Regular checkups can help you maintain your vision. An optometrist can do more than tell you whether you need glasses; they can recognize serious eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and even dry eye problems can become serious. Visits to a Family Vision Center are recommended once a year.
During your exam the doctor will take your family’s ocular history. They will test your vision and look for signs of cataracts and other eye diseases. They will test your eye’s pressure to test for glaucoma and sometimes they will do a depth perception and color vision test. If your visual acuity has changed they will fit you for glasses, contacts, or both depending on what you want.
If you have glaucoma, cataracts or a different eye disease you will discuss treatment. Cataracts are basically a cloud over the eye’s lens caused by protein clumping; these are treated with different or magnifying eyeglasses and later surgery. Glaucoma is when the optic nerve becomes damaged and can lead to blindness, glaucoma cannot be cured, but can be delayed therefore early detection is important. Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the blood vessels in the retina and the leading cause of blindness in American adults; diabetic retinopathy is controlled in later stages with laser surgery. These are a few of the diseases that can happen to the eyes, but a healthy diet of food such as carrots and dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale can help your eyes.
Dry eyes are a growing problem due to the amount of time people spend in front of white light both at home and at work. Dry eyes are defined as when the eyes does not produce tears properly, they evaporate to fast or they are not the right consistency. Due to the increase in occurrence of dry, dry eye treatment has innovated. Some treatments include, artificial tears, changing contact lenses, switching from contacts to glasses, or surgery to closes the holes that drain the tears; this keep the tears on the eye for a longer time. Each type of dry eye treatment can ease the discomfort: itching, burning that can accompany dry eye.
By maintaining good health habits and monitoring your vision, you can see clearly for a long time. Remember, it is recommended to have an eye exam annually. That exam is important to keep your vision sharp, for early detection of eye diseases. Read More on website
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