Eye Disease Management

Swan Family Optometry Helps Manage Eye Diseases

Eye disease management can help protect and preserve your vision. Whether you have minor problems or major issues with your eyes, learning to manage your symptoms and conditions can keep the problem from getting worse. At Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, we can help detect, diagnose and manage eye diseases to slow their progression and preserve the vision you have.

Swan Family Optometry Helps Manage Eye Diseases

Common Eye Diseases

As you grow older, you’re at greater risk of age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Knowing how to manage these diseases can help save your sight.

Cataracts - Cataracts are clouds that form over the lens of your eye. Common symptoms include cloudy vision, trouble reading, constant change in eyeglass prescription, loss of night vision and the appearance of halos around lights. Cataracts build up gradually over the years. When they start obstructing your vision, your optometrist may recommend cataract surgery. In the meantime, healthy living habits to include nutritious diet, quitting smoking, using protective eyewear in the sun, etc., can slow the progression of this disease.   

Macular Degeneration - This eye disease damages the retina of your eye, impairing central vision. Early warning signs include cloudiness of central vision, fuzzy or distorted vision. Vision loss from macular degeneration cannot be restored. By detecting this disease early, however, your eye doctor can slow its progression with medication, injections or laser surgery.

Glaucoma - During a routine eye exam, your optometrist can test you for glaucoma. This eye disease affects your optic nerve, causing abrupt eye pain, blurred vision, headaches and halos around lights. Glaucoma is caused by a rise in eye pressure. Eye drops are the most common form of treatment.

Diabetic Retinopathy - If you have diabetes, you’re at risk of diabetic retinopathy. This disease can be detected via a dilated eye exam. Floaters, blurred vision, inability to distinguish colors and vision loss are common symptoms. If caught early enough, this eye disease can be treated with injections or laser surgery.

Visit Your Fair Oaks Optometrist, Contact Swan Family Optometry!

Early detection is key to the success of eye disease management. To schedule an eye exam at Swan Family Optometry, call  916-966-6080 today.

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