Eye Health Specialist

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. -  - Optometrist

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.

OPTOMETRIST LOCATED IN FRANKFORT & BOURBONNAIS, IL

Maintaining good eye health means more than just getting new glasses or contacts when you need them. It’s also very important to check for eye problems like age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, especially if you’re at risk due to health conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. At Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates, with three locations in Frankfort and Bourbonnais, Illinois, the dedicated team helps you guard against all types of eye health problems. Book your appointment by phone now.

Eye Health Q & A

How can I protect my eye health?

The best way to look after your health is eye exams and eye care. You might think of eye exams mainly as a vision check-up, but Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates performs comprehensive eye exams using state-of-the-art tools like Optos® ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging. 

This allows the team to detect eye problems like age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and eye disease related to high blood pressure in the early stages when they’re more easily treated.

How often do I need exams to check my eye health?

In most cases, children and adults need a yearly eye exam or eye doctor visit. The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates team can recommend an eye exam schedule that’s right for you based on your current issues, health, and eye health history. 

What are the most common eye diseases?

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates checks all aspects of your eye health to look for common eye diseases, including:

Age-related macular degeneration

This disease affects a small portion of your retina, the macula. Age-related macular degeneration causes central vision deterioration and usually strikes men and women over the age of 50. 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your optic nerve. Often, it occurs when your intraocular pressure, or eye pressure, grows too high. Glaucoma can cause serious vision loss, including blindness, if untreated. 

Diabetic eye disease

Diabetic eye disease includes any eye disease caused by diabetes. Consistent high blood glucose caused by uncontrolled diabetes can lead to diseases like diabetic retinopathy, in which the tiny blood vessels in your retina grow damaged and cause vision problems. 

Eye disease related to high blood pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to eye diseases like hypertensive retinopathy. If you have hypertensive retinopathy, your retinal blood vessels grow damaged to cause vision problems and headaches. 

The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates team is experienced in the detection and management of all common eye diseases, and they’re ready to help you with all aspects of your eye health. 

Call the office of Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates nearest you to arrange your appointment today.