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Posted on 01-06-2016
Your eyes are the windows to your world, and you want to make sure that your vision is not compromised. Plus, regular eye exams can detect troubles that are brewing in the body, such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Diabetic retinopathy is quite common in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It’s one of the main causes of blindness. Anyone with diabetes should get a dilated eye exam at least once a year. Glaucoma and cataracts also are more likely to develop with those who have diabetes.
Even if you think your vision is fine, the American Optometric Association recommends a visit to your eye doctor every two years for those under the age of 60 and annually if over 60. This is because many ocular diseases occur without noticeable symptoms and occur gradually. For example, you may have glaucoma and not even realize it. African Americans, Hispanics and those with a family history of glaucoma are especially at risk. With a comprehensive eye exam, an eye doctor can detect glaucoma and treat glaucoma before it cause visual damage.
If you’re having vision blind spots or blurry vision, it’s time to visit an eye doctor in Washington Heights, especially if you are over 50 years of age. Macular degeneration causes these ocular a symptoms and can severely impact your clear vision. It may be difficult to read, drive or do detailed tasks.
Turn to optometrist Dr. Charles Gold at Broadway Vision Center at 170th for all of your eye care needs, including thorough eye exams and eye disease diagnosis and treatment. How is your vision today? Let us know how your vision is and steps you have taken for preventative eye care.
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