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October is Vision Awareness Month

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What is National Vision Awareness Month?

October is dedicated to educating patients about the scariest monsters of all: eye disease and vision loss. Come celebrate healthy vision with The EyeDoctors Optometrists.

Join us as we teach you the spine-tingling signs of vision loss to keep an eye out for.

Together we can protect your vision from the forces of darkness just in time for the Halloween season.

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Visit the Kansas Eye Doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists

The last thing anyone wants is a spoiler to a scary tale’s twist ending, but we’re going to make an exception to keep you from becoming vision loss’ next victim. The best way to prevent sight-stealing fiends from entering your world is to catch them before they fully manifest.

Regular annual dilated eye exams are the key to finding and locking away these phantasms of the eye before they can do any real damage. Lucky for you, the eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists are trained in the art of banishing eye disease.

Schedule an appointment today to keep the darkness at bay.

Glaucoma and Cataracts: The Enders of Sight

Glaucoma and Cataracts are a pair of impish devils that will ruin your Halloween party before it’s even begun if you’re not careful.

Glaucoma

  • Glaucoma is often referred to as the silent thief of sight for a reason.

  • Symptoms of the disease often go completely unnoticed until there’s irreversible damage to the optic nerve. 

  • Glaucoma is a condition that occurs when your eye loses its ability to regulate the flow of intraocular fluid flowing between the iris and lens.

  • This causes a buildup of pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve, the part of the eye that sends images from your eye to your brain.

  • If left untreated, Glaucoma has the potential to cause severe and permanent blindness.

Cataracts

  • A Cataract occurs when the natural lens in your eye begins to cloud as the proteins the lens is made of start clumping together.

  • This is a common occurrence to most people as their eyes age.

  • Cataracts may make a person’s vision look blurry or dull, and sight might continue to worsen as the Cataract gets larger over time.

  • However, Cataract surgery is a commonplace procedure that can eliminate Cataracts entirely.

  • The eye doctors and surgeons at The EyeDoctors Optometrists have the training and expertise to help you hold these sight-stealing beasts at bay.

  • If you think you may have symptoms of Glaucoma or Cataracts, schedule an appointment with a Kansas eye doctor today for better eye health.

Diabetic Retinopathy: The Villain of Vision

  • If you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, you’re at higher risk of developing a number of Diabetic eye diseases, including Diabetic Retinopathy.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels in the eye beginning to swell and leak.

  • This causes the surrounding tissues to swell, damaging the optic nerve.

  • At later stages in the disease, damage is irreversible.

  • Annual Diabetic eye exams are imperative to catch Diabetic Retinopathy early and halt it in its tracks.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Gazeless Ghoul

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) impacts the light-sensitive center of your retina at the back of your eye, the macula. 

  • As the condition progresses, you may notice a blurring or dimming in the center of your vision. 

  • This condition typically effects people age 60 and older and comes in two forms: Dry and Wet.

  • Once the final stages of AMD are reached, there is usually no cure.

  • That’s why it’s important to get annual eye exams to detect and begin treating the condition as soon as possible. 

  • The eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists use the latest techniques to detect Macular Degeneration, and prescribe appropriate treatment plans to lessen symptoms. 

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Visit a The EyeDoctors Optometrists Office Near You

This October, keep the scares in horror movies where they belong. Protect yourself against vision loss.

Celebrate National Vision Awareness Month by booking an appointment at your nearest The EyeDoctors Optometrists office. 

Together, we can stop the real monsters before it’s too late.