antibodies in our tears. Binocular Vision Dysfunction Binocular vision dysfunction refers to the inability of both eyes to coordinate properly. When the eyes cannot perform this eye-teaming task accurately, this is referred to as binocular vision dysfunction. Diabetes Diabetic eye disease refers to a collection of eye problems that can result from complications of diabetes. Retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma (link to glaucoma page) are eye diseases that are common to people afflicted with diabetes.