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Eye conditions can be incredibly disruptive to your daily routine and significantly impact your quality of life. If you are or think you may be dealing with the following issues, don’t hesitate to contact Vision Care Associates. We specialize in diagnosing and treating painful eye conditions, so that you can refocus on the things that matter.
As a cataract forms, it causes the lens within the eye to become cloudy. This results in distorted, blurry and sometimes double vision. This prevents light from passing through to the retina. As we age, the likelihood of a cataract forming doubles, as the lens in our eye begins to harden and become cloudy over time. Cataract development can be influenced by a number of factors including kidney disease, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, eye injuries and certain medications.
If you develop cataracts, we will discuss the available treatment plans with you, including whether surgical correction is the best option. We provide both pre- and post-operative cataract care. Our goal is to slow the cataract progression.
Glaucoma is a disease that does not cause any pain and develops gradually (usually over the course of many years). It affects the optic nerve, causing the progressive loss of fibers due to the rise in pressure inside of the eyes. The optic nerve serves as the “cable” between the eye and the brain. Symptoms for this disease are very subtle and worsen over time. Glaucoma can cause blindness, inability to adjust your eyes to darkened rooms, and loss of peripheral vision.
Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to preventing complete vision loss (as in total blindness). Together with you, our staff will work to preserve your vision and explore the available treatment options and care.
The leading cause of blindness in the U.S. is diabetic eye disease. Diabetic patients have an increased risk for cataract development and glaucoma. This is because a diabetic’s elevated sugar levels cause the fragile blood vessels of the retina to leak. It is important for diabetic patients to undergo regular eye exams so their optometrist can monitor the blood vessels in their retina, as well as the risk for glaucoma, blindness and other eye problems. The key to successful treatment is early intervention.
Macular degeneration is typically observed in older patients and generally progresses slowly over time. In the early stages, the effect on a person’s vision is minimal, if unnoticeable. As it develops, it becomes harder to see fine details, such as small print. A patient’s vision may also be distorted and parts of objects may appear to be missing. Vision loss due to macular degeneration is typically slow and painless. Together, we will explore your risk factors and treatment options.
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If you’re suffering from an eye condition, Vision Care Associates can help. Contact us today for more information about our services or to schedule an appointment. You can also reach us at (304) 422-1841.