While we should schedule regular visits to our Washington DC optometrist for continued visual health, many of us do not visit an ophthalmologist or optometrist until we discover a problem. Because we rely so heavily on our eyes, we may take them for granted and forget that, like our hearts and lungs, our eyes need proper attention and care. Regular consultations with your eye doctor in Washington, DC can help prevent disorders from spreading or worsening, particularly if one has a health condition that can be linked to vision and eye disorders.
Our Washington, DC eye doctors provide testing and treatment for a host of common and rare disorders in the Washington, DC area. These may include:
Eye disorders– eye disorders may be the effects of injury or seasonal allergies, among other things. The eye is a complex organ whose function relies on several nerves, muscles, and the brain. Because they are open and directly exposed, they are more susceptible to infection than other body parts. Thankfully, however, they are also very resilient for this reason. Surgical procedures such as LASIK in Washington DC, for example, generally have very short recovery times. And many eye disorders, such as eyelid twitching, clear on their own. However, it is still in one’s best interest to consult with a licensed eye specialist in Washington DC to be sure the symptoms are not signs of something more serious. If untreated, some eye disorders may lead to serious vision problems and even blindness.
Vision disorders– Vision disorders such as astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness, are often related to eye structure, whereas other disorders may be related to the brain, the optic nerve, or muscle weakness. All of these pieces, of course, are interconnected, and must come together to allow us to see clearly. Consulting with a Washington DC optometrist can help correct visual disturbances such as color blindness or blurred vision or even more severe disorders. Vision disorders may also be caused by another health issue that has affected eye function. These are knowns as concomitant disorders.
Concomitant disorders– If you have a condition such as diabetes and you notice a decline in your vision, do not be surprised if your doctor refers you to a optometrist Washington DC can offer. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness among adults in the US. Other diseases that may affect your sight include high blood pressure and allergies. This goes both ways, of course. Regular visits to an eye specialist help with early detection of more serious health issues, especially if their is a sudden shift in the eye’s appearance or vision.
Visiting with a quality Washington DC eye doctor is an important part of maintaining your visual and overall health. Our ophthalmologists and optometrists in Washington DC are licensed specialists, here to maintain and restore clarity to your life. You may schedule an appointment with our optometrist in Washington DC today.