It can be troubling to be diagnosed with ocular disease. After all, we rely so much on our vision that it can be difficult to imagine our eyesight being threatened. Rice Family Vision in Duncan provides eye vision exams, surgery co-management, and more. Scheduling regular eye exams will allow our optometrist to identify and address ocular diseases before vision loss is allowed to occur. Read on to learn more about some of the ocular diseases our optometry professionals can help you manage.
Glaucoma is a disorder that damages the optic nerve, typically resulting in vision loss if left untreated. This disease often has no symptoms at the beginning, which is why regular eye vision exams are so important. The best way to manage glaucoma is to have the condition diagnosed early. A comprehensive examination with an optometrist is the best way to diagnose the condition and manage its symptoms.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes is often associated with eye conditions. Diabetic retinopathy is especially common and can grow in severity when diabetes is not under control. Even if your diabetes is under control, you could still be diagnosed with retinopathy. Often, this disease presents few symptoms until it has progressed. Diagnosis of this condition is part of a comprehensive eye exam that includes dilation. You should be checked for diabetic retinopathy once each year to prevent the disease from worsening.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration is a condition that develops with age and impacts your retina. You may be at risk for this condition as you age even if you don't exhibit many symptoms. Often, the only symptom is a slow loss of central vision. An optometry professional can make some recommendations that help you avoid the development of this disease. For example, we may recommend changing your diet or losing weight.
OPTOS Optomap OCT
Today, there are many tools available to find these ocular diseases. Our optometrist may use Optomap technology for early disease detection. When paired with regular comprehensive eye exams our optometrist will be able to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that could affect your eyesight.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Duncan
At Rice Family Vision, we have been providing Duncan residents with reliable eye care services for many years. For more information on the treatment and management of ocular diseases or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us today at (580) 255-0988.