Diabetes not only increases your risk of kidney and heart disease but can also affect your vision. Diabetic retinopathy, one of the most common eye conditions experienced by people who have diabet ...View Article
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At Eyes First Vision Center, our optometry team provides eye care and vision support for patients in Ocean and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey. We’re here to help you with any vision or eye health concern you have. We provide screening, prevention services, diagnostics and treatment for most types of conditions and diseases. Work closely with our team to ensure your eye health remains the best it can be. We serve patients in Bricktown, Eatontown, Hazlet, Manahawkin, Manchester, Matawan, Middletown, Red Bank, Sea Girt, Toms River and the surrounding communities.
Our optometry team is available to discuss any ocular disease you may have or have symptoms of. When you come in for a vision exam, our professionals will determine if you may have an eye disease and what type of treatment is best for you. Some of the diseases and eye care we can help you with include the following.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is one of the most common types of eye diseases. This condition is diagnosed when there is damage to the optic nerve. Over time, this damage worsens and leads to worsening vision loss. It is not possible to restore vision in individuals with glaucoma, but it is possible to slow the progression of this condition. If you suffer from blurry vision, loss of peripheral vision or trouble seeing in darker rooms, we recommend that you come in for treatment.
Macular Degeneration: This type of age-related eye condition also leads to blindness. It is one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people. Individuals with macular degeneration tend to be older and will have symptoms such as distorted vision and difficulty seeing details. You may have trouble watching TV or reading. This is an irreversible condition, but treatment options exist that can help to slow progression.
Cataracts: Many people develop cataracts, especially as they get older. In this condition, the proteins found in the eyes naturally begin to clump up, causing a clouding of the eyes. It’s estimated that about 50 percent of Americans over the age of 65 have some level of cataracts. Treatment is available, but it is important to have annual eye exams to ensure your vision is protected. If you have blurry vision, faded colors in your vision, or a cloudy view, this may be a symptom of cataracts.
Diabetic Retinopathy: Anyone who has diabetes should have an annual eye exam to determine if the eyes have been impacted. Diabetic retinopathy causes damage to the small blood vessels in the eyes. Over time, this leads to abnormal structures and limited vision. It is possible to prevent this condition with proper diabetes control. If you have distorted vision, blind spots, or vision-related concerns and are diabetic, you need help routinely.
Individuals should be proactive about eye health and vision protection. We recommend annual screenings for any vision concern. If you develop symptoms or changes to your vision, it is important to come in for an appointment more often and even right away. Our team has 30 years of experience helping patients like you protect their vision.
For ocular disease treatment or diagnostics, call Eyes First Vision Center for an appointment. We serve patients in Bricktown, Eatontown, Hazlet, Manahawkin, Manchester, Matawan, Middletown, Red Bank, Sea Girt, Toms River and the surrounding communities. Call us today for an appointment: 866-393-7347.