As our eyes age, they undergo a number of natural changes. These changes can range from inconvenient to annoying to concerning, but many are extremely common. One of the most frequent eye conditions is the development of eye cataracts.
If you’ve ever been looking around and suddenly notice a faint spot or shadow in your vision, you may be experiencing eye floaters. These can seem like a small piece of dust or dirt stuck on a lens or windshield and seem like there’s something in your eye, but blinking them away doesn’t work. The shapes and shadows move as you move your eyes.
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One of the most common eye issues is the development of a cataract. The Gilbert Eyecare doctors are trained to detect, monitor, and facilitate treatment for cataracts. Severe occurrences may require cataract surgery and it’s important to understand when the procedure may be necessary and what type is required.
What is an optometrist?
Optometrists are the frontline of eye and vision care, America’s primary eye health care providers. Medicare recognizes Doctors of Optometry as essential health care providers that can examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye. A common misconception of Optometrists is that they only provide vision care to assist a patient into glasses or contacts, but that is not the case! Doctors of Optometry play a major role in an individual’s overall health and well-being by detecting systemic diseases, and diagnosing, treating and managing ocular manifestations of those diseases, and providing vaccinations.
Diabetes, especially if poorly managed, can introduce a wide range of health concerns and complications. Some include nerve damage, foot damage, skin conditions, hearing impairment, and more. One of the most common complications for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics is a group of eye problems that are classified as diabetic eye disease.
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According to data from the National Health and Wellness Survey, more than six and a half percent of adults in the United States have been officially diagnosed with dry eye syndrome. It is the most prevalent eye problem in the country.
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Looking for a new pair of glasses? The industry is stacked with hundreds, if not thousands, of options to choose from. Different patterns, colors, shapes, and styles. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we get it. More importantly, we’re here to help.
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People all over the world suffer from red, itchy eyes every day. For many, these are normal symptoms- a simple reaction to the world around us. For others, these symptoms could be indicative of something more serious… a condition that affects more than 3 million Americans annually: pink eye.
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More than 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes—a condition that affects the body’s ability to utilize glucose (sugar) in a correct, efficient manner. Insulin, a hormone, allows the human body to convert sugar to energy. Those with diabetes may not produce enough insulin, or the insulin they do produce may not be used correctly.
Your vision is just as important as any other aspect of your health, so it’s important to treat this visit like any medical appointment. Whether you’re going in for regular eye care services or worried something may be wrong, a visit with your eyecare specialist is something you shouldn’t walk into blindly.