November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by clvc

Are you experiencing any of the following vision problems?

• Blurry or double vision

• Floaters or dark patches in your vision

• Difficulty seeing well at night

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults.  It’s important to keep blood glucose levels as near to normal as possible to prevent retina damage.  

Don’t wait for symptoms.  Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, nor is there any pain.  Be sure to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.  If you notice any changes in your vision, call your eye doctor immediately.




NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway

Posted on November 11th, 2010 by clvc

 

A patient of Clearview’s surprised us with the gift of sponsorship for the race at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth this weekend.  Check out our logo on the car!  Unfortunately, it’s difficult to read the logo at 180 miles per hour, but we were just happy to be there and be a part of it.




Understanding Age-Related Vision Changes during our 60s and Beyond

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 by clvc

As you reach your 60s and beyond, a number of eye diseases may develop that can change your vision permanently.  The earlier these problems are detected and treated, the more likely you will be able to retain your good vision and overall eye health.

The following are a few of the vision concerns to be aware of:

  • •  Cataracts
  • •  Glaucoma
  • •  Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • •  Retinal Detachment
  • •  Diabetic Retinopathy
  • •  Dry Eye

These changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle; just keep in mind that yearly comprehensive eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years.