Vision is one of the most important portals to the world that people have and protecting the effectiveness and clarity of our vision takes the experience and training of a skilled Sunrise optometrist. Our 2020 Vision Place optometrist Dr. Ralph Bourjolly, OD has been serving the eyes of South Florida for over 25 years with expert eye examinations and detection and treatment of eye disorders in our state-of-the-art office that features the latest in ocular diagnostic equipment and technology. The entire staff of our practice has one goal to preserve, protect and enhance our patients’ vision.
Vision care from our Sunrise optometrist starts with annual examinations of the patient’s eyes. Beginning with a discussion of the patient’s over health and eye health as well as any concerns they have. Our doctor will perform a dilated examination and look at the structures of the eye for any abnormalities, measure visual acuity and prescribe any vision corrections that are necessary, but also the examination is meant to detect and diagnose any eye disease that is present or developing. Many serious eye diseases are have no symptoms while they are still in the developing stage when there are more treatment options that are less invasive and more successful. If allowed to mature these diseases can cause irreversible vision loss and even blindness. A comprehensive eye examination is often the only way to detect these diseases at an early stage.
Our Sunrise optometrist treats patients with eye diseases as well as those that have incurred a trauma to the eye due to an injury. These often result in an eye emergency that needs immediate relief, which our practice can provide in many cases. One of our practice’s specialties is low vision rehabilitation. Low vision is impaired vision that cannot be restored through conventional glasses or contact lenses, medical treatment or even through surgery. Our low vision rehab services start with a detailed and frank discussion of the patient’s lifestyle and their current ability to function in doing various life tasks. Our doctor will then test their vision and abilities and then design a vision rehabilitation plan for them. The plan may include the use of low vision devices and aids, such as magnifiers, telescopes, high plus lenses for reading, custom lighting and special televisions. Training is provided on the use of these devices as well as strategies for doing various life tasks with impaired vision. The best way to help prevent low vision and other ocular problems is to come to our office for an eye examination.