Eye Disease Treatment Specialist

Steve F. Atlas, OD -  - Optometrist

Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians

Steve F. Atlas, OD

Optometrist located in Plantation, FL & Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Your eyes are complex, and certain health conditions can affect ocular health and vision. Steve Atlas, OD, is a specialist in managing and treating many common eye diseases. Find comprehensive care for eye infections, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and more at at Atlas Eye Center in Fort Lauderdale and Downtown Opticians in Plantation, Florida. To schedule an eye exam, call the office or choose an appointment time online.

Eye Disease Treatment Q&A

What are some common diseases affecting eye health?

Your eyes change as you go through life. And like the rest of your body, eyes can be affected by disease and deterioration. Some common eye diseases that Dr. Atlas and the team at Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians regularly treat include:

  • Eye infections
  • Eye injuries
  • Ocular allergies
  • Chronic dry eye
  • Keratoconus
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment
  • Diabetic eye disease

Having one or more of these diseases doesn’t mean that low-quality vision is inevitable. Dr. Atlas specializes in managing and treating common eye diseases to give you your best possible vision.

What are the signs of eye disease?

Certain eye diseases have obvious symptoms. Eye infections, particularly conjunctivitis (pinkeye), are common. Symptoms of an eye infection often include:

  • Eye pain
  • Itchiness or burning sensation
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Watery eyes
  • Pink color in the whites of your eyes
  • Mucus discharge around your eyes
  • Swollen eyelids

Some eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma are common with age. But these conditions may not have noticeable symptoms at the onset. Without early diagnosis, it’s possible to suffer vision loss before realizing you have an eye disease. Signs of age-related eye diseases vary, but may include:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Dim vision
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye pain
  • Visual disturbances

Whether or not you notice changes in vision, it’s important to get regular eye exams throughout life. Eye exams are sometimes the only way to identify an eye disease that puts your vision and eye health at risk.

How are eye diseases managed?

Getting regular, comprehensive eye exams is one of the best ways to protect the health of your eyes. In your eye exam, Dr. Atlas tests your vision and evaluates your eye health. Since many age-related eye diseases may not have warning signs, regular eye exams give Dr. Atlas the chance to detect these conditions early.

Glaucoma can be managed with prescription eye drops or oral medications. Cataract surgery works to remove the clouded lens of the eye and replace it with a clear, artificial lens.

Serious conditions like retinal detachments and certain eye injuries require prompt medical attention to prevent permanent vision loss. For these emergency situations, Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians have walk-in and same-day appointments available.

For eye diseases influenced by other health conditions, like diabetes, managing your overall health can make a difference for the health of your eyes. Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians partner with you to help you find relief from chronic dry eye, ocular allergy symptoms, and other common conditions.

If you have a health problem affecting your vision, trust Dr. Atlas and the team at Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians. Find personalized care for your vision by booking an appointment online or over the phone today.