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Signs Of Sight Loss

Addressing Vision Loss With Our Tupelo Optometrist

The loss of one's sight is a devastating event that not only affects the person who is left partially or completely blind, it also impacts those around them. Sight loss is not something that happens all of a sudden in most cases, the loss of sight happens gradually over a period of time. The team here at L.P. Britt, PA Tupelo is dedicated to helping people maintain their sight.

woman receiving an eye exam from her optometrist

Causes Of Sight Loss

The loss of vision can be caused by any number of primary or secondary reasons. For instance, people who have been diagnosed with diabetes need to make sure they schedule and keep all of their optometry appointments, as diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Other common conditions that are associated with sight loss include macular degeneration and cataracts. These conditions can lead to blindness if their symptoms are ignored and are not properly treated. However, if these conditions are detected early enough they can be treated with prescription medications usually in the form of prescription eye drops or surgical intervention.

Prevention Options

During a comprehensive optometry exam, the doctor dilates the eyes to widen the pupils so the eyes can be carefully examined. During this type of exam, patients have the opportunity to discuss any issues they are having with their vision. The doctor also updates his records to include any new medical conditions and or medications. Obtaining this information gives the optometrist a base to work from if a patient is having symptoms, so a diagnosis can be made, and treatment measures can be explored. Comprehensive optometry exams also allow the doctor to monitor changes in your annual eye exams or vision. This is extremely important if you have a chronic medical condition like hypertension or an autoimmune disease like sarcoidosis.

Contact Our Office Today - We Are Here To Help

The friendly team here at LP brick, PA in Tupelo is committed to the preservation of your sight. If it has been a while since you’ve seen an eye doctor, don't delay having your eyes examined any longer. Give us a call at 662-844-3436. We look forward to seeing you.

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