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Eye Treatment Philadephia

Dry Eye Treatment in Philadelphia

Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. At Hendrix Vision of Philadelphia, we provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family, and we can help you manage your dry eye condition if you have one.
We are a locally owned and operated business, in Philadelphia, PA, with the friendly, attentive service that makes a visit to the eye doctor a pleasant and comfortable experience. We offer convenient business hours, and our ophthalmologist treats the full range of eye conditions and diseases. If you require dry eye treatment, our doctor will ensure that you receive the proper specialized care.

With every blink of your eye, tears are spread across the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. It’s important to keep this tear production healthy, because dry eyes can cause discomfort. Dry eyes can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination in our office. Testing, with special emphasis on the evaluation of the quantity and quality of tears produced by the eyes, may include: patient history to determine any symptoms the patient is experiencing and the presence of any general health problems, medications taken, or environmental factors that may be contributing to the dry eye problem.

In addition, we will perform an external examination of the eye, including lid structure and blink dynamics, evaluation of the eyelids and cornea using bright light and magnification, and measurement of the quantity and quality of tears for any abnormalities. Special dyes may be instilled in the eyes to better observe tear flow and to highlight any changes to the outer surface of the eye caused by insufficient tears.

One of the primary approaches used to manage and treat mild cases of dry eyes is adding tears using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions. Dry eyes can be a chronic condition, but our ophthalmologist can prescribe treatment to keep your eyes healthy, and to prevent your vision from being affected. These tears can be used as often as needed to supplement natural tear production. Preservative-free artificial tear solutions are recommended because they contain fewer additives that could further irritate the eyes. However, some people may have persistent dry eyes that don’t respond to artificial tears alone. Additional steps need to be taken to treat their dry eyes.

Another approach to reducing the symptoms of dry eyes is to keep natural tears in the eyes longer. This can be done by blocking the tear ducts through which the tears normally drain. The tear ducts can be blocked with tiny silicone or gel-like plugs that can be removed, if needed. A surgical procedure to permanently close tear ducts can also be used. In either case, the goal is to keep the available tears in the eye longer to reduce problems related to dry eyes. Prescription eye drops that help to increase production of tears might be recommended, as well, in addition to omega-3 fatty acid nutritional supplements. Prescription eye drops or ointments, warm compresses and lid massage, or eyelid cleaners may be recommended to help decrease inflammation around the surface of the eyes.

Philadelphia Glaucoma Evaluation and Treatment

For over 20 years, Hendrix Vision Center has provided comprehensive eye care for the whole family. We are a Philadelphia owned and operated business, with the friendly, attentive service that makes a visit to the eye doctor a pleasant and comfortable experience. As part of our specialized service, we offer both glaucoma evaluation and glaucoma treatment.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people over forty, yet almost all blindness due to this stealthy condition is preventable. Glaucoma is not an infection, nor is it contagious. It is a condition in which pressure created by the fluid in one or both eyes builds to an abnormally high level. Ultimately, this pressure causes damage to the delicate visual structures of the eye and, left untreated, blindness often results.

Glaucoma can damage your vision with little to no warning. Fortunately, it is still possible to protect your eyesight. Especially if you are over forty, it is critical to have regular eye examinations. Because chronic glaucoma seldom causes symptoms, early detection and treatment are the only ways to prevent permanent loss of vision. At Hendrix Vision, our skilled and caring staff is here to offer a comprehensive glaucoma evaluation, as well as glaucoma treatment, if needed.

During your eye examination, it is important to tell our physician if other members of your family have glaucoma because the condition tends to be hereditary. After completing the routine exam, specific tests will be conducted to confirm the presence of glaucoma. These tests can identify glaucoma long before the onset of symptoms by measuring the pressure in the eye, checking your peripheral vision, and central vision, and examining the interior structures of the eye.

If chronic glaucoma is diagnosed, the condition will be closely monitored during regular examinations. The treatment of choice for this form of glaucoma includes eye drops and oral medication which, if regularly used, are often all that is necessary to control the damaging pressure. In cases where these medications cannot successfully control the pressure, surgery is required. Acute glaucoma initially affects only one eye, and is usually characterized by painful symptoms. Immediate medication is administered to temporarily relieve the pressure, followed by surgery.

Philadelphia Designer Glasses and Sunglasses

For over 20 years, Hendrix Vision Center has provided comprehensive eye care for the whole family. We are a locally owned and operated Philadelphia business with the friendly, attentive service that makes a visit to the eye doctor a pleasant and comfortable experience

We offer convenient business hours, with a doctor onsite six days a week. Our ophthalmologist treats the full range of eye conditions and diseases, and uses the latest advancements in technology and medicine to streamline the process. Hendrix Vision also offers a full line of designer glasses and sunglasses for your entire family to choose from. Whether you seek something elegant and classic, or something bold and eccentric, we have a wide variety of choices to fit your needs.

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Hendrix Vision is an authorized dealer for designer eye-wear from exclusive brands around the world. We carry premium, luxury and sports eyewear for the whole family, and we strive to ensure the highest quality in customer satisfaction. Visit our boutique location to shop the latest eye-wear trends. Our designer glasses and sunglasses include some of the best selling brands, including Ray Ban, Prada, Fendi, Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, and Gucci, just to name a few.

At Hendrix Vision, we understand that you want both quality and comfort in your glasses. Our buyers work directly with top brands and designers to create the richest, most diverse selection of designer eyeglasses and sunglasses found anywhere. We’re dedicated to finding more options and exclusives in designer eyewear, just for you. Stop in today to browse some of the best designer glasses and sunglasses available.

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Best Contact Lenses in Philadelphia

Successful contact lens wear begins with a comprehensive eye examination by a trained ophthalmologist and a thorough fitting by a contact lens provider. At Hendrix Vision, we understand that contact lenses are an important part of many patients’ eye care visits. The decision to wear contact lenses is based on the clinical findings of the doctor, as well as lifestyle and personal preferences of the patient. Usually, you will be evaluated with lenses in place for the first half hour of wear and evaluated again at two weeks. Additional visits may be required depending on the complexity of the fitting.

 
Hendrix Vision Center has provided comprehensive eye care for the whole family for over twenty years. We are a locally owned and operated business, in Philadelphia, PA, with the friendly, attentive service that makes a visit to the eye doctor a pleasant and comfortable experience. We know how to make your contact kens fitting a successful one, and we do our best to provide you with a pleasant experience.Best contacts in Philly
First time contact lens wearers require a special dispensing visit. The contact lens provider trains the new wearer who then must demonstrate proficiency in placement and removal of the lens. Lens wearers are provided with instructions for proper hygiene, disinfection instructions and centering de-centered lens. All patients receive a care kit containing a storage case and solutions for cleaning, rinsing and disinfection. A wearing schedule and instruction booklet are provided, and a variety of products are available for contact lens care. At Hendrix Vision, we specialize in helping you select the ones most suitable to your needs.

 
Follow up visits are necessary for the new contact lens wearer. As you gradually adapt to the contact lenses, changes can occur which may require modification or lens change. We offer convenient business hours, with a doctor onsite six days a week. Our ophthalmologist treats the full range of eye conditions and diseases, and uses the latest advancements in technology and medicine to streamline the process.