Conditions Treated

Our Eye Care Services Treat A Range of Common Eye Conditions

At San Gabriel Eye Center, we provide quality eye care services that treat many eye diseases in children, adults, and seniors. Our optometrists in Georgetown treats nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts, loss of vision, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, and many more. If you need optometry care, we are here to help.

Treatment for Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism

A nearsighted person can see an object up close well, but not in the distance. Farsighted individuals see objects far away while close objects are blurry. Both conditions can be easily treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and laser surgery. Prescribed eye drops and nighttime lenses like ortho-k can help correct vision as well.

 

Astigmatism is another condition that interferes with vision. This is because the cornea has an imperfect curvature that affects how the eye focuses light on the retina. Astigmatism can be diagnosed with a complete eye exam and treated with prescription glasses and contacts. In some cases, laser surgery can correct this condition as well.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that causes loss of vision, eye pain, vomiting, headaches, and nausea due to an increased in pressure in the eye. Your optometrist may perform a dilated eye exam, use Optomap to produce an image of your retina, or check your eye pressure using the ZEISS instrument to diagnose glaucoma. Your doctor may recommend prescribed eye drops or oral medications to help decrease eye pressure and fluid production. Laser surgery is another option that can improve how the drainage system works, lowering pressure in the eye.

Cataracts

Cataracts develop in older people, and they are a clouding of the eye’s lens. Symptoms are double vision, blurred vision, trouble reading fine print, and difficulty in seeing close-up objects. Your optometrist can diagnose cataracts by viewing your medical history, testing your vision and eye movement, dilating your eyes, and observing the structures in your cornea. Cataract surgery is often the most common treatment for this eye disease.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when small blood vessels break and bleed into the retina. This condition is one of the main causes of blindness in the United States. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include: an increase in eye floaters, blurry vision, sudden loss of vision in one eye, and poor night and color vision. This condition can be controlled by managing diabetes, monitoring glucose levels, and eye surgery.

Don’t Wait For Symptoms To Show. See Our Optometrists in Georgetown for an Eye Exam and Treatment

At San Gabriel Eye Center in Georgetown, we provide many eye care services to help keep your eyes healthy. Call our optometry office at 512-863-2078 to schedule an appointment for an eye exam today.