If you or someone in your family suffers with a visual impairment, schedule a thorough eye examination to determine which options may be available. In many cases, patients suffering with vision loss due to Macular Degeneration or other causes do not seek additional help. ‘Low Vision’ Rehabilitation may offer solutions for patients trying to maximize their remaining eyesight. The basis of ‘Low Vision’ Rehabilitation is to explore practical alternatives that may allow visually impaired patients to maintain their independence while also improving quality of life.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain.
In its early stages, glaucoma usually has no symptoms, which is what makes it so dangerous — by the time you notice problems with your sight, the disease has progressed to the point that irreversible vision loss has already occurred and additional loss may be difficult to stop.
While the risk of glaucoma increases with age, the disease can affect patients of all ages. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the past year, schedule an appointment today!