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Your Eye Health

Vision affects your quality of life, and sharp visual acuity is related to having healthy eyes. Optimal eye health is dependent upon many factors including taking proper care of your eyes, having regular comprehensive eye exams and watching out for any warning signs of ocular disease. In addition, by examining your eyes in depth, your optometrist may be able to provide life-saving information about your overall health.

At Risk Optometric Associates, the eye doctors in Fayetteville and surrounding North Carolina locations know that all of this information may seem overwhelming. To guide you through several important, helpful topics, we invite you to read through our Eye Health Library. Our comprehensive collection of articles on vision and eyes serves as a basic introduction to ocular function. Common vision problems and eye diseases, refractive surgeries and the effects of aging are just a few of the subjects that we explain for your benefit.

If you have additional questions, we would be pleased to help you! Please contact us to schedule a consultation or drop in to see an eye doctor at a Risk Optometric Associates with convenient locations in Hope Mills, Aberdeen, Jacksonville, Hendersonville, Fort Bragg, Raeford, and Fayetteville, NC.

  • While certainly not a complete eye care dictionary, the EyeGlass Guide Glossary covers many of the common eye care conditions, terms and technology you’ll commonly discuss with your eye care professional.
  • To promote healthy eyesight, you need to take proper care of your vision and protect your eyes. In practice, what does this mean? We’ll take you through the actions of good daily eye care, for both short-term and long-term ocular health.
  • Your eyeball is an amazing organ. The human eye functions by converting light into impulses that are transmitted to the brain and perceived as images. As an engineering marvel, it does this by integrating lens imaging, reflected light, information processing and varied lighting adjustments. Learn more about the fascinating process of how you see the world.
  • Daily life is full of hazards to your eyes. If you work in construction, a factory or a workshop, specialized eyewear is necessary to protect delicate eye tissues. Adults and children who engage in extreme sports or any activities that involve balls flying through the air, must add strong, impact-resistant and shatterproof eyewear to their sports gear.
  • Regular eye evaluations are an integral part of taking care of your eyes. While vision screenings are important, complete eye exams check much more than eyesight. A multitude of common eye conditions and problems can be detected during an eye health assessment, even when you have no vision complaints. Both adults and children should be sure to have complete eye examinations done routinely. Take a look at our articles for more details about the diagnostic tools we use and which problems can be identified.
  • In order for your child’s vision system to develop properly, it’s crucial to be proactive with pediatric eye care. Many kids suffer from vision problems that threaten their education and cognitive development. To make the most of your child’s eyesight in the present and future, please read through our helpful articles.
  • Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Today, several surgical methods can correct your eyesight and, in most cases, give you the freedom of seeing well without corrective lenses.
  • A number of eye diseases become more common with aging or with specific risk factors. You probably recognize the names of many diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts or diabetic retinopathy. Yet are you familiar with the definitions, or with the signs, symptoms and treatments? Our articles on eye diseases will help answer your questions.
  • Ocular problems range from temporary to chronic and mild to severe. Here’s a basic rundown of some problems that you may encounter. However, the rule of thumb is that symptoms of pain or irritation are generally an indication that you need to visit your eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
  • As you move up in years, you may find that you move your book farther away from your eyes in order to read small print. This age-related vision change, called presbyopia, is extremely common. Fortunately, this loss of near focusing ability is easily remedied by specialized eyewear. Our information also shares suggestions with you for ways to maintain good vision for as long as possible.
  • Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance - particularly as we reach our 60's and beyond. Some age-related eye changes are perfectly normal, but others may signal a disease process. It's important to recognize signs and symptoms, and perhaps even more important to mitigate the effects of aging with some simple and common-sense strategies.