Eye Q

The more you know the better

Young Vision Care is a great place to turn for information about your eyes and eye health. The following information provides a quick but sound introduction to eye health and disease. If you have questions or would like more information about a topic not covered here, feel free to email us your questions at info@youngvisioncare.com.

Vision Basics

Your eyes are amazing and very complex organs. For them to work, there must be light. Light rays reflect off of an object and enter the eye through the cornea. At the back of your eye, light is focused by the retina. The light is then converted into electric signals that are sent to the brain. Once the brain receives the signals, vision occurs.

More than just a prescription

diopsysYoung Vision Care is pleased to offer new vision tests to all of our patients.  The purpose of these tests are to provide more diagnostic information for our patients with suspected visual deficits as well as more effective monitoring of any treatment.  These painless, non-invasive tests are unique in that they do not require verbal responses.

The Diopsys VEP objectively measures the function of the entire visual pathway from the eye to the brain using technology called Visual Evoked Potential.  This technology has been proven to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders including brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and vision related disorders such as glaucoma.

Diopsys ERG testing objectively measure the function of the retina using technology called pattern electroretinography (pERG).  The pERG test records how ell the retina cells work.  This test aids in the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes and other visual issues.

Vision Problems

Children & Computer Vision Syndrome
Nearsightedness(difficulty seeing objects clearly at a distance)
Farsightedness (difficulty seeing objects clearly up close)
Presbyopia (difficulty seeing objects clearly up close due to age)
Glaucoma(damage to the optic nerve)
Cataracts (clouding of the eye's natural lens)
Macular Degeneration

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