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Common Eye Problems You Should Never Ignore




Oct 16

Common Eye Problems You Should Never Ignore

As an individual, your vision is one of the most important senses you possess. It’s a window to the world around you and plays a crucial role in your everyday activities. Therefore, maintaining good eye health should be a top priority. At Trumansburg Optical, we believe in the importance of regular eye exams and early detection of potential eye problems. In this post, we will highlight some common eye problems that you should never ignore and how we can help you maintain optimal eye health.

Warning Signs of Serious Eye Problems

Your eyes may often signal when something isn’t right. Here are a few warning signs you should not overlook:

  1. Sudden blurry or distorted vision: This could be a sign of a serious issue such as macular degeneration or a detached retina.
  2. Swelling on or around the eye: This might be a sign of an infection or an allergic reaction.
  3. Headaches: Frequent headaches can sometimes signal eye strain or more serious conditions like glaucoma.
  4. Red eyes: Persistent redness might indicate conjunctivitis or dry eye syndrome.
  5. Oversensitivity to light: Known as photophobia, this can signify a range of issues from corneal abrasion to uveitis.
  6. Floaters: While occasional floaters are normal, a sudden increase could mean a retinal detachment.
  7. Night blindness: Difficulty seeing at night or in low light could suggest retinitis pigmentosa or vitamin A deficiency.
  8. Flashes: Seeing flashes of light may be a sign of retinal detachment.

Remember, these signs should not be ignored. If you experience any of them, it’s essential to book an eye exam immediately.

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

At Trumansburg Optical, we offer comprehensive eye exams to help individuals maintain their eye health and detect potential eye problems early. Regular eye exams are crucial for everyone, especially for children whose eyes are still developing and adults with conditions like diabetes that can affect eye health.

Early detection is key in managing many eye conditions effectively. A routine eye exam can catch issues that you might not notice until they become severe. It’s recommended to have an eye exam at least once every two years or more frequently if you have a high risk of eye diseases.

Treatment Options at Trumansburg Optical

We provide a range of treatment options for various eye conditions. These include vision therapy, primary eye care, and optical and contact lenses. Our team of experienced optometrists works closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that suits their specific needs and lifestyles.

Trumansburg Optical is a full-service optometric practice that provides eye exams, glasses, contacts, and emergency care. We’re dedicated to helping our patients achieve the best possible vision and eye health.

Schedule an Appointment with Trumansburg Optical

Your eyes are your windows to the world, and taking good care of them should be a priority. Don’t ignore the warning signs of potential eye problems. Schedule regular eye exams and seek professional help when needed. At Trumansburg Optical, your eye health is our main concern. Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Neil F. Henninger

Dr. Henninger has been practicing Optometry in the Finger Lakes area since 1992. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry. Dr. Henninger is a member of the American Optometric Association, New York State Optometric Association and the Southern Tier Optometric Association.

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Trumansburg Optical is a family-owned full-service optometric practice offering comprehensive eye exams by Dr. Neil Henninger. We have a wide selection of frame styles to choose from and carry a variety of contact lenses in stock.

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