Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Alabama Veterans’ Eye Health & Vision Problems

Alabama Eye & Cataract Center and Michelson Laser Vision in Birmingham want to thank our Alabama veterans for their dedication and efforts in protecting our nation and allowing us our freedom. Our Ophthalmologists & Optometrists wish to raise awareness among veterans of the particular considerations necessary to help preserve their eye health and vision. Military veterans of the Iraq or Afghanistan wars are more likely than those who served in earlier wars to have vision loss as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Higher rates of TBI in these recent wars can be attributed to two factors: explosive devices have been a major cause of injury, and improved body armor has enabled soldiers to survive more serious injuries. Veterans of the Vietnam, Korean, or early wars are in or entering life stages when eye disorders like cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy are more likely to occur. Also, like everyone in mid-life and beyond, Veterans may find their near vision decreasing due to Presbyopia or “aging eyes”.

The eye doctors and staff at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center and Michelson Laser Vision in Birmingham are committed to making sure that our veterans preserve and maintain their eye health and vision in order to take the fullest advantage of the freedom they have provided for all of us. Learn more about eye health and vision at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center, Michelson Laser Vision or facebook.com/michelsonlaservision for an appointment.

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham staffed by a team of specialists including eye doctors who are fellowship trained cornea specialists and cataract and lens implant specialists-all board certified Ophthalmologists-as well as Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser eye surgery such as LASIK for laser vision correction, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.