Vision Source Fredericksburg Road Offers Eye Disease Management
Eye diseases can occur at any age. Aging and certain medical conditions can lead to a number of eye diseases that can result in vision loss if not properly treated. Our optometrist can carefully monitor your eyes, to ensure that medical intervention is provided when needed. At Vision Source Fredericksburg Road in San Antonio, we help our patients manage a variety of common eye diseases.
Aging and exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun can lead to a clouding of the lens of the eye, a condition called cataracts. This structure is critical to directing light to see images clearly. Cataracts get progressively worse over time and cause symptoms such as blurring of vision, double vision, color distortion, and vision loss. Our optometrist will monitor the progression of your cataract development and will advise when the effects on your vision are sufficiently serious to warrant surgical intervention.
Glaucoma usually occurs due to aging of the eye tissues, but can also occur in younger people. Dark spots appear in the peripheral vision, and the condition can eventually lead to vision loss. Eye drops are generally prescribed to stop the progression of the disease, and our optometrist will monitor your eyes to determine if further treatment is needed.
Macular degeneration, or AMD, is considered an eye disease of aging, and often occurs in families. It causes blockage of vision in the central field. Macular degeneration comes in two forms, the “dry" form, and the "wet" form. It is a progressive eye condition that can lead to blindness. The two forms are treated differently. In some cases, surgery or other treatment is needed to prevent vision loss.
Individuals with diabetes must pay particular attention to their eye health because the condition can cause damage to the fragile blood vessels in the eyes. During your periodic eye exam, our optometrist will monitor your eyes for changes that might indicate the need for additional treatment to maintain good vision.
Make Vision Source Fredericksburg Road Your Optometrist in San Antonio
Dr. Trevino uses his extensive training and experience in eye care and eye disease management to ensure his patients in San Antonio maintain good vision. We offer many eye care services, including vision exams, eyeglass fitting, contact lens fitting, and management of eye diseases. Call our team today at (210) 735-5440 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.