According to the National Eye Institute: “Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. The length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens can cause refractive errors”.
Here is a list of just some of the conditions that Optometrist Dr. William Warneck treats:
Astigmatism: By staying on top of advances in contact lenses technologies, he can prescribe specialty lenses for people with astigmatism called “Toric” contacts. These range in styles from daily, weekly, monthly, or colored contact lens.
Red or Pink Eye condition: These conditions can be treated right here in Dr. Warneck’s office, you don't have to go to your primary care physician for this help. Conjunctivitis is another name for “Pink Eye”
Glaucoma: Is a disease that if left untreated can cause blindness. It is a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve of the eye and result in loss of vision. This disease generally occurs in older patients, however it does show up in younger patients as well. This is of special concern if the patient is a pregnant female for treatment must consider the fetus health as well. Treatment of glaucoma is very important for this very serious disease. It has been reported to be a main cause of blindness in the United States. With early treatment, this disease can be prevented.
Macular Degeneration : Macular degeneration is considered a leading cause of severe vision loss which when it does occurs is generally in people over the age of 60: Source WebMD. This condition occurs in the central portion of the retina, known as the macula, which deteriorates with age, and is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It may not cause total blindness, however, it can cause significant impact to sharp central eye vision (called the macula).
Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic eye diseases which includes cataracts and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the blood vessels in the retina. According to the National Eye Institute, a person with diabetes is considered nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults. Diabetic retinopathy can get worse over time and lead to poor vision, or blindness. If diabetic blood sugar levels stay high, diabetic retinopathy can get worse.
Visual Field Testing: Measures the quality of your side vision (peripheral vision). Perimetry is a measurement of the visual field and is important in determining the extent and progression of glaucoma. During this test you describe what you see in the “periphery” of your vision. This usually involves covering one eye and focusing the other on a fixed point in front of you.
Dry Eye: The natural flow of tears provides the lubrication and moisture to maintain healthy eyes. If there is an imbalance with this natural flow of tears, this “dry eye” condition can occur. Although this condition cannot be cured, there are a number of treatments that Dr. Warneck can prescribe.
Dr. William Warneck specializes in caring for all your eye health care needs.
His office is conveniently located inside Vision Works inside the Panama City Mall.