Leading Optometrist In Joplin - Hale Vision Care
We welcome patients of all ages to our one-of-a-kind optometry practice. Our mission as your local optometrist is to provide personalized eye care and quality eyewear in a warm and welcoming setting. Our caring and trusted eye doctor in Joplin, Missouri provides the best personalized optical and medical eye care services and solutions possible.
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The whole staff at our friendly optometry practice gets to know each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options. Our family eye care services include eye exams, dry eye, vision correction and eye disease management. We’re located conveniently to serve Joplin residents and offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.
Glaucoma Testing and Treatment
Glaucoma is not a single disease. It is actually a group of eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve due to an increase in pressure inside the eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP). When detected in the early stages, glaucoma can often be controlled, preventing severe vision loss and blindness. However, symptoms of noticeable vision loss often only occur once the disease has progressed. This is why glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight”.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a chronic condition that develops when your eyes do not produce and maintain enough tears to keep the eye’s surface lubricated resulting in multiple symptoms that range from person to person. Typically, dry eye disease can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam and a description of your symptoms. On some occasions our eye doctor might decide to do a test that measures how quickly your tears evaporate from the surface of your eye.
Q&A with Your Optometrist
Q: What is diabetic retinopathy?
A: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an eye disease that can occur at any stage and with any type of diabetes. In fact, sometimes diabetes is identified during an eye exam in a person who never suspected it. It is caused by damage to the very delicate blood vessels within the retina at the back of the eye. As DR progresses, these blood vessels may start to leak blood and fluid into the retina or other areas of the eye, and new vessels may begin to grow within the retina, which can cause vision loss, and sudden complications including internal bleeds and retinal detachment.
Q: What are specialty contact lenses?
A: Specialty contact lenses are contact lenses made for people who have trouble wearing regular contact lenses because of some type of eye health or vision issue. If you have dry eyes, or astigmatism, or kerataconus, you may have been told that you can't wear contact lenses. However, we now have new technology that allows us to fit all different types of patients with contact lenses that are comfortable, and provide great vision. These contact lenses require special fittings, performed by an eye doctor who is trained in this area, and knows what contact lenses will be best for your particular condition.