Make Lifelong Sight a Priority During “Save Your Vision” Month

March 13th, 2021

If you knew what to do to save your sight, you would, right? This month, we bring a reminder to keep your sight at the top of your list of priorities, every day. Following are some ways to take care of your vision:

  • Get regular vision care, including eye exams.
  • Follow up with care for conditions like glaucoma and cataracts.

and the critical one many people miss:

  • When you experience signs of vision trouble, don’t say “maybe it will get better” because sometimes it won’t without prompt help.

Glaucoma and Cataracts: Two Great Examples of Opportunities to Take Action

Glaucoma: The silent sight stealer that is glaucoma shows itself most commonly as increased eye pressure measured during your annual eye exam. By the time it’s started to do noticeable damage, it’s pretty far along. Getting your regular screening exams and following up with treatment if needed can save your sight.

Cataracts: Everyone will get cataract, it’s just a matter of when, and this clouding of the eye’s lens will continue to worsen until vision is unusable. When vision starts to get a bit blurrier, dim lights are hard to see, you see halos around lights, or your vision becomes unusable at times. What are you waiting for? If these signs point to cataracts, then they’re easier to fix in the early stages. In any case, cataracts are quite treatable, and your cataract surgery results will make you wish you’d taken action even sooner.

Other Reasons to Protect Your Eyes with an Eye Doctor Visit

These several events you might be tempted to shrug off, but for the sake of your vision, should take seriously:

  • Sudden or recurring eye pain
  • Vision distortions such as haziness, blurriness or double vision
  • Flashes of light or floating spots
  • Distortions around lights
  • Strange vision manifestations, especially in one eye, like a curtain coming down
  • Painful sensitivity to light
  • Eyes are red or swollen
  • Unusual changes in the iris or pupil
  • Itching, burning, or discharge around the eye
  • Sudden vision changes, including trouble focusing

You’ve Got an All-Star Team of Eye Doctors to Help

Need motivation to get that symptom checked out? Our expert eye doctors offer advanced treatment options for many eye conditions, so it’s worth a visit. And if we do check your concern and tell you that your vision’s ok, a thorough checkup by an eye doctor is always worth your time. At ICON Eyecare, our eye doctors specialize in cataract and LASIK eye surgery in Colorado, along with expert diagnosis of eye conditions and injuries, and high-quality treatment and care.