We all depend on our vision in more ways than we may realize. Without healthy vision, the ability to work, play, drive or even recognize a face can be drastically affected. Many factors can affect eyesight, including other health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Having a family member with eye disease can make you more prone to having that condition as well. Sight-stealing eye disease can appear at any time. Very often vision problems are unnoticeable at first and are difficult to detect.

Signs and Risk Factors for Eye Disease Include:

•  Bulging of one or both eyes
•  Dark curtain or veil that blocks your vision
•  Decreased vision, even if temporary
•  Diabetes mellitus
•  Distorted vision
•  Double vision
•  Excess tearing
•  Eyelid abnormalities
•  Family history of eye disease
•  Halos (colored circles around lights)
•  High blood pressure
•  HIV or AIDS
•  Injury to the eye
•  Loss of peripheral (side) vision
•  Misaligned eyes
•  New floaters (black "strings" or specks in the vision) and/or flashes of light
•  Pain in the eye
•  Thyroid disease-related eye problems (Graves' disease)
•  Unusual red eye

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to visit a Warren Clinic ophthalmologist. Along with diagnosing and treating eye disease, ophthalmologists perform eye surgery and prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems.
A complete medical exam could be the first step toward saving or improving your sight.

Learn More About Warren Clinic Ophthalmologists 

Search our ophthalmology physician directory to find a provider near you. Please call us with questions or to schedule an appointment at 918-488-6688.

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