Retinal detachment is a serious ocular health problem that requires immediate evaluation. The most common signs and symptoms of retinal detachment are new onset floaters, large flashes of light better visible in dim or dark lighting, a curtain or veil like appearance to the vision in the affected eye. Those at higher risk for retinal tears or detachment are: those who are very nearsighted over approximately -4.00 glasses prescription, anyone who has had previous ocular surgery, anyone with a family history of retinal detachment, anyone who has had a retinal detachment in one eye already and anyone with a severe eye or head injury. Such as a strike from a racquetball, baseball or accident where you hit your head very hard.
Seek Immediate Eye Care
If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have had a recent injury to your eye/head please call 970-262-9272 to schedule and eye health exam. If it is not during regular business hours the listed phone number will ring through to the doctor on call who may come in to examine you, or direct you to the best facility at that time for evaluation if unable to make it to the office.
Dr. Ward and Dr Philpy regularly diagnose and treat eye injuries, infections, inflammations, burning, redness, pain, sensitivity, pink eye and remove foreign bodies from the eye.
Our doctors can treat, prescribe medication for and manage many different eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Diagnosis and Referral
For eye conditions like cataracts, retinal tears and retinal detachments that may require surgical or specialized care, our Optometrists provide initial diagnosis as well as referral, co-management and follow-up care in coordination with an Ophthalmologist.
Many eye problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy don't have obvious symptoms in their early stages. Changes in vision are often so gradual that you unconsciously adjust to your sight without realizing your vision has changed. You may think you are seeing as well as you were a year ago and don’t have problems, but you can't be sure until you've had your eyes thoroughly examined.