Your vision is one of your most precious senses and is very important to your well-being. Many common diseases and conditions, including diabetes or high blood pressure, can threaten or damage your vision. An assessment of your eyes often will determine the presence of these health conditions.
Left untreated, a number of conditions can lead to low vision and blindness. With the aging of the Baby Boomer population, eye disease awareness will continue to increase. Age-related eye diseases, including glaucoma and macular degeneration, affect millions of Americans. Fortunately, we live in a remarkable age of innovation that enables our doctors to better understand and treat your vision health.
In addition to examining and treating your eyes, The Eye Center can also provide you valuable information about vision health. Please utilize our website to learn more about common problems with the eye, their causes, preventative measures and the latest treatment options.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition, learning more information about your vision health will be helpful. Common eye diseases or conditions found in the general public may include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Dry Eye
- Anterior Uveitis
- Ocular Hypertension
- Macular Degeneration
Because your vision is one of your most treasured senses, you should be aware that eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration are threats to your vision.
Watch this video for an illustration of how macular degeneration robs a person's central vision:
Video Credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
The optometrists at The Eye Center are trained in diagnosing and treating these eye diseases. A regular, comprehensive eye examination can offer early detection and treatment of these threats to your vision. Throughout this site, you will find information about these eye diseases and conditions, as well as additional resources you may find useful.
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