Skip to main content

FRISCO APPT | 972-210-2100

Williams Eye Care - Frisco

2601 Preston Rd.
Frisco, TX 75034

FAIRVIEW APPT | 972-218-0042

Williams Eye Care - Fairview

120 Town Pl.
Fairview, TX 75069

Menu
contact-in-solution
Home » What's New » This Month Pronounced Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

This Month Pronounced Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

This month is dedicated to increasing awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the number one source of blindness for seniors. AMD often results in low vision, a term eye doctors use to describe major visual impairment that is also called “legal blindness” or almost total blindness. For those with AMD, a progressive eye disease, damage occurs to the macula, the part of the retina which produces sharp central vision. AMD causes a blurring of central vision, but usually doesn’t affect peripheral vision.

Vision Impairment from age-related macular degeneration usually comes on gradually and painlessly over time but on occasion disruptions in vision can be sudden. Early symptoms of vision loss from AMD include blurred areas in your central vision or unusually distorted sight. While there is currently no cure for AMD, early diagnosis and attention is known to halt advancement of the degeneration and therefore thwart low vision. For those who have already suffered from vision impairment, low-vision rehabilitation and aids can help.

Those at higher risk of AMD include senior citizens, females, Caucasians and individuals with blue eyes, severe hyperopia (farsightedness) or a genetic disposition. Risk factors that can be minimized include smoking, hypertension, exposure to ultraviolet light and obesity. Paying attention to overall physical health and a proper diet has been shown to be preventative.

Individuals who suffer from low vision should speak to an optometrist at Fairview Eye Center or Frisco Eye Care about low vision rehabilitation and specialized equipment that can facilitate self-sufficiency. After an extensive eye exam, a low vision professional can prescribe helpful low vision aids such as reading telescopes and non-optical adaptive devices such as special light fixtures and signatureguides.

Since so many eye diseases can be halted by early diagnosis, Eye Doctor Plano TX suggest a routine annual eye exam for all ages. Your awareness can lead to blindness prevention.

office update 2 williams eye care

x

Because of the COVID 19 Virus we will only be staying open to meet the needs of patients with eye problems and emergency exams.

We will be deferring routine exams and delaying contact lens exams until further notice. We will be supporting our patients who were unable to come for their contact lens exams, due to these new restrictions, by extending your current contact lens prescriptions, whenever possible. Please call to discuss this option with us.

When all is settled, we will be calling our postponed patients to get them back in for those exams.

Patients over the age of 60 or in a high risk category will not be seen so please call ahead and speak to us before you come by.

If you have an emergency or medical issue, call us! We’re here to help!

Thank you so much!!! 972-210-2100