A Lifetime of Confidence in Your Vision
At Elite Vision Consultants, we work with you to protect your ocular health.
Regular eye exams can help detect and diagnose eye diseases and conditions early.
Early detection is the key to protecting your vision. For people who are 55 years of age and up, it’s important to schedule and attend regular eye exams.
Book your next appointment with us today.
Why It Matters
Eye diseases and conditions can begin to develop without showing any signs or symptoms. As we age, the risk of developing such conditions increases. This is why it’s important to schedule and attend regular eye exams, especially after age 55.
Since no one is completely immune to eye disease, it’s important to understand certain factors that can increase your risk of developing eye disease. These factors include:
- High blood pressure
- Long-term sun exposure
- Smoking or alcohol abuse
- Previous eye injuries or surgeries
What We Look For
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to the deterioration of the optic nerve. A loss of nerve tissue can result in gradual, but irreversible, vision loss if not treated. The most common form is primary open-angle glaucoma which is associated with high pressure within the eye.
If fluid builds inside the eye and can’t be properly drained, it can cause permanent damage. Regular eye exams can help detect early signs of glaucoma and start treatment to slow its progression.
Cataracts occur when the naturally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. The severity of cataracts can vary by person and are a fairly normal part of aging. This condition most commonly affects people over the age of 60.
Fortunately, cataracts can be treated with surgery. A comprehensive eye exam can determine if you have cataracts.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is a condition that damages a part of the retina called the macula. There are 2 types of AMD:
- Dry AMD: 80% of people with AMD have the dry form of the disease. It’s characterized by gradual vision loss, usually affecting one eye at a time. Dry AMD occurs when light-sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down.
- Wet AMD: A less common version of AMD, but it usually causes rapid vision loss. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow & leak behind the retina. This creates a large blind spot that typically happens without warning.
In the advanced stages of AMD, people can lose their ability to drive, see faces, and read smaller print. AMD can be detected with an eye exam which is the only way to start treatment to slow its progression.
During a comprehensive eye examination, we’ll look for any signs or indications of ocular issues. Eye exams can reveal a lot about your overall health before you may experience any symptoms.
Is It Time for Your Next Visit?
Book your appointment with our team today and protect your vision for years to come.
Elite Vision Consultants is located in Crown Point, on the corner of North Main Street and West Robinson Street. There is street parking available directly in front of our office. If you’re having trouble finding us, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!
- 123 N. Main St, Suite 102
- Crown Point, IN 46307
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Specialty Contact Lenses
For patients with health conditions or hard-to-fit eyes, we offer a range of specialty contact lenses.
Emergency Eye Care
If you’re having an emergency, it’s important to seek help right away. At Elite Vision Consultants, we’re here to help.
We offer high-quality eye exams for the whole family. An eye exam is the first step in preserving your vision and improving your eye health.