Good sight is invaluable. And, the ophthalmologists at Bon Secours can help protect your vision. These world-class professionals provide excellent diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. They also respect your special needs as a woman.
Eye damage can occur at several stages in life. Becoming sexually active or having new partners exposes women to infections, including HIV/AIDS, which can bring about eye problems. Pregnancy, nursing, menopause, and conditions, like diabetes, also can cause or speed up eye ailments. It’s a good idea to consider regular exams whenever you reach one of these milestones.
Many people are unaware that your eyes can be affected by various health conditions. These include diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, Lyme disease and syphilis. Regular exams can help safeguard your vision. So can counseling on cholesterol and blood pressure control. Lifestyle changes – eating a balanced diet, exercising, and avoiding tobacco – can protect your eyes and general health. We also suggest eating lots of green leafy vegetables, boosting intake of omega-3 fatty acids, and wearing sunglasses. As patients age, our doctors focus more closely on macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment.
If you need eye surgery, rest assured that our health care professionals will deliver compassionate care and will work closely with you and your family to select the best therapies. Please call for more information.
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