5 Signs It’s Time to See an Eye Surgeon

Issues with your eyes may develop gradually, making them easy to ignore or put off treatment. However, eye problems can significantly affect your quality of life. An eye surgeon treats a wide range of eye conditions, including correcting vision problems

What Do Eye Surgeons Treat?

Eye surgeons are ophthalmologists, the type of eye doctor who can perform surgery. Other types of eye specialists can diagnose and treat some conditions non-surgically. Eye surgeons can treat many different conditions, including:

  • Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Presbyopia (age-related lens changes)
  • Corneal problems
  • Dry eyes or poor-quality tears
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye injuries

Many ophthalmologists specialize in certain fields. Dr. Senekal specializes in vision correction, including LASIK and refractive lens exchange. Other eye surgeons specialize in conditions like glaucoma. 

5 Signs It’s Time to See an Eye Surgeon

You may see an ophthalmologist because another type of eye specialist refers you. You may also schedule an appointment with them if you have problematic or frustrating eye problems. Signs that you should see an eye surgeon include:

Blurry Vision

Blurry vision can develop over time or appear suddenly. You may have had blurry vision and needed glasses or contact lenses for most of your life. Dr. Senekal may treat this condition with laser vision correction, such as LASIK or SMILE. Blurred vision that appears suddenly requires immediate attention from an eye doctor. 


Straining to see things at various distances can give you severe, recurring headaches. You may not even realize your headaches are due to this eye strain. LASIK eye surgery or other laser vision correction allows you to see clearly. The reduction in eye strain can make a major difference in your headaches. 

Dry or Irritated Eyes

If your eyes feel gritty or irritated, you may have dry eyes. This condition often happens when your eyes stop producing normal tears. Dr. Senekal and his team treat dry eye symptoms with several techniques, including LipiFlow®. This treatment often provides long-lasting relief. 

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Eye Pain

Eye pain of any kind may be an emergency. If your eye pain starts suddenly, seek help right away. If your eye pain develops gradually, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Eye pain can indicate a serious condition such as an infection or glaucoma.

Light Sensitivity

Your eyes can become light-sensitive for many reasons, including cataracts. If you notice that your eyes are sensitive to light or you see glare around lights, schedule an appointment with an eye specialist. If you have cataracts, you will need to see an eye surgeon. 

I absolutely loved my experience with VisionMax. They have the most incredible staff, from start to finish they were so helpful and informative! I was nervous and Dr.Senekal talked me through the whole procedure, making me feel so comforted. It was over before I knew it (quite literally)! I cannot recommend going to VisionMax enough!

bailey l.

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