Mid-America Vision Center Offers Eye Disease Management
A part of your optometrist's training is in the diagnosis and management of common eye diseases. Whether you experience dry eye symptoms or have the early signs of many of the eye diseases of aging, good optometric care can help with effective solutions. At Mid-America Vision Center in York, Geneva & Hebron, NE, we can provide management of common eye diseases.
Over time, the lens of the eyes can become clouded, leading to problems with clear vision, dulled color perception and “haloes” around lights. These issues can become serious enough to interfere with daily tasks. Cataract surgery is then recommended to remove the damaged natural lens and replace it with an artificial lens. Your optometrist can monitor your cataracts to determine when surgery to remove the clouded lens is advisable.
Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition that involves increased pressure within the eyes that can damage the optic nerve. If left untreated, the condition can lead to vision loss. Your optometrist will perform tests to monitor the pressure within your eyes and look for any signs of problems of the optic nerve.
Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease of aging that occurs in two forms, the “wet” form, and the “dry" form. Your eye doctor will carefully monitor you during your regular exams to detect any changes in the eyes.
Individuals with diabetes must take special care of their eyes because high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels walls. Managing your glucose levels is important to maintaining eye health. Your eye doctor will do comprehensive exams to detect any signs of damage in the eyes.
Dry Eye Syndrome
If you experience a dry feeling in the eyes, grittiness, a feeling that something is stuck in the eyes, redness or blurred vision, you may have dry eye syndrome. This condition occurs when not enough tears are produced or the quality of the tears is insufficient to moisturize the eyes. Your optometrist can prescription medications, punctal plugs and warm compresses to help this problem.
Make Mid-America Vision Center Your Optometrist in York, Geneva, Hebron, NE
Dr. Dob, Dr. Steele-Baumann and Dr. Krings combine their extensive knowledge of optometry to ensure quality care for their patients in York, Geneva, and Hebron, NE. We are a full-service optometry practice, offering exams, designer frames, contact lens fitting, vision therapy, LASIK consultation, and computer vision care. Call Mid-America Vision Center today at 402-362-3313 in York, 402-759-4536 in Geneva or 402-768-6651 for an appointment to learn how we can help with eye care services and eye disease management.