Eye Care Well Beyond Vision Correction
Some people think that as long as your vision is clear, there’s no need to visit the optometrist—but it’s not entirely true. Routine eye exams are key in detecting most eye diseases and preventing them from causing damage. Visit See B. Seen Eyecare + Optical Bar to safeguard your sight.
Early Detection for Better Eye Health
At See B. Seen Eyecare, we believe in education, prevention, and early detection. Since many common eye diseases have no early symptoms, it’s impossible to tell there’s a problem without a trained eye and optometric technology and equipment.
Still, if you experience anything odd, uncomfortable, or unusual with your eyes or sight, it’s always wise to see the optometrist. Common signs and symptoms to be aware of include:
- Eye pain
- Blurry vision
- Excessively dry eyes
- Sudden flashes and floaters
- Unexplained vision changes
You only have one set of eyes—guard them as best you can with your local eye care professional’s help.
Eye Diseases to Watch For
Understanding common eye conditions can help you recognize the risk factors and symptoms that may lead to eye damage.
Glaucoma is called the “silent thief of sight” because it can appear without symptoms in its early stages, and it’s a leading cause of blindness. It affects the optic nerve and is characterized by high intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eye).
There are different types of glaucoma:
- Open-angle glaucoma
- Angle-closure glaucoma
- Normal-tension glaucoma
- Congenital glaucoma
Treatments are available for glaucoma—early detection can protect you from vision loss.
Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens grows clouded. This condition is a natural part of aging that can occur in most people by the time they turn 80. Making healthy lifestyle choices—like quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol, and wearing sunglasses—can help keep cataracts at bay.
Symptoms of cataracts include:
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Hazy or clouded vision
- Light sensitivity
Once cataracts have developed, you have 2 options: your optometrist can change your prescription, or you can elect to have cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a routine procedure where the eyes clouded natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects the macula, a small spot in the center of the retina. The macula is responsible for central vision, allowing us to read and recognize faces. As we age, the macula can grow thinner, causing AMD.
11 million people in the US have AMD, which manifests in 2 different ways:
- Dry AMD is more common but less harmful. Drusen deposits in the macula cause dry AMD.
- Wet AMD is less common but with more serious effects. In some cases, dry AMD can develop into wet AMD. The wetness refers to leakage from the blood vessels in the eye.
There are no symptoms in the early stages of AMD, but it’s a progressive disease. The first noticeable signs may be slightly blurry central vision and more difficulty seeing in low light. Late-stage AMD symptoms include:
- Straight lines looking crooked or wavy
- Blurry central vision
- Blank spots in central vision
- Less bright color vision
You can find our practice next to Main Squeeze Juice Co on Parkwood Avenue. If you have any trouble finding our office or have any questions before your visit, please give us a call.
- 1501 W Parkwood Ave, Ste 101
- Friendswood, TX 77546
- Phone: 281-612-6996
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed