THE ONLY ADVANCED DRY EYE TESTING CLINIC IN NAPLES

Dr. Priya’s commitment to provide her patients with the most advanced testing and treatment options brings you the exclusive dry eye clinic. You may have dry eye disease if you are experiencing stinging, burning, fatigued, light sensitive, itchy, scratchy, excessive watering or the feeling of “having something in the eyes”.

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DRY EYE TESTING

Eyes are lubricated by tears normally produced by glands located under the upper eyelids and lubricate the eye at each blink. Insufficient tears result in the eye not being sufficiently nourished or lubricated resulting in a chronic condition called Dry Eye. As tears keep the surface of the eye smooth, washing away any foreign matter in the eye and reducing the risk of eye infection. A Dry eye condition is often time chronic and requires immediate testing and treatment.

Shown here is an advanced testing device called a Keratograph. Eye Openerz is the only clinic in Naples equipped with this advanced testing device. The testing procedure is non-invasive and painless. Make an appointment today and get tested for Dry eye at Dr. Priya’s Dry Eye Clinic!

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Eye health is determined through regular exams to establish the extent and rate of progression of a condition. At a minimum, an annual comprehensive eye exam is highly recommended regardless of age. A comprehensive eye exam is absolutely necessary to determine developing vision issues and the progression of chronic conditions.

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Comprehensive Eye Exam

A comprehensive exam establishes treatment options such as corrective glasses, lenses or surgical options In some cases, vision issues are related to Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, or Cardiovascular disease. After testing, patients receive referrals for treatment of medical conditions, or needing surgery. In cases where prescriptions need to be filled, the practice provides guidance on obtaining prescription glasses, bifocals, reading glasses or multifocal contact lenses.

Several eye conditions are degenerative without external warning signs. For example, if you are suffering from frequent headaches, eye strain and eye fatigue during driving or any other strenuous activity, you may be suffering from Myopia (nearsightedness) or Hyperopia (trouble focusing on objects that are up close) or astigmatism (blurry vision).

Particularly, the retina, which is a delicate lining at the back of the eye similar to film in a camera, enables you to see. Light strikes the retina through the lens in your eye and produces a picture which is then sent to the brain, an unhealthy retina cannot send clear signals to your brain which can result in impaired vision or blindness. Though most issues with the retina could be serious conditions, most can be treated with early detection. Further, serious eye disease, including partial loss of vision, often times develops without warning and progresses with no early symptoms, the best outcomes are often achieved by early detection.

Advanced testing, which you can opt for during the comprehensive exam, captures an image of more than 80% of your retina, compared to only about 40% in traditional testing methods. This test aids in early detection of retinal problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retina detachments, and systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. An annual, permanent record on your medical file will enable the doctor track results over time and diagnose potential eye disease early.
We highly recommend Optos Daytona Retinal Imaging as an integral part of your exam. Ask your doctor about getting these retinal pictures and schedule your comprehensive eye examination.

Advanced Technologies

Dr. Priya uses advanced technologies for the early detection of Glaucoma, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy and provides excellent pre & post-operative care

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Retinal Photography

The Optomap, is state-of-the-art testing device that provides a set of enhanced ultra-widefield digital retinal images of your retina, within a few minutes. This screening method which entails getting high-resolution digital images of the inside of the eye, captures an image of more than 80% of your retina, and is especially important for individuals with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, retinal diseases, or strong glasses prescriptions due to higher risk of retinal disorders such as Glaucoma.

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Visual Field Testing

Visual field testing tests for horizontal and vertical range of peripheral vision. The test helps analyze the presence of potential blind spots which may be symptoms for a host of conditions ranging from eye diseases to brain disorders. For instance, Glaucoma-induced optic nerve damage is associated with a specific visual field defect. On the other hand, brain abnormalities such as those caused by tumors can be detected by a visual field test. Hence, this test s a critical test in the care regimen.

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Optical Coherence Tomography Scans

An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique uses light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural tissues of the back of the eye. A noninvasive, painless test, it works using light without radiation and is similar to a CT scan of the eye. And is essential for early diagnosis of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic retinal disease and conditions such as retinal detachment.

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OCULUS Keratograph for Dry Eye Testing

The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M is an advanced non-invasive device for corneal topography and dry eye analysis. It is a corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer and a color camera optimized for external imaging providing high-definition color images and video of the eye. It helps examine the meibomian glands, non-invasive tear film break-up time and the tear meniscus height measurement and evaluates the lipid layer.

Contact Lens Evaluation & Fitting

A wrong contact lens size could result in damage to the eyes and impair vision permanently. Dr. Priya’s trained staff help patients through this process and ensure a good fit of your lenses. Also, inquire about the variety of color options of your contact lenses

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Contact Lens Evaluation

A comprehensive eye exam is necessary for the prescription of corrective lenses. It is vital to evaluate the health of the eye and assess conditions that may interfere with contact lens use before the use of contact lenses. During the comprehensive exam, a tear film evaluation is performed to ensure the eyes are not too dry, in which case most contact lenses will not be ideal. As mild discomfort is common among new user of lenses, patients are provided with trial lenses are provided to the patient. Pupil & iris sizes and the curvature of the eye are measured after which contact lenses are carefully matched to the patient and fitted. Dr. Priya’s trained staff help patients through the fitting process and ensure the lenses are a good fit.

