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EYE CARE AWARENSS MONTH

It is said that up to 80% of blindness is avoidable through prevention or treatment. As part of Eye Care Awareness Month people are encouraged to have an annual eye exam.

Here are 5 reasons why routine eye tests are important:
Detect health problems Your eyes are not only the window to your soul but also a mirror of your body’s health. Your eyes can tell your optometrist a lot about your overall health. Diabetes, High blood pressure and high cholesterol can be observed in the retina and can be the tell tale signs of the health of your blood vessels in the whole of your body.

Myopia is a problem With the growing time we spend in front of screens, the developing of myopia is growing very fast. We need to catch this early.

Help your child succeed in school .A regular eye test is the only way to help your child to see clearly but also to develop his visual system optimally.

Glaucoma This condition has no significant symptoms to alert you that something is going wrong. With a routine eye test, we can pick this up and silence this “Thief of sight”. Without the proper treatment, this condition can lead to blindness.

GLAUCOMA THE THIEF OF SIGHT

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Blindness or substantial vision loss can be prevented with early diagnoses and management of the disease from the early stages onward.

Glaucoma is a term for a group of eye conditions in which the main nerve to the eye is damaged. In most cases it is associated with higher-thannormal pressure (IOP) in the eye called ocular hypertension. The most prevalent form of glaucoma is called open angle glaucoma. The vision loss is silent slow and progressive. It initially causes peripheral or side vision loss and can progress to central vision loss if left untreated.

The main problem with the disease is that it has few or no early symptoms and about half of the patients don’t know they have it. People most at risk are middle aged people 40 years of
age, diabetics and hypertensive patients as well as people with a family history of the disease. Regular eye examinations are crucial to discover the disease.

Here at Mastromatteo optometrists we have the tools and knowledge to pick up any Glaucoma signs with Intraocular pressure measurement instruments, Fundus photography and grading with
the latest Artificial intelligence software. If the need be, you can be referred to an Ophthalmologist for further tests and treatment.

 

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