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How Can I Prevent Blindness?

While most people see their eye doctor regularly, a large number of Americans continue to skip eye care. It doesn’t matter if you have never experienced a vision problem or you have a history of eye disease, scheduling an eye exam is crucial for one’s overall health. Discover how you can take the necessary steps to prevent blindness and other serious eye health issues.

Schedule an Eye Exam

Early detection is the key to curing any illness, and it can only be achieved by scheduling an eye exam. Many serious eye illnesses such as glaucoma, begin with little to no symptoms. Only a doctor can catch a variety of eye diseases and issues during a comprehensive eye exam.

Avoid Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in the United States, and nearly all patients with type one diabetes develop this eye condition. If you are diabetic, take the necessary steps to ensure that the disease doesn’t affect your vision. Control your cholesterol by eating a healthy diet, and improve your heart health by exercising daily. Diabetic retinopathy may also be treated by laser surgery.

Decrease the Risk of Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness for men and women over the age of 60. If you have a family history of the eye disease, or if you smoke regularly, you could be at risk of developing it. There is no treatment for dry macular degeneration.

Treat Cataracts

Cataracts are common, but luckily the treatment is very effective. If you have cataracts or at risk of developing cataracts, talk with your eye doctor about treatment options today. Failing to treat your cataracts could lead to vision loss or total blindness.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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