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An eye examination at McKenna and Scott Exclusive in Pinelands is not merely about finding a prescription. It is about eyecare, eye health, patient education and friendly service. Vision is not merely about the clarity of the image. It is about how both the eyes work together as a team ie. eye alignment, the contraction and relaxation of the individual eye muscles and ocular movements. These factors affect our visual performance and comfort throughout our daily tasks and activities. The majority of eye diseases are painless and can go undetected for years, leading to possible irreparable damage. Also, certain eye conditions can be manifestations of underlying systemic diseases. All these aspects of vision and health are part of our comprehensive eye examinations.
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If you have a vision impairment that interferes with your ability to perform everyday activities and enjoy life, your first step is to see an eye care professional for a complete eye exam. Poor vision that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses could be the first sign of a serious eye disease such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa. Or it could mean you are developing a cataract that needs removal. Whatever the case, it's wise to take action before further vision loss occurs. If your optometrist finds that you have vision loss that cannot
Eye diseases are a common cause of low vision. For example: Hazy, blurry vision can result from cataracts. Blurred or partially obscured central vision is typical of macular degeneration. Diabetic retinopathy causes blind spots, blurriness and visual distortions. Poor peripheral vision is a hallmark of glaucoma. Retinitis pigmentosa reduces peripheral vision and the ability to see in the dark. Light sensitivity and loss of contrast are other symptoms of these and other diseases. Heredity and eye injuries can result in low vision. The Impact Of Low Vision Children can have low vision due to a birth defect or injury.
Low vision is the term used to describe significant visual impairment that can't be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. It includes: Loss of best-corrected visual acuity (not totally blind) Worse than 20/70 in the better eye. Significant visual field loss. Tunnel vision (lack of vision in the periphery) and blind spots are examples of visual field loss. Legal blindness. Typically is defined as visual acuity of 20/200 or worse (in the better eye, with the best possible vision correction in place) or a field of view (visual field) that is constricted to 20 degrees