Broome Optical is a leading eye care and eyewear provider in Amarillo, Texas. Operating since 1929, we've repeatedly been voted Best of Amarillo by our community because we value quality service and medical attention. Below, we explain exactly what goes into an eye exam at Broome Optical and outline a few of the eye diseases we specialize in treating.
Eye exams are a key aspect of eye health for children and adults. A thorough eye exam includes a series of tests intended to assess a patient’s vision capabilities, screen for eye diseases and identify potential eye disorders.
Healthy vision depends on maintaining the right balance of fluid and light absorption within your eyes. While there are many diseases and conditions that affect this balance, cataracts develop as a result of the life cycle of the eye, not necessarily from an abnormal defect or a genetic predisposition. Learn more about cataract diagnosis and treatment protocol.
With the CDC estimating 29 million people in the U.S suffer from diabetes, the disease and its associated complications deserve attention. Diabetic retinopathy is one such complication with blinding results. Know the warning signs and risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy.
Improper tear production causes chronic dry eyes, or dry eye syndrome. While dry eye symptoms can affect patients of any age, the National Eye Institute estimates nearly 5 million Americans 50 years of age and older suffer from this condition. Dry eyes are more than just uncomfortable; they can cause a host of eye issues if left untreated.
Research shows that 86% of patients who visit an eye doctor with dry eyes symptoms suffer from eye congestion. LipiFlow is a device that treats dry eye syndrome caused by eye congestion.
Glaucoma may lead to blindness, but with no symptoms to speak of, it often goes untreated. Marked by increased pressure within the eye, glaucoma detection requires a thorough eye exam by a trained eye doctor. Learn more about this disease and its treatment.
Keratoconus is an eye condition in which the cornea fails to hold its natural dome shape, and the corneal structure begins to bulge out like a cone. While the cause of keratoconus remains unknown, genetics and the environment can play a role. Keratoconus can cause vision distortion and should be diagnosed and treated by an eye doctor immediately.
Whether you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, have a genetic predisposition for developing this eye disease, or know someone suffering from it, you probably know that it is a serious health problem. As a leading cause of vision loss in older adults, it’s vital to understand the risk factors associated with macular degeneration to mitigate its effects on your vision.