Common Eye Problems

Length: 2 minutes read
Date added: 03/04/24
Author: Optical Team

At Whitby & Co., we understand that eye health is crucial at every stage of life. As we age, the likelihood of encountering certain eye problems increases.

Our team of dedicated optometrists commits to providing clinical excellence and comprehensive care for all your eye health needs.

Here are the top 5 common eye problems that we frequently encounter and effectively treat:

1. Refractive Errors

Refractive errors such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia are very common eye problems. These conditions occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina, resulting in blurred vision. Our optometrists can perform thorough eye examinations and prescribe corrective lenses for these common conditions.

2. Cataracts

Cataracts are a common age-related eye condition. It causes the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which leads to blurry vision, glare, and difficulty seeing in low light. While cataracts often develop slowly over time, they can significantly impact vision quality. Our team can diagnose cataracts during routine eye exams and provide guidance on management options, including surgical intervention if necessary.

3. Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases characterised by damage to the optic nerve, often associated with elevated intra-ocular pressure. It is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Early detection and treatment are critical to preserving vision. Our optometrists utilise advanced diagnostic tools to detect glaucoma in its early stages and develop a personalised treatment plan to manage intra-ocular pressure and prevent further vision loss.

4. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

AMD is a common progressive eye condition that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. It is a leading cause of vision loss in individuals over the age of 50. Our optometrists monitor for signs of AMD during comprehensive eye exams. If they diagnose you, they will provide recommendations for lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, and treatment options to slow down the progression of the disease. The aim will be to preserve your vision best we can.

5. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis, characterised by inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer covering the white part of the eye and inner surface of the eyelids, is a common eye infection. Viruses, bacteria, allergens, or irritants can cause it.

Our optometrists can diagnose the underlying cause of conjunctivitis and recommend appropriate treatment, which may include prescription eye drops, antihistamines, or antibiotics.

At Whitby & Co. Optician, your eye health and wellbeing are our top priorities.

Whether you’re experiencing common eye problems or seeking preventative care, our experienced team is here to provide compassionate, comprehensive services tailored to your individual needs.

Schedule an appointment with us today for expert eye care you can trust.



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