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In the Eye of Awareness: The Significance of World Sight Day

North Carolina’s vistas deserve clear sight from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic shores. For many who can see, it is easy to take the world for granted. 

On World Sight Day, Thursday, October 12th, Eyecarecenter urges everyone to prioritize their vision. Our experts are ready to provide quality eye care to ensure healthy vision. 

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World Sight Day: A Global Perspective

Every year, on the second Thursday of October, World Sight Day spotlights the 2.2 billion individuals with visual impairment. Proper eye care can solve many challenges, including Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy. It’s possible to move past most visually impairing conditions with proper treatment. Part of Global Sight Day is to bring attention to the people with curable visual impairments who do not have access to eye care.  

Zeroing in on Vision Challenges

A staggering one in four individuals globally grapple with vision challenges, and Eyecarecenter is dedicated to informing and treating these issues. In the spirit of World Site Day, we have compiled a list of conditions that, if left untreated, can lead to visual impairment or blindness altogether. 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma comes from increased intraocular pressure, which damages the optic nerve, which sends images to the brain. Individuals will likely not know that they have glaucoma until it begins affecting their vision. This highlights the importance of getting regular comprehensive eye exams. Different forms of glaucoma affect an individual’s eyes in different ways. Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at eyecarecenter. Learn About Glaucoma Solutions

Macular Degeneration

The macula is located in the back of the eye and is responsible for receiving light. This can degrade over time as we age and will lead to blurred vision. Time might introduce Macular Degeneration, but If it is caught early enough, effective treatment can prevent further vision loss. Learn About Macular Degeneration Solutions

Retinal Tearing and Detachment

Retinal Tears and detachments occur when the vitreous, a gel-like substance inside the eye, pulls on the abnormally, causing a tear. The vitreous will naturally retract with age, causing a tear. In some cases, the vitreous can also adhere to the retina, causing a tear. If left untreated, the retina can become completely detached, cutting off the blood supply to the retina. An advanced condition can lead to significant vision loss. With proper management and treatment, the effects can be mitigated. 

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Understanding the link between diabetes and vision is crucial. Let’s address diabetic retinopathy together. Those with diabetes type 1 or 2 are more likely to experience Diabetic Retinopathy. This condition involves the growth of blood vessels within the eye that can leak and damage the eye. If caught early with a comprehensive exam, Diabetic Retinopathy is manageable, with less damage caused. Learn more about the condition below. Learn About Diabetic Retinopathy Solutions

Advocating for Regular Eye Screenings

It is apparent that many ailments that affect our eyes are treatable and avoidable with comprehensive exams. Life can easily distract us from caring for our bodies, but regular exams are essential for health and happiness. eyecarecenter’s comprehensive tests ensure you’re always in the know.  Learn About Our Eye Screenings

Join eyecarecenter in Observing World Sight Day!

eyecarecenter, North Carolina’s trusted eye care professionals, calls you to celebrate World Sight Day. Together, let’s work to provide quality eye care to as many people as possible.

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