You can count on Halifax Eye Care Center for complete vision care. We use state-of-the-art equipment and stay abreast of the latest technologies to help provide the best visual results for our patients.
Below is an overview of the services we provide, including surgical services. Each service includes links to more detailed information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Morris performs surgical procedures at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.
A comprehensive eye exam is relatively simple and comfortable and shouldn’t take more than 45 to 90 minutes. The exam should include the following:
- Your medical history
- Your visual acuity
- Your pupils
- Your side vision
- Your eye movement
- Your prescription for corrective lenses
- Your eye pressure
- The front part of your eye
- Your retina and optic nerve
- “Nearsightedness” or “farsightedness” means the eye does not focus light properly, so that vision is blurred.
- Contact lenses are thin, clear disks of plastic that float on the surface of the eye. They correct vision like eyeglasses do and are safe when used with care.
- Wearing eyeglasses is an easy way to correct refractive errors and improve your vision.
When the natural lens becomes cloudy, causing decreased vision, we remove and replace it with a permanent intraocular lens implant to restore your sight. Cataract surgery is performed when the patient feels they can no longer see well enough to enjoy hobbies, have difficulty driving due to decreased vision and /or glare or are not able to do the things in life that are necessary.
Multifocal lens implants
Multifocal lens implants are an optional lens implant that reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses after cataract surgery.
Dr. Morris is trained to recognize retinal diseases that require surgery, and to refer patients to a knowledgeable, well-trained vitreo-retinal surgeon if necessary.
Glaucoma is an eye disease often associated with a buildup of internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP), which damages the optic nerve that transmits visual information to the brain.
Glaucoma surgeries allow the natural fluid inside the eye to be vented away lowering intraocular pressure.
Laser treatment of diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Sometimes these vessels swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In other cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. Laser surgery can stop the growth of abnormal new vessels and reduce macular swelling.
When an eye injury does occur, have an ophthalmologist or other medical doctor examine the eye as soon as possible, even if the injury seems minor at first.
A serious eye injury is not always immediately obvious. Delaying medical attention can cause the damaged areas to worsen and could result in permanent vision loss or blindness.