Our Services

Our goal is to offer care in an innovative, patient-focused, and compassionate manner.

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Glaucoma Care

Specialized Glaucoma Evaluations

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries

  • Goniotomy with kahook dual blade

  • I stent implant

  • Xen implant

  • Cypass

Glaucoma Lasers

  • Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)

  • Laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI)

  • Micropulse laser with MP3 probe

  • Cyclophotocoagulation with g probe

Incisional Glaucoma Surgeries

  • Trabeculectomies

  • Ahmed glaucoma tubes

  • Baerveldt glaucoma tubes

Thick Frames

Comprehensive Eye Care

Cataracts

Cataracts are a common, age-related change. At lifeview we can help you manage and treat your cataracts with personalized care and innovative technology.

Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition that can be very bothersome and cause many visual frustrations. Let us help you determine the cause and find a solution.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can allow our patients to maintain their favorite sports and activities as well as help those who are sensitive to distortion.

Children's Eye Care

The American Optometric Association recommends an eye examination at age there months, three years, and once school-aged, every two years.

Eye Test

What our patients say: 

"I was very happy with my surgery. My improved vision made a huge impact on my life. . ." 

Glaucoma FAQs

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma refers to a number of eye diseases that result in loss of vision and deterioration of the optic nerve (the nerve that carries visual information to the brain). Damage from glaucoma can usually be attributed to building pressure within the eye. Vision decreases slowly over time.

 

Symptoms of glaucoma can include: 

  • patchy blind spots in your peripheral or central vision 

  • tunnel vision

  • headache

  • eye pain

  • nausea and vomiting

  • blurred vision

  • halos around lights

  • eye redness

 

What causes glaucoma?

Glaucoma is usually caused by a build up of pressure within the eye. As part of a glaucoma evaluation your doctor will work to determine the cause of the built-up pressure and determine where there may be an obstruction to drainage that is causing the pressure in your eye to increase. However, nearly any eye condition including inflammation, tumors, aging, or even birth defects can raise eye pressure and in many cases no blockage is found. 

Treatment for glaucoma involves lowering the pressure in the eye. Though vision loss from glaucoma cannot be reversed, treatment can slow the development of glaucoma and damage to the optic nerve. 

What are the different types of glaucoma?

Open-angle glaucoma

This is the most common type of glaucoma. In open-angle glaucoma the trabecular meshwork is partially blocked which causes pressure to gradually increase in the eye. Usually this happens so slowly that a patient may lose vision before they are even aware of there being a problem.

Angle-closure glaucoma

This type of glaucoma may occur gradually or suddenly and is considered a medical emergency. Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the iris begins to block the drainage angle of the cornea and iris. Fluid is unable to circulate through the eye and pressure builds up. 

Normal-tension glaucoma

In normal-tension glaucoma the optic nerve becomes damaged even though eye pressure remains within a normal range. The reasons this type of glaucoma occur are unknown  but it may be attributed to a sensitive optic nerve, low blood flow to the optic nerve, or even plaque in the arteries. 

Pigmentary glaucoma

In pigmentary glaucoma fluid is blocked from leaving the eye by pigment granules that have build up in the drainage channels of the eye. 

What are some risk factors of developing glaucoma?

Risk factors for developing glaucoma include:

 

  • Eye injuries or certain types of eye surgery

  • Being extremely farsighted or nearsighted

  • Being over 60 years old

  • A family history of glaucoma

  • Taking medications for certain medical conditions such as: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and sickle cell anemia

  • Having thin corneas

  • Taking corticosteroid medication, such as eye drops, for an extended time

How is glaucoma diagnosed?

To diagnose glaucoma a doctor will complete a review of your medical history as well as a comprehensive eye exam.

Tests that may be performed include:

 

  • Tonometry: measuring intraocular pressure

  • Visual field test: checking for vision loss

  • Checking for optic nerve damage with a dilated eye exam and imaging tests

  • Pachymetry: measuring corneal thickness

  • Gonioscopy: inspecting the eye drainage angle

How is glaucoma treated?

Glaucoma is treated in various ways depending on the type of glaucoma and severity. Although the vision damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed, treatments can prevent or slow further vision loss. Treatment can include prescription eyedrops, medications, laser treatment, surgery, or a combination of any of these.

If you suspect you may have glaucoma and would like to come in for a comprehensive examination please schedule an appointment with Lifeview Glaucoma. 

Call us toll free: 855-517-5151

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What our patients say: 

What our patients say: 

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Comprehensive Eye Care Services

Comprehensive Eye Examinations

Family Eye Care

  • At Lifeview we see patients of all ages. For most, exams involve assessing visual acuity and spectacle power through refraction. 

  • An exam and a patient's medical history can tell us if evaluations for glaucoma, cataracts, and other ocular concerns may be necessary.

  • After the examination your optometrist will discuss your visual health with you- how it an be improved and what prescriptions may be necessary.

 

Children's Eye Care

  • The American Optometric Association recommends an eye examination at age three months, three years, and, once school-aged, every two years.

  • Signs of visual concerns in children:

    • Sitting too close to the television​

    • Holding hand-held screens too close

    • Squinting

    • Frequent eye-rubbing

  • There have been an increasing number of children complaining of dry eyes and/or blurred vision during the COVID pandemic. Lifeview can help determine if glasses or a modification to your child's environment can make a difference.

Contact Lens Fittings and Evaluations

  • During the examination your corneal surface, tear film, and visual ranges will be accessed to give you the best ocular comfort and vision. 

  • We also specialize in keratoconus evaluations, a disease process that causes distortion and blur in vision.

  • Additionally, we recently added the MiSight system for control of myopia, a very common diagnosis requiring frequent prescription changes.

  • Contact lenses can contribute to more enjoyment of outdoor activities, sports, and give relief to individuals sensitive to distortion.

Medical Eye Examinations

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration: ARMD is a progressive disease that is the leading cause of vision loss for older adults.

  • Lifeview uses the latest technology for detecting and addressing your risk.

Cataracts

  • Cataracts are a common age-related change. The natural lens clouds over time and by eighty-years-old most individuals have either had cataract surgery or have cataracts that are contributing to visual blur.

Diabetic Eye Examinations

  • Diabetes can cause vision loss. Annual eye exams are recommended for all diabetic patients to rule out retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataract.

Dry Eye Evaluations

  • Dry eye is a common condition. When your eyes lack the natural lubrication that they need they can itch, burn, or feel like you have a grain of sand stuck in them.

  • At Lifeview we aim to help you understand dry eyes and learn your options for better eye health and comfort.

Flashing Lights or New Floaters

  • If you experience flashes of light or new floaters, please seek urgent eye care with Lifeview or the emergency room as these may indicate a retinal tear or impending retinal detachment.

Plaquenil Eye Examinations:

  • Plaquenil is a medication used for the treatment of rheumtological disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.

  • A detailed evaluation of the center part of the eye (the macula) is important to determine if any detrimental retinal changes occur.