Your Complete Eye Health Is What Matters To Us
At Wooster Eye Center, our doctors treat a wide range of medical eye conditions including common ones such as cataract, 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.
Cataract is the clouding of the lens inside your eye. Most cataracts develop slowly over time, causing symptoms such as blurry vision. Cataracts can be surgically removed through an outpatient procedure that restores vision and improves your quality of life. We are happy to discuss our range of lens implants including Advanced Technology implants that can help make you less dependent on glasses!
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Unfortunately, most people with glaucoma have no symptoms until irreversible 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 surgeries. 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, click on the link below.
Diabetic retinopathy is another common cause of preventable blindness in America. Essentially, it is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Working with your diabetic specialists to controlled blood sugar as well as other health factors is critical to preventing vision loss. Yearly routine eye exams to screen for developing damage are also essential.
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 your central vision. Macular degeneration does tend to run in families, so if you have family members with macular degeneration, getting your eyes examined by a professional is important. You can help lower your risk for developing macular degeneration 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 that you may have heard about, dry and wet. The wet form is less common and means that there is fluid or blood leaking in the back of your eye, which if untreated will lead to blindness. This form often benefits from medication injection, and catching it early is very important to maintaining healthy. To learn more about macular degeneration, click on the link below.
Uveitis is a broad term that includes a number of 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. There are a number of causes, including autoimmune, infectious, unknown, and others. Usually uveitis can be managed with steroids, usually in the form of eye drops, but sometimes help from other medical specialists may be needed. Click on the links below to learn a little more about this complicated family of conditions.
Dry eye is an extremely common and frustrating condition that occurs when the tears your body is producing aren’t able to provide adequate moisture. Dry eye becomes more common with age, medical conditions and use of certain medications. In today’s world, staring at screens like this one can also aggravate your symptoms. Dry eye may show up as red, scratchy, itchy, or even watery eyes. Sometimes the only symptom is blurry vision. If over the counter lubricating eye drops aren’t enough to get your eyes healthier, a number of prescription medications can help.
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 when you develop new floaters, this can be a sign of several serious eye conditions including a retinal detachment, and having your eyes examined urgently is critical to preventing vision loss.
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is the medical term for infection (or sometimes inflammation) of the transparent membrane that lines your inner eyelids 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. While pink eye is often caused by a virus and does not need treated, some forms of pink eye/conjunctivitis do need treatment, so get your eyes examined by a specialist.
Optical and Contact Lens Department
Our Optical Department has been helping patients with their glasses and contacts for decades. We offer a wide range of glasses for all ages as well as contact lenses for our Wooster Eye Center patients. You’ll benefit from our team of licensed, experienced opticians and our selection of fashionable, affordable eyewear.
Why choose our Optical Department?
- Eyewear for any budget
- High-end frames from Coach, Gucci, Vera Wang, Ray-Ban, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic, and more
- Youth packages that include frames and polycarbonate lenses
- Large selection of sunglasses
- Second pair discounts
- Free two-year warranty
- State-of-the-art Crizal lenses
- Free adjustments and repairs on our glasses
- Wide variety of Contact Lenses