Eye disease screenings are among the most important services we offer here at Clermont Family Eyecare. That’s because conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy can have serious consequences, by damaging your eyes, and robbing you of vision, up to total blindness. And what you lose from these diseases often cannot be recovered.
Why not just wait until you have some symptoms or other indications of a problem and then come in for eye care? The above referenced eye diseases have no early warning signs. By the time you become aware of them, it is because they have reached an advanced stage. In fact, it’s possible that you might have already experienced harm that is irreversible when you first encounter symptoms. That is why our eye screenings Winter Garden are so essential. Glaucoma occurs when your eyes are creating more fluid than they are able to drain, leading to a buildup. That causes an unsafe increase in your internal eye pressure, which in addition to vision loss can lead to optic nerve damage. Macular degeneration is the result of the small part inside your retina atrophying. It is responsible for loss of central vision (in other words, what is right in front of you). And diabetes, both types 1 and 2, may cause you to contract diabetic retinopathy (and/or glaucoma). Your retinal blood vessels might become harmed, eventually leaking blood. All three diseases are progressive, getting worse with time, and none of the are curable. That’s the bad news. The good news is that with our eye screenings Winter Garden, they can be diagnosed promptly and with treatment and management, they can be controlled or at least slowed down.
It is recommended that you come in for a yearly visit to get our eye screenings Winter Garden. Please contact our office today to set up yours.