Familiarity with the symptoms of common eye diseases can help you prevent an initially minor infection or problem from becoming a major health issue. Some eye diseases can be indicators of deeper, underlying health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which with the right treatment can be managed or even eradicated. However, it is essential that you have regular general health checks, as well as regular eye tests to ensure a healthy lifestyle.
Below you’ll find summaries of common eye conditions, with further detailed information available on each. These are just a few of the common eye conditions that can affect almost anyone, but any injury to any part of the eye area or eye-related condition should be checked at Optical Masters to prevent any long-term damage.
Common Eye Conditions
- Dry Eye
- Flashes and Floaters
- Macular Degeneration
- Myopia and Hypermetropia
Prevention is Best Defense
Your best defense against dangerous eye diseases is to make and keep regular eye examinations, because eye diseases won’t always have symptoms. Early detection and preventative treatments could prevent vision loss. See an Optical Masters eye care professional if you have any unusual changes in vision. Changes to visual brightness, visual acuity, flashes and floaters can all be signs that something is wrong. Other symptoms to pay attention to are: pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.
Call for a Consultation
Regular eye tests can help to spot the early signs eye conditions to enable you to take action to prevent damage to your body and your eyes. It is important to maintain regular health checks as there are often no symptoms of some eye conditions. Even macular edema, which may cause vision loss more rapidly, may not have any warning signs for some time. A person with macular edema is likely to have blurred vision, making it hard to do things like read or drive. In some cases, the vision will get better or worse during the day. Located at two convenient Denver locations–King Soopers Shopping Center off of South Monaco Parkway in Denver and at the Brentwood Shopping Center on Federal Boulevard–Optical Masters can offer you top-rate eye care services and help you with your eye health goals.