We Deal with Eye Diseases
Almost 1 in every 10 Americans has an eye disease that could lead to severe vision loss. Your eye doctor can be one of your most valuable allies in the fight to protect your sight from these diseases.
Many eye diseases can cause permanent blindness, so catching them early and slowing them down is vital. A Daniel & Davis Optometry, we can diagnose these problems early during regular eye exams and create custom plans for preserving your eye health and vision.
Don’t let eye disease get the best of you. Call us today for help.
Examples of Common Eye Diseases
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Those with AMD often have problems reading, driving, and performing other everyday activities. AMD can even affect your ability to recognize faces. If you’re over 50, have eye exams frequently so your eye doctor can monitor your risk for this disease.
When you become older, cataracts can form in the lenses of your eyes. Cataracts gradually obscure more and more of your vision as they grow, like fog clouding a window. They can also eventually cause legal blindness.
More than 20 million Americans have cataracts, which generally affect people over age 40. However, diabetes and other risk factors can cause cataracts to develop earlier in life. Our practice can refer our patients with cataracts to an ophthalmologist who can remove them with cataract surgery and restore clear vision.
Glaucoma often develops slowly and without early symptoms, so going to your eye doctor is one of the only ways to find out you have it before your vision is affected. However, some types of glaucoma develop rapidly and are considered an eye emergency.
- Viral conjunctivitis:
- Allergic conjunctivitis:
- Not contagious, but may come with cold-like symptoms
- Transmitted by allergens, including dust, mold spores, and pollen
- Can make your eyes water excessively
- Often causes itching or burning sensations
- Bacterial conjunctivitis:
- Easily transmitted between people
- Can be spread by insects and contact with infected surfaces
- Might make your eyes produce green or yellow discharge that can solidify while you sleep and stick your eyelids together before you wake up
- Chemical conjunctivitis:
- Get help from your eye doctor immediately if your eyes have been exposed to chemicals
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes increases your risk of developing:
Over 7.7 million people in the US already have a diabetic eye disease, and that number is expected to double over the next 3 decades. Frequent eye exams allow us to monitor your risk for these diseases and can also help us detect undiagnosed diabetes in some cases. Please book your next exam with us so we can help protect your eye health and vision.