Eye Care That Goes Above & Beyond
At Riz Eye Care, our team of eye care professionals is in your corner to help diagnose and manage eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy.
When it comes to eye disease, early detection and management are key, and regular eye exams allow our team to get hands-on with your eyes and vision.
Contact us to schedule an appointment today and help protect your eyes against eye disease.
Regular Exams & Early Detection
Eye disease can be challenging to manage and even more difficult to notice. Many common forms of eye disease have no early symptoms. That’s why regular eye exams are crucial for early detection, even if you don’t notice anything wrong.
At Riz Eye Care, we strive to keep you educated and informed throughout the examination process. We aim to preserve your long-term vision through a personalized treatment plan.
Visit us for regular eye exams to stay on top of your eye health.
Common Types of Eye Disease
Exploring some different types of eye disease can help you recognize some of the early risk factors and symptoms that can potentially lead to eye damage.
We can detect these issues with the help of our advanced testing technology, including Optos retinal imaging, optical coherence tomography, and more. If you risk developing an eye disease or condition, please book an appointment today.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for transmitting visual signals from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and most often occurs in people over the age of 40.
There are different types of glaucoma:
- Primary open-angle glaucoma (most common form)
- Angle-closure glaucoma
- Secondary glaucoma
- Normal-tension glaucoma
Damage from glaucoma can be caused by high pressure in the eye, known as intraocular pressure. However, it can also develop with normal intraocular pressure levels.
At Riz Eye Care, we use diagnostic technology to help manage glaucoma, like:
- Non-contact tonometry which involves applying air pressure to your eye using an instrument that blows a quick puff of air at your eye, measuring the pressure.
- Applanation tonometry which is used to detect changes in your eye pressure. This type of tonometry test is the most common and considered the most accurate for measuring eye pressure.
Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes clouded. Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, and usually, you’ll experience some form of cataracts by the time you turn 80. Making healthy lifestyle choices like protecting your eyes with sunglasses or quitting smoking can help slow the progression of cataracts.
Common signs and symptoms of cataracts can include:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Increased sensitivity to glare from lights
- Frequent changes in your prescription
- Reduced intensity of colors
Corrective lenses can help provide clear vision when dealing with cataracts. However, when cataracts begin to affect your daily life and prevent you from going about your daily activities—surgery is the only option to remove them.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Dry AMD is the more common form of the disease and occurs in early, intermediate, and late stages. Dry AMD usually progresses over several years and results from the macula thinning with age.
- Wet AMD is the less common form of the disease and results in faster and more severe vision loss. Wet AMD happens when abnormal blood vessels grow and leak in the back of the eye and cause damage to the macula.
Prevention methods like giving up smoking and switching to a healthier diet can help slow the progression of the disease. We can help detect this issue with the help of OCT technology. This technology produces highly-detailed cross-sectional images of your retina and macula, helping us spot potential concerns before it affects your vision.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged. The damage from diabetic retinopathy results from a buildup of excess sugar in your blood and too much glucose in your eyes. This process can progressively block blood flow and affect your vision.
For more information on diabetic retinopathy, please visit our diabetic eye exams page.
Helping You Navigate Eye Disease
At Riz Eye Care, our dedicated team is equipped to help you navigate and keep eye disease under control. Early detection and treatment are key and can allow us to preserve your long-term visual health.
Contact us to book an appointment and get the peace of mind that comes with a personalized eye care plan.
Riz Eye Care has 6 locations around the greater Houston metropolitan area.