If you have a family history of eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration, routine eye exams are critical to monitoring your eye health and starting treatment as soon as you begin to show signs of disease. At In Focus Vision Center & Eyecare in Piscataway, New Jersey, expert optometrist Ray Corbin-Simon, OD offers comprehensive eye exams and customized eye disease treatments to improve your eye health and protect your vision. Call the office or schedule your next eye exam online today.
Unfortunately, many common eye diseases don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages, and the only way to diagnose them is to have regular eye exams where your trusted In Focus Vision Center & Eyecare optometrist can check for signs of eye disease.
Some eye diseases do cause symptoms. The most common sign that you have a problem with your eyes is blurred or distorted vision. Other symptoms include:
Pain in or around your eyes
Flashes of light or floating bright spots
Rainbows or halos around lights
Unusual sensitivity to light
Discoloration in the iris or pupil
If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with the experts at In Focus Vision Center & Eyecare right away.
Cataracts are a film that builds up on your intraocular lens and clouds your vision. Cataracts are most often treated with intraocular lens transplants.
Glaucoma is a condition where you have too much pressure in your eye, and that pressure damages your retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. Your optometrist treats glaucoma with nutritional and lifestyle advice, medication, surgery, and laser treatments.
Macular degeneration is a condition that develops when scar tissue forms on your macula — the central part of your retina. Your doctor suggests dietary changes and supplements to improve your nutrition, which can slow the progression of your disease. If you have the wet form of macular degeneration, your doctor can control your disease by injecting medicines into your eye.
Diabetic retinopathy is a secondary condition of diabetes where excessive pressure in the blood vessels in your eyes causes fluid to build up and damage your retina. Your optometrist treats the disease with laser therapy or drugs. You can also reduce your risk of retinopathy by managing your diet and diabetes.
Uveitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the uvea, the middle layer of tissue in your eye wall. The condition causes pain, blurred vision, and red eyes. Your optometrist treats uveitis with medication and surgical procedures.
If your In Focus optometrist diagnoses you with an eye disease, she provides customized treatments to improve your eye health and correct your vision. You will have more frequent eye exams to allow your doctor to monitor your eye health closely and ensure your treatments are working.
If you’re concerned about eye disease or have a family history of an eye condition, call the office or schedule your next eye exam online today.