SharpeVision helps patients with a wide range of eye-care needs, from itchy or dry-eye problems to complex issues requiring a board-certified Eye MD.
- Eye Screening
- Latisse & Botox
Latisse & Botox
Latisse is a medication that makes eyelashes longer, darker, and thicker. The active ingredient in the medication was originally approved for the treatment of a type of glaucoma and was found to have the side effect on eyelash growth. It is important to have a complete eye exam prior to beginning this medication. At SharpeVision, we offer this prescription medication at a discount through our office rather than buying it at the pharmacy. Dr. Sharpe will see you for an 8-week checkup where he will evaluate you for any allergies or adverse reaction, as well as showing you before and after photos so that you can see the change in your lashes. Learn more.
Botox cosmetic is also offered at SharpeVision for moderate to severe frown lines around the eyes. Learn more.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a baseline eye disease screening test for all adults. Those with no signs or risk factors for eye disease should schedule a test at age 40. Anyone who has high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of eye disease should see an ophthalmologist to determine the proper eye exam intervals. Learn more.
There’s a moving part in our eye called the crystalline lens. It sits behind the colored part of our eye, and flexes when we change focus from distant objects to near objects. In our mid-40s, this lens becomes less flexible. When this happens, glasses with bifocals help us focus on near objects, such as a book or computer. While there is no current technology that can restore this flexibility, options such as Monovision can help us to see both distant and near objects without reading glasses. Monovision can be achieved with both contact lenses and refractive surgery. Dr. Sharpe can explain your options for seeing at all distances without lenses.
This is a popular solution for seeing without readers. With Monovision, the focus of one eye (usually your dominant eye) is set for perfect distance vision, while your other eye is set for near vision. It can be achieved with LASIK or with contact lenses. It is not an option for everyone, but for many people it is a convenient way to see near and far without dependence on glasses. There is usually a period of adjustment, and if you decide it doesn’t suit you, the procedure can often be reversed for distance vision. We’ll discuss this important option with you in detail during your exam.
Five quick tips for healthier eyes
Schedule an eye exam every year if you are 65 or older or every two years if younger.
Smoking is a key factor for cataracts. If you smoke, make it a top priority for you to quit.
Block the sun
Protect your eyes from sunlight by wearing sunglasses and a brimmed hat.
Maintain your health
Take care of any other health problems, especially diabetes.
Nutritional supplements such as Vitamin C and other antioxidants may help slow the progression of vision problems.