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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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Maintaining Good Eye Health over 50 The best chance to help safe-guard your vision is to detect issues early with regular eye examinations. Between examinations, if you notice a change in your vision, or your eyes are injured in any way, contact your eye doctor as soon as possible. Remember, if you are over 50 years old, you should have an eye exam every year. Eye health may also be maintained by exercise, diet, rest and other healthy habits. Nutrition is a Key Component of Eye Health As part of an eye-healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like
Treatment for Diabetes-Related Eye Problems Preventive measures are the best ways to avoid eye problems associated with diabetes. Here are a few steps to follow: Have regular eye exams: visiting your eye care professional for regular check ups is the first step in supporting the health of your eyes Keep your blood glucose and blood pressure as normal as possible: high blood sugar and high blood pressure are high risk factors for damage to the tiny blood vessels in the eye, which is the starting point for more serious complications. Make sure your blood glucose and blood pressure are
Symptoms of Diabetic Retinopathy At first, you may not experience any symptoms – the type of damage that is most commonly associated with diabetes happens gradually, and may not necessarily be noticed. If you have diabetes you should have your eyes examined regularly to help identify any eye health issues early. You may experience symptoms that vary depending on the eye issue you have, including: Eye floaters Blurred vision Dark spot in center of vision Difficulty seeing at night Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) - beginning stage where blood vessels in the retina can swell and