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Eye Diseases, Asheville, NC

 

At Vision Source of Asheville, NC, we can diagnose and treat eye diseases and disorders, including glaucoma and macular degeneration.


Eye Diseases, Asheville, NCEye diseases can cause a range of problems, including loss of vision, pain, and long-term damage that can impact your ability to complete daily functions. One of the most common eye diseases is macular degeneration, which involves the deterioration of the macula, the sensitive area of the retina that provides central vision. This portion of your eye allows you to see fine details, so those who suffer from this disease lose a lot of their visual acuity, and it can cause blindness. If you start to notice any distorted images, blurred or dark spots in your vision, visit your eye doctor immediately so he or she can perform a simple test.


Another common eye disease is glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, which damages the optic nerve due to elevated pressure levels in the eye. The optic nerve sends signals from the retina to the brain, which allows your brain to interpret what you can see. If this part of the eye becomes damaged, you may lose vision. Glaucoma can damage your vision so gradually, you may not notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize or prevent optic nerve damage and limit glaucoma-related vision loss.


Our vision care providers at Vision Source of Asheville can provide high-quality care to you and your family. We manage and treat all types of eye diseases, and can also provide prescriptions for glasses and contacts. We have an office conveniently located in Asheville, North Carolina.