Protect Your Vision Against Harmful Diseases in Franklin Township
At Franklin Family Eyecare, serving Franklin Township, our optometrist performs annual eye health and vision exams. Annual vision exams are necessary for diagnosing and treating certain eye diseases before you start to lose your vision. Two diseases that we look for during every exam include macular degeneration and glaucoma. Both of these diseases do not have any symptoms other than vision loss.
Macular Degeneration Treatment in Somerset
Age related macular degeneration causes severe central vision loss. It most commonly occurs in individuals over the age of 60, but having a family history of macular degeneration and smoking can increase your risk for developing the disease. AMD is diagnosed through visual acuity tests and eye dilation. If you have AMD, our Somerset optometrist offers macular degeneration treatment that includes monitoring your vision and any changes in the small blood vessels in your eyes. If your early AMD progresses, our eye doctor, serving Somerset and Manville, may recommend certain nutritional supplements, injections or laser surgery.
Glaucoma Treatment in Somerset
Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside your eye increases, due to fluid building up in the anterior chamber of your eye. This increased pressure can cause damage your optic nerve, resulting in permanent vision loss. A simple, painless test can check the pressure in your eye to determine if you have glaucoma. If glaucoma is suspected, our eye doctor will check your visual acuity and peripheral vision. Then, we will perform a dilated eye exam to check the health of your optic nerve. If there is damage, our optometrist will recommend glaucoma treatment in Somerset. Possible treatments include medications to lower the pressure in your eye and laser surgery to help release trapped fluid.
To schedule your annual eye exam with our vision center, serving Manville and Somerset, call us at 732-412-7328.
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