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VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron OUT OF THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE While central vision is certainly important, "peripheral vision" also plays a critical role in ensuring that we optimize our seeing ability. With this in mind, those suffering from moderate to severe peripheral (side) vision loss have their wide-angle field of vision constricted to the point where they experience the sensation that they are looking through a narrow tube. This condition, which is commonly referred to as "tunnel vision," may result from optic nerve damage due to glaucoma. Of course, the best treatment for this problem is prevention, which is why regular screenings are recommended. Once peripheral vision is lost, a type of lens known as "prism" can be added to a lens prescription to expand the field of view. If you have a sudden decrease in peripheral vision, see your eye doctor immediately. Sudden loss of peripheral vision may indicate a detached retina, which is a medical emergency that must be treated as soon as possible to avoid permanent vision loss. To schedule an appointment, please call SKOWRON EYE CARE. At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. Symptoms of peripheral vision loss (also known as a "peripheral field defect") can include difficulty seeing in dim light and decreased ability to navigate while walking. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron OUT OF THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE While central vision is certainly important, "peripheral vision" also plays a critical role in ensuring that we optimize our seeing ability. With this in mind, those suffering from moderate to severe peripheral (side) vision loss have their wide-angle field of vision constricted to the point where they experience the sensation that they are looking through a narrow tube. This condition, which is commonly referred to as "tunnel vision," may result from optic nerve damage due to glaucoma. Of course, the best treatment for this problem is prevention, which is why regular screenings are recommended. Once peripheral vision is lost, a type of lens known as "prism" can be added to a lens prescription to expand the field of view. If you have a sudden decrease in peripheral vision, see your eye doctor immediately. Sudden loss of peripheral vision may indicate a detached retina, which is a medical emergency that must be treated as soon as possible to avoid permanent vision loss. To schedule an appointment, please call SKOWRON EYE CARE. At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. Symptoms of peripheral vision loss (also known as a "peripheral field defect") can include difficulty seeing in dim light and decreased ability to navigate while walking. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com