The Ophthalmologist: Avenger of the visually impaired, defender against blindness
“Safeguard your vision.
See the right eye care provider at the right time.
Your sight depends on it.”
Eye Smart, eye health information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
“We all depend on our vision in more ways than we may realize. Without healthy vision, our ability to work, play, drive or even recognize a face can be drastically affected. Many factors can affect our eyesight, including other health problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Having a family member with eye disease can make you more prone to having that condition as well. Sight-stealing eye disease can appear at any time. Very often [it] is unnoticeable at first sight and…difficult to detect.”
Excerpt from AAO’s article, “What is an Ophthalmologist?”
Click here to read the rest of the article, which includes a helpful list of signs and risk factors for eye disease.
Click here to watch a quick, engaging video on eye physicians as defenders against blindness (by AAO).