Vision and Eye Care Conditions Treated at Fort Myers Eye Associates
If you live in southern Florida and have been looking for an optometrist in Fort Myers who can provide affordable and individualized family eye care, we invite you to contact our team at Fort Myers Eye Associates. Our experienced optometry team, led by Dr. Dalesio, offers a diverse range of diagnostic and therapeutic services that help manage a wide range of eye conditions.
Many people are born with, or develop, refractive errors in their eyes. These are changes to the way light enters the eye and leads to blurry vision when looking at distant or close-up objects (or both). Common types include:
- Astigmatism (an irregularly shaped cornea or eyeball)
- Nearsightedness, or myopia (eyeball is too long and/or lens is too curved, causing light to focus “ahead” of the retina)
- Farsightedness, or hyperopia (eyeball is too short and/or lens is too flat, causing light to focus "behind" the retina)
Refractive errors are usually managed with corrective eyewear, like glasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses. For people who elect to undergo LASIK eye surgery, our eye doctor can provide necessary pre- and post-operative support. Dr. Dalesio has been offering children who are becoming myopic options to help slow down the progression of the myopia for over 20 years. This is called myopia control.
Also known as "lazy eye," this is one of the most common pediatric eye disorders and occurs when one eye fails to see as well as the other, despite nothing being wrong with the eye, per se. Usually, it occurs due to faulty communication between the eye and the brain, due to an eye turn or one eye has a much different prescription than the other.
Vision therapy, eye drops, and eye patches can all be used to correct this developmental condition.
Called the "sneak thief of sight," glaucoma is a type of vision loss associated with damage to the optic nerve. Increased inner eye pressure due to either an overproduction of fluid in the eye or improper drainage is the cause of this damage. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness.
A cataract develops when the lens inside an eye (which sits right behind the pupil) becomes cloudy and opaque. This is typically the result of structural changes with the protein and fiber within the lens. Age, smoking, and excessive sunlight exposure are common risk factors for cataracts.
Dry macular degeneration, or dry AMD, is the most common form of age-related vision loss. In about 10 percent of cases, dry AMD advances to wet AMD, a more serious form of the condition where abnormal blood vessels grow in the eye. Dr. Dalesio can prescribe genetic testing, specific vitamins for AMD and life-style changes to help slow down the disease process.
This list isn't all-inclusive. We also treat and manage sports vision, computer vision, , concussions, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, keratoconus, and so much more!
Due for An Annual Eye Exam?
Are you and your children due for an eye exam? Contact Fort Myers Eye Associates now at (239) 437-2004 to schedule an appointment. We're committed to providing an excellent eye care experience from the first phone call to every follow up visit!