Itchy Eyes

HELP MY EYES ITCH! Eye Allergies Bothering You? Here is a little information from Dr. Nicole Shams: Ocular allergies are a common problem in spring and fall for many people. Current studies estimate a prevalence rate of up to 40% of the population being affected during allergy season. Ocular all...

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is age-related failing near vision that usually occurs around the age of 40. Even those that have never had a vision problem before can experience poor vision when reading or looking at objects close-up. Causes of Presbyopia While nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are cau...

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an age-related disorder where a portion of the retina (back of the eye) called the macula deteriorates and reduces central vision. Also referred to as AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration, this condition interferes with the ability to read and drive and is the le...

Floaters, Spots, Strings and Flashes

Floaters, Spots, Strings and Flashes Floaters, spots and strings in your vision may be annoying but are quite common with age especially after age 50. Although usually associated with the aging process, the condition can start at any time including as the eye develops in the womb. You may experie...

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition where the surface of the eye fails to maintain sufficient lubrication and moisture. Repercussions of the disorder range from slight eye irritation to an increased risk of infections and corneal inflammation. For comfort as well as optimal vision, your eyes ...

Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy is damage to the retina (back of the eye). This disorder is the result of damaged blood vessels in the eyes due to high blood sugar levels in those suffering from diabetes. If you have been diabetic for some time, you have a high risk of developing retinopathy and have a 25 times grea...

Comprehensive Eye Exam

At Kirkland Vision Center, we provide technically advanced and comprehensive eye exams to evaluate not just the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision but your overall health. We also use the most technically advanced equipment available including the Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer an...

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The eye lens lies behind the iris (colored portion of the eye) and the pupil (the round, dark center of the eye). The eye lens is mainly composed of water and protein. During the normal aging process, the protein may start to cluster together ca...

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia, more commonly known as farsightedness is a refractive disorder where light rays do not bent (refract) properly. This results in a visual image being  focused behind rather than directly on the retina (the layer in the back of the inner eye). If you are farsighted, you have good distan...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is actually a category of eye disorders involving an increase of intraocular (internal) eye pressure. Pressure builds because the eye is producing too much fluid or the fluid is not adequately draining. This pressure damages the eye’s optic nerve (structure that transmits visual informat...