5 Common Questions About Vision Care
Many people don’t worry about their eyesight until there is a problem. Information is your best weapon against many eye-related conditions and diseases. The following list will help you learn more about your vision.
- How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?
Healthy patients between the ages of 20 and 39 should get a comprehensive eye exam once every two to four years. Grosinger, Spiegelman & Grey ophthalmologists recommend that healthy patients make an appointment annually once they hit age 40 to catch any issue early before there are symptoms.
- What Does Nearsighted and Farsighted Mean?
Nearsighted means that you can see objects that are nearby, but your vision becomes blurry the further away an object is to you. Farsightedness is the opposite, meaning you can see objects that are farther away while those that are closer appear blurry.
- What Are Cataracts and Can They Be Treated?
A cataract is a condition where the lens in the eye becomes cloudy, causing a loss of vision or blindness. They can be removed with surgery. The procedure has a high success rate and involves cutting away the cloudy natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
- Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe?
LASIK eye surgery is very safe and comes with a low risk of complications. Patients should make sure they choose a reputable facility and learn more about the process and recovery before having the procedure done.
- What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a disease that occurs when fluid builds up in the eye, causing pressure that damages the optic nerve. It is the leading cause of blindness in patients over age 60.
Talk to an ophthalmologist to get answers to other eye care questions or to discuss changes in your vision. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians located in southeast Michigan to make an appointment.
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