Preserve your eyesight by protecting the health of your eyes.
Ensuring your best vision also means protecting the health of your eyes. That’s because, like the other systems in your body, your eyes are susceptible to a wide range of health threats, including injury, foreign bodies, eye diseases and the effects of systemic disease. This is why, at Precision EyeCare Centers, we provide comprehensive eyecare that includes thorough, detailed eye exams and the detection, diagnosis and management of medical eye problems, including:
Glaucoma, a group of diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve, causing progressive and irreversible loss of vision. Because many different types of glaucoma exist, treatment depends upon the type of glaucoma as well as a variety of other factors. The loss of peripheral vision and the inability to adjust your eyes to darkened rooms may be warning signs of glaucoma. Although glaucoma can rob you of your eyesight, early diagnosis and treatment can help maintain your vision for a lifetime.
Macular degeneration is an age-related, slowly progressing reduction in central vision. Its symptoms include distorted vision, “missing parts” of visible objects and difficulty seeing fine detail or reading small print. While heredity, age, environment and general health may be factors, nobody is certain of the causes. Although macular degeneration is irreversible, treatment can help slow its progression.
Diabetes can damage the small blood vessels in the eye, causing swelling, bleeding or the growth of abnormal vessels in the retina. This is diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to irreversible vision loss. In the early stages, you may have little or no vision loss... for years. Advanced diabetic retinopathy, however, can present as persistent blurry vision, distorted vision, blind spots or sudden onset of floaters or flashes.
Cataracts, cloudy areas in the eye’s lens, are a normal part of aging. As a result, all men and women are at risk for them, and about half of all Americans over age 65 have cataracts. Cataracts can also be caused or accelerated by diabetes, certain medications and eye injury. The most common symptoms of cataracts are cloudy or blurry vision, colors appearing faded and increased glare from lamps or headlights.
Let us help protect the health of your eyes.
The optometrists at Precision EyeCare Centers use innovative diagnostic equipment to identify and accurately diagnose eye diseases. Then we treat and manage them, including working closely with eye surgeons if surgery should become necessary.
For thorough exams and informed, vigilant care of medical eye problems, call Precision EyeCare Centers today at 618-662-8468 in Flora, IL or 618-842-6516 in Fairfield, IL, or use our online Request an Appointment form. You can visit our Medical Library to learn more about these conditions and their treatment.