Cheboygan is a great community to raise a family and grow older. Despite clean water, a healthy way of life and access to quality eye care, anyone may find themselves facing loss of vision due to macular degeneration. A leading cause of vision loss in Americans 65 and older, macular degeneration affects over a million Americans and as our life spans continue to increase, this number will likely continue to rise as well.
What can you do?
Macular degeneration is associated with aging, and avoiding this condition altogether impossible however, researchers are now finding many other connections to way of life and even genetics and the role they play in the disease. Smoking, heredity and perhaps even over-exposure to sunlight may lead to an increase in your chances of developing macular degeneration as well.
Quitting or not smoking is one thing you can do to lessen your chances of developing this disease. Another way you may reduce the likelihood of developing macular degeneration, is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. No matter whether you are likely to develop macular degeneration or not, an easy way to monitor your eye health and catch it early to reduce the damage, is by going to the eye doctor. An eye care professional can measure your vision and detect many treatable conditions early. If macular degeneration is caught early enough, those suffering from this condition, may avoid vision loss.
Macular Degeneration Surgery Cheboygan MI
If you live in Cheboygan MI and are looking for an eye care provider, Alpine Eye Care can help. We offer a variety of eye care services ranging from basic eye care to treatment for conditions including macular degeneration and even botox for functional reasons as well. Alpine Eye Care is a leading eye care provider in Northern Michigan. Accepting new patients, we invite you to contact us today. To make an appointment or to learn more about our macular degeneration surgery option in Cheboygan, contact us today by phone at 1.877.SEE.2020 or fill out the form below to schedule your appointment.