Annual eye examinations will help manage and maintain optimum eye health.
South Gate Optometry will check for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma.
ARMD is a disease associated with age that gradually affects your sharp, central vision. Central vision is used for seeing objects clearly and for common activities such as reading and driving.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. Your vision can appear cloudy or blurry, colors may seem faded and you may notice a lot of glare. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
Diabetic Retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults.
Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.