eyecare
1063 S. State Rd, Ste. #3, Davison, MI 48423
Phone: 810-658-2456 or Toll Free: 800-203-3937

Emergency Treatment

While many times, a "red eye" can wait a day or two, areas of "missing vision" require immediate attention. We will address your concerns with the utmost care and attention.

Eye emergencies include cuts, scratches,, burns, chemical exposure, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid. Since the eye is easily damaged, any of these conditions can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

It is important to get medical attention for all significant eye or eyelid injuries and problems. An injury to the eyelid may be a sign of severe injury to the eye itself. Many eye problems that are not due to injury still require urgent medical attention such as blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters and other symptoms.

Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots are dark "holes" in the visual field in which nothing can be seen.

Emergencies during regular office hours will be triaged and treated in an appropriate time frame.

For after-hours emergency care, visit your nearest walk-in clinic or emergency room facility

Call 911 If:

  • You experience partial or complete blindness in one or both eyes, even if it is only temporary.
  • You experience double vision, even if it is only temporary.
  • You have a sensation of a shade being pulled over your eyes or a curtain be being drawn from the side.
  • Blind spots, halos around lights, or areas of distorted vision appear suddenly.
  • You have eye pain, especially if your eye is also red. A red, painful eye is a medical emergency.

Protecting Your Eyes

We all want to protect our eyesight and overall health for ourselves and our family - that is why annual eye exams by Dr. Steinman are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early. Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss. In addition, many vision problems begin at an early age, so it's important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants.

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding or darkening that develops in the normally clear lens of the eye. This prevents the lens from properly focusing on the retina at the back of the eye, resulting in a loss of vision. It is not a film that grows over the surface of the eye.

No one is exactly sure what causes a cataract, but it is known that chemical changes within the lens cause it to become cloudy. This is often thought of as part of the natural aging process, but it may also result from heredity, an injury or disease.

Cataracts are most often found in persons over age 55, but are also occasionally found in younger persons, even newborns. Cataracts usually develop in both eyes, but often at different rates. Some cataracts develop slowly over a period of years and others form rapidly within a few months.

In a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Steinman can determine whether or not you have cataracts and can help you decide on the best treatment options.

Diabetic Retinopathy

The Optomap Retinal Exam is used by Dr. Steinman to get an ultra-wide field of view of the retina (the back of the eye). While eye exams generally include a look at the front of the eye to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening of the retina is critical to verify that your eye is healthy. This can lead to early detection of common diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, and even cancer. The exam is quick, painless, and may not require dilation drops.

Diabetic retinopathy can seriously affect vision and, if left untreated, cause blindness.

Since this disease can cause blindness, early diagnosis and treatment is essential. That's one reason why it is important to have your eyes examined periodically by Dr. Steinman, especially if you are a diabetic or if you have a family history of diabetes.

Dry Eye

Possible Causes of Dry Eye:

  • Age
  • Menopause
  • Post-LASIK
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Wearing Contact Lenses
  • Computer Use
  • Hot, dry climates
  • Air Conditioning

Symptoms of Dry Eye:

  • A gritty sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Itching
  • Light sensitivity
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Stinging or burning
  • Watery eyes

Treatment: Dr. Steinman is certified in treatment of dry eye syndrome. If you are experiencing dry eye please call the office to make an appointment with Dr. Steinman.

Glaucoma

Our new Retinal Thickness Analyzer, the RTA, is a significant instrument for Dr. Steinman in diagnosing and following difficult retinal diseases. It takes less than 30 seconds to take an image of each eye. With the RTA, Dr. Steinman can detect structural changes that may precede vision loss. More important, the RTA can help with early detection of Glaucoma.