Eye care center in Washington DC
If you want to see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam, and glaucoma testing, you should visit us at our vision practice, Metropolitan Optical. At our eye care center in Washington DC, patients can be seen by our expert optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, for diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and other eye diseases.
It is very important to have comprehensive eye exams at least every year to make sure that you are not developing any serious eye diseases or disorders. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, show no symptoms in the early stages, so an eye exam is imperative. It is during the diseases early stage that the eye disease needs to be diagnosed and treated in order to avoid permanent vision damage. When a patient comes to our eye care Center in Washington DC for a comprehensive eye exam, they can easily and painlessly have their eyes tested for glaucoma in less than a minute. Glaucoma is actually a group of eye conditions that result in permanent optic nerve damage. When this occurs, the patient will experience vision loss. Glaucoma-related vision loss is usually caused by abnormally high intraocular pressure, which can usually be easily treated with medicated eye drops. If our eye doctor finds that your eye pressure is high, additional testing may be needed to determine whether or not you definitively have glaucoma. However, if you are found to have glaucoma, our eye doctor will most likely be able to treat glaucoma in the early stage with medicated eye drops which will be self-administered by the patient on a daily basis. These eye drops will keep your intraocular pressure low and will keep vision damage from occurring. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, so it is extremely important that this eye disease is found and treated early.
For an appointment to have an eye exam and, testing at our eye care center in Washington DC, contact us today.
Capitol Hill eye doctor
Low vision is a term that is used to describe when your vision cannot be improved with eyeglasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medication. Here at Metropolitan Optical Capitol Hill eye doctor we offer low vision therapy as a service to our valued patients so that you can get the most of out of the vision that you still have.
The first thing that is vital to understand is that low vision is not a disease. It is a result of the effects of one or more eye diseases that have caused you to lose a significant amount of your eyesight. Among the conditions that can lead to you needing low vision therapy from our Capitol Hill eye doctor are glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Most commonly, low vision is a concern that increases with age, but this is not always the case. There is no one sign or indiction that would determine the need for low vision therapy, but some symptoms to be aware of include losing your ability to see detail, reduced peripheral vision, persistent double vision, difficulties climbing or descending stairs, problems in distinguishing colors, and having a hard time navigating along the edges of curbs. Fortunately, our Capitol Hill eye doctor is a specialist when it comes to low vision therapy. With the help of advanced equipment like special therapy glasses, closed circuit TVs, telescopic and other electronic devices, all of which our office can work with you to obtain, you can recapture and maintain a higher level of productivity and independence. Lifestyle adjustments are also typically recommended, with the goal of making it easier for you to work, get around your home, and enjoy your favorite leisure activities.
Our Capitol Hill eye doctor understands that having low vision can be frustrating and frightening. But with our knowledgeable and compassionate eye care, there is every reason to feel optimistic about your life moving forward. Schedule an appointment with us today.