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Protecting Your Vision with VCC

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Are you getting your eyes checked?
Vision problems and serious eye conditions can go completely unnoticed. With the help of an optometrist, eye diseases can be diagnosed early and potential vision loss prevented or slowed down.

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside of your eye. Depending on the type of cataract, it can develop slowly or quickly and can affect one or both eyes. While aging is the main cause, other risk factors include diabetes, smoking, too much sun exposure, trauma to the eye and long-term use of certain medications. Cataracts can only be treated by removing them surgically but should be monitored closely by your optometrist. Your optometrist can let you know when it is time to have them removed.

Regular eye exams not only catch cataracts early but also help diagnose other potential ocular and visual problems. The experts at VCC can help you get this done, close to home with quality affordable care. Their experienced optometrists use advanced equipment to check for cataracts and other eye diseases and conditions. Now, with four locations in North County and one in Lake Elsinore, it is even easier to take a proactive step towards better eye health and overall well-being with a trip to your local optometrist.

You can reduce your risk of cataracts by scheduling annual eye exams, wearing UV-blocking sunglasses and a hat outdoors, eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and managing health conditions like diabetes.

You can make an appointment with VCC’s optometry department calling or texting

You can also learn more about optometry, other services offered visiting www.vcc.org. The healthcare center is currently running programs aimed at helping those in need with eye exams and obtaining prescription glasses. Ask a patient service
representative how you can benefit from any of VCC’s current programs

About Vista Community Clinic …With twelve state-of-the-art locations in North San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties, VCC provides affordable, high quality health care to more than 70,000 community residents. Services offered by VCC include primary care, pediatrics, prenatal and women’s health, optometry, chiropractic care, dental health, podiatry, acupuncture and behavioral health services. VCC also offers a wide array of community health education programs which are free and open to all community residents. VCC is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home at eight of its clinic sites and within its behavioral health department, and is the recipient of the HRSA National Quality Leader Seal for exceeding national clinical quality benchmarks. For more information call 760.631.5000 or visit www.vcc.org.


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