Myopia is the most common eye condition in the world, and the number of people affected is only growing. In fact, it’s estimated that the number of children developing myopia has doubled in the last half-century. Glasses and contact lenses are a great way to overcome the visual problems caused by myopia, as is laser vision correction. However, it’s just as important to get your myopia under control as quickly as possible.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you should see an eye doctor at least once a year for an eye exam. The eye doctor checks the quality of your vision as well as the general health of your eyes during these visits. Regular eye exams are not enough for people who wear contact lenses.
Choosing lenses for your eyes can appear straightforward, though getting the right ones can be quite daunting. Of course, choosing the type and design of frames is just a small part of the selection process. Choosing one among the numerous types of lenses out there is a challenge, though the eye doctor should offer you all the necessary guidance. The main aim of getting the correct lens prescription is to protect your eyes from eye health issues like macular degeneration, cataracts, and more.
The ability to see well is essential for performing even the simplest daily activities. Good vision helps to contribute to independence and overall well-being for people of every age. People with imperfect vision can find it difficult to perform different tasks. Fortunately, imperfect vision can be corrected to improve the sight. Options for improving sight include wearing contact lenses and glasses and getting laser surgery.
Among the various eye conditions that Drs. Daniel R. Obermark and Cassidy Obermark treat each day, diabetes presents special challenges for each eye doctor and the rest of our team. Our patients who have recently detected signs of diabetes learn quickly that they need to find a trusted Sikeston or Poplar Bluff optometrist to help navigate their diabetic eye care.
Do you know the symptoms of age related macular degeneration (AMD)? Our Poplar Bluff and Sikeston optometrists want to ensure that you do! During the early stages of this eye disease, you may not experience any symptoms at all, particularly if you have the condition in only one eye. Unlike other health problems, AMD does not usually cause pain or other symptoms that you would notice right away. Instead, the symptoms of macular degeneration tend to come about slowly.
Retinal diseases put your vision at risk, because they often sneak up on you. The early stages of many eye diseases may show no symptoms, but your Poplar Bluff eye doctor can detect these silent eye conditions during an annual exam. Regular visits to your Sikeston optometrist ensure that eye problems are caught in a timely manner, when they are most treatable. Between annual eye care appointments, there are many steps you can take to preserve your eye health and keep your vision as sharp as possible.