Eye Town of Utah is a multi-location optometry practice that offers complete family eye care. Whether you need to update your eyewear prescription, purchase new designer glasses, or seek treatment for eye diseases, the Utah eye care specialists at Eye Town can help! For several years, we have helped thousands of patients in Utah preserve, restore, and enhance their vision by treating sight-threatening eye diseases and eye conditions. But too few of our patients are aware of the symptoms and warning signs of these age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy! We believe that by educating our patients about the typical warning signs of these eye conditions, they’ll be a better chance of us catching the disease before it causes any vision loss.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that generally affects the older population. Unfortunately, this eye disease develops gradually and often without symptoms. However, an early sign of this disease is an increase of the internal pressure of the eye, which can easily be detected during an eye examination at Eye Town with our Utah eye doctor. If glaucoma goes untreated, it can cause damage to the optic nerve, resulting in permanent vision loss. Though glaucoma cannot be prevented, it can often be controlled.
Cataracts are the natural clouding of the lens of the eye, causing hazy or foggy vision. There are a few symptoms of cataracts, including blurry vision with no pain, sensitivity to light or glare, multiple changes in your eyeglass prescription, double vision in one eye, poor vision at night, and the need for a brighter light to read. Though surgery is the only way to permanently remove a cataract, if the cataract has not fully obstructed your vision, a change in eyeglasses may be all that is necessary. Our Utah optometrists can give you the best advice on how to handle your cataracts, depending on their severity and the degree of vision impairment.
Lastly, patients with diabetes should be aware of an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. If untreated by your Utah eye doctor at Eye Town, diabetic retinopathy can reduce both central and peripheral vision, eventually leading to permanent vision loss. In its early stages, this eye disease may cause blurred vision, but like glaucoma, often does not have visual symptoms. This is why regular eye exams at Eye Town of Utah are so important, as early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy is crucial to effective treatment.