The health of your eyes depends on much more than your glasses prescription.
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Learn more about common eye conditions that could be affecting you and your family.
The American Optometric Association recommends pediatric eye exams at 6 months, 3 years, and 5-6 years old. During a pediatric eye examination, Dr. Peterson will evaluate for any eye turns (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism), as well as a full ocular health examination. Many ocular conditions are more successfully treated the earlier they are found so don’t delay and schedule your children’s comprehensive eye exam with Family Vision Clinic today. Schedule Exam Today
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults in America. Diabetes affects blood vessels throughout the body, including the fragile blood vessels in the back of the eye (the retina) where bleeding and swelling can start to occur. These changes can only be seen during a comprehensive eye examination using dilation and retinal imaging. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include blurred vision, fluctuating vision, seeing spots in vision, or a dark or missing section of vision. If you are diabetic, schedule your yearly diabetic eye exam at Family Vision Clinic today. Schedule Exam Today
Part of the normal aging process, cataracts account for the majority of vision changes in patients over 50. The crystalline lens in our eye begins as clear and naturally starts to yellow and turn cloudy over time. Symptoms of cataracts can include blurry vision, needing brighter lights to read, difficulty driving at night, and a feeling of a film or haze over your vision. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, call Family Vision Clinic today for your comprehensive eye exam and a treatment plan to manage cataract changes. Schedule Exam Today
The optic nerve is a nerve at the back of the eye which sends information from the eye to the brain. In glaucoma, this nerve starts to become damaged due to increased eye pressure. Glaucoma is painless and, because vision loss starts at the far periphery before becoming central, it is often unnoticed by the patient until extensive, irreversible damage has occurred. All comprehensive eye examinations at Family Vision Clinic include a glaucoma screening and if any testing is irregular, a full glaucoma evaluation will be scheduled for you. Schedule Exam Today
In our technology driven world requiring many of us to work long hours on computers and tablets, red, irritated eyes have become an increasingly large problem. The front of the eye (cornea) requires a healthy tear film in order to function properly. When the eye does not have enough tears or they evaporate too quickly, dry eye problems begin. These symptoms can range from itchy eyes, red eyes, fluctuating vision, sandy/gritty feeling while blinking, and even excessively watery eyes. Don’t ignore these troubling symptoms, call Family Vision Clinic and schedule a comprehensive eye exam to start a treatment plan for your dry eyes. Schedule Exam Today