Eye Disease Management

Williston Optometry in Williston wants to help you manage your eye disease. There are approximately 3.3 million people in the United States over the age of 40 who are legally blind. Some causes of blindness cannot be helped, while others, if treated quickly and appropriately, can be prevented. That is why it is so important to ensure your eye disease is being managed by a professional. Understanding the various types of eye disease as well as what can be done to protect your vision, is a vital part of eye health and well-being.

.

Types of Eye Disease

The most common eye disorders include:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD - There are 2 types of this disease: wet and dry. Wet AMD is the least common, and involves a growth of atypical blood vessels. These blood vessels can result in bleeding, fluid leakage, and scarring of the macula. Wet AMD can lead to sight loss. Dry AMD is an age-related thinning of the macula that deteriorates vision. An early sign of this disease is yellow or white spots on the retina called drusen. A small amount of these drusen is harmless, but if they multiply too much, they can lead to sight loss.
  • Cataracts can develop as a result of age or you can be born with them. They are more prevalent in individuals 40+ years old. Removal of cataracts is a relatively safe surgery that protects the eye from damage. 
  • Glaucoma is a serious disease that can result in vision loss and blindness. Open angle Glaucoma is a slow progressing illness and most people will not notice any symptoms until the disease is in advanced stages. Closed angle Glaucoma happens immediately and causes a great deal of pain. 
  • Diabetic Retinopathy is attributed to diabetes. It can lead to blindness if left untreated. 
  • There are many other eye diseases. Williston Optometry is the place to go for your eye disease management.

Eye Disease Management

There are many chronic medical conditions that can impair or endanger your vision. That is why everyone should have regular eye check-ups. The eyes also tell a lot about what is going on in other parts of the body. Our optometrist, Thomas H. Clark O.D., can detect problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses just by looking at your eyes. 

Eye Disease Management should be done meticulously and routinely. Never take your vision for granted. Report any concerns you may have to your optometrist immediately. Take care of your eyes by eating right, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping your blood sugar under control, wearing protective eyewear when necessary, and keeping your eyes and anything you put in your eyes sterile.

Williston Optometry in Williston treats a wide variety of eye diseases. Dr. Clark is trained and experienced in managing all kinds of eye disease. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment: 802-760-6682.

 

 

 

Locations

Find us on the map

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Williston Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • ""Being new to Vermont, I wasn't sure which optometry practice was best for me. I landed at the office of Thomas H. Clark OD after a terrible experience at another optometry office nearby. Dr. Clark and his team have proven to be just what I was looking for. Dr. Clark is an excellent eye doctor and his team provides exemplary service. They offer a good selection of products and their lab turns out excellent high quality lenses that offer the clearest vision correction I have ever had in glasses. Their knowledge, ability, care and professionalism is superior to others that I have found. If you seek vision correction that is spot on, and you value high quality patient care, I recommend a visit to this office in Williston, VT.""
    JW