Eye Health Exams can Change Your Future

Annual eye health exams are used to detect eye diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, and Diabetes.  These eye diseases are linked to blindness.  How much would your routines have to change if you could not see?  How much more dependent would you be on others?

Glaucoma is a quiet, symptomless disease occurs when the optic nerve slowly loses nerve tissue that supplies the retina (inner lining of the eye). This loss of nerve tissue is permanent and results in loss of the person’s visual field.  The National Eye Institute says that by 2030 an estimated 4.2 million people in the United States will have Glaucoma.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 50. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.8 million people have AMD and another 7.3 million are at substantial risk for vision loss from AMD. 

Cataracts develop as a person ages, there is a clouding on the lens of accumulated abnormal proteins. The National Eye Institute states, "By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery." Cataracts can be treated with a relatively simple surgical procedure.

Diabetes may be detected during your eye exam. Diabetic retinopathy is a risk for those with insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetes. Changes could include bleeding in the retina due to lack of oxygen and formation of newly formed, weak blood vessels. This lack of proper oxygenated blood to the retina can cause permanent vision loss.

Early detection and early treatment of these eye diseases can protect your sight.  The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams every two years for adults ages 18 to 60.  People 61 and older should see their optometrist annually. 

Our expert optometrist and experienced staff will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain treatment options, and provide the highest quality eye health treatments available.

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