Vision is the most important of the human senses, which is why it is important to take care of your eyes. Optometry services that can keep your vision in good working order are available from Dunedin Eye Care in Dunedin, FL. When you visit our office, our eye doctor will assess your vision to uncover and address any conditions that are affecting your eyesight.
Conditions Affecting Your Eyesight
The eyes are subject to several ailments that can greatly diminish or even take away the ability to see. Two of the more common vision problems are myopia, which affects your distance vision, and hyperopia, which affects your ability to see things that are nearby. Both conditions can disrupt your personal or professional life by making it hard to drive, view television, read, or participate in sports or other activities. Among students, both conditions can affect the normal learning process. Both myopia and hyperopia can normally be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. An eye exam will detect such anomalies and help patients get the corrective assistance that they need.
Serious Vision Problems
Some vision problems are more serious than others and thus require more attention. Cataracts, which often develop with age, are characterized by a clouding of the lens of the eye. Macular degeneration, another condition associated with the aging process, can reduce the ability to see by affecting the retina. Glaucoma, which is usually caused by excessive pressure within the eye, is a condition that can eventually lead to blindness.
Other vision problems we often address include dry eye and computer vision syndrome. Children may experience some of the same vision problems as adults or other defects, such as amblyopia, in which the eyes do not work in unison. These and other conditions experienced by patients of all ages can be detected through an optometry examination.
Optometry Services in Dunedin, FL
Regular eye exams will determine your general vision and uncover any issues with your eyesight that have gone undetected. Children need to have their eyes checked regularly to guarantee their proper social and educational development. Whether you or a member of your family are experiencing vision trouble or are merely seeking a routine eye examination, Dunedin Eye Care is ready to assist you. For more information on the conditions we treat, the optometry services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (727) 733-0443.