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Macular Degeneration

Cornelius, NC

We will perform a comprehensive eye exam for our patients from Cornelius, North Carolina to determine if you actually have macular degeneration or if you are suffering from another eye condition.

If you have macular degeneration, you may gradually lose your ability to see objects clearly, and items in your field of vision might begin to appear distorted. Additionally, with this condition, you might lose your ability to see colors clearly, and dark or empty areas may start to appear within the center of your field of vision.

When macular degeneration first develops, it may be extremely hard to detect. However, if you experience any of the above-listed symptoms, it is essential that you contact us at Vision Center of Lake Norman immediately. We can advise our Cornelius, North Carolina customers who have completed a comprehensive eye exam if you actually have macular degeneration or if you are suffering from another eye condition.

Four Ways to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

  1. Eat Your Leafy Green Vegetables– Veggies such as spinach and kale contain certain important eye nutrients, like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are not found in most vitamins.
  2. Quit Smoking / Do Not Smoke– Smoking significantly increases your chances of getting macular degeneration.
  3. Wear Your Sunglasses – UV light is linked to macular degeneration.  
  4. Get an Annual Eye Exam from Your Optometrist – Call us at Vision Center of Lake Norman to schedule your eye exam today!

Keep in mind that there are two types of macular degeneration: wet and dry. If you have dry macular degeneration, the tissue within the macula of your eye will become progressively thinner until it fails to work properly. Although less common, wet macular degeneration develops when fluids begin to leak from new blood vessels that form in your macula. There is no cure for macular degeneration, but there is treatment and several ways to help prevent it.  This is a good reason to have an annual eye exam.

If you have started to notice problems with your eyes and you want to determine whether macular degeneration is developing, make an appointment with our office today. At Vision Center of Lake Norman, we will do everything we can to help you maintain your vision.

At Vision Center of Lake Norman, we can help if you are dealing with macular degeneration in Mooresville, Davidson, Troutman, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Huntersville, Statesville, and Cornelius, North Carolina.