Vision Diseases

Right Before Your Eyes

Medical conditions that affect your vision often start gradually without pain or symptoms. But, if left untreated, they can grow into serious problems. That’s why it’s important to get your vision checked at least once a year, especially if you’re over the age of 50. Hearing and Low Vision Solutions will work with your regular ophthalmologist or optometrist to help detect these life-changing diseases before they can do irreparable damage to your vision and way of life.

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a common visual impairment and a leading cause of vision loss among individuals over the age of 50. This disease damages the macula, which is the small area near the center of the retina. The macula is needed to provide central vision and is what allows you to see objects directly ahead.

Macular degeneration can advance slowly, making it difficult for the individual to notice their vision loss. Other times, it happens rapidly. A blurred spot in your vision is a common symptom. This blurry area can grow larger as the disease progresses until you have large blind spots in your sight. Macular degeneration can also make objects seem duller and less bright than they actually are.

Although macular degeneration doesn’t lead to complete blindness, it affects your vision seriously enough to get in the way of your everyday activities, including the ability to see faces, drive a car, read and write. Smokers and those with a family history of vision loss have an increased risk of developing macular degeneration.

At Hearing and Low Vision Solutions, we work with clients early on who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration to find the best solutions to meet their needs. We have a variety of magnifiers, monoculars, and other vision devices to keep vision loss from controlling your life.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of blindness in American adults, is the most common eye disease related to diabetes. The condition concerns the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye, which is necessary for good vision. Diabetic retinopathy is the result of changes in the retina’s blood vessels. In some cases, the blood vessels swell and leak fluid. In others, abnormal vessels grow on the surface of the retina.

If left untreated, Diabetic retinopathy will worsen, causing more vision loss and sometimes blindness. We have vision devices to treat diabetic retinopathy and we’ll work closely with you to find the right one for you.

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At Hearing and Low Vision Solutions in San Francisco, we enhance your quality of life. For your individual hearing solution, schedule an appointment today by calling 415-742-4440