Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining healthy eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. Part of your exam includes the following procedures: Slit Lamp Examinations, Dilated Eye Exams, Refraction for Glasses and Contact Lenses and Glaucoma Pressure Testing as well as a series of computerized tests to determine the health of your eyes.
Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit each individual patient's needs. We offer daily disposables, extended wear soft lenses and gas permeable contact lenses.
Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that can severely impact vision. The most common type is called dry macular degeneration. The less common wet form is more severe and can be very disabling. Today, through early detection and treatment, eye care professionals are better able to manage this disease.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be at risk of losing your vision since your body does not utilize sugar properly and, when the sugar levels rise, damage to the retinal blood vessels may occur. This injury to the retinal vessels is known as Diabetic Retinopathy. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. It is very important to manage your eye health care when you have diabetes, in order to lessen your risk of vision loss due to eye disease.
Dry eye syndrome is the result of one of two issues. The first is eyes that don’t produce enough tears to keep up with evaporation. (This, as you might expect, can be easily exacerbated by windy, sunny or otherwise dry conditions.) The other cause of dry eye syndrome is eyes that produce low quality tears that fail to adequately lubricate the eyes. Old age, being female, having rheumatoid arthritis and a history of LASIK eye surgery all make a person more likely to suffer from both of these problems. And while you may focus on the discomforts and aesthetics of dry eyes, there are significant eye health risks that also accompany the condition, including corneal damage. What are your treatment options exactly? First, at-home remedies like avoiding exposure to potential allergens and using over-the-counter eye drops. If this doesn’t work, prescription drops and pills may be necessary. Finally, if these fail, surgery or specially-designed tear duct plugs may be the answer.
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment, is an eye disease that can lead to a permanent loss of vision. We provide all diagnostic and treatment options for glaucoma care. Glaucoma generally provides no warning signs or symptoms of disease, making testing an important part of a full vision exam.
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. In fact cataract means water fall and that is how the condition got its name people felt like they were looking thru a water fall. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car, especially at night, or see the expression on a friend’s face.
Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition in which you can see objects near to you more clearly, than objects far away.
The degree of your nearsightedness determines your ability to focus on distant objects. People with severe nearsightedness can see clearly only objects just a few inches away, while those with mild nearsightedness may clearly see objects several yards away.
Brilliant Eye Care
1517 Texas Avenue South
College Station, TX 77840
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We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover credit cards as well as cash. We also offer low-interest financing through CareCredit. We accept many insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, Humana/Humana Military, TriWest/TriCare South, Cigna, Superior Vision, Block Vision, EyeMed, VSP Vision Care, Spectera, Avesis, NVA, MES and Community Eye Care. To find out if we accept your plan, please call our office.