Preserve Your Gift of Sight
You deserve a passionate, caring team to help manage and preserve your sight—you deserve the team at Family EyeCare Center Optometry.
We take a deep, comprehensive look at your eye health to proactively manage your eye issues before they can cause permanent vision loss. Our team understands the subtle nuances of managing eye disease, and we’re driven to provide a plan that’s right for you and your needs.
Get help preserving your gift of sight and book an appointment with us today.
Detecting Eye Diseases & Conditions
Family EyeCare Center Optometry is proud to use a range of highly advanced diagnostic tools to detect early signs of eye disease. Your eyes are made up of a series of complex mechanisms that all work together to deliver your vision, and our technology can observe these integral systems and observe issues that may lead to vision loss.
The most common eye diseases and conditions can affect an area at the back of your eye that includes the retina, macula, and optic nerve. However, some issues can also affect your eye’s lens and cornea.
Common Eye Diseases & Conditions
Many factors can increase the risk of developing an eye disease or condition—overall health issues, genetics, lifestyle choices, and aging can all affect your eye health.
The key to managing these issues is detecting them as early as possible. Because of this, we test for eye diseases and conditions during every comprehensive eye exam, no matter your age or risk.
Glaucoma is a group of different eye diseases that affect your optic nerve that can lead to permanent vision loss. In many cases, glaucoma can raise your intraocular pressure (IOP) and damage your optic nerve, but certain types of glaucoma can develop without affecting your IOP levels at all.
There are 3 common types of glaucoma:
- Open-angle glaucoma, the most common, develops when your eye’s drainage angle remains open. However, blockages in the drainage angle can raise your IOP levels and damage your optic nerve.
- Angle-closure glaucoma, an emergency form of glaucoma, develops when the drainage angle closes and rapidly increases your IOP levels. Closed-angle glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and lead to sudden symptoms like vision loss, eye pain, redness, and nausea.
- Normal-tension glaucoma is a type of glaucoma that damages your optic nerve without raising your IOP levels.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness for adults over 55. AMD affects your macula, a part of your retina responsible for providing the sharp, central vision you use to drive, read, and recognize faces.
There are 2 different types of AMD:
- Dry AMD occurs when the macula slowly thins over time, possibly due to a lipid known as drusen developing on the macula as you age.
- Wet AMD, responsible for 90% of AMD-related blindness, occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow underneath the macula. These vessels can break and leak fluid, causing your macula to swell and lead to vision loss.
Diabetic Eye Diseases
Diabetes increases the risk of several eye diseases and conditions, including cataracts and open-angle glaucoma. However, it can also cause eye diseases that are specific to diabetes, like diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
Please visit our Diabetic Eye Exams page for more information on these diseases.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but are often considered a natural part of the aging process. As you grow older, proteins and fibres on your eye’s lens can break down and make your lens more rigid, an issue that also causes your lens to develop a milky, hazy appearance.
The rigid lens then prevents light from reaching your retina, leading to visual errors or even blindness. Early cataract symptoms may be correct with contacts or eyeglasses, but the only way to treat cataracts is by surgically replacing cataract lenses with clear, artificial lenses.
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed