No matter how hard you try to sweep concerns over your worsening vision under the rug, they just keep coming back—sending your brow into a full-on sweat storm. You don’t know how, when, or why it’s happening…all you know is that it isn’t letting up. Sounds like you’ll want to see a professional about this as soon as possible. Head over to The Retina Group of Washington and meet with our highly-coveted retina doctor Falls Church.
The last thing you want to do is play a game of chicken with your health. And especially not with your eyes. That is, if you enjoy having healthy vision—which most folks would say is a useful tool to get around in life. In which case, you should see a professional as soon as any problems arise. Seeing straight lines as distortions? Can’t get rid of that blur that’s smack-dead in the middle of your line of sight? Sounds like common symptoms of macular degeneration—a common disease that affects up to 10 million North Americans (far more than the sum total of cataracts and glaucoma). It also comes in three stages. Since this disease largely affects people over the age of 45, the first disease stage starts with an A (for age-related). It’s the hardest stage to spot since vision hasn’t yet damaged vision. Regular eye exams do wonders for spotting it in its early stages—even with no visible symptoms. The second stage (AMD) involves minor vision…but still not so much that it’s noticeable. Upon reaching the third stage of AMD, vision damage has skyrocketed. With that said, don’t hesitate to vision The Retina Group of Washington to see our retina doctor Falls Church.
Pick up that wonderful device called a phone and call us at The Retina Group of Washington. Then promptly schedule an appointment to meet with our retina doctor Falls Church. You’ll be jumping for joy that you did.