Eye Disease FAQs

Through routine eye checkups at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, we can detect signs of eye diseases early when they’re easier to treat. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular eye exams. In addition, as you age, you’re prone to eye problems that require immediate care. These eye disease questions explain the importance of early diagnosing and treating eye diseases.

Eye Disease FAQs

How are eye diseases diagnosed? 

Our Bakersfield, CA, optometrist can test for eye diseases during a comprehensive eye exam. We’ll start by screening your eyes for specific conditions and reviewing your medical history. There may be prevalent diseases due to genetics or previous health issues. Then, depending on the screening results, we can conduct in-depth testing for specific conditions that can cause permanent vision loss. 

What eye disorders or diseases do you screen for?

Our optometry team tests for numerous eye diseases, including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Keratoconus
  • Cataracts

How can I avoid vision loss?

Early diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders and diseases can help prevent vision loss. If you have a family history of eye disease, you should get screened annually to monitor your eye health for signs of this condition. Our optometry specialist can also recommend ways to reduce your risk of developing eye diseases that can impair your vision.

Can eye diseases be treated?

There is no cure for many eye diseases, like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Our optometry specialist can recommend treatments to slow progression and protect your sight. Once your vision has been lost, it cannot be recovered.

Cataracts are an eye condition that our optometrist can treat at any stage. Cataracts are a cloudiness of the lens of your eye, causing blurry vision. Once cataracts obstruct your vision, our optometrist will recommend cataract surgery. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens to restore your sight.

What is dry eye, and how is it treated?

Dry eye occurs when your eyes stop producing quality tears to keep them lubricated and moist, resulting in red, dry, itchy eyes. As tear production decreases, age is a common cause of dry eye syndrome. However, lifestyle changes, artificial tears, and prescription tears can help treat dry eye symptoms.

Visit Our Optometrist for Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases

To schedule eye health testing for signs of eye disorders and diseases, contact your Bakersfield, CA, optometry team from Innovative Eye Care at (661)213-3310. If you have any further concerns, remember to ask our optometry team, and we’ll help you with whatever you require.

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