According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, many sight-threatening diseases, if detected early, can be cured or treated to prevent, or slow, the progression of any vision loss.
The most important preventive step is receiving routine examinations by a qualified eye care professional. For information on the ages at which eye exams are necessary see our Eye Examinations article. Persons with diabetes are at risk for several eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts, and should have eye examinations every year.
OSU Medical Center offers a wide range of eye care services. To learn more about eye care, select from the links to your left or visit the Department of Ophthalmology website.
For more information about eye care services available at The Ohio State University Medical Center, call 614-293-8116.