After struggling with blurry vision for years, I finally realized that it was time to consult with a professional. Simply put, I was tired of dealing with the struggles of acting like I could see when I really couldn't. It was embarrassing, and I just wanted to be able to participate like normal. I was nervous for the eye appointment, but my doctor was incredible. He walked me through every aspect of the exam and calmed my fears about permanent eye damage. This blog is all about working with an optometrist to get the vision experience that you really deserve.
When you start aging, there are health problems that can creep up on you. It can be helpful to learn about these problems so you can watch out for the signs. You can then get treatment early so you can feel better again. Keep reading to learn of two of these things.
Cataracts are not life threatening but they can make you go completely blind if you do not get them treated. Cataracts can cause many symptoms to let you know they are developing. One of the main symptoms you will have is blurred vision. In some cases, you may experience double vision. Vision at night will become much worse, and your eyes will become sensitive to lights. You may see a halo around some lights, such as a lightbulb in your home.
Over time, things may change color. This is because the lens in your eye, which is normally clear, starts to turn brown or yellow. Colors may fade completely and you will see most things in black.
When you start having any of the above symptoms, see your eye doctor immediately. Cataract surgery can restore your vision back to normal. During the surgery, the eye doctor removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens. In most cases, your sight will be back to normal the first time you open your eyes after surgery, and the downtime is usually minimal.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 22.7% of adults in the United States have been told by their doctor that they have some form of arthritis. You may feel pain in your feet, knees, hands, or fingers.
As you get older, the cartilage in your body breaks down, and this cartilage is needed to cushion your bones. Once the cartilage wears away, this can cause joint inflammation and your joints may swell. You may also feel tenderness if you touch these joints. Redness can develop around the affected joints, such as around your finger knuckles.
There is no cure for arthritis but there are things you can do to help prevent it from happening to you. The first thing is to control your weight, as being overweight can be hard on your joints, especially the joints in your knees. If you are overweight and are having problems losing it, talk with your doctor. They can help get you in touch with a good dietitian to help you come up with a good diet plan. Besides eating healthy, you need to stay active.
Your doctor can go over this information with you in much more detail.Share
13 March 2017