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EXCLUSIVE LEADING OPTOMETRISTS  | PINELANDS, CAPE TOWN

Pediatric vision • Binocular vision • Age related disorders • Pathology screening • Contact lens fitting • Retinal photography

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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Low Vision. What is it?

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

July 1st, 2019|Categories: Eye Care|Comments Off on Low Vision. What is it?

Obesity can seriously affect your eyesight.

The health risks associated with obesity include: heart disease high blood pressure breathing problems diabetes flattened foot arches One problem associated with obesity that the public attention often overlooks is its effect on your eyes. HOW DOES OBESITY AFFECT MY VISION? While your eyes themselves don’t gain weight, they do suffer from the other drawbacks of obesity, namely the effects of high blood pressure. Major blood vessels in your eye provide essential nourishment to the optic nerve, outer areas of the retina, and inner areas of the retina. These delicate blood vessels are susceptible to damage, resulting in poor

June 24th, 2019|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Obesity can seriously affect your eyesight.

Smoking Can Lead to Vision Loss or Blindness

Smoking has long been known to cause heart disease and lung cancer; however many people don't realize that smoking can lead to vision loss. Studies show smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and Dry Eye Syndrome. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) One way to reduce the risk of developing AMD is by NOT smoking. Smokers are three to four times more likely to develop AMD than nonsmokers. Nonsmokers living with smokers almost double their risk of developing AMD. Cataract Heavy smokers (15 cigarettes/day or more) have up to three times the risk

June 17th, 2019|Categories: Eye Care, General News|Comments Off on Smoking Can Lead to Vision Loss or Blindness
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