This October, Clarkson Eyecare is using Vision Awareness Month to teach patients about the signs of sight-stealing eye diseases to be on the lookout for.
Read on to learn more about sneaky eye diseases, vision loss, and how you can avoid being a victim.
The secret to preventing vision loss is no secret at all.
Regular annual dilated eye exams are the key to discovering eye disease before it strikes.
Clarkson Eyecare has offices in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia.
Our eye doctors are trained to detect and treat these diseases, so your future is always looking bright.
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The first condition is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD typically affects people aged 60 and older and comes in two forms: Dry and Wet.
This condition impacts the light-sensitive center of your retina at the back of your eye, the macula.
As the condition progresses, you may notice a blurring or dimming in the center of your vision.
Once the final stages of AMD are reached, there is usually no cure.
That’s why it’s important to get annual eye exams to detect and begin treating the condition as soon as possible.
The eye doctors at Clarkson Eyecare use the latest techniques to detect Macular Degeneration and prescribe appropriate treatment plans to lessen symptoms.
If you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, you’re at higher risk of developing a number of Diabetic eye diseases, including Diabetic Retinopathy.
Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the eye beginning to swell and leak.
This causes the surrounding tissues to swell, damaging the optic nerve.
At later stages in the disease, damage is irreversible.
Annual Diabetic eye exams are imperative to catch Diabetic Retinopathy early and halt it in its tracks.
Glaucoma and cataracts are a pair of diseases that can rob you of your sight before you know it if you’re not careful.
Glaucoma is often referred to as the silent thief of sight for a reason.
Symptoms of the disease often go completely unnoticed until there’s irreversible damage to the optic nerve.
Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when your eye loses its ability to regulate the flow of intraocular fluid flowing between the iris and lens.
This causes a buildup of pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve, the part of the eye that sends images from your eye to your brain.
If left untreated, Glaucoma has the potential to cause severe and permanent blindness.
A Cataract occurs when the natural lens in your eye begins to cloud as the proteins the lens is made of start clumping together.
This is a common occurrence to most people as their eyes age.
Cataracts may make a person’s vision look blurry or dull, and sight might continue to worsen as the Cataract gets larger over time.
However, Cataract surgery is a commonplace procedure that can eliminate Cataracts entirely.
The eye doctors and surgeons at Clarkson Eyecare have the training and expertise to help you banish these sight-stealing fiends before it’s too late.
If you think you may have symptoms of Glaucoma or Cataracts, schedule an appointment with your local eye doctor today for better eye health.
Keep vision loss at bay with help from Clarkson Eyecare.
Celebrate National Vision Awareness Month by booking an appointment with us today!