At Klemp Optometry, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, Dr. Klemp is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Blue light contributes to digital eye strain. When you're looking at computer screens and other digital devices that emit significant amounts of blue light, this unfocused visual "noise" reduces contrast and can contribute to digital eye strain. Blue light exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration. The fact that blue light penetrates all the way to the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye) is important, because laboratory studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina.
For many people, the feeling of grittiness, dryness, burning, or even excessive tearing cannot be relieved simply with over the counter methods It may be the sign of a chronic condition known as Dry Eye Syndrome. Dr. Klemp uses special testing equipment and clinical laboratory tests that most eye care offices do not have access to.
While there is no cure for glaucoma, there are medications and surgery available that can help halt further vision loss. Early detection and regular eye exams are vital to slowing the progress of the disease.
Dry eyes are caused by a lack of adequate tears. Your tears are a complex mixture of water, fatty oils and mucus. This mixture helps make the surface of your eyes smooth and clear, and it helps protect your eyes from infection.
At Klemp Optometry, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by Dr. Klemp. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Klemp will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, be sure to tell Dr. Klemp any special issues you have to help determine the type of contact lenses that are right for you. Dr. Klemp specializes in treating patients with dry eyes, astigmatism, keratoconus, and post-lasik complications with effective treatments that may include the use of scleral lenses.
Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.
(Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts)
Finding contact lenses that fit and wearing contact lenses in general can be made more challenging when these conditions affect your eyes:
Diabetes is a disease that profoundly affects many areas of your body, including your eyes. It increases your risk for eye conditions, such as glaucoma and cataracts. The primary concern for eye health in people with diabetes is the development of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that develops when the blood vessels in your retina become damaged. The retina is the light-sensitive portion of the back of your eye. As the damage worsens, you may begin losing your vision. Your eyesight may become blurry, less intense, and begin to disappear. This condition can affect people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The longer you live with diabetes, the more likely you are to develop complications like diabetic retinopathy. This is why adopting lifestyle changes and learning to manage diabetes is so important.
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