Dr. Donald Benefield and the staff at Benefield Eye Care are ready to help you with all your ophthalmologic needs. We provide a safe, comfortable space to optimize your eye health. As ophthalmology experts, we diagnose and treat many eye diseases, perform surgery and advise on the management and care of all vision health issues.
LASIK and PRK
Many people choose laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) as a way to opt out of wearing glasses or contact lenses or to reduce their daily dependency on them. Both types of laser surgeries can treat farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea. If you long to discard your glasses, schedule an appointment with Dr. Benefield to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK or PRK.
As the eyes age, the lens often becomes cloudy, forming a cataract. This condition is very common and interferes with many daily activities. Driving, cooking and even climbing stairs can become dangerous. Fortunately, cataract surgery is generally a simple out-patient procedure. Your ophthalmologist removes the clouded lens, replacing it with an artificial lens. This quick procedure makes a huge difference in patients’ lives. A newer laser option is suitable for some patients, and may make recovery even faster.
Regular glaucoma testing is important because catching the disease early helps prevent or slow vision loss. At Benefield Eye Care, we lower and monitor the intraocular pressure that makes glaucoma worsen. Depending on your individual situation, we may prescribe medicated eye drops, medications such as beta blockers, surgery, laser treatments or other therapies.
Diabetic Eye Disease Management
At Benefield Eye Care, we realize that our patients with diabetes face their own special set of eye health issues. These include increased risk for cataracts and glaucoma as well as diabetic retinopathy, a condition in which the blood vessels in the retina are damaged, drastically reducing vision and often leading to blindness. If caught in the early stages, treatment and follow-up care for diabetic retinopathy go a long way in preserving your vision. Because of this, we recommend more frequent eye exams for our diabetic patients.
Treatment for Corneal Disorders
Your eye is protected by a clear outer layer called the cornea. It helps keep you safe from germs and dirt which can harm your eye’s delicate structure. However, the cornea can easily become damaged through infection, injury or various diseases. We diagnose and treat the full spectrum of corneal disorders, including the more than 20 corneal dystrophies that can compromise your eye health.
Treatment for Vitreoretinal Disorders
In the back of your eye, the retina and vitreous can be affected by macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal tears or detachments, floats, flashes, eye cancer and other conditions. Dr. Benefield uses advanced training to diagnose and treat these varied and complicated vitreoretinal disorders.
Dry Eye Treatment
Many people’s eyes produce insufficient lubrication, leaving them feeling dry and uncomfortable. If your eyes burn or sting, come see us so we can help you feel more comfortable. At Benefield Eye Care, we can identify the causes of your dry eye and make a treatment plan to ease the condition. This could include eye drops and lifestyle changes.
If you are suffering from vision health problems or simply have a question, contact our office today. We are happy to help!