One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care. To bring attention to taking care of our eyes as we age, the American Academy of Ophthalmology celebrates Healthy Aging Month to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss – and steps to help seniors take care of their sight.
Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of the importance of shielding eyes from the sun’s harmful rays with 100% UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats.
Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that fireworks are not toys but incendiary devices that can cause devastating eye injuries.
Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, cataracts can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public that early detection and treatment of cataracts is critical to preserving sight.
Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. However, recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss. In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is encouraging everyone to take charge of their eye health and preserve their sight by following some simple tips.
If you’re taking the time to read this then we are currently your eye care provider or perhaps you are trying to find the perfect eye team for yourself and your family. With that being said we wanted to take some time and tell you a little bit about our office and our mission.
Nietling Family Eye Care is an independently owned and operated eye care clinic and optical boutique. Dr. Nietling has been practicing in downtown Denison, Texas since 1982 with the simple mission to provide great eye care and eyewear for your whole family. Over the years that mission still rings true. Our certified staff is always putting patient needs first as we push to exceed your expectations of eye care.
Throughout the year our staff attends educational, seminars and webinars to ensure everything in our office is up to code and going above and beyond. Our insurance and billing clerk has over 25 years of billing and coding experience. Our optician has over 20 years of experience in optical sales and lens selection. Both of these team members have worked alongside Dr. Nietling since 2010 putting patient care as the top priority in this practice.
We are not your typical eye clinic; Dr. Nietling is a certified Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist so the exams performed in our office are fully comprehensive. Our staff takes the time to explain medical conditions and how they can affect your vision and daily lifestyle. We firmly believe there is so much more to seeing than just finding the perfect pair of glasses. With special testing available we can help treat and co-manage a number of ocular diseases and provide our patients with resources and information needed to move forward once diagnosed.
Our optical boutique isn’t filled with name brand or your run of the mill frames. Our optician knows that your eyewear is an extension of you and needs to be just as unique as you are. Every frame line carried in our office is a representation of what supporting small business can do. Our lines are all independently owned, which provides our patients with better products and a more affordable cost.
At Nietling Family Eye Care we will take into consideration all your visual goals, medical conditions, and lifestyle needs as we build you a customized set of glasses. As technology changes and trends shift you can count on our office to provide you and your family with the care and products that benefit you the most.