We provide a wide range of services to meet our clients needs.
Surgical Eye associates offers a variety of eye care services, including eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and ophthalmology. Our physicians and staff are specifically trained to diagnose and treat all disorders of the eye. In addition to surgical and medical intervention for eye problems, we emphasize preventive care. Our medical doctors are trained in a full spectrum of adult and pediatric specialties.
The Services We Offer
Surgical Eye Associates is pleased to be the first to provide revolutionary, blade-free cataract surgery to the Covington area. The laser is tailored to each patient’s eye and offers increased precision and safety when compared to traditional cataract surgery. This procedure may also produce better results for the patient's vision.
Eye examinations are an important part of preventative health care. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision.
If you are suffering from signs and symptoms of aging vision, including the effects of cataracts, our certified eye specialists will discuss your symptoms and determine which treatment is best for you and your vision.
Cataracts, dry eye, Fuchs’ dystrophy, glaucoma, herpes keratitis, keratoconus are treatable by laser therapy or incisional surgery alone or in combination with medical therapy.
Refractive laser surgery works by reshaping the cornea, or clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye.
The mission of our contact lens department is to provide our patients with the newest lens designs and materials while insuring a fit with the safest and healthiest products on the market. We dispense all of the latest designs in disposable lenses including daily wear for single day use as well as weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly planned lens replacement. Our clinic fits and dispenses medical and cosmetic soft or rigid contact lenses that correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and other ocular conditions. A contact lenses evaluation appointment is separate from or in addition to your routine eye examination, which insures the proper fit, dispensing and lens care for our patients.
Our on-site optical dispensary and laboratory has some of the latest equipment to not only fabricate glasses, but to maintain and repair glasses if they should become broken or damaged. We offer a complete selection of high quality eyewear. Our professional staff is trained to help our patients select frames that look great, fit perfectly and are compatible with your lens prescription. Our highly qualified opticians and staff are able to adjust and fit glasses to each of our patient’s specifications to give extended comfort and excellent vision.
The Conditions We Treat
Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. The disease generally affects both eyes, although one may have more severe signs and symptoms than the other. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids causing chronic red, irritated, itchy eyelids and the formation of dandruff-like scales on eyelashes. It is a common eye disorder caused by either bacterial or a skin condition such as dandruff of the scalp or acne rosacea.
Dry eye syndrome (DES) -- also called dry eye or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) -- is a common disorder of the tear film. It is an eye disease caused by eye dryness, which, in turn, is caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. Dry eye means that your eyes do not produce enough tears or that you produce tears which do not have the proper chemical composition.
Ocular inflammatory disease (OID) is a general term for inflammation affecting any part of the eye or surrounding tissue. If inflammation develops in the eye(s), or in the optic nerve, blood vessels, muscles or other tissues that surround the eye, the resulting illness is classified as an ocular inflammatory disease (or OID for short).
Diabetic Eye Disease- A disease of the small blood vessels of the retina of the eye in people with diabetes. In this disease, the vessels swell and leak liquid into the retina, blurring the vision and sometimes leading to blindness. Diabetic eye disease include Diabetic retinopathy, Cataracts, and Glaucoma.
Flashes and Floaters - Eye floaters are tiny spots, specks, lines or shapes that enter into your field of vision, appearing to float in front of the eye. They may seem like distant objects, but they are actually the shadows of cells and fibers inside the vitreous, or jelly-like substances of the eye. Occasionally, when vitreous body fibers pull on the retinal nerve cells, the eye has the sensation of a flash of light. This can be a small flash in just one spot, or it can be several flashes across a wider area of vision. It is not unusual for flashes and floaters to occur at the same time.
Macular degeneration is a disease that destroys the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected in MD, central vision loss or “blind spots” directly ahead may occur. Macular degeneration is diagnosed as either dry (non-neovascular) or wet (neovascular). Neovascular refers to growth of new blood vessels in an area, such as the macula, where they are not supposed to be.
Vitreo-Retinal Disease is a large variety of eye conditions that effect the vitreous and retina on the back portion of the eye that is not noticeable. It is a serious disease that may affect people of any age. It occurs when the retina separates from the wall of the eye, depriving retinal cells of oxygen.
The Physicians at SEA specialize in the pediatric and geriatric eye care by routine eye exams and necessary testing. We believe that children should have the best possible vision to use in their educational years and future lives. We take great pride in having the opportunity to take care of the aging population. Our doctors continuously monitor our patients for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, ocular side effects of medication, and other diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, thyroid dysfunction, anemia, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, etc.).
There are many different ways the brain processes visual information. Weaknesses in a particular kind of visual processing can often be seen in specific difficulties with practical, everyday tasks. The sooner vision loss or eye disease is found and treated, the greater your chances of keeping your remaining vision. Listed are a few of visual disorders; Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred. Farsightedness, or hyperopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which distant objects are usually seen clearly, but close ones do not come into proper focus. Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due either to the irregular shape of the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, or sometimes the curvature of the lens inside the eye. Presbyopia is the Inability of the eye to focus sharply on nearby objects, resulting from loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with advancing age.