Vision Care Associates has been providing eye center optical services for over 50 years. Our optometrists combine their optometry knowledge, experience and skills to maintain your visual health for a long time. You can count on us to diagnose and treat various eye problems.
Here are some of the eyesight conditions we manage:
Macular degeneration happens when your retina and its focal part — the macula — deteriorate, usually as a complication of aging. This may severely affect your vision, compromising your safety and quality of life. While there’s no cure for this condition, regular eye exams and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help slow down its progression.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes is a metabolic condition that may cause various organ complications, such as diabetic eye disease. The increased sugar content in your blood makes it thicker, resulting in poor blood flow to your eyes. Your optometrist explains that treatment primarily depends on the condition’s stage. Having regular eye exams is also key to its early detection and prompt management.
Cataracts are the clouding of your normally transparent lenses. They often appear during your adult years as a product of increasing age. They block light rays from entering your eyes, leading to hazy vision. For small cataracts, using higher lens prescriptions may help. If the cataracts are too large and are significantly restricting your vision, however, we may advise surgically removing them.
When the fluids inside your eyes fail to drain completely, they may build up and raise your intraocular pressure. This may compress and gradually damage your optic nerve, the structure responsible for sending image signals to your brain. Undergoing complete eye health examinations on a regular basis can help identify this condition. The earlier we manage it, the better the chances we have of saving your vision. Surgeries to remove obstructions or open up your drainage channel are reliable treatments for this problem.
Refractive errors are a result of structural irregularities that compromise how light is bent in your eyes. This includes myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia. We may prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as a solution. We may also evaluate if you’re a good LASIK candidate and help you prepare for it.
For more information about the different eye care concerns we manage, call us at (304) 422-1841, or complete our form. We serve Parkersburg and nearby WV areas