Identifying and Treating Eye Disease

There are many different diseases that affect the eye and vision. Detecting these diseases in their earliest stages gives patients the best chance at optimal treatment outcomes. Optometrists  regularly screen for eye disease in their patients. Screenings can be part of a routine eye exam or they may be a diagnostic measure taken after your eye doctor has spoken with you and conducted an exam.

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Early Detection Preserves Eyesight

Three relatively common eye diseases have distinct impacts on vision. These are:

  • Glaucoma – This disease is characterized by high fluid pressure inside the eye itself. This pressure can gradually damage the optic nerve, which has the potential to lead to irreversible blindness. Glaucoma can run in families so anyone with this condition in their medical family history should talk with their optometrist about an optimal testing schedule.
  • Diabetic retinopathy – Retinopathy occurs when blood or other fluid contaminate the retina. If this fluid leak occurs, the patient will experience blurred vision. While retinopathy can potentially affect anyone, people with diabetes are at particular risk for this condition and so may need to make time for annual testing.
  • Macular degeneration – The macula is the central portion of the retina, which is a thin layer of tissue responsible for processing light into nerve signals for the brain. Blurred, distorted vision and blind spots near the center of the vision can signal the advancement of this condition. People over 60 are most likely to be affected by macular degeneration and a person’s risk of developing this condition increases with age.

Your Eye Doctor Treats Eye Conditions

Your eyes have many moving parts which work together to give you vision. When just one of the muscles or parts isn’t in prime condition, it can affect how you see. Sometimes the cornea is irregular, which leads to blurriness. The iris may not let in enough light. Eyelids can get inflamed and irritated. Treatment is available for many different eye conditions that are uncomfortable and affect your vision. An optometrist studies the anatomy of the eye for many years to provide the best healthcare for your sight.

Common Eye Conditions

Adults and children can experience many different problems with their eyes. Many conditions are correctable and treatable. If you’ve been experiencing changes in your vision, make an appointment to see an optometrist.

Find a Solution for Your Eye Problems

Today’s technology gives people even more treatment options. Contact lenses are more comfortable and easier to wear than ever before. There’s no need to have poor vision or struggle with sight when you can find solutions from your optometrist. Early treatment ensures you will have the vision you need for everyday life.

Don’t Suffer With Eye Discomfort

No one should be uncomfortable because of eye problems. Get treatment when you call Primary Eye Care or contact us through our easy online form. We have solutions for all types of eye conditions to give you clear vision. Make annual eye exams part of your healthcare routine to ensure your eyes will last your lifetime.