In This Issue: January 2022
- Keep Your Eye on This Resolution
- January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
- Meet our Team
Keep Your Eye on This Resolution
That last goal mentioned above may not sound like a traditional New Year’s resolution, but it could be one of the most important things you can do for yourself in 2022! If it’s been a while since you’ve had an eye exam, we encourage you to contact our office. Comprehensive eye exams are essential to maintaining healthy vision. We’ll let you know if you need a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Our team can also identify undetected eye diseases like glaucoma or conditions like cataracts in the earliest stages so treatment options can be discussed.
Bonus benefit: some health conditions can be detected during eye exams. Our team may see signs of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease and many other health problems.
This year, make Schedule an Eye Exam one of your New Year’s resolutions! Contact our office today to mark it off your list.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
You could have glaucoma and not even know it! Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, but there are no symptoms in the early stages. Having regular eye exams will allow this condition to be caught early before permanent vision loss occurs.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for connecting the back of the eye (retina) to the brain. Glaucoma is usually caused by an increase in the fluid pressure in the eye – either because of overproduction of fluid or when the drainage system of the eye becomes blocked. The higher pressure inside the eye can cause damage to the optic nerve, resulting in
permanent vision loss.
Risk Factors for Glaucoma
- Over age 60
- African ancestry
- A family history of glaucoma
- Past injuries to the eyes
- A history of severe anemia or shock
There are different types of glaucoma that can produce different symptoms as the disease progresses. If you are experiencing vision changes such as patchy blind spots, tunnel vision, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision, halos around lights, etc., please contact us to schedule an eye exam. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, we urge you to schedule an eye exam. It could be sight-saving!
Meet Our Team
We have an amazing team of eye doctors who are ready to protect, preserve and enhance your vision! You can learn more about all of our doctors by clicking the link below.