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Common Eye Conditions

The human eye is a complex organ that we all too often take for granted. Imagine life without your vision, or with dimmed or dull vision. Many aspects of life, such as driving, cooking, or even reading a menu at your favorite restaurant, can become more difficult for people whose vision has been affected by an eye condition. For more than 30 years, Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eyewear has provided outstanding eye care for residents of Owasso, OK. Dr. Rigney uses the most advanced vision technology, including Optomap Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging, MPOD testing for Macular Degeneration, and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging for Glaucoma, to ensure all eye conditions are properly diagnosed and the most appropriate treatment and remedies are prescribed. Having on-going, routine eye examinations is important to help catch certain conditions and diseases early, and/or to improve your overall vision with glasses, contacts, or laser vision correction surgery.

Early Prevention

When our vision is clear, it is easy to assume our eyes are healthy and will stay that way. But, the eye is regularly exposed to injury and diseases, such as diabetes, allergies, and viral and bacterial infections that can negatively impact our vision. In addition, as we age, the eyes naturally change. Certain conditions can develop over time, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retina diseases, in addition to age-related vision loss. In many situations, early diagnosis is the key to successful treatment or on-going management. Dr. Rigney recommends regular eye examinations and regular eye check-ups for early detection of eye conditions and diseases.

Eye Conditions

There are countless eye conditions that can be treated if caught early. Some conditions and diseases do not have a formal cure, however, they can be managed for years before the condition advances. If you begin to have unusual symptoms, such as itchy eyes, dry eyes, or irritation, if you have trouble seeing during certain activities, or if you start losing vision, an eye exam is necessary. Using advanced technology, Dr. Rigney will be able to pinpoint exactly what is occurring and determine the best treatment plan.

Listed below, are many of the eye conditions, diseases, and infections Dr. Rigney is able to diagnose, and in many cases, treat:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the cornea)
  • Blepharitis (eyelid inflammation)
  • Cataracts (clouding of the lens)
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Contact lens irritation
  • Diabetic retinopathy, diabetic eye pathology (monitoring and management)
  • Double vision
  • Droopy eyelids (usually cosmetic by nature due to excess skin)
  • Dry eye
  • Eye infections, allergies, and minor injuries    
  • Eye pain and irritation
  • Eyelid & eyelash problems
  • Floaters and flashes (often associated with the retina)
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Long sightedness
  • Macular degeneration
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Ocular migraines
  • Presbyopia (blurred vision; inability to focus on close objects)
  • Short sightedness
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Sty (infection of oil gland)
  • Sudden blindness
  • Tunnel vision
  • Uveitis (inflammation of the eye's middle layer)
  • Watery eyes

Advanced Vision Technology

Optomap Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging

Dr. Rigney utilizes Optomap Ultra-Widefield Imaging to provide a comfortable examination of the retina where early signs of eye conditions, diseases, and even medical conditions like stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes can be identified. This amazing technology can show early signs of diseases that exist in the periphery of the retina that used to go undetected for long periods of time.

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For more than 30 years, residents of Owasso and the surrounding area have been visiting Dr. Rigney Eye Care and Eye Wear, the largest eye care center in the region, for routine exams and check-ups. Dr. Rigney maintains a large inventory of state-of-the-art eye glasses and contact lenses, and the welcoming staff is eager to answer any questions. Call Dr. Rigney at 539-302-9511 today to schedule an appointment. 

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