"For me, 60+ years of dealing with severe astigmatism meant wearing glasses every waking moment. Now, I feel fre for the first timein my life. No restrictions at night. No grabbing for glasses before I get out of bed. It is wonderful." - J.J.

Cataract Surgery
Typically performed using a small incision technique for cataract removal, recovery is usually very quick and generally with minimal or no pain. Sneed Eye provides advanced surgical and lens implantation technique to optimize vision recovery. Call Sneed Eye Associates to set up an appointment.

Lid Surgery: Blepharoplasty (Droopy Eyelid)
Sneed Eye can perform a blepharoplasty, or corrective lid surgery, for patient's who suffer from droopy or sagging lids. We can also correct a number of other minor lid abnormalities by providing a number of treatment or surgical options. Call Sneed Eye Associates to set up an appointment.

Lid Surgery: Eyelid Malposition
Blepharoplasty, or corrective lid surgery is for patients who suffer from droopy or sagging lids. Sneed Eye can also correct a number of other minor lid abnormalities by providing a number of treatment or surgical options. Call Sneed Eye Associates to set up an appointment.

ReSTOR ® LENS
The AcrySof ReSTOR ® multi-focal intraocular lens is a foldable lens that allows patients to experience a high level of freedom from glasses. Sneed Eye can provide more information on this highly successful surgical procedure. Call Sneed Eye Associates to set up an appointment.

Glaucoma Treatment
Laser treatment for glaucoma (laser trabeculoplasty) is a safe, painless office procedure that may allow many of our glaucoma patients to eliminate or reduce the need for eye drops. This procedure takes just a few minutes and does not require any recovery time. Sneed Eye Associates can inform patients as to their glaucoma treatment options. Call Sneed Eye Associates to set up an appointment.

Glaucoma is a condition associated with damage to the inner parts of the eye and a loss of vision. The amount of vision loss depends on the case severity and how long the condition has been present. There are may factors determining the presence of glaucoma. The main contributor is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Certain factors increase a person's risk of developing glaucoma. These factors may include a very high IOP, a thin cornea, diabetes, age, and family history. There are many options for treating glaucoma, including medicine, laser, and surgery. Sneed Eye Associates can tell you about each option and help you decide which one is right for you.

General Ophthalmology (Family Eyecare)
Sneed Eye Associates is a provider of many non-surgical ocular treatments including routine check-ups, contact lens fittings, glasses prescriptions, diabetic eye checks, glaucoma management, refractive surgical procedures, ocular allergies, and much more. We provide eye care for all ages.

Diabetes Eye Disease Management
When damage to the eye blood vessels threatens eyesight, Sneed Eye Associates may recommend and perform laser treatment to seal leaky blood vessels and arrest harmful blood vessel growths.
Diabetes and its affect on the eyes can be a potentially life threatening condition in which the blood vessels inside the retina become damaged from the high blood sugar levels associated with this disease. Diabetes has the potential to cause vision loss. Diabetes can also affect your vision by causing cataracts and glaucoma. Early diagnosis of diabetes and effective blood sugar maintenance can reduce your risk of developing eye disease associated with diabetes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises yearly dilated eye examinations in most diabetics.

Myopia
The nearsighted eye is typically larger than a normal eye and the cornea is usually steeper. Consequently, when light passes through the cornea and the lens, it is usually focused in front of the retina, which makes far-away images appear blurred. Sneed Eye Associates can provide several refractive surgical solutions which may improve your vision.

Hyperopia
The farsighted eye is typically shorter than most normal eyes and has difficulty seeing up-close before the patient reaches the age of 40. As a result of this shortness, light is focused behind the retina and images appear blurred. As the eye ages, distance vision is also affected.

Astigmatism
This common condition occurs when the corneal surface of the eye is not evenly formed. This causes vision to create a hazy, shadowy reflection. Astigmatism can occur by itself but it is often accompanied with nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Presbyopia
As your eye ages, the lens within will loose its ability to focus resulting in the need for reading glasses or bifocals. Sneed Eye Associates can provide several treatment options for presbyopia including PRELEX, a surgical procedure to remove the pre-cataractous lens and replace it with an artificial multifocal lens implant.

Dry Eye (Tear Dysfunction)
Tears, which are vital to the health of your eyes, are released by several glands located around your eyes. Sometimes, there is an imbalance in the tear structure, or a drying of the tear coat, which can result in dry eyes. You may experience a combination of symptoms that are a result of dry eyes which may include pain or sensitivity to light, itchiness, redness, runny or excessive tears, a gritty sensation, and blurred vision.

Dry Eyes can be a result of many different factors including the normal aging process, side effects of certain medications, specific diseases that affect the eyes ability to make tears, structural problems that don't allow proper eyelid closure, or tear duct problems.

Dry Eyes may be treated by various options including tear supplements, nutritional supplements, prescription medication (Restasis), and tear drainage duct plugs. An evaluation is needed to determine the best course of action.

Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is an age-related disease caused by damage or the breakdown of the macula, the small part of the retina responsible for central vision. There is no cure for macular degeneration, which affects both your distance and close vision. These two types of macular degeneration include wet and dry. While the wet form can be treated with medication or lasers. Dry macular degeneration is generally slow to progress and can be helped with nutritional treatments.

Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes of an individual are not property aligned. Typically, this is a result of a lack of coordination between certain ocular muscles which prevent the gaze of each eye aligning to the same point.

Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea becomes thin and develops a cone-like bulge. This condition can seriously affect and distort a person's vision making many routine activities difficult. Symptoms of Keratoconus include blurry vision, distorted vision, irritation, glare, and sensitivity to light. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition but may include glasses, contact lens or corneal transplant surgery in severe cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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