January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

New Technology, providing a higher level of care for our patients

 

 

 

Our practice is committed to protecting your eye health with the most advanced technology available, and we are excited to announce that our comprehensive eye exam now includes the iWellnessExam.

The iWellnessExam is state-of-the-art technology that lets our doctors see beneath the surface of your retina, where signs of disease first appear. Traditional eye exams and retinal photography do not provide this level of detail.

Did you know…

  • Sight-threatening eye diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages.
  • State-of-the-art technology can help your doctor see early signs of these diseases.
  • Early detection and treatment of eye disease may reduce your risk of vision loss

Regular iWellness exams can help your doctor detect common eye diseases:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration

 

The iWellnessExam is fast, easy, and comfortable for patients of all ages and gives your doctor valuable information about the health of your eyes and your most precious gift – your sight.

 

Healthy Retina

 

Example of an iWellnessExam

 

 

National Diabetic Awareness Month

The figures are staggering.

There are about 29 million people in the U.S. currently diagnosed with diabetes, 86 million are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, according to the NHI. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the country, affecting 7.7 million people age 40 and over, approximately 11 million are projected to be affected by 2030.

According to a recent Prevent Blindness study, the estimated number of diabetic retinopathy cases in 2014 is currently more than 8 million and projected to increase to close to 11 million by 2032, and one-in-five adults reported knowing someone who has either lost sight or is currently losing their eyesight to diabetes.