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Eye Disease Specialist

Yardley Vision Care

Optometry located in Yardley, PA

Eye disease can permanently damage your vision. But at Yardley Vision Care in Yardley, Pennsylvania, patients receive in-depth preventive care to prevent and treat eye disease. Sheila Maisel, OD, MS, and her team are experts in the field of optometry. During each exam, they screen you for many forms of eye disease, including glaucoma and macular degeneration. No matter what your vision concerns, they help you get to the root of the problem with comprehensive treatment and follow-up care. Your eyes deserve top-quality vision services. Call the office today or request an appointment online.

Eye Disease Q & A

What is eye disease?

Minor vision problems affect millions of people in the United States. Most of these vision problems are refractive errors, meaning you have trouble seeing things close up or far away. Refractive errors are usually not a sign of a serious health problem.

But some vision changes are a symptom of eye disease. Many forms of eye disease appear gradually and the symptoms aren't always noticeable. Left unchecked, eye disease can permanently damage your vision.

Expert vision care can protect your eyesight. At Yardley Vision Care, you receive in-depth eye exams. Your provider measures your eyesight and tracks changes in your vision. You can also receive specialized screenings for serious forms of eye disease, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.

 

What causes eye disease?

Some vision problems are congenital, or present since birth. Other forms of eye disease are genetic and may run in families. At Yardley Vision Care,the team identifies your risk factors for eye disease and recommends screenings. 

Eye disease is sometimes linked to an unhealthy lifestyle or a chronic illness. Conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure can damage your vision. If you have a chronic illness, your eyes may need special care.

Your risk of eye disease may also increase as you get older. But vision loss isn't inevitable. The Yardley Vision Care team helps you protect your eyesight for as long as possible. 

 

How is eye disease treated?

Once the team identifies the cause of your eye disease, they develop a personalized care plan. You may receive prescription eye drops or oral medications. The team might also suggest lifestyle changes. A healthy lifestyle can slow the progression of many forms of eye disease. 

In some cases, you may need surgery. The Yardley Vision Care team understands that undergoing surgery is a serious decision. They help you weigh your options and choose the procedure that's right for you. The team can provide referrals to experienced eye surgeons.

Yardley Vision Care also offers unique treatments, including myopia control. This treatment uses a combination of eye drops, glasses, and contact lenses to reshape your eye. If your child is nearsighted, myopia control can permanently improve their vision. 

 

Can eye disease be prevented?

Eye exams are an essential tool for preventing eye disease. Routine eye exams allow your provider to detect eye disease in its early stages. The sooner your disease is diagnosed, the sooner you can begin treatment and prevent complications.

If you notice changes in your vision, seek expert advice right away. Call Yardley Vision Care or request an appointment online today.

 

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