Eye Disease Management
Eye exams are important for people of all ages. You should have an eye exam at least once per year and more often if you have a family history of vision problems or other risk factors. Our optometrists at Athens Family Vision Clinic in Athens can help you with your eye care needs, including eye exams, eye disease management, glasses, and contact lenses.
Common Eye Diseases
Many different eye diseases can affect your vision. Some of the most common include:
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
As you age, your risk of developing AMD increases. This eye disease affects the central part of your retina, called the macula. It can cause your vision to become blurred or distorted.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. This can cause your vision to become blurry or muted. Cataracts are very common, affecting more than 24 million Americans.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. This can lead to vision loss or blindness. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that damages the blood vessels in your retina. It is the leading cause of blindness in people under 65.
Eye Exams Help in Eye Disease Management
Eye exams are important for eye disease management. They can help detect eye diseases early when they are most treatable. Our eye doctors will check your vision and eye health during an eye exam. We will look for signs of eye diseases and other problems. Eye exams include tests such as:
- Visual acuity test: This measures how well you see at different distances.
- Eye chart: This measures your distance vision.
- Cover test: This checks for eye muscle problems.
- Pupil dilation: This allows the optometrist to better view your retina and optic nerve.
- Tonometry: This measures the pressure inside your eye.
Contact Us for Eye Disease Management in Athens, GA
At Athens Family Vision Clinic in Athens, we offer various eye care services to meet your needs. We provide comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and more. We also offer a wide selection of frames to choose from. If you have any questions, call our Athens office today at (706) 543-3599 or our East Athens office at (706) 850-7101.