Eye Disease Management At Today's Vision Rayford | Riley Fuzzel Family Eye Care
Nearly everyone suffers from eye disease at some point in their lives. At Today's Vision Family Eye Care, (with locations on Rayford Road and Riley Fuzzel Road), our therapeutic optometrists treat a number of conditions. Some of the most common eye diseases are listed below.
if you've developed cataracts, you're not alone--more than 50% of people in the U.S. have had cataracts by the time they are 80. Cataracts cloud the vision and usually start around age 60, but can begin forming as soon as childhood.
It's extremely important to get checked for glaucoma with every eye exam. Why? Because once you notice the symptoms, much damage has already been done: Pressure in the eye has damaged the optic nerve. (The most common symptom is a blind spot in your peripheral vision.) Prescription eye drops are a common form of eye disease management for glaucoma.
When keratoconus develops, the cornea takes on a slightly bulging, lopsided shape. Special contact lenses can help keep the condition from getting worse while also improving vision.
Macular degeneration occurs when the macula, the center of the retina, starts to atrophy. Vision often becomes wavy or blurry. With time, vision can be lost completely.
Retinopathy happens when high blood sugar levels damage the retina's blood vessels. Diabetic retinopathy can be caught early. If allowed to go too long untreated, it can cause irreversible loss of sight.
Dry Eye is a common condition where the body's tears don't keep the eye wet enough or nourished enough. This can lead to health problems even without contacts. Contacts for dry eye usually involves a light or "breathable" contact, as well as eye drops or other solution for your eyes.
How Can I Tell If I'm Suffering from an Eye Disease?
If there is anything unusual about your vision, or you are experiencing eye discomfort or pain of any kind, it's important to be check for the above eye conditions.
For example, if you're finding your eyes are constantly dry, or you have blind spots in your peripheral vision, or your vision becomes blurry or less vivid, or you notice any of the other symptoms listed in the symptoms above, contact an optometrist as soon as possible.
How Our Doctors Can Help
Dr. Hiral Mehta and Dr. Kris Patel conduct thorough screens for all of the above-listed eye conditions, as well as several more. They offer a caring hand for eye disease management.! The rest of the team is caring, respectful, and dedicated to your comfort in our offices.
Contact Today's Vision Rayford | Riley Fuzzel Family Eye Care Today!
If you live in the Spring, Tomball, Humble, and Woodlands area, Call Today's Vision Family Eye Care and schedule an appointment at 281-601-1001, or visit our Contact Us page.