Disorder/Eyecare

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Dr. Suzanne Everhart has helped thousands of patients enjoy better vision and greater comfort. Today, she assists patients with cataracts, eyelid spasms, facial rejuvenation, glaucoma, macular degeneration and refractive lens surgery. The material below explains in greater depth the conditions she treats and the procedures she uses.



   

Areas of Expertise

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Everhart Eye Associates assists patients with:

Cataracts

A cataract is a painless clouding of the eye’s lens. This can result in blurred vision. Some patients need only better lighting or glasses to deal with cataracts. Others require surgery to remove the natural lens and to replace it with a manmade one. Surgery is generally safe, effective and painless.

Eyelid spasms

This condition occurs when the eyelid twitches involuntarily. Causes vary but may include fatigue or irritations of the eye’s surface or eyelid’s membranes. Treatments include rest, reduced caffeine intake, eye drops or botox injections.

Facial rejuvenation

Everyone deserves to look his/her best at every age. Everhart Eye Associates helps patients enhance their appearance by offering treatments that smooth facial skin and enhance eyelash length, thickness and tone.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness. This condition produces progressive and permanent loss of vision by damaging the optic nerve. Treatment options include eye drops and laser and filtering surgery.

Macular degeneration

This is a disease that typically affects people over age 60. Macular degeneration results in the loss of central vision. It affects the macula, which allows viewing of fine detail. This condition is painless and progressive. Treatment options depend on the type of macular degeneration. However, vitamin therapy and drug regimens are possibilities.

Refractive lens surgery

This also is known as a refractive lens exchange (RLE). This procedure can address astigmatism and near and far sightedness. RLE also can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. During refractive lens surgery, the eye’s clear lens is removed and is replaced with an artificial one. This new technological advance in refractive surgery serves two purposes – correcting vision and preventing cataracts. After this procedure, near and distant vision can be restored. RLE patients will never develop cataracts as their natural lens has been removed. Click here to learn more.

   

Refractive Lens Exchange

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Everhart Eye Associates is dedicated to using modern medical breakthroughs to benefit patients. An excellent example of this is refractive lens exchange (RLE). This procedure is an impressive advance in surgical techniques and technology. RLE is used to address astigmatism, the need for bifocals and near and far sightedness.

During RLE, a surgeon uses small, sophisticated instruments to remove the eye’s natural, clear lens. This is replaced with an artificial one, typically made of plastic, silicone or acrylic material. Depending on the patient’s eye condition and the type of lens used, individuals may enjoy enhanced vision at short and long ranges, better image quality and contrast, and less – or no – need for eye glasses. Patients who have RLE surgery will not develop cataracts because their natural lens has been removed.

RLE is not appropriate for everyone. Therefore, Everhart Eye Associates carefully examines all patients to determine if they are good candidates for this procedure.

Not only can RLE improve patients’ eyesight, it also can enhance their quality of life. After surgery, many patients discover they can return to the vigorous lives they love. Activities like golfing, swimming and tennis become possible again. Plus, many daily tasks become easier. In short, RLE literally can provide a new crisp, clear view of the world – and all it has to offer.

 

Types of Lenses

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Standard Lens

Improved image quality.

This lens corrects vision for distance only.
Glasses are needed for residual astigmatism and reading.



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Multifocal Lens

See the big picture and the details.

Imagine reading, shopping, dining, and sightseeing all without the aid of glasses. With the breakthrough multifocal lens, four out of five patients in the supporting clinical study reported never needing to wear glasses after surgery in both eyes. It’s the lens for qualifying patients who want today’s most advanced option.



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Toric Lens

Corrects preexisting astigmatism.

If you have astigmatism and are concerned primarily with improving your distance vision, this lens eliminates the need to have two corrective procedures. It provides improved quality distance vision and decreases the dependency on glasses as compared to traditional lenses.

   

Contact Us

Everhart Eye Associates
204 Virginia Street
Ashland, Virginia 23005
Ph. 804.752.7508 | Fx. 804.798.6876

Everhart Eye Associates welcomes new patients. We serve individuals from across Virginia. For an appointment, contact us at (804) 752-7508.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm