At Seeta Eye Care Centers, our ophthalmologists are focused on giving your eyes the best medical treatment and visual assistance possible. But it's important to remember the toll diseases like macular degeneration can take if left untreated, which is why we want to remind our patients that October is National Blindness Awareness Month.
There are over 1.3 million people in the U.S. who are considered legally blind, a condition that disproportionately affects older Americans. Many of these older individuals' lifestyles are adversely affected by their condition, especially if they cannot get assistance from family members or social services.
While some people become blind from physical damage to the eye, medical conditions are the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Some of the diseases that most commonly lead to blindness:
If you are having serious problems with your vision, there is a chance you could be suffering from one of these conditions, and should get medical help as soon as possible. People living in upstate New York should make an appointment with Seeta Eye Care Centers as soon as possible. With a staff of skilled professional ophthalmologists and locations in Poughkeepsie, Carmel, and Fishkill, we are your best option for blindness prevention.