Vancouver Optometrists

4466 West 10th Avenue
Call: 604-224-3937

Archive for September, 2013

Common Eye Diseases and how to Protect yourself

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @ 07:09 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Common Eye Diseases and how to Protect yourself

Those who have never experienced eye related issues in the past often times get lazy when it comes to visiting their optometrist at least once a year. There are many common eye diseases that can set in at any time, so it would be in your best interest to learn as much as possible about these and to protect yourself in any way possible.

Here are several common eye diseases that have impacted millions of people throughout the world:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration

There is a good chance that you don’t know the first thing about any of these eye diseases. While you may not have professional level knowledge, it is always good to learn as much as you can about the many diseases that have plagued others.

If you regularly visit an experienced optometrist, you can expect that any issue with your eyes, including the three diseases listed above, will be detected before the problem becomes too serious. In turn, your doctor can suggest a course of action to ensure that you don’t face any additional issues.

The best way to protect yourself against these common eye diseases is to visit your eye doctor at least once a year, and to take care of your own health in between check ups. And of course, if you experience any pain or loss of vision, you should get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.

These eye diseases may be common, but they don’t have to negatively impact your life.