Imagine living with significant visual impairment or even blindness. Simple things, like your morning cup of coffee, cooking food, and driving your car would no longer be possible. Your eyesight is at risk from a number of diseases and conditions that could leave you without vision. Luckily, there is one simple way to fight back: an annual eye exam.
At your annual exam visit to Look Optometry + Eyewear, our comprehensive eye exam includes an assessment of not only your sight but also your eye health. We do a number of tests to ensure your eyes are in great shape, include tonometry, corneal topography, and Optos imaging. This high-tech approach to eye health gives us any warning signs for diseases like glaucoma, keratoconus, and diabetic retinopathy.
You only get two eyes and you rely on them for so many important things in life. We are sticklers for preventative care to ensure that you do not have to grow old without the gift of sight. After a visit to Look Optometry, you can be certain that your eyes are not at risk of succumbing to vision-impairing diseases.
This very common eye disease is caused by high intraocular pressure. This pressure very slowly damages the optic nerve, permanently stealing your vision. Your peripheral vision is the first to be affected, making it exceptionally difficult to identify the changes in your sight.
Those who are at a greater risk of developing glaucoma are those over 40 years old, patients with diabetes, or those with high blood pressure. If you fall into any of these categories, or if you have ever had an eye trauma or injury, it is important to have your eyes checked for signs of glaucoma.
While vision lost to glaucoma is lost forever, there are ways to keep it from progressing further. Prescription eye drops, laser treatments, and surgery have had some effect on slowing this disease by reducing eye pressure.
Some will tell you that cataracts are a side-effect of aging. We’re here to tell you they are wrong, you do not need to live with cataracts.
Cataracts form as your natural lens begins to cloud, a common occurrence for those over the age of 60. As cataracts form, less light is allowed through your lens, causing the images you see to become blurry and colours to appear dimmer. Over time, you may find it hard to see at all, as though you were looking through a dirty window.
The best cataract prevention is a pair of sunglasses. Sheltering your eyes from harmful UV rays from childhood onwards can make a big difference in the rate of cataract formation . Paired with a healthy diet you can lower your risk of developing this eye disease. Talk to our opticians in the Look Optometry + Eyewear dispensary for your best UV protection.
At first, a change in prescription, larger fonts, and brighter lights can help you live with cataracts. As your lens becomes more cloudy, you may want to consider surgery. Cataract surgery is safe and effective. Ask your optometrist at Look Optometry + Eyewear about your surgical options.
Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that slowly, but surely, affects your central vision. It occurs as drusen build up on your retina. Over time, these drusen cause distortions, followed by blank areas. There is no way to restore vision once it is lost to AMD.
AMD comes in two forms: wet and dry. The dry form is the most common and happens very slowly. Wet AMD is less common, but very quick. Leaking blood vessels cause macular scarring and vision loss. Wet age-related macular degeneration has had some treatment success with injections to heal weak blood vessels.
The best way to prevent age-related macular degeneration is through living a healthy lifestyle. Eating foods high in vitamins and minerals, quitting smoking and getting regular exercise. Seek out a supplement made just for AMD prevention or discuss your nutrition habits with our optometrists at your next visit to Look Optometry.
Located in the Heart of Surrey, along King George Boulevard, we welcome anyone in the Langley, Delta, Cloverfield and Surrey area to come visit.
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