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Eye Health Specialist

Elizabeth MacDonald, OD -  - Optometrist

Elizabeth MacDonald, OD

Optometrist & Ophthalmologist located in Maitland, FL

Your vision is just one aspect of your general eye wellness. Eye health is the foundation for good vision, and Hunter Vision optometrist Elizabeth MacDonald, OD, performs comprehensive eye exams to check for eye health issues. With state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques, Hunter Vision can help you have great vision and excellent eye health at the same time. Call the Maitland, Florida, office or schedule a consultation online today.

Eye Health Q & A

What are the most common eye health problems?

Eye health problems are the reason for many cases of reduced vision and blindness today. Some of the most common eye diseases and disorders include: 

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Dry eyes

While these common eye conditions can be severe if untreated, there’s no need to suffer or risk vision loss. The Hunter Vision specialists can help you to detect and treat these eye diseases early. 

How do you test eye health? 

Hunter Vision uses the most advanced diagnostic equipment to evaluate your eye health and screen for emerging problems. Some of the main eye health tests that you'll have during a comprehensive eye exam at Hunter Vision include: 

Fundus camera 

The fundus camera produces detailed images of your inner eye without dilation. It checks your retina, retinal blood vessels, optic disc, and other internal eye structures to screen for diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other issues. 

Retinal OCT

The retinal OCT scan produces 3D cross-sectional pictures of your retina. This scan helps diagnose the early stages of diseases like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Hunter Vision performs refraction tests to check your eyeglasses or contact lenses prescription with superior precision. They also take eye measurements to detect corneal irregularities and other abnormalities. 

What is the best way to maintain good eye health?

You need to start with comprehensive eye exams at Hunter Vision at least once a year for good eye health. Unfortunately, many eye diseases don't cause symptoms, so it's important to diagnose those problems and start treatment before losing your eyesight.  

Some eye health support measures to take at home include:

  • Eating a well-rounded diet, with lots of leafy greens
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Controlling your blood sugar tightly if you’re diabetic
  • Managing your blood pressure if you have high blood pressure
  • Wearing UV ray blocking sunglasses
  • Stopping smoking

With support from Hunter Vision and taking your own preventive steps at home, you can manage your eye health in the most effective way possible. 

Hunter Vision is your partner in achieving good eye health. Reach out by phone or schedule an appointment online.