Macular Degeneration Testing and Management in Colorado Springs 

Macular degeneration is a common eye condition that affects many individuals, especially as we age. Evergreen Optometry in Colorado Springs has top-of-the-line technology to test for and diagnose macular degeneration allowing us to create an effective management plan. Here’s what you should know before scheduling your appointment with us.

Macular Degeneration Testing and Management

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for clear central vision. It can lead to a gradual loss of sharp, detailed vision, making it challenging to read, recognize faces, or perform everyday tasks. Macular degeneration is commonly associated with age and is categorized as either dry or wet macular degeneration. Early detection and prompt treatment are crucial for preserving vision and maintaining a high quality of life.

Signs of Macular Degeneration

Recognizing the signs of macular degeneration can help identify the condition at an early stage. Symptoms may include blurred or distorted central vision, a dark or empty spot in the center of your vision, difficulty recognizing colors, and increased sensitivity to light. If you experience these symptoms, promptly scheduling a comprehensive eye examination is essential.

Macular Degeneration Testing at Evergreen Optometry 

Dr. Nolasco can assess your macular health with precision and accuracy using our OCT equipment, Optomap imaging, Amsler grid testing, ERG, and dilated eye exams. We will evaluate your central vision during the examination and conduct a thorough retinal examination to assess the extent and type of macular degeneration present. This comprehensive testing allows for early detection and personalized treatment planning for macular degeneration management.

Macular Degeneration Management

Depending on the severity and type of macular degeneration, treatment options may include lifestyle modifications, nutritional recommendations, and, in some cases, referral to retinal specialists for advanced treatment modalities. Dr. Nolasco will work closely with you to develop an individualized management plan tailored to your needs.

Our approach to macular degeneration management focuses on regularly monitoring your condition, ongoing patient education, and integrating advanced therapies when necessary.

Can Macular Degeneration Be Prevented? 

While macular degeneration cannot be prevented entirely, certain lifestyle choices and habits can help reduce the risk or slow its progression. These may include incorporating a nutrient-rich diet with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays, and staying physically active.

Regular eye examinations are vital in early detection and intervention. By monitoring your macular health, we can promptly identify any changes and implement appropriate measures. Early intervention provides the best opportunity for successful management and preservation of vision.

Schedule an Eye Exam at Evergreen Optometry Today! 

Through our comprehensive macular degeneration testing, management strategies, and commitment to personalized eye care, we are dedicated to preserving and optimizing your vision. Dr. Nolasco and our experienced team are here to guide you through every step of your macular degeneration journey, ensuring you receive the highest quality eye care in Colorado Springs.

Contact Evergreen Optometry today to schedule your comprehensive eye examination and take proactive steps toward maintaining healthy vision for years to come.