We live in a very “visual” society. Good vision is usually taken for granted, and is essential for driving, reading, TV watching and recognizing faces in social settings. Many people think that it is normal to lose vision as we age, but this is not necessarily the case. Age- related Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of visual loss in people over 50 years of age. Dr. Howcroft, ESA's retina specialist, defines Age-related Macular Degeneration and who is at risk.
Eye Surgeons is providing free Intraocular Pressure (IOP) checks for National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Visit the Bettendorf or Rock Island clinic Friday, January 22 from 1-3 pm for your test, given on a first come, first served basis. Those at higher risk are over 60, African American, and/or have a family history of glaucoma. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or blindness.
In the U.S., more than 2 million individuals are estimated to be living with glaucoma, and that number is expected to increase to more than 3 million, by 2020. Eye Surgeons Associates, now provides the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients with both cataracts and glaucoma.
While many New Year’s resolutions aren’t fulfilled, here’s one that you should resolve to get done – get your eyes examined, especially if you can’t remember when your last exam was? Which begs the next question, how often do you need an eye exam?
Founded in 1983, Eye Surgeons Associates has grown to prominence as a regional provider of general and subspecialty ophthalmology. We offer a comprehensive range of eye care dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and restoration of vision at any age. We also offer hearing and optical services for the convenience of our patients. Equipped with proven technology and backed by a broad range of training and experience, our team of 16 doctors is focused on helping you achieve your best vision for life.
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