Your vision is the key to seeing the world and must always be in top shape. Our vision doctor is a board certified optometrist at the Eye Doc of Boca. We can tell you that your age is the top risk factor for possibly developing cataracts, glaucoma, or any other vision illness, but there are other factors linked to a higher probability of developing vision problems. To determine if these factors are creating eyesight problems in your case, we recommend scheduling regular exams with your vision doctor at Eye Doc of Boca. Walk-in appointments are available and we serve all residents in the Palm Beach County FL area with our exceptional service.
RISH FACTORS FOR MY VISION HEALTH
Some of the more common factors that can put you at risk for developing eyesight problems include but are not limited to the following:
- Diabetes diseases – High blood sugar levels could cause the lens of your eyes to swell, leading to distorted vision. This can possibly lead to diabetic retinopathy, the number cause of blindness in the United States and other Western nations.
- Excessive Obesity and High Blood Pressure Issues – This can damage the circulation to your eyes which can cause vision problems. It can also lead to the risks associated with diabetes as described above.
- Your Family History or Genetic Heredity – Early onset of cataracts, glaucoma and presbyopia is often hereditary and not your fault. A very established genetic correlation exists with glaucoma in the scientific community.
- The Extended Use of Corticosteroid Medications – The use of inhaled and oral steroids, as well as eye drops containing steroids can speed up the onset of cataracts and contribute to glaucoma.
- The Disease of Alcoholism – Chronic drinkers are at a higher risk for developing various types of eye disorders.
- Past Eye Injuries or Any Eye Surgeries – This is the leading cause of cataracts in people under 40 years old. Cataract surgery after an injury often carries a higher risk of developed complications.
- Extended Direct Exposure to Sunlight – UV rays create dangerous free radicals (molecules associated with aging) in the eye that disturb the lens and retina, leading to a variety of possible issues.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO HELP MY EYE HEALTH?
Contact a specialist from the Eye Doc of Boca today and we will assess your situation over the phone. We offer in-depth complete eye examinations and treat a variety of common ocular disorders to ensure that your eyesight is exceptional at all times. We are the number one optometry practice serving residents in Boca Raton FL and all of Palm Beach County.