Each year, March is recognized as National Save your Vision Month, a campaign designated to promote good eye health. This year, the American Optometric Association is highlighting awareness surrounding digital eyestrain and the continued importance of regular, comprehensive eye exams. As computers becoming even more a part of everyday life, the risk of eye strain is higher than ever. While there are many more eye diseases that exist, and not all can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help keep their eyes healthy now, reducing the chance of vision loss in the future, routine comprehensive eye exams are one of them.
optomap imaging can assist eyecare professional to find and document AMD earlier and potentially change the course of the disease.
February is additionally observed as Low Vision Awareness Month. During this time, we all have the opportunity to raise awareness about visual impairment and rehabilitation for those who are living with low vision.
Findings suggest that optomap fa imaging may improve clinician’s ability to identify signs of diabetic retinopathy progression.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that progress gradually, stealing sight, without showing symptoms. The word ‘glaucoma’ is actually an umbrella term for a group of eye diseases that damage the delicate fibers that run from your eye to your optic nerve, which is the nerve that carries information about the images your eye sees to your brain. Damage is often the result of high fluid pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma can affect people of all ages but is most prevalent in middle-aged adults and the elderly. While there is no cure, surgery or medication can slow its effects and help to prevent further vision loss.