Our eyes are amazing and one of our most valuable assets. In Grayling, visitors and residents enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the mighty Ausable River, the massive White Pines found in Hartwick Pines State Park and the views offered on any number of lakes both small and large found in the area. The thought of losing the ability to see these and other things in our life, like our families, can be frightening. Unfortunately as we age, the chance that we will develop an eye condition will likely increase.
As the population of American’s continues to increase, towns and cities including small communities like Grayling are seeing an increase in the number of people who suffer from macular degeneration. The leading cause of vision loss in people 55 and older in the United States, macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the center portion of the retina. Otherwise known as the “macula”, this portion of the retina is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye.
While the causes of macular degeneration are not known yet for certain, the chances that you will develop this or other diseases increase greatly as you age. Today, over 10 million Americans are coping with vision loss due to macular degeneration and that number is expected to increase. Making healthy life choices including exercising, not smoking and eating a healthy diet are a great way to reduce your chances of disease but it is also important that you see your eye doctor regularly and anytime you notice changes as well.
Macular Degeneration Surgery Grayling MI
If you are diagnosed with macular degeneration, Alpine Eye Care may be able to help. Caught early enough, treatments offered by Alpine Eye Care can help postpone or even reverse symptoms. Using Topcon Retinal Scanning, people in Grayling and throughout the region can have their eyes tested and treated quickly increasing the chance that they will be able to see longer. If you live in Grayling, have been diagnosed with macular degeneration and are in need of surgery, we invite you to contact us today. Call Alpine Eye Care at 1.877.SEE.2020 to learn more. You may also schedule an appointment to find out more by filling out the form below.