At Alice Family Eye Center, we have provided residents of Alice, TX, with reliable eye care services for many years. Our optometrist treats a variety of conditions that affect the health of your eyes and your ability to see. When you visit Alice Family Eye Center, we'll perform a comprehensive eye exam to identify any eye health issues you are experiencing and recommend treatment accordingly.
Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that communicates with the brain. People who suffer from glaucoma may experience tunnel vision. You might see halos around light. Vision loss might occur, and you could also experience eye redness or pain. Our eye doctor may prescribe oral medication or an eye drop to reduce eye pressure, increase drainage, or reduce the amount of fluid produced.
Our eye doctor also provides treatment for cataracts. Most often, treatment involves optimizing your vision rather than treating the problem. This is because cataracts occur from clouding over the lens of your eye. It tends to happen with age. If you have this condition, our practitioner will provide you with the correct eyewear to optimize your vision. Once this is no longer effectively working, our optometrist may refer you for surgery to replace your defective lens.
Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the macula. Because this part of your eye is light sensitive and plays a role in your color vision, as a result, colors may appear dull. You may struggle to recognize faces. Your central vision may be diminished. You might have blurry or blind spots.
As of now, there is no cure for this eye disease. Like certain other eye conditions, though, our eye doctor can provide you with eye treatments to slow the progression and preserve as much of your vision as possible for as long as possible.
Our practitioner may recommend steps you can take, such as changing your diet, to reduce the damage. Our practitioner will also suggest lifestyle changes to manage your eye condition. If you have wet macular degeneration, we may refer you for laser surgery or other correction methods.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Alice, TX
Call Alice Family Eye Center today at (361) 668-3937 for more information on the conditions we treat or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.