At Clarkson Eyecare, our trusted team of highly trained eye care professionals focuses on maintaining the health of your eyes with comprehensive eye care including routine eye exams, preventative care, and treatment.
Routine eye exams are a vital part of your overall health. Many eye conditions have no symptoms before they become serious, but yearly preventative eye care from our optometrists can detect and treat these conditions early.
Our eye doctors are focused on helping you see beautifully for a lifetime. We are on the leading edge of eye care and patient technology, with advanced diagnostic techniques, high-quality vision care products, and an electronic