Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision.
You only get one pair of eyes!
We stock a wide range of powers in office!
If you are ever find yourself in a conversation with Dr. Augustino for too long, you are likely to hear about her love for the earth.
As a small business owner, Dr. A quickly realize some of the easiest ways to cut costs was through unrecyclable materials and single use plastic. She decided to challenge this by a few methods:
1. Replacing plastic bags with paper,
2. Creating a system for patients to refill their lens cleaner bottles rather than tossing them for another,
3. Incentivizing contact lens wearers to recycle their lenses and the small packages they come in,
4. Transitioning her optical to strictly biodegradable, environmentally-conscious frames.
While only 30% of the optical shop is currently achieving that goal, Dr. Augustino is on a mission to achieve over 90% by 2023. Because of that she and her staff are continuously exploring new frame lines that are being produced with the environment at the forefront of the design.
Want to learn more? Give us a call or stop by. It is a topic we are always excited to discuss!
Dry eye can occur in all ages!
Diabetes can affect your retina without affecting your vision!
"pink eye" covers a list of issues!
Awake with a red eye? Are your eye(s) irritating you? Being seen and evaluated is the first bed step when this occurs.
A red eye can occur for a numerous amount of reasons. Delaying seeking medical care from an eye care professional is not advised and can only make the situation worse and your healing time longer. In some cases, your vision can become threatened from simple infections when medical treatment is delayed.
Dr. Augustino welcomes all issues at Oak City Vision Center. Once the issue is diagnosed, she will select the best treatment option for you and your lifestyle to promote optimal healing. Dr. Augustino prides herself on excellent patient education so you leave the office feeling confident that your ocular health is in the best hands.
Glaucoma can occur in all ages!
Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to progressive damage to one of the main structures inside your eye called the optic nerve. Glaucoma is characterized by loss of nerve tissue that results in peripheral vision loss.
There are many characteristic in Glaucoma that are evaluated on a regular basis. Unfortunately, Glaucoma can not be treated completely, but it can be managed if detected early through different methods, including drops and laser treatments.
Glaucoma has a genetic disposition; therefore, if it runs in your family it is important to be evaluated annually, or sooner if determined by Dr. Augustino.
While Glaucoma affects your peripheral vision, it does so at a very slow pace. So slow, in fact, that you will not notice any vision changes until it is end stage. Sadly, there is very little that can be done for your vision once it has reached this point.
Dr. Augustino has experience working in Glaucoma-focused clinics during her time in New York City and is not only proficient, but very comfortable, in managing it. If a patient reaches a point where surgical invention is needed, she will send you as a direct referral to Ophthalmologist Dr. Vinod Jindal.