Our Greer Optometrist Treats a Variety of Eye Conditions
At Blue Ridge Vision, Greer optometrist Dr. Gordon Johnson understands just how valuable your vision is, and how important it is to you to get effective treatment if something is impairing your ability to see. He brings his unique clinical experience and training, which includes studies of anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology, to his role as a leading Greer-area vision and eye specialist.
Conditions Treated by Our Eye Doctor in Greer
To maximize your vision and eye health, you want an eye doctor in Greer who has the training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of ocular diseases. Dr. Johnson and his team frequently work with people suffering from:
- Dry eye: caused by a wide number of potential factors that ultimately impair the quality and/or production of moisture-rich tears, chronic dry eye leads to uncomfortable symptoms including itchy, red, or even overly watery eyes that may feel as if a foreign object, such as sand, is stuck in them
- Cataracts: clouding of the clear lens inside the eye (located directly behind the dark pupil); this is caused by a change in structure and quality of the proteins and other fibers that make up the lens and can lead to partial or complete blindness
- Diabetic Retinopathy: damage to blood vessels behind the retina caused by poorly controlled blood sugar levels
- Glaucoma: damage to the optic nerve, which transmits visual information from the eyes to the occipital lobe in the brain, caused by an increased in inner eye (intraocular) pressure.
- Keratoconus: an outward, atypical bulging and thinning of the clear half-spherical shape called the cornea (which covers the colored iris), leading to a variety of visual impairments including astigmatism, blurry vision, and double vision
- Macular degeneration: Progressive damage to the center of the macula, located at the center of your retina. This leads to impaired eyesight, particularly in the center of your field of vision, and causes difficulties with reading and other tasks requiring fine detail and visual acuity. It's caused by either an overgrowth of small leaky blood vessels behind the retina, or gradual thinning and scarring of the macula, typically associated with yellow deposits known as drusen.
Of course, this list isn't all-inclusive. No matter what condition you or a loved one is struggling with, or if you're looking for a second opinion, we're confident our Greer eye specialist can help you get the right diagnosis, the right treatment, and the right personalized care to meet your needs.
Contact Blue Ridge Vision For Eye Treatment
Do you live near Greer, Duncan, Lyman, Taylors, Greenville, or a surrounding South Carolina community? Call Blue Ridge Vision today to schedule an eye exam for you and your family members. You can contact our friendly staff at 864-877-3031. Don't let an eye condition hold you back! Get the individualized care you deserve in a friendly environment by an eye care team who cares!