Erie Optical Provides Eye Disease Management
At Erie Optical, we take a lot of pride in our ability to manage a wide range of ocular diseases. We are here to provide both acute and preventative services to the people of the local area.
The Common Eye Diseases Seen at Erie Optical
At Erie Optical, there are a number of common eye diseases that we see on a regular basis. Some of them include:
Cataracts: Over time, people may develop something called cataracts. Cataracts appear as dense, opaque obstructions that cover the lenses of the eyes. As a result, people may start to complain of cloudy vision. Cataracts are ultimately only removable through surgery. This can provide someone with an almost instant improvement in his or her vision, but is often as last resort, as cataracts can be present in a person's eyes for years before they become a problem.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that we see on a regular basis. With Glaucoma, patients suffer from damage to their optic nerve, often caused by a change in ocular pressure within the eye. If this damage to the optic nerve is not addressed quickly, it could rob someone of their vision. For this reason, at Erie Optical, we check ocular pressures at preventative visits.
Macular Degeneration: Over time, people's eyes deteriorate. This is why many people refer to macular degeneration as a disease of aging. In this eye disease, the center of the visual field is the part that suffers. This part of vision is powered by the macula. When the macula starts to degenerate, people have problems with their central vision. While there is no cure for macular degeneration, there are many steps our team can supply you with to slow down the progression of the disease.
Diabetic Retinopathy: Perhaps no condition is rising more rapidly in frequency than diabetic retinopathy. With this disease, high glucose levels damage the nerves and blood vessels that supply the eyes. As a result, people start to have trouble seeing. This condition is managed best by both an eye doctor and a trained endocrinologist.
Dry Eye Syndrome: This condition can be very frustrating for someone to deal with. Those who have dry eye often feel like there is sand in their eyes at all times. We can prescribe eye drops and oral medications that can help someone manage these symptoms.
Trust Erie Optical for All of Your Ocular Health Needs
These are only a few of the many ocular health conditions that we can manage. To learn more about our services, call us today at 440-255-7727 to make an appointment with our team. At Erie Optical, we always have someone ready to help you and your family take care of your eyes.