Understand the Risks of Eye Disease
Serious eye diseases can develop without noticeable symptoms, placing your vision at risk. An estimated 93 million American adults are at a high risk of vision loss, yet only half have visited their optometrist in the past year. Eye disease can develop even if you can see well, and a comprehensive eye exam is the only way to help diagnose these problems.
Eyes Etc. Optical can identify issues in their earliest stages and recommend a customized treatment plan to manage them. Dr. Jeannine Fowler and the team are here to help.
An Earlier Diagnosis Can Help Protect Your Vision
Many eye diseases can develop slowly and painlessly as they affect your vision. You may not notice anything is wrong until you experience vision loss. With the damage eye disease can cause, an early diagnosis is crucial for protecting your eye health.
An early diagnosis can reduce your risk of vision loss. Eyes Etc. Optical tests for signs of eye disease during your eye exam. The diagnostic tests we use let us examine the internal structures of your eye, helping us identify eye diseases in their earliest stages of development.
The earlier we diagnose a problem, the sooner we can begin treatment. Starting these treatments as soon as possible helps us preserve your vision and prevent further damage.
Common Eye Diseases
The risk of eye disease tends to increase with age, making regular eye exams vital for protecting your vision. Some common diseases include cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration.
Click through the options to the right to learn more about these diseases.
Cataracts occur when your natural lens begins to harden and cloud. Many people experience cataracts as they age. This condition can make it seem like you’re looking through a foggy window.
While stronger glasses may help at first, cataracts can develop until you struggle to read or drive. Cataract surgery is typically recommended when your vision is significantly affected.
Glaucoma is a group of progressive eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. This disease can cause severe vision loss if left untreated. An early diagnosis is essential for preventing vision damage.
Dr. Jeannine Fowler tests for glaucoma during every eye exam and can recommend effective treatments to manage this condition. Learn more about this disease by visiting our glaucoma management page.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the progressive decay of your macula, located in the center of your retina. As the macula begins to thin, your central vision is affected while your side vision stays the same. There are 2 forms of AMD: wet and dry.
We test for signs of macular degeneration during your eye exam. Learn more about this condition by visiting our macular degeneration page.
Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve at Eyes Etc. Optical
Dr. Jeannine Fowler and the team are here to help care for your eye health and vision. We look for signs of eye disease during every eye exam we complete. With our comprehensive approach, we can get a complete picture of your eye health.
Book an appointment today and give your eyes the care they deserve.
Located at the corner of Cypress Lake Drive and McGregor Boulevard next to Blu Sushi and the Prawnbroker.
- 13451 McGregor Blvd. Suite 3
- Fort Myers, Florida 33919
- Phone: 239.337.3937
- Fax: 239-433-3968
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed