Sight is a gift which many of us take for granted.  Until some circumstances that diminishes or takes away our vision, we do not question its value nor anticipate the dramatic lifestyle changes that result from vision loss. Many diseases can damage the human eye and deprive us of the gift of sight. These diseases may strike anyone, regardless of age or physical health.  However, most vision loss is associated with aging and the natural changes in overall health that accompany age.  A thorough dilated eye exam by an eye care professional will check for signs of cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration or other vision disorders.  While the aging process is inevitable, poor vision is NOT!