Glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts are eye conditions that can severely limit your ability to see. This is especially true if they are left undiagnosed and untreated. Routine eye exams are very important to the management of these ocular diseases, as well as any other potential conditions that might adversely affect your sight.
Only an eyecare professional such as an optometrist can determine whether or not you have an ocular disease. This is why regular and routine visits to the eye doctor are so important in order to safeguard your eyesight. One aspect of these diseases that could be to your benefit is that they usually grow worse slowly over time.
As a new patient at Hartville Family Eyecare, you’ll first have a complete eye exam. Your doctor will also want to know if you have a family history of these diseases as well as your lifestyle. Armed with this information, the optometrist will then provide you with professional recommendations that are designed to protect the health of your eyes.
Very early stages of these ocular diseases can often simply be monitored over a period of time and their progress marked at each appointment. Diseases that have progressed further might be treated with medication, surgery or a combination of the two. Schedule your routine eye exam today to make sure you’re protecting your sight for tomorrow — and beyond.