Patient Education

Below you will find a list of general eye diseases and conditions. We have included a simple definition, but if you click on the link of the eye disease or condition you are interested in learning about, it will take you to the EyeSmart® website for in depth information. All links below are external links  . EyeSmart is a public awareness campaign, sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a trusted source for accurate, timely and relevant eye health information. Remember, this is only general information and if you have symptoms, questions or need medical advice you should schedule an appointment today with one of our doctors.


  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) is when one eye develops good vision, where the other one does not.
  • Astigmatism is a common condition that causes blurred vision due to an imperfection in the curvature of your eye.
  • Cataracts is the clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision due to aging.
  • Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that affects the major nerve of vision, called the optic nerve. Glaucoma causes loss of nerve tissue resulting in loss of vision and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.
  • Hyperopia (Farsightedness) is an eye condition where closeup object appear to be blurry and not in focus, however you can see faraway objects clearly.
  • LASIK (laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery to correct Myopia (Nearsightedness), Hyperopia (Farsightedness) and Astigmatism.
  • LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis) is an alternative refractive surgery for patients that are not LASIK candidates.
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness) is a condition where you can see object clearly upclose, but objects in the distance appear to be blurry and unfocused.
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) is an alternative refractive eye surgery for patients that are not LASIK candidates.
  • Presbyopia (Aging Eye) is a conditions that happens to nearly everyone. As we age our lenses become less flexible making it difficult to read at close range.
  • Pstosis Ptosis is a medical term for drooping of the upper eyelids. Patients with ptosis may have trouble seeing if their eyelids obstructs the pupil.
  • Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) most often refers to a benign growth of a thin membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball.