Eye conditions can affect not only your vision, but also your overall well-being. They may also restrict you in things you can or cannot do, compromising your quality of life. If you have or think you might have any vision problems, visit Vision Care Associates as soon as possible.
As medical eye care experts, we have the knowledge, skills and experience in diagnosing and treating various eye conditions. Here are some of the vision problems we can help manage:
If you or any of your relatives have diabetes, you may be at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. As your blood sugar levels are high, your blood becomes thicker, making it difficult to circulate in your body. As a result, your eyes receive less oxygen and nutrients. The viscous blood can also weaken of your blood vessels, which may lead to blood leaks into your retina. This is why diabetic patients should undergo regular eye exams, so we can monitor your retinal blood vessels.
Macular degeneration is common among adults aged 50 years old and above. It happens when the macula, a part of your retina that helps in your central vision, becomes damaged over time. You may not realize any changes to your vision at first, but if left unmanaged, macular degeneration can lead to blindness. Early diagnosis and intervention is key to preventing this from happening. This is why having a comprehensive eye exam regularly is necessary. The sooner we detect macular degeneration, the better chances we have of preserving your eyesight.
Cataracts cause the lenses of your eyes to become cloudy. This prevents light rays from reaching your retina. As a result, you may have blurry, distorted, and even double vision. Having cataracts may prevent you from doing your tasks efficiently. It may also put your safety at risk. At Vision Care Associates, we’ll discuss treatment options that can slow cataract progression.
Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the retina to the brain, becomes damaged because of high pressure inside your eyes. It’s also called the “silent thief of sight” because it does not cause eye pain and develops gradually over the years. It may start with loss of peripheral vision, and can lead to blindness later on. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent this from happening, which is why you should visit your eye doctor regularly.
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