The Galveston and Houston eye doctors at The Eye Clinic of Texas wish to share some thoughts about eye health and vision for our Veterans. “With Veteran’s Day approaching it is important to consider some things regarding eye health and vision for Military Veterans. 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,” commented eye doctor Allan Fradkin, M.D. “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,” added eye doctor Bernard Milstein, M.D. Also, like everyone in mid-life and beyond, Veterans may find their near vision decreasing due to Presbyopia or “aging eyes”. So, our nation’s guardians and protectors should make sure to 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.
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The Eye Clinic of Texas is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.