Erika Morrow, M.S., O.D. owner and optometrist at ForSight Eye Care is well versed in the treatment and management of all eye conditions. Explore our eye conditions menu below to learn more about our treatment options.
Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure in the eyeball, which causes damage to the cells that connect the eye to the brain, resulting in vision loss. Glaucoma is often called the silent thief of vision because patients cannot feel that the pressure is high in their eyes and the vision loss begins as side vision loss. Glaucoma is an age related condition often times but genetics and race play a large role as well. At ForSight, we screen your eyes for glaucoma every time you have an exam by our doctor.
Cataract development is a natural process of aging. The lens in each eye becomes cloudy and thicker. As cataracts form, your vision will be affected with symptoms that include glare & halos around lights at night, decreased vision overall, and inability to see well in low lighting conditions (ie: reading menus at a restaurant). Typically, cataracts are like wrinkles; they develop on both eyes and occur with birthdays. Come in and learn more about the lenses in your eyes.
Emergencies eye exams are our specialty. We are here to help you during and after business hours. If you are experiencing redness, watering, discomfort, pain, light sensitivity, or foreign body sensations in your eye(s), please call us! We want to keep you comfortable and seeing!
Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, results in poor vision up close and in many cases, it affects distance vision as well. Farsightedness results in fatigue, eyestrain, headaches, and blurred vision up close and far away.
Astigmatism results in ghosted/slightly doubled images, poor night vision, and blurred vision at all distances. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. When you have high amounts of astigmatism, sometimes a specialty contact lens is needed to fully correct your prescription.
Presbyopia typically happens in the early to mid-40’s and results in blurred vision up close. The good news is there are many great solutions to improve each patient’s eye freedom including progressive lens technology, multifocal contact lenses, computer glasses designed for specific workstation setups, and/or reading glasses.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is common because we all spend many hours a day on our computers, tablets, and devices. If you are experiencing redness, burning, eyestrain, fatigue, and headaches, come in for an evaluation. At ForSight, we offer lens designs that have special properties to relax the eyes and special properties to limit harmful light exposure. We like to remind our patients to take a break every 20 minutes, for 20 seconds, with lots of blinking.
Macular degeneration is an age-related condition that affects vision, making it difficult to see fine detail, & it affects how your vision responds to different lighting conditions. The condition has different stages and can be progressive. The risk factors for macular degeneration are age, genetics, race, and smoking.
At ForSight, we emphasize the importance of UVA, B, & C protection, a healthy diet, customized supplements, exercise, & not smoking. If you are over the age of 55, you should have an eye exam for macular changes annually. Dr. Morrow recommends foods high in antioxidants including kale, broccoli, greens, collards, egg whites, carrots, & beautiful berries.