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Insurance

We accept a variety of insurance plans and are working towards accepting more. Co-payments and Deductibles are due at the time of your visit. We accept Cash, Visa, Master Card, and Debit cards. We offer reasonable rates for most uninsured patients.

Glaucoma Testing

Dr. Priya uses advanced technologies for the early detection of Glaucoma and provides excellent pre & post-operative care

Glaucoma is a condition that targets the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain, caused by high pressure inside the eye. As Glaucoma is a progressively degenerative condition, prevention is better than cure. If you do notice vision loss, blurry vision and halos around lights, and maybe experience nausea and vomiting, you need to be tested for Glaucoma. Early detection, regular testing and medical care are essential steps in the treatment of Glaucoma. Dr. Priya uses advanced testing using latest technologies such as an OCT is critical for retinal assessment for Cataracts, retinal disease, anterior segment imaging for corneal disease and Glaucoma.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a sight-threatening disease that occurs in individuals aged 65 or older

Macular degeneration is a condition that targets the macula, responsible for focus in vision. Individuals suffering from this condition experience a slow and painless vision loss. Symptoms may not be apparent, hence a comprehensive eye exam will be necessary for early detection. A treatment regimen with proper medication can slow the degeneration of the macula.

Cataracts

Cataract is an eye disease that causes partial or in more advanced stages complete cloudiness in the eye’s lens

A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with the light passing through the retina. Patients usually describe the condition as being similar to looking through a waterfall, or a piece of wax paper, with a gradual blurring or dimming of vision. Over 50% of people of the age of 60, and quite a few younger than that, suffer from cataracts. There are several factors that cause cataracts - age, UV radiation, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, smoking, and previous eye injuries. Symptoms include blurred vision, sensitivity to light, night time glare, and temporary improvement in near-vision. Reading may become more difficult and driving can become dangerous. Patients are troubled by a bothersome glare, halos around lights, or even double vision.

As the cataract becomes worse, frequent changes in eyeglass prescription may become necessary. Late stages of impaired vision due to cataracts cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Once detected, the condition can be remedied by cataract surgery. Currently, there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts. Once they form, there is only one way to achieve vision again, and that is to physically remove the cataract from the eye by surgery. The good news however is that, once removed, cataracts will not grow back.

Though everyone heals somewhat differently from surgery, typically patients report improvement in their vision within a day after surgery. Most patients return to their normal work and lifestyle routines within a day or two. According to a survey conducted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery, more than 98% of cataract patients had their vision successfully improved after surgery. Many patients experience vision that is actually better than before they developed cataracts.

Dr. Priya offers excellent testing and diagnosis of cataracts using the latest technology, followed by and pre-operative care and referrals to the best cataract surgeons in the Naples, Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers area. She personally provides follow-up care in her office, and ensures communication with the surgeon on the post-operative care provided.

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Pre and Post-Operative Care

LASIK or Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), commonly referred to as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction, is a type of refractive surgery for the correction of myopia, Hyperopia, and astigmatism

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LASIK Consultation..

Laser vision correction, or LASIK, is one of the effective procedures to counter astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Dr. Priya offers pre-operative screenings to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure and guide you through the process. Dr. Priya refers to some of the most skilled LASIK surgeons in area and her practice provides excellent pre and post-op care which is essential for the success of the LASIK procedure.

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Treatment of Medical Conditions

Eye Openerz is a medical practice where Dr. Priya routinely treats a variety of medical conditions and provides referrals for specialized care and surgery

Diabetic Retinopathy is a disease that leads to blurry, distorted vision and blindness. It occurs when diabetes weakens blood vessels inside your eye. These weak vessels leak fluid into an area of the eye called the retina. New, distorted vessels may grow, then bleed. These vessels can damage areas of the retina, causing vision loss. In addition to diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy is also correlated to obesity. One of the biggest risks with this condition is that you could have diabetic retinopathy without knowing it as there is no pain or clear outward signs. However, if left untreated, this condition could cause permanent damage to the eyes and is one of the common causes of blindness in the U.S. other than Cataracts. Common symptoms include eye pain, floaters and spots, shadow in your vision, blurry or distorted or double vision. Regular eye exams to establish a baseline and monitor the condition is highly recommended. Dr. Priya’s advanced testing protocols can detect these conditions early, followed by referrals to some of the best ophthalmologists in the area, specializing in the treatment of this condition.

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Eye Infections / Red Eyes

Dr. Priya’s practice routinely treats patients with Conjunctivitis (pink eye), Red eye and various infections such as blepharitis (eyelid infection) and keratitis (cornea infection).

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye problem that is contagious. Its symptoms vary ranging from watery, itchy eyes, sensitivity to light, discharge from the corner of the eyes or stuffiness and runny nose.

