Common Conditions that Affect Your Vision

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Learn more information that will help you be more educated and involved in your eye doctor’s treatment through diagnosis, surgery and recovery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes. It causes progressive damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.

Glaucoma is a condition that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It gets worse over time. Most people have no early symptoms. Visit your eye doctor regularly so they can diagnose and treat glaucoma before you have long-term vision loss. Learn more more about treatments and prevention.

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Get healthy living tips and the latest information from researchers working to prevent, treat and cure macular disease.

Refractive errors happen when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. This makes it difficult for the eyes to focus images clearly, and vision can become blurred and impaired. Refractive errors are corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.