Age-Related Eye Diseases

Age-Related Eye DiseasesWe seem resigned to the idea that as we age, we will have trouble getting around, become hard of hearing, and begin to not see too well. Leading eye care researchers and clinicians, though, are calling for a shift in the way we think of vision and aging. The fact is, low vision can often be delayed or prevented with appropriate screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

You can’t control the passage of time, but you can do a great deal to preserve your sight as you age:

  • Be aware of your risk factors. You need to know what genetic factors, lifestyle choices, diseases, and exposures place you in a higher risk category for certain diseases so that you and your vision care provider can adjust your screening intervals accordingly.
  • Have a baseline eye exam at age 40 if you are an adult with no risk factors for cataracts, glaucoma, AMD, or diabetic retinopathy. People who have no vision problems or obvious risk factors should have a baseline eye examination at age 40, to establish a standard against which future exam results can be compared.
  • Get screened earlier or more frequently screening if you have risk factors for cataracts, glaucoma, AMD, or diabetic retinopathy. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of eye disease, for example, or if you fall into a high-risk ethnic group, you should receive thorough eye examinations more often. Click on the links above for lists of risk factors and recommended screening intervals.
  • Cooperate with your vision care provider. This advice applies to examinations, preventive measures, treatment, and follow-up care. If you have diabetes, for example, you should have a comprehensive dilated eye examination annually. If you have glaucoma, you should use your eye drops daily as prescribed. If you have AMD and your provider has asked you to test your vision with an Amsler grid, you should do so every day. After cataract surgery, you should wear your eye shield and use your antibiotics as your provider has instructed.
  • Listen to your body and report any new symptoms promptly to your vision care provider. If your vision changes, especially if you have AMD or diabetic retinopathy, tell your provider immediately.

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Human eye is an amazing organ that most of us rely on every waking moment of the day.
You have only a pair of eyes, so take care of your eyes. It is always a good idea to consult with your eye doctor to discuss your options.

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Conjunctivitis Also Known As PINK EYE

Pink EyeConjunctivitis is a common and often very contagious condition more commonly referred to as pink eye. Conjunctivitis often involves inflammation and swelling of the conjunctiva or the clear membrane covering the eye and lining the inner eyelids. Very common among young children particularly those in school or daycare, conjunctivitis typically pose no real threat to the patient’s vision or wellness.

Causes and Risk Factors

  • Allergic reactions
  • Viral contamination
  • Bacterial contamination
  • Exposure to irritants or chemical pollutants

Signs and Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

One of the more commonly reported signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis include discomfort and pain in the eye, accompanied by redness or swelling of the eyelid, hence the name “pinkeye.” Patients may experience reddening of the inner and outer eyelid or may experience swollen eyelids. Some patients may report increased sensitivity to light and other irritants including the wind.

Many patients with conjunctivitis will have discharge from the eyes that may be clear, white, green or yellow in color. Yellow or green discharge from the eye may suggest an infection and may require antibiotics or other forms of aggressive treatment.

Treatment and Prevention
The best treatment for conjunctivitis is prevention. You can prevent an infection by washing your hands regularly and avoiding touching the eyes or face unnecessarily. If infected you should throw out any cosmetics or other eye products that may result in re-contamination.

Fortunately conjunctivitis more often than not is a minor condition that will clear up on its own in one to two weeks. If you have any of the signs or symptoms of conjunctivitis, be sure to consult with us at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore,your health care provider determines the cause and select an appropriate treatment.

If you are facing eye problem or eye infection drop in at 20/20 EyeGlass Superstore we are always ready to help you anytime. We also have Independent Optometrists located on site who will be happy to examine your vision. Walk-in’s are welcome but we ask that you come 15 minutes prior to your desired appointment time.

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Eye Cosmetic Safety: Watch Out for Hidden Harms

Eye Cosmetic SafetyYour vision is extremely Important.

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Your vision is extremely important.

Eye shadow, liner and mascara are great ways to make your eyes pop, but they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria. Eye makeup expires just like food does. Liquid and creamy formulas harbor bacteria faster and more easily than powders. Minimize your chance of developing infections and problems that can seriously impact your vision by following these tips:

  • Throw out anything you bought more than three months ago
  • Store makeup in a cool, dry place – not in your steamy bathroom.
  • Always wash your hands before applying eye makeup. Ensure your face and eyelids are clean, as well as your applicators and brushes.
  • Never share makeup with a friend. And never try store testers, which can be contaminated; even fresh applicators can transfer bacteria.
  • Don’t use dried-out mascara, and never moisten it with water or saliva. Replace it!
  • Keep eye makeup outside the eye and above the lash line; don’t line the inner lid, where makeup can enter your eye or clog the oil glands of your upper and lower lids.
  • Don’t use kohl eyeliners because they may contain dangerous levels of lead.
  • Metallic, glittery and powder makeup can be especially problematic, flaking and irritating corneas and eyes, especially if your eyes are dry. It can also get between your contact lenses and eyes, which can scratch the cornea and become infected. This may cause a potentially blinding corneal ulcer.
  • Don’t use permanent coloring or dyes on your eyelashes or eyebrows, which can permanently damage your eyes if used incorrectly.
  • Always remove all makeup at night

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How is Your Sight Seeing?

Your vision is priceless and it is important that you maintain your visual wellness by scheduling a yearly comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.

How is Your Sight Seeing?

 

About 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore

Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs. We have a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have Independent Optometrists located on site who will be happy to examine your vision.

The human eye is an amazing organ that most of us rely on every waking moment of the day. From morning till night, our vision allows us to see beautiful Florida sunsets, our beloved family and much more. Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, our main goal is to keep you up-to-date on everything related to eye care and eye health.

You Should See A Doctor

See A DoctorEven if you have not experienced eye problems in the past, you should see an ophthalmologist if:

  • You experience a change in vision in one or both eyes, such as blurring, double vision, blind spots, flashing lights or floaters.
  • In your eyes, you experience pain, persistent irritation, itching, discharge or the sensation of a foreign body.
  • You have had recurrent conjunctivitis, or red eyes.
  • You experience problems with too many or too few tears.
  • You are currently taking steroids orally for any other condition.
  • You have a growth on the eyelid or the eyelid is incorrectly positioned.
  • You are diabetic.

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If you are facing eye problem visit us at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, With 3 convenient locations in Winter Park, Melbourne and Orange City, 20/20 Eyeglass offers friendly service, quality eye care and a collection of over 4,000 frames for the whole family to choose from.

Each location has its own independent optometrist and in house lab so that you can be in and out with your new glasses in as little as one hour. Family owned and operated, our friendly staff will help you with all of your eyecare needs and find the frames for your face at a price you can afford.

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Diabetes Affects the Eyes and Vision

 

Diabetes Affects the Eyes and VisionAlthough individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts at a younger age and are twice as likely to develop glaucoma as are non-diabetics, the primary vision problem caused by diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of new cases of blindness and low vision in adults aged 20-65:

  • “Retinopathy” is a general term that describes damage to the retina.

Diabetic Retinopathy

In addition, fluid can leak into the macula, the small sensitive area in the center of the retina that provides detailed vision. This fluid can cause macular edema (or swelling), which can occur at any stage of diabetic retinopathy, although it is more likely to occur as the disease progresses.

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Flashing lights, which can indicate a retinal detachment
  • A veil, cloud, or streaks of red in the field of vision, or dark or floating spots in one or both eyes, which can indicate bleeding
  • Blind or blank spots in the field of vision

Ocular and functional effects of diabetic retinopathy can include any or all of the following:

  • Fluctuating vision in response to changing blood glucose levels; vision can change from day-to-day, or from morning to evening
  • Blurred central vision from macular edema can interfere with reading
  • Decreased visual acuity can interfere with seeing the markings on an insulin syringe or the display on a standard blood glucose monitor
  • Irregular patches of vision loss or “blind spots” can make it difficult to judge the size of food portions on a plate.
  • Decreased depth perception, in combination with decreased visual acuity, can make it difficult to see curbs and steps, or walk to the diabetes clinic.

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If you are facing eye problem or eye injuries drop in at 20/20 EyeGlass Superstore we are always ready to help you anytime. We also have Independent Optometrists located on site who will be happy to examine your vision. Walk-in’s are welcome but we ask that you come 15 minutes prior to your desired appointment time.

March is International Earth Week and 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is celebrating by creating a special deal, See the Beauty of Planet Earth with Better Vision. Stop in today for your eye examination and recycle your old eyeglasses and get $30 off the Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer with this ad. You can also ask about our daily Manager’s special.

See The Beauty Of Planet Earth With Better Vision

March is International Earth Week and 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is celebrating by creating a special deal, See the Beauty of Planet Earth with Better Vision. Stop in today for your eye examination and recycle your old eyeglasses and get $30 off the Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer with this ad. You can also ask about our daily Manager’s special.
The Beauty of Earth With an Excellent View!

Don’t forget, every 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location has an independent doctor of optometry on site. No appointment is needed and all we ask is that you come in 15 to 20 minutes earlier than your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.

20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is a family owned and operated business with locations throughout central Florida.  We look forward to becoming your trusted source for everything related to eye care, glasses and contacts. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us anytime.