Your eyes are a complex system of muscles, nerves, and tissues which work together for vision. Most of the process is behind the iris and pupil of the eyes and cannot be seen without special technology. Annual eye exams help you maintain your eye health by correcting your vision needs and looking for signs and symptoms of common eye problems. Through dilation, the pupil of your eye opens wider to let more light into the eye. This way, the doctor can use special devices to view the retina and back of your eye to see what kind of treatment you need. If you are experiencing blurry vision, red or puffy eyes, or pain in your eyes, make an appointment with Opti-Care to find a solution.
Common Eye Diseases
At the eye exam, the optometrist looks for many different conditions, some of which can only be seen by looking at the back of the eye while it’s dilated.
- Blepharitis – a skin condition
- Cataracts – cloudiness in the lens of the eye
- Diabetic retinopathy – damaged blood vessels because of high blood sugar
- Glaucoma – too much pressure on the inside of the eye
- Macular degeneration – the macula, part of the retina, is deteriorating which makes fine details difficult to see
Early Treatment Leads to Better Health
Discuss your eye health with your eye doctor. Talk to your family about their own health history. Many eye issues are genetic, but when you are aware of the risks you can take steps to manage your health. Early treatment can slow down the degeneration of your eyes and reduce the problems associated with your sight.
Make Your Eyes a Priority
Make Opti-Care part of your healthcare team. Call Opti-Care at (410) 795-8670 or use our easy online form to get your appointment for eye disease screening and comprehensive care.