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Posted on 03-17-2017

When to See Your Eye Doctor in Kailua-Kona

At Wally Kojima, O.D. and Associates, we provide comprehensive eye care services, including treatment of eye infections or eye diseases. When you learn the common signs, you might have an undiagnosed eye condition. If that is the case, our eye doctor in Kailua-Kona is more than happy to help you! 

eye doctor in Kailua-Kona

Signs of Eye Diseases & Eye Infections

Common eye conditions can irritate your eyes and affect your everyday life. Harmful eye conditions include: 

  • Dry eye - Chronically dry eyes feel itchy, burning, irritated or inflamed. It may feel like you have something stuck in your eyes or cannot lubricate them. Contact lenses can make the symptoms worse. Dr. Kojima can provide medication and lifestyle suggestions to reduce dry eye. 
  • Eye infections - Pain, discharge, irritation, and redness all suggest you may have an eye infection. 
  • Cataracts - Cataracts are common as you age. Individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity are more prone to developing cataracts. 
  • Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a sneaky eye disease that develops slowly over time. Glaucoma can be managed to safeguard your eyesight, but it left untreated it can cause you to go blind. 

How Our Optometrist Relieves Eye Problems

Our optometrist always performs an eye exam to check for any eye diseases or infections, especially when you come in complaining of symptoms. We are thorough and sensitive, as we know how uncomfortable it can be when your eyes sting. Whether you're coming in for an annual checkup or evaluating the effectiveness of glaucoma medication, we are caring and attentive to your needs. 

If we find an eye disease, we'll prescribe medication that relieves the symptoms and reduces your discomfort. We can also suggest ways to promote eye health and enjoy good vision throughout your life. By wearing computer glasses you can avoid dry eyes, for instance. By taking omega-3 supplements, you can nourish your eyes with nutrients for clear sight. 

See a Kailua-Kona Eye Doctor Today!

If you need an eye exam, new contact lenses, or anything else, our Kailua-Kona eye doctor is here for you! Call us today at 808-331-8081 to reserve an appointment and safeguard your eye health.  We look forward to meeting with you!

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