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In 2015, more than 3.22 million American adults were considered to be visually impaired. This population is projected to increase to 6.95 million by the year 2050, as the leading causes of vision loss are age-related eye diseases.
If you’re due for your eye exam, or if you’re concerned about your vision, please come and talk to us.
Common eye diseases can be managed effectively if they are diagnosed early enough, and Optical Illusions can help you start your personalized treatment. Early detection plays a critical role in treating all of the conditions listed below, so don’t wait until it’s too late–book an appointment today.
Cataracts are a naturally-occurring condition that affects the normally transparent lens in the eye. With age, the lens begins to cloud over, which interferes with how light enters the eye. Cataracts can range from a mild “haze” over the eye to a completely opaque lens that allows little to no light to pass through.
Surgery can be performed in healthy eyes to remove the clouded lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens, called an intraocular lens. However, surgery isn’t always an option for some individuals with low vision; in some cases, they may be required to undergo low vision rehabilitation as well.
This common eye disease is characterized by progressive damage to the ocular nerve—which is responsible for transmitting visual information from our eyes to our brains. Glaucoma results in the loss of peripheral vision, which can cause permanent damage to your sight.
While there are many different types and causes of glaucoma, the most common underlying issue with this disease is high intraocular pressure. Because glaucoma does not typically present early symptoms, early diagnosis through a comprehensive eye exam is essential. The earlier glaucoma is detected, the sooner treatment can begin, better safeguarding your vision and eye health.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans over the age of 50. Early signs of AMD often go unnoticed due to their subtlety, so it’s common for this disease to progress if left untreated.
There are 2 main types of AMD: wet and dry. When comparing the two, dry AMD is much more common, but wet AMD may cause more severe and rapid vision loss.
Other Common Eye Issues & Diseases
- Dry eye syndrome is a treatable disease that occurs when the tear film is insufficient in protecting and lubricating the eye.
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye) may be caused by a variety of external factors such as viruses, allergies, and bacterial infections.
- Cataracts are the gradual clouding over the lens of the eye, eventually causing it to become opaque. Certain risk factors such as lifestyle, family history, and overall health may cause some people to be more at risk than others.
Optical Illusions leverages contemporary ocular diagnostic tools to ensure you receive the most accurate diagnosis and in-depth treatment possible. Using methods and technology such as fundus photography with the Optos Monaco and Maestro OCT imaging equipment will provide our team of professionals with exceptional insight into the presence and progression of diabetic eye disease.
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An eye exam is an essential part of preventive health care. At Optical Illusions, we invest in industry-leading diagnostic technology that gives us an unprecedented view of your eye health and vision.
With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.
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