Comprehensive Eye Exams at Rice Family Vision
The American Federation for the Blind (AFB) recently reported on a 2018 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). That survey revealed that more than 32 million adults in the United States have some form of vision loss. Many with vision loss also suffer from an eye disease such as macular degeneration or ocular surface disease. Unfortunately, you could live with an eye disease for years and not even realize it until you begin suffering significant vision loss. Early detection is the key to preserving your vision, and thanks to advanced technology, it's now possible with a visit to Rice Family Vision.
Common Eye Diseases
A number of eye diseases can affect your vision. If left untreated, they can decrease the quality of your vision and could even lead to blindness. A few conditions we routinely screen for include:
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Chronic dry eye
Early Disease Detection: Signs to Look For
Some early warning signs to look out for include:
- Blurred vision
- A loss in peripheral vision
- Halos or flashes of light
- Floaters or wavy lines
- Extreme sensitivity to light
If you notice any of the above signs, please contact our optometry clinic at once. Early treatment is one of the best ways to stop vision loss in its tracks.
Retinal Imaging through Optomap
Your retina is a thin layer of tissue along the back of your eye and is near your optical nerve. The retina contains numerous blood vessels, which provide clues as to the health of your eye. For example, with diabetic retinopathy, blood vessels in the retina may leak fluid underneath the eye.
An Optomap retinal scan is simple, painless, and takes only a few seconds. Simply look through a tiny hole similar to a keyhole, and the Optomap device will instantly take a scan of your retina. The image will be available immediately for one of our doctors to evaluate.
Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, works similar to a CT scan in that light waves are used to produce a cross-section of your eye. OCT can be used to provide an anterior (front) or retinal (back) section and provides a more comprehensive look into your eye than what is possible with an Optomap scan alone.
Contact Us Today to Protect Your Vision
Whether you need a routine eye exam or are worried about a specific eye-related issue, our team is ready to provide the comprehensive testing you need. Our advanced technology is simple, non-invasive, and pain-free. If you live in or around the Duncan area, contact Rice Family Vision today to schedule your next eye exam or to learn more about how we can help.