Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness, and the effects of AMD are irreversible. To help prevent vision loss it is imperative that AMD is caught during its early stages. Unfortunately, early-stage AMD often doesn’t exhibit any symptoms, so unless you go for a comprehensive eye exam, you may not even know you have this disease.
For more information about AMD, and what you can do to prevent it, please visit our Age-Related Macular Degeneration page.
Cataracts are a natural part of the ageing process that most of us will probably experience. However, there are a few things you can do to help prevent cataracts from forming. Treatments, such as stronger prescriptions and cataract surgery, are available.
To learn more about cataracts, including prevention and treatments, please visit our Cataract Exam & Management page.
Conjunctivitis, also called “red eye” or “pink eye”, is one of the most common eye diseases. Depending on the strain your conjunctivitis may or may not be contagious. How your conjunctivitis is treated will depend on what caused it.
For more information about conjunctivitis, please visit our Conjunctivitis page.
Diabetes affects many different systems in our body, and that includes our eyes. Diabetic eyes require special care and attention, so individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes should have a diabetic eye exam at least once per year.
Even if your blood sugar levels are stable and you are not currently experiencing any health problems you should still undergo regular diabetic eye exams.
For more information about how diabetes affects your eyes, and the importance of diabetic eye exams, please visit our Diabetic Eye Exam page.
When we use devices such as computers, smartphones, and tablets we decrease the amount of blinking we do and typically keep our eyes focused on one spot for long periods of time. This can cause eye fatigue and a variety of other related symptoms, which all fall under the umbrella term digital eye strain.
To learn more about digital eye strain, including prevention methods, please visit our Digital Eye Strain page.
Dry eye is an incredibly common eye problem and can be caused by either insufficient tear volume or inadequate tear quality. However, relief from your dry eye symptoms is available.
For more information about dry eyes, including causes, symptoms, and available treatments, please visit our Dry Eye Treatment page.
Healthy food gives our bodies the nutrients and minerals it requires to stay healthy and strong. The foods you choose impact your eye health and nutrition, so it is important to choose wisely.
To learn more about the relationship between nutrition and your eye health, please visit our Eye Nutrition page.
Floaters are often benign, but when paired with flashes of light they may indicate that something is wrong. A sudden shower of flashes and floaters may indicate that your retina has become detached. Retinal detachment is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.
For more information about flashes and floaters, please visit our Flashes & Floaters page.
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to vision loss and blindness if left untreated, which is why we test for signs of glaucoma during every comprehensive eye exam. Early stage glaucoma often doesn’t exhibit any symptoms, so unless you undergo a comprehensive eye exam, you may not even know you have this serious condition. Glaucoma is preventable, and if it is caught early, your optometry team can work with you to slow its progression.
For more information about glaucoma, please visit our Glaucoma Testing & Management page.
Your vision is precious, and even a seemingly minor injury can compromise it. If you are experiencing an eye care emergency, you should contact Willoughby Doctors of Optometry straight away at 604-245-1813 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
For more information about our emergency eye care services and first aid tips for common eye emergencies, please visit our Emergency Services page.
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