Red eye is another general term used for describing red, bloodshot eyes and may be caused by allergies, eye fatigue and improper hygiene of contact lenses. It could be correlated with smoking, pregnancy, flu and cold, workplace hazards, and lack of sleep. It can also be indicative of more serious disorders such as Glaucoma, Corneal Ulcers, or Ocular Herpes.

Affecting the edges of the eyelids, blepharitis is an uncomfortable chronic infection. It is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria, a skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis, a meibomian gland dysfunction, or all of these together. Symptoms include inflammation, soreness, greasy-looking eyelids, discharge which causes the lids to stick together, tiny flakes or crusts on the eyelids or base of lashes and/or blocked eyelid gland that is filled with oily fluid.

Given the spectrum of possibilities, that could cause the eyes to be bloodshot, immediate medical attention is recommended especially if the condition is accompanied with eye pain, light sensitivity and/or blurry vision. Infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites may cause eyes to become swollen, watery and red. If ignored, they can cause severe issues such as scarring and vision loss.

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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye is a condition that affects the tear film, decreases tear production, increases tear evaporation, and/or causes abnormalities in the production of the tear layer’s mucus. It could be caused by medicines such as antidepressants and antihistamines. However, problems such as meibomian gland dysfunction, rosacea and blepharitis can also lead to dry eyes. Symptoms include burning, scratching and dryness. In addition to providing proper diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Priya’s experienced staff will offer advice on how to take care of your eyes.

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Photopsia

Light flashes, or photopsia, occur when the retina is exposed to light or tugged, torn or detached due to mechanical stimulation. As a result, it produces an electrical impulse which the brain interprets as light. However, the light can last longer if the retina is damaged. Other causes of flashes include a blow to the head, a migraine. As for floaters, they are tiny spots or specks that drift around in front of your eyes. Though annoying, they are very common and are not a cause for alarm. Mainly, they are tiny pieces of vitreous (eye’s gel) that have broken loose within the inner back part of the eye. However, it should be considered a medical emergency if you notice a shower of floaters combined with light flashes.

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Emergency Care

Eye emergencies that may present as sudden loss of vision, floaters, red or burning eyes or irritated eyes. Without proper care, these could lead to retina damage and in some cases even loss of vision. Dr. Priya and her staff are well experienced in caring for eye emergencies.

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Eye Injury Care

Sometimes, an outdoor lifestyle or hobby could have unforeseen effects. The cause of such eye trauma could be due to scratched eyes, broken contact lenses or foreign bodies such as sawdust, sand or even an eyelash in the eyes causing pain and irritation. Sometimes, medical conditions such as Surfers eye (Pterygium) present as red, swollen eyes or gritty sensation in the eye. This condition could affect anyone who is exposed to the elements outdoors and left untreated, a benign wedged-shape growth targets the cornea and could form scar tissue leading to permanent eye damage or at the least lead to astigmatism. While some conditions may simply cause temporary discomfort, recurrent corneal erosions caused by corneal trauma such as scratches could cause more serious permanent damage and must be treated immediately.

Pediatric Care

Early detection and treatment of a child’s inability to see is critical

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Pediatric Care

Early detection and treatment of a child’s inability to see well is critical. Usually, children should have their first eye exam by the age of 6 months followed by an examination at ages 3 and 5, after which a comprehensive annual exam is highly recommended. During testing Dr. Priya assesses a child’s eye health and evaluates their abilities in eye-tracking and focusing. More regular exams will be necessary if the child is given a prescription at any of the examinations.

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About Dr.Priya

Dr. Priya has enjoyed the long-standing trust of her patients for over a decade, by matching their eye care needs with their lifestyle. She provides excellent eye care at affordable rates at her practice, Eye Openerz PA, which is conveniently located inside the Walmart Vision Center on Davis & 951. Click here to make an appointment for your comprehensive eye exam!

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Dr. Priya Bhuta, a board-certified Doctor of Optometry. She graduated with a doctoral degree in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University and Vision science degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Priya Bhuta, and her caring staff have provided comprehensive care to over 10,000 patients (pediatric, adult and geriatric) for over a decade. The practice uses state-of-the-art testing equipment to provide comprehensive eye exams, contact lens prescriptions and lens fitting and pre & post-op care for Cataract surgeries and LASIK. Dr. Priya adopts a continuous-care regimen has innumerable successes in the early detection of various eye disorders such as Cataracts and Glaucoma. She is highly regarded in the physician community of Naples, and refers her patients to specialists/surgeons in the area based on the specialized treatment options needed.

Dr. Priya's well trained staff provide compassionate care and speak a variety of languages in addition to English including Spanish, Creole and French. The practice is conveniently located in the Walmart Vision Center, on Davis & 951 , and is now accepting new patients. Make an appointment today and receive excellent eye care.

9885 COLLIER BLVD.NAPLES. FL 34114

Located inside the Walmart Super center

Our Clinic

Address:
9885 COLLIER BLVD.NAPLES.
FL 34114
Phone: (239) 963-4362 | 239-775-5791
Fax: (239)455 4877
Email: priya@drpriya.com