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Celebrate World Sight Day with Clarkson Eyecare

For many who can see, it’s easy to take sight for granted. On Thursday, October 12th, we celebrate World Sight Day—a day dedicated to highlighting the struggles of those with visual impairments globally. Join the celebration at Clarkson Eyecare. Our experts recognize the value of your vision and are eager to support your journey.

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What Is World Sight Day?

World Sight Day is observed annually on the second Thursday of October. This particular date raises awareness for the 2.2 billion individuals worldwide who experience some form of visual impairment. The day also emphasizes the importance of eye care for those who can access it. Many blindness and visual impairment causes are preventable. Specifically, conditions like Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy can be thwarted if detected early.

Treatable Eye Conditions

A significant portion of the global population lacks access to quality eye care. Coupled with this is the reality that nearly 1 in 4 individuals experience vision impairment. This means many suffer from conditions that could be rectified with proper eye care. In honor of World Sight Day, we’ve compiled a list of conditions that, if untreated, can lead to vision loss.

Glaucoma

Often termed the “silent thief of sight,” Glaucoma underlines the necessity of consistent eye check-ups. Most people remain unaware of its presence until they experience vision loss. It occurs due to increased intraocular pressure damaging the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting images to the brain. Different types of Glaucoma affect the eyes in various ways. A comprehensive eye exam at Clarkson Eyecare can identify its signs. Learn About Glaucoma Treatments

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is another condition leading to visual impairment. The macula, located at the eye’s back and responsible for light reception, degrades over time, causing blurred vision. Often associated with aging, it’s called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Though incurable, early detection allows effective management to prevent further vision loss. Learn About Macular Degeneration Treatments

Retinal Tears & Detachments

Retinal tears arise when the vitreous, a gel-like substance inside the eye, pulls the retina abnormally, causing a tear. The vitreous naturally retracts with age, potentially leading to a retinal tear. During this process, the vitreous sometimes adheres to the retina, causing the tear. If untreated, the retina can detach from the eye’s back, disrupting its blood supply. Such detachments can result in significant vision loss if not addressed. Learn More About Retinal Tears & Detachments

Diabetic Retinopathy

Individuals with diabetes (type 1 or 2) are more susceptible to conditions like diabetic retinopathy. It involves rapid blood vessel growth within the eye, which can leak and damage it. This irreversible damage emphasizes the importance of early detection during comprehensive exams. Learn More About Diabetic Retinopathy

The Importance of Regular Comprehensive Eye Exams

As discussed, many vision loss causes are preventable. This stresses the importance of regular eye exams to detect conditions early and ensure effective treatment. All the mentioned conditions can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination, where doctors can spot symptoms before they escalate. Early detection offers more treatment options, maximizing the chances of preserving vision. Learn About Comprehensive Eye Exams

Our expert team at Clarkson Eyecare is here to help you on your eye care journey. We have locations in 11 states, including Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. No matter where you are, quality eye care and comprehensive eye exams are never far away!

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Visit the Clarkson Eyecare Eye Doctors for World Sight Day!

The skilled eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare excel in identifying and treating prevalent eye diseases before they worsen. Join us at any of our locations for World Sight Day and ensure a clear vision for years to come. 

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79 Crossing
Virginia Beach
Alliance
Centralia
Independence Plaza
Westerville
South Columbus
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Overland
Mason and Manchester
Nine Mile
Northfield
Fern Creek
Tecumseh
Shea Boulevard
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The Spec Shoppe: St. Joseph
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Edwardsville Club Center
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Tampa (Busch)
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Shepherdsville
Bogey Hills
Ann Arbor on Main
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Ann Arbor Children's Clinic for Vision Enhancement
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Woodbine
Lake St. Louis
West Broad St.
Hilliard
Pontiac
Howell Township
Ann Arbor Plymouth
Coventry
Mansfield
Grand River
Matawan
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Imperial
Edwardsville Crossing
Clarksville
Conyers
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Hazlet Plaza
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Wildwood
Pacific
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Arnold Park Mall
Valrico
Calvert City
Berryhill
Snellville
Braselton
Ft. Mitchell
Lone Oak
Perdido
Davis Highway
Kenwood
Harrison
Lutz Sunlake Centre
Plant City North
Gulf Breeze
Tesson Ferry
Telegraph Plaza
South County
St. Louis Hills
Central West End
South Grand
Milford
Loveland
Kettering
Dublin
Reynoldsburg
Riverview
Downtown Columbus
Riverview Vision Performance Center
Eureka
O'Fallon South
94 Crossing
Arnold
Franconia
Valley Station
141 & Olive
Chesterfield Valley
Collinsville
Columbia
Middletown
Festus
Beacon Center (Alexandria)
Fenton
Breese
Cold Spring
Lake Lansing Rd.
Western Hills
Florissant HWY 67
Kirkwood
North Lebanon
Benton
O'Fallon North
Mid Rivers
Bardstown
Sea Girt Mall
Eatontown
Wooster
Delaware
Kissimmee
Towncenter Plaza (Sterling)
Manassas
Fredericksburg
Green
Mt. Orab
Morrow
Gahanna
Webster Groves
Troy
Rock Hill
Clayton
High Ridge
Ellisville
Brentwood Pointe
Oxboro
Murray
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Waterloo
Swansea
Mt. Vernon
Godfrey
Fairview Heights
Miramar
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