Common Eye Conditions

Most people will experience eye problems at some point in their lives. Some eye conditions are temporary and will resolve themselves in time, while others require the care of a trained eye care specialist. Here at South Shore Optometric in Amityville, NY, we provide a range of proven and effective eye care services that can reduce, manage, or eliminate your eye condition.


Common Eye Conditions

Below are the most common eye conditions we treat at our optometry practice on a regular basis.


Eye Strain

An exceedingly common condition affecting those who work at computers, drive long distances or perform other sight-intensive work. In many cases, simply resting can resolve the problem. But if eyestrain persists, treatment is recommended.

Night Blindness

Many people complain that they have difficulty seeing at night. While low visibility in the dark is normal, excessively poor night vision is not. This condition can be caused by several conditions that require corrective lenses to fix the problem.

Red Eye

Indicative of eye strain, a lack of sleep, or infection, red eye usually goes away on its own. When it does not, the help of an optometrist may be needed.


This is a category of diseases that are typified by inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle layer of the eye containing most of the blood vessels of the eye. Symptoms include blurred vision and eye pain.


This condition is what happens when a person begins to lose long-distance vision. It begins when, typically after age forty, people begin holding reading material farther from their eyes.


Tiny spots or specks floating in the eyes are called floaters. They can be a minor annoyance. But sometimes they indicate a deeper and more serious problem such as a detaching retina.

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes is a common problem that can be treated with a humidifier or eye drops, in many cases. In severe cases, it can lead to partial vision loss.


A cloudy formation of the lens of the eye, cataracts can gradually increase until the patient loses vision completely, or they can remain small. Regular visits to your eye doctor are necessary for cataracts patients.


Caused by internal pressure in the eye, glaucoma can damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss. It can be the result of an injury, blocked blood vessels, or inflammatory disorders.

Contact Lenses Problems

For those who require corrective lenses, but who do not or cannot wear glasses, contacts are a necessity. These lenses require careful cleaning and care. They also come with some risk of infection. Contact lens users will receive advice from their eye care professionals on how to safely use their lenses.

Keratoconus Treatment

A healthy cornea is round like a ball. If the cornea begins to thin, it can start to bulge into a cone shape. This is a condition called keratoconus. Due to the cone shape of the cornea, the light deflects when it enters the retina, resulting in distorted vision.

Computer Vision

Eye issues caused by computer use are called computer vision syndrome or CVS. This includes a range of eye discomfort and strain issues. Between 50 and 90 percent of people working at a computer screen have experienced computer vision syndrome symptoms.

Contact Our Optometry Team in Amityville, NY 

Here at South Shore Optometric Associates, we offer a wide variety of eye care services that can effectively treat many eye conditions. We are here to help you and your family with all of your vision care needs in Amityville, New York, and the surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling 631-264-3937 or contact us.