Eye Disease Management Starts with an Exam
An eye exam can identify early signs of eye diseases or conditions that could be harmful to your vision. Regular eye exams are also a part of management for those living with eye diseases to monitor their progression.
Our team is here to check up on your vision health regularly and we travel to communities that may be farther away from our practice in Wasilla. Take a look at where we’re traveling next, and book your next appointment.Book Appointment
Early Detection Is Key
Like many health conditions, identifying eye disease early is ideal to limit its progression. Early identification is usually only possible through a comprehensive eye exam, since some common eye diseases may not show obvious symptoms in their early stages.
Eye exams may help identify around 270 other aspects of your health such as high blood pressure.Book Appointment
Eye Diseases We Look For
We make sure to look out for signs and symptoms of prevalent eye diseases that, if left untreated, can cause damage to your vision.
What is it? Diabetic retinopathy can occur either through fluid loss or new blood vessels forming. Managing your diabetes can help prevent diabetic retinopathy but it is a common eye disorder.
- Floaters or spots in the field of vision
- Blurry vision
- A large vision spot in the center of the eye
- Not being able to see clearly at night
What is it? Glaucoma refers to damage to the optic nerve and nerve tissue loss, most often due to increased pressure in the eye. There are many factors that may make you at risk for glaucoma including being over the age of 60 and having a family history of the disease. Some types of glaucoma develop without signs or symptoms.
- Partial vision loss
- Blurred vision
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
What is it? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is when the macula deteriorates due to aging. The macula is located in the back layer of the eye and is responsible for central vision, so AMD can cause central vision loss. AMD may not show many symptoms in the early stages.
- Loss in clarity of vision
- Blurring of object shapes
- Wavy or crooked vision
- Emptiness in your central vision
What is it? Cataracts are cloudy areas of the lens of your eye caused by the proteins in your eye breaking down over time. Cataracts are very common in those over 80 as cataracts tend to naturally develop with age.
- Cloudy-looking eyes
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Halos around lights
- Dull vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
Caring for Eye Diseases & Conditions
Treatments for some eye diseases include medication, laser treatments, or surgery. Because we travel to smaller communities throughout Alaska, we can examine and assess the health of your eyes. We can provide you with a referral to another doctor for treatment if needed.
Schedule your next eye appointment with our team in Wasilla, or schedule your appointment when we visit your community.
Where to Find Us
Our main practice can be found in Wasilla, but we perform eye care services all across Alaska. Check out our map to see where you can find us next.