Whether your eyes are the windows to your soul or not, Colorado optometrists know that your eyes provide a view of your overall health. A recent study found that eye doctors frequently are the first health care providers to detect signs of chronic systemic conditions like high cholesterol (65% of the time), diabetes (20%) and hypertension (30%). At Vision Care Specialists, our eye doctors specialize in numerous Medical Eye Conditions including:
Age Related Macular Degeneration: often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is the degeneration of the part of the eye responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive.
Cataracts: If you live long enough, it’s likely you eventually will notice cloudy vision from cataracts. Our trained eye doctors can review new implant technology and the optimal time to consider surgery with our Fellowship Trained Corneal surgeon, Dr Kouyoumdjian (we call him Dr K), who is available for a consult at our Locations in Aurora, Highlands Ranch, and Lakewood.
Corneal Disease: The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers and protects the front of the eye. The cornea functions like a window that controls and focuses the entry of light into the eye. Our eye doctors can review optimal protection for this most precious part of the body.
Diabetic Eye Care: is needed before vision loss occurs. Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease; vision may not change until the disease becomes severe. That is why regular eye exams for people with diabetes are so important—to catch the disease before it permanently damages your vision.
Eye Injuries & Infections: Accidents cause many kinds of eye injuries, from corneal scratches to penetrating wounds. Learn about bacterial, viral and fungal eye infections, including symptoms.
Glaucoma: a group of eye disorders that can damage the optic nerve and visual pathway from the eye to the brain and often manifests with no immediate symptoms.
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis): this common eye problem typically is easily treated and, with a few simple precautions, can often be avoided.
Strabismus: a failure of the two eyes to maintain proper alignment and work together as a team.