What’s Your Eye Q?
Patient education is important to us at Eye Rx. During your visits with us, we will discuss the health of your eye as well as your general health.
Following is an overview of terminology that we may discuss. Helping you to know the basics, is part of our commitment to keeping your eyes healthy:
- Cornea: the clear front part of your eyes
- Lens: the natural lens of the eye that causes images to focus on the retina
- Retina: the light-sensitive layer at the back of your eyes
- Optic Nerve: carries impulses for sight to the brain
- Vitreous: the transparent, gelatinous substance that fills the back of the eye
- Hyperopia: farsightedness
- Myopia: nearsightedness
- Presbyopia: difficulty in seeing up close as you age, which causes the need for reading glasses
- Glaucoma: a treatable condition that is identified by increased pressure
- Cataract: clouding of the lens, which occurs with aging
- Diabetic Retinopathy: damage to the blood vessels in the retina that is caused by diabetes
- Macular Degeneration: this age-related condition causes the loss of central vision due to problems with the macula.
Children, Adults and Seniors each have special visual needs. We encourage our patients to have annual exams to ensure that you have the best vision possible at every age. Changes to your general health can affect your vision. Make sure to tell us about any medical issues and your prescription medications at each visit.
We care about your vision and your health. Come back and visit our blog to learn more about the latest information on keeping your eyes healthy.