The health of your eyes extends well beyond whether or not you are able to see at a distance or read up close; your eye is comprised of layers of tissues and various components, such as the iris, lens, and pupil, that work together to allow you to see. When a complication arises with any component, or when eye tissues aren’t healthy, your eye health may be in jeopardy At Veld Vision Center, our doctors provide comprehensive medical eye exams for our patients in the University Park area – schedule your appointment by phone or online today.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the eye’s optic nerves as a result of increased pressure in the eye. There are multiple types of glaucoma, and while glaucoma is not picky in who it chooses to affect, there are some people who are more at risk of developing the disease than others. Those most at risk of developing glaucoma include patients over age 60, African Americans, those with a family history of glaucoma, those who use steroids, Asians, those who have suffered an eye injury, and those with certain vision or health problems such as nearsightedness or hypertension.
At Veld Vision Center, our goal is to diagnose–and treat–glaucoma at its early stages, and encourage all patients with any of the risk factors above to see us for regular glaucoma screenings. There are five different types of glaucoma tests that we use to diagnose glaucoma, although the one that most of our patients are most familiar with relies on a tonometer to measure pressure within the eye by blowing a warm puff of air into the eye. This test is both painless and effective.
Patients who suffer from diabetes are at an increased risk of suffering certain eye complications. The National Eye Institute explains that those with diabetes have an increased risk of:
Luckily, suffering an eye disease if you have diabetes is not inevitable. With treatment and care, most eye conditions are preventable.
Red eyes and dry eyes can both be unpleasant eye health conditions to live with. If you are suffering from either, we encourage you to come into Veld Vision Center for a screening. Both complications can be caused by a number of different factors, ranging from irritation and inflammation to allergies to a lack of proper tear production (caused by health problems, certain medications, and more), etc. We can diagnose the cause of your red eyes or dry eyes, and start you on the path to treatment immediately.
If you have any risk factors for eye complications, or are suffering from eye irritations like red eye, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to see our experienced eye doctors today. You can make your appointment online, or call us directly by phone.
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