Your Complete Eye Health Is What Matters To Us
Here at the Wooster Eye Center, we are building on a tradition of excellence. Our doctors treat a wide range of complicated medical eye conditions including common ones such as glaucoma, dry eye, and macular degeneration as well as less common ones like infections and autoimmune eye disease. We also offer specialty retinal care in our Wooster location through Vitreoretinal Consultants.
If surgery is your next step, we are pleased to offer state of the art technologies in intraocular lens implants, minimally invasive glaucoma procedures, lasers and more. But we aren’t just here for you when you have a serious medical problem. We offer routine eye exams for the whole family, any age, and our optical shop has long been providing glasses and contact lens options for almost any style and budget.
Cataracts are the clouding of the lens of your eye, which is normally clear. Most cataracts develop slowly over time, causing symptoms such as blurry vision. Cataracts can be surgically removed through an outpatient procedure that restores vision in nearly everyone.
Glaucoma is a far too common disease in America and is a leading cause of permanent blindness. Unfortunately, most people with glaucoma have no symptoms until a large amount of damage is done. Regular screening eye exams by a trained eye care professional can help catch this silent disease so that treatment can be started early with better outcomes. If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, there are many treatment options available and your doctor will help guide you to the best option for you. In addition to medication eye drops, we offer state of the art glaucoma treatments including of laser therapies and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. In spite of these options, some patients may need to be referred to a glaucoma specialist for more serious glaucoma surgery. For a more in depth look at glaucoma:
Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Poorly controlled blood sugar is a risk factor. Early symptoms include floaters, blurriness, dark areas of vision, and difficulty perceiving colors.
Macular degeneration is a vision threatening eye condition that becomes more common as we age and affects the part of the retina that gives you central vision. There is a genetic component, so if you have family members with macular degeneration, getting your eyes examined by a professional can help. You can help lower your risk for developing macular degeneration a number of ways, including by not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle. Multivitamins have also been proven to help in the right circumstances. There are two forms of macular degeneration, dry and wet. Only 20 percent or so of patients eventually go on to develop the wet form, which means that there is fluid or blood leaking in the center of your vision. This form often benefits from medication injection, and catching it early is very important to maintaining healthy. To learn more about macular degeneration
Uveitis is a broad term that includes a number of more specific inflammation conditions of the eye. It is a relatively uncommon problem, but because of how complicated it can be to treat, it is the third most common cause of blindness in America. Click on the links below to learn a little more about this complicated family of conditions.
Dry eye that occurs when tears aren’t able to provide adequate moisture. Risk of acquiring this condition increases with age. It’s also seen more commonly among post-menopausal women. The eye may become dry, red, and inflamed. The main symptoms are discomfort and sensitivity to light. Prescription and lubricating eye drops can reduce dryness.
Floaters are small dark shapes that float across your vision. They can look like spots, threads, squiggly lines, or even little cobwebs. Most people have floaters that come and go, and they often don’t need treatment. But sometimes floaters can be a sign of a more serious eye condition.
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is the inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that lines your eyelid and eyeball. It’s characterized by redness and a gritty sensation in your eye, along with itching. Often a discharge forms a crust on your eyelashes during the night.
Full Service Optical and Contact lens Departments
To better serve our patients, we have an optical dispensary in our Wooster office. The Wooster Eye Center offers professional eyeglass and contact lens departments, services reserved for only our patients. Patients benefit from our team of licensed, experienced opticians and our selection of fashionable, affordable eyewear. Here are a few reasons to choose our Optical Department:
- Eye wear for any budget, including value packages for adults
- Youth packages for $138 that includes frames and polycarbonate lenses
- Large selection of prescription and nonprescription sunglasses
- Second pair discounts
- Free two-year warranty
- State-of-the-art Crizal lenses
- Frames from Coach, Gucci, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic and more
- Free adjustments and repairs on our glasses