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Eye exams and advanced eye care at East Jefferson

There’s a lot to see in N’awlins—from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to Veterans Memorial Boulevard. And we want to help you see it all, clearly. Get the eye care you need right here in Jefferson Parish.

Our Eye Care team at East Jefferson General Hospital provides services to protect your eyes, improve your vision, and prevent eye disease. Routine eye exams, glaucoma management, cataract surgery, you name it.

Our eye care experts are specially trained in eye health. We use the most current equipment, so you get the best diagnosis and treatment plan for you. And we’re here for your whole krewe, including your smallest boo and your eldest MawMaw.

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Local eye care for healthy eyes

One of the best ways to keep your eyes healthy long-term is with regular eye exams. During an eye exam, an eye doctor (an optometrist or ophthalmologist) looks at your eye health. We not only check how well you see but also for signs of common eye disorders, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.

The earlier we find and treat eye disease, the more likely treatment will work. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. So, you want to get your eyes checked regularly—even if you don’t wear glasses or contacts.

When to see an optometrist vs. ophthalmologist

Our team of eye care specialists includes both optometrists and ophthalmologists:

  • Optometrists are doctors of optometry (OD). They specialize in eye care, offer eye exams, and diagnose and treat many eye disorders.
  • Ophthalmologists are medical doctors (MD) or osteopathic doctors (OD). Like optometrists, they specialize in eye care. But they also do complex eye surgery. Your ophthalmologist likely specializes in a disease or part of the eye, such as the cornea.

Your eye doctor can help you decide how often you should have an eye exam. Most of the time, it’s every one or two years. Always visit your eye doctor if you notice vision changes, eye pain, flashes of light, new floaters, or lots of tears. Or if you have an eye injury.

Eye care services and treatments at East Jefferson

Find the eye care services you need at East Jefferson, such as:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Conductive keratoplasty (CK) procedure
  • Contact lens fittings and specialty lenses
  • Glaucoma management
  • Low vision conditions
  • Oculoplastics and reconstructive procedures
  • Ophthalmic ultrasound procedures
  • Ophthalmology clinical research studies
  • Routine eye exams
  • Treatments for:
  • Children’s eye conditions
  • Diseases of the cornea
  • Eye cancer (ocular oncology and pathology)
  • Macular degeneration
  • Neurological ophthalmic conditions
  • Vitreoretinal diseases

Eye safety for eye love

When it comes to your eyes, it’s best to keep ‘em safe. Eye injuries can happen because of sharp objects, chemicals, foreign particles, or daily strain. You may be at a higher risk of eye problems if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of eye disease, or if you wear contacts or had previous eye surgery.

To protect your eyes, follow these eye safety tips:

  • Be careful with cosmetics, especially if you wear contacts.
  • Get and wear glasses if you need them.
  • See your eye doctor regularly and call them right away if you have an eye injury or eye issue.
  • Take breaks from the computer and other screens.
  • Wash your hands before touching in or near your eye.
  • Wear goggles or protective glasses when playing sports, using machinery, or working with anything that could get in the eye.
  • Wear sunglasses when you’re outside to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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