Eye Test in Port Charlotte
At Optical Outlets we recommend patients come in for a Port Charlotte eye test once a year. Having eyes checked yearly is the best way to figure out if there are any eye conditions or diseases present, such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is a serious disease that afflicts many people over the age of 50. Glaucoma is caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye, known as intraocular pressure.
Many people think that glaucoma is a single eye disease but it is actually a group of eye conditions which results in damage to the optic nerve. The second leading cause of blindness in seniors, glaucoma causes damage to eyes and eventual loss of vision. It can have little to no symptoms and it comes on very slowly, so it’s important to have your eyes checked annually and have a Port Charlotte eye test. Vision loss sometimes happens so gradually that many people don’t even notice their vision is failing until the disease becomes more advanced, but early diagnosis can help prevent further damage. Glaucoma cannot be cured but it can be stopped from progressing if it’s caught early enough.
Testing can also catch other eye diseases like cataracts. Cataracts cloud the eye’s lens and cause the sufferer to see very blurry. This makes it difficult to drive, read or see things close up. As with glaucoma, cataracts develop slowly over time and may not cause early vision changes. Over time however, vision may start to change. Surgery for cataracts has shown to be highly effective. Strong lighting and prescription eyeglasses can also help alleviate symptoms. If your Port Charlotte eye test has shown that you suffer from cataracts, we may suggest eye surgery. Cataract eye surgery can greatly benefit those in need of it and make their lives easier and more manageable.
1441 Tamiami Trail Suite 481
Port Charlotte, FL 33948