Importance of Routine Eye Care for Disease Prevention
Regular eye exams are the best steps to take to prevent vision problems. During the exam, our optometrist can detect vision issues and take measures to prevent the problem from getting worse.
At West Village Eyecare Associates in New York, NY, our optometrist can prescribe eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses. Schedule routine appointments to measure preventative eye care.
Preventative Measures for Eye Diseases
Preventive measures are crucial in maintaining good eye health and reducing the risk of eye diseases and conditions. Adopting healthy habits and protecting your eyes from potential hazards can lower your chances of developing eye problems.
- Visit us for routine eye exams.
- Don’t smoke, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Report any family history of vision problems to our optometrist.
Common Vision Problems
There are several vision problems people may experience at different stages of life. These vision problems can vary in severity and may require additional corrective measures. Here are some of the most common vision problems:
While not a serious medical condition, it is treatable. You may feel some light sensitivity, mucus in the eyes, blurry vision, or feel like there is something in your eye. This discomfort is due to a lack of tears to keep eyes healthy and free from infection. Certain medications can cause this condition, but your age is a factor. Treatment involves eye drops and warm compresses to the eyes.
This condition occurs when the outer part of the eye becomes irritated. This irritation is caused by pollen, mold, dander, and other allergens. You’ll experience puffing, swollen eyes, particularly in the morning. The best way to prevent is to avoid allergens. We also have antihistamine eye drops available to prevent an allergic reaction.
This disease damages the optic nerve. Glaucoma is caused by diabetes, lack of exercise, and injury to the eye. Symptoms include tunnel vision, spots in the visual field, blurriness, and seeing halos around lighting. Early detection is the most important preventative step, especially if you have diabetes. Regular exercise is also key to reducing eye pressure.
Age-related Macular Degeneration
This disease is common in people over 50. Once the back of the eye is damaged, it becomes difficult to see straight ahead. Objects may seem blurry or dim. This condition can make everyday life more difficult. To prevent this condition, don’t smoke, keep yourself active and eat a nutritional diet.
Get the Eye Care You Need
The most important part of preventing eye disease is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regularly getting eye exams. Our team is committed to providing quality eye care at West Village Eyecare Associates in New York, NY. We can take care of that if you need contact lenses or sunglasses. Call us at (212) 242-6592 to schedule an appointment.