Eye on the Ball is a full service eye clinic. We not only can get you seeing great and looking great with glasses and contacts but also take care of your sick eyes. We treat glaucoma as well as most other eye conditions. We can evaluate the eyes for any damage due to systemic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. We co-manage patients who need cataract treatment and desire refractive surgery. We provide astounding vision therapy treatments to clients of all ages. We believe in ensuring our clients receive essential vision therapy in order to remedy their vision problems. In addition to the services that we provide, we also tend to clients that have learning disabilities as well. The two (vision therapy and learning disabilities) work hand in hand with each other.
We are excited to now offer RightEye vision tests to our patients. RightEye’s advanced eye-tracking technology quickly, easily and accurately exposes vision and brain health in ways impossible with standard eye tests. To learn more about this service, check out RightEye’s website: righteye.com
Some of our new clients are completely new to vision therapy programs and we have absolutely no problem answering any questions you may have. So what is vision therapy? Vision therapy is a progressive program that tends to problems involving an individual’s vision and eye problems.
What we offer as solutions to our clients are successful exercises/procedures that remedy the current problem. When we refer to “exercises” as one of the solutions we utilize, this does not necessarily mean we are trying to strengthen your eye muscles specifically. These types of exercise for your eyes are meant to assist in improving your vision, as your eyes are already strong as is.
Eye on the Ball Vision Clinic not only helps treat general vision and learning disabilities but with sports vision problems, as well. Learn more here about what symptoms may constitute the need for sports vision therapy.
Some of the brands we feature are:
- Bausch & Lomb
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year depending on the severity.
During your appointment, we will review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.
Lenses & Frames
Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.
For those who wear glasses, selecting the right frames can be confusing and daunting, especially for first time patients. Our staff has a great deal of experience helping patients find the best frames for them – taking into account budget, medical needs, lifestyle, and appearance.
The dry form of macular degeneration is most common and there is no medical or surgical treatment. The dry form occurs when debris collects between the retina and the choroid, which can cause scarring of the retina. The wet form is less common, but more dangerous. It occurs when blood vessels grow from behind the choroid, which can leak. This form of macular degeneration can be treated with laser coagulation and medication if diagnosed early.
Macular degeneration is one of the biggest causes of vision loss in adults over 50. Common symptoms include gradually blurred vision, seeing less vivid colors, and obstruction in the center of vision. Peripheral vision can remain intact, but macular degeneration can make daily activities difficult, such as reading or recognizing people’s faces.
Dry Eye Treatment
Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.
Treatment options vary depending on the severity. While dry eyes cannot be cured, there are various ways to soften or lessen your symptoms. During your appointment, we will discuss the treatment options that best fits your needs.
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity for each individual patient.
Blepharitis is a common condition caused by the buildup of natural oils and bacteria at the base of the eyelashes. Some symptoms may include burning, inflamed, and irritated eyes. In addition, flakes will appear at the base of the eyelashes.
Here at Nolensville Family Eyecare, we will provide you with different treatment options to control the symptoms of Blepharitis. Unfortunately, since there is no cure for the condition it is best to contact us so we can do a thorough examination and determine the best options for you to relieve and minimize the frequency of symptoms.
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow us to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens. During the initial stages, cataracts start small and have little to no effect on your vision. As the cataract progresses, the lens becomes more opaque and objects appear blurry, hazy or faded in color. During your appointment, we will discuss the various treatment options available.
Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina. Your retina is necessary to transfer everything that your eyes see to your brain.
Diabetic retinopathy usually continues to get worse, especially if your diabetes is not under control. Still though, it can get worse even with controlled diabetes. For this reason, we recommend having regular checkups so that we can monitor your eyes. During the progression of the disease, you may not even notice any symptoms, which makes coming in regularly even more important.
The first stage of the disease involves the blood vessels in your eyes. They get really weak and leak blood into your eyes. If the leaking continues and leaks into the center of your eye, you will have blurry vision. Your body will try to compensate by making new blood vessels, but they will also be weak and leak more blood into your eye. Your body might also try to form scar tissue, which causes the retina to move away from your eyes and can lead to legal blindness.
Many people struggle with allergies, which lead to itchy and uncomfortable eyes. However, long-term allergies can cause problems such as scratches, ulcers, and even vision problems.
Most people treat their allergies with over-the-counter medications. Antihistamines are commonly used to help. It is also helpful to use eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated, which decreases your chances of harming your eye. Some people find it helpful to flush out their eyes when they have an irritant in them.
However, if over-the-counter medications are not helping or you have pain, redness, or a lot of discharge, you really need to be seen! We sometimes prescribe artificial tears to help. Antihistamines and decongestants can be used together to make a patient much more comfortable. Mast-cell stabilizers are often prescribed because they prevent the body’s allergic response to allergies. For severe reactions, allergy shots may be helpful too!