Prevention is Key
More often than not, when it comes to eye disease, the damage done is irreversible. As such, it is key to have your eyes examined regularly by your optometrist so that you have the best chance at early detection. Many eye diseases will not present symptoms until vision loss has already begun to occur.
We can help you to protect your vision by regularly examining your eyes, as well as engaging you in education on other aspects of healthy vision. There are a variety of lifestyle factors, as well as genetic variables, that may put you at a higher risk for certain eye issues and diseases.
Some Common Eye Diseases
At Clear View Eye & Vision Care, we are proud to help our patients with a variety of eye issues and diseases by leveraging phenomenal technology and knowledge.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that eventually lead to the progressive degeneration of the optic nerve. Glaucoma results in the gradual loss of your peripheral vision, and while there is no cure, it is a treatable disease.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (or AMD) affects the macula, which is responsible for your detailed central vision. We use this part of our eye for things like reading, driving, and recognizing faces. AMD is another eye disease that can only be detected in its early stages by an eye examination. Early detection is essential to its treatment.
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink-eye, can be the result of allergies, a virus, a bacterial infection, or even an unknown particle in the eye. This is why it is important to be seen by a medical professional if you suspect you have it: different causes will require different treatments. When treated correctly, conjunctivitis will usually clear up quickly.
Corneal disease occurs when your cornea is compromised. This can be the result of degenerations, which are progressive, or dystrophies, which are usually inherited.
Blepharitis is redness and irritation of the eyelids due to skin conditions such as rosacea, or a problem with bacteria or mites on the lids and lashes. This can cause itching, discomfort, and dandruff-like flakes and scales to form around the base of the eyelashes.
Uveitis, including iritis, is an inflammation of the middle layer of your eye. There are many different causes of uveitis/iritis, but usually, the symptoms will include sensitivity to light, redness, decreased vision, and eye pain. We can provide treatment to alleviate these symptoms, and help determine the cause.
Cataracts are an issue that most everyone will face as they age. Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye and result in blurry, dim vision. The treatment is cataract surgery, a safe and proven method for regaining clear vision.
Dry eyes are more than just a nuisance; if left untreated, they can lead to corneal damage. Dry eyes have two root causes: inadequate tear production and poor tear quality. Luckily, relief is available. For more information about dry eyes, including symptoms and treatment options, please visit our Dry Eye Therapy page.
We Can Help
Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Clear View Eye & Vision Care has decades of experience and a phenomenal array of technology to help diagnose and manage your eye issues.