Palisade Eye is a Weehawken ophthalmology office providing glaucoma eye care as well as regular optical care. We have 3 offices, one in Jersey City, one in Bayonne and one in Union. We specialize in corneal transplants and diabetic eye care as well. Call today to experience quality eye care.
During your eye exam at our Weehawken ophthalmology office, we will perform either a slit lamp exam or a dilated eye exam. If needed, we will perform a refraction for glasses and contact lenses as well as glaucoma pressure testing. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It causes abnormally high pressure in the eye, which can result in nerve damage and vision loss. Glaucoma comes on slowly, and does not cause immediate changes in vision, which is why it’s imperative to have a yearly exam. Early diagnoses can help to prevent nerve damage further before vision loss
Vision loss and damage to the eye from glaucoma cannot be reversed, but with certain treatments and checkups it can be slowed. Treatment for glaucoma includes eye drops, laser treatment, surgery, and prescription eyedrop medication. Various medications increase the outflow of fluid in the eye and reduce pressure through different means to help alleviate the symptoms and condition. The medications are generally safe, but may have slight side effects such as mild reddening, stinging or blurry vision. We also create contact lenses, carry designer frames and sunglasses, and accept a wide range of insurances. Patients can make an appointment by calling us or requesting an appointment on our website. Because we know how important it is for your eyes to stay healthy and disease free, our
Weehawken ophthalmology office office will help you schedule annual exams that best fit your schedule and help you stay up to date on your vision appointments.
By Palisade Eye
February 14, 2019