Are you over 50 with persistent blurry vision? Do you find it increasingly difficult to read? Is it hard to recognize faces? Are you confused by what’s happening because you are still able to get through your daily routine without any other vision related problems? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you could be suffering from macular degeneration. If you schedule an appointment with one of Cunningham Vision Care’s eye doctor specialists, we can put your mind at ease by alleviating your symptoms and advising you about macular degeneration treatment.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Degenerative Macular disease is an age related condition that affects both eyes. It is characterized by the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorating, leaving you with blank or blurry spots in your vision. Left untreated, it will worsen and may cause blindness.
There are two types of degenerative macular diseases – dry macular, which is most common, and wet macular. If you suspect you have macular degeneration, it is important that you do not use any over the counter medication. Your eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of your body; you can cause irreversible damage to your eyesight by taking a self-diagnosed, careless approach to treating eye diseases.
Distortion and blurry vision are also associated with other eye care conditions, but if you answered the questions above with certainty or feel you may be on the verge of macular degeneration, the sooner you get macular degeneration treatment, the better.
How to Deal With Macular Degeneration
If you’re concerned, please call one of Cunningham Vision Care’s 2 locations in either Chesterfield or the St. Charles area right away to schedule an eye exam. We have same-day appointments and extended hours so you can be treated quickly.
Macular degeneration treatments include very specific nutritional supplements, high-energy laser and photodynamic laser therapies, and low vision aids. These treatments may slow down vision loss and in some cases, reverse or stop the damage from worsening. There is also a prescription anti-angiogenesis drug which blocks the development of new blood vessels and leakage within the eye that causes wet macular degeneration.
We Provide Peace of Mind
We know it’s frightening, but if you work with Cunningham Vision Care and our experienced eye care specialists, you will get dependable solutions and may prevent your macular degeneration from worsening. We have over 26 years in the Chesterfield and St. Peters communities and expert caring optometrists that will assess your situation, provide treatment, and slow down the disease, giving you peace of mind. Contact us today or stop in for an appointment. We are open 7 days a week with evening hours for your convenience.