Blurry vision, spots, eye strain, headaches, trouble reading, and glare are just a few of the common warning signs of eye problems. If you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, it is important to visit your eye doctor as soon as possible. She will be able to examine your eyes and administer tests to evaluate and diagnose a variety of eye problems including the following:
Common Eye Issues
- Myopia: More frequently referred to as nearsightedness, Myopia affects 33% of all Americans between the ages of 12 and 54. This common eye problem results in the blurring of vision when viewing objects at a distance.
- Hyperopia: More frequently referred to as farsightedness, Hyperopia is a common focusing problem resulting in the blurring of vision when viewing objects that are near.
- Presbyopia: This common age-related eye problem results in the blurring of one’s vision when reading. Presbyopia is a result of the normal aging of the eye’s lens.
- Astigmatism: When the cornea, the clear covering of the front of the eye, is shaped more like a football than a basketball, light rays do not focus properly on the retina. This results in blurred vision. Astigmatism is commonly treated using glasses or contacts.
- Glaucoma: This common eye disease is actually a group of eye diseases, all of which lead to damage of the optic nerve, usually as a result of a rise in intraocular pressure (IOP). The optic nerve carries visual information from the eye to the brain.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration: AMD damages the central part of the retina, known as the macula, and may eventually permanently distort a person’s central vision.
- Diabetic Retinopathy: Currently, between 40-45% of Americans with diabetes have some varying degree of Diabetic Retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease and one of the leading causes of blindness in American adults. This common eye disease results in damage to the blood vessels in the eye, which leads to damage to the adjacent retina.
- Cataracts: As we grow older, our eyes undergo natural wear and tear, resulting in the clouding of the lens in the eye, better known as cataracts. In fact, more than half of all people age 80 and older are affected by cataracts.
And that is just the beginning!
Medical Eye Exams at Anne Arundel Eye Center
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC) is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases.
Not only does an AAEC offer a wide range of advanced procedures to improve and preserve your vision, but board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles is passionate about further educating patients and their families about the eye disease they are afflicted with.
To learn more about Common Eye Diseases, please contact board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, consultative optometrists Dr. Nathan Frank and Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists at Anne Arundel Eye Center by calling 410-224-2010 or click here to visit AnneArundelEyeCenter.com. Staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals, our state-of-the-art treatment center is dedicated to making the best eye care accessible to everyone.
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Source: What Eye Problems Look Like WebMD