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When you visit our Bronx, New York optometrist for a basic eye exam, it is rare that we expect to discover that an eye disease has developed. In some cases, eye diseases are treatable with appropriate eye drops, medications or healthy lifestyle behaviors; however, it is important to discover the problem early so that you can prevent long-term consequences.
Eye diseases that commonly occur depend on several factors, including your family history and your overall health. In many cases, your age also plays a role in the risk of developing a disease because some concerns arise due to the aging process.
Common diseases that occur include:
Although other diseases can develop in certain situations, most problems stem from the aging process, your environment or your overall health. In general, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are considered age-related diseases because they are more likely to develop when individuals start aging; however, the problems can occur at any age and individuals must be aware of their risks when visiting an optometrist.
Getting an eye exam plays an important part in identifying potential health concerns and addressing the situation. Problems like dry eye can relate to allergies, reactions to medications or similar issues. It does not always suggest that a more complicated health concern is the root of your problem, especially if you also wear contact lenses. Unfortunately, problems like glaucoma can lead to serious consequences and you will not notice any symptoms until the eyes are damaged and you notice changes to your vision.
Regular exams by an optometrist in our Bronx office can help by identifying eye diseases early and providing treatment before it causes severe damage. Furthermore, a treatment plan can help address any changes to your vision so that you have appropriate glasses or contact lenses to help you maintain your lifestyle. In some cases, a treatment plan will also use medications to help alleviate pressure or reduce the symptoms associated with a particular disease.
The most appropriate treatment plan for eye diseases will depend on the specific disease and your situation. At the Pelham Parkway Vision Center, we understand that you have concerns when it relates to your eyes and the health of your eyes. That is why we offer regular exams that screen for potential diseases and common eye health concerns. We also listen to your situation so that we can assist with the search for the frames that you want or the contact lenses that are most comfortable for your eyes.
Your eyes are an important part of your perception of the world. When your vision starts changing, you want to obtain appropriate lenses and glasses to correct the situation. You also want to ensure that the changes do not stem from an eye disease.
For more details about treatments or to set up an appointment for an exam, give us a call today at 718-829-2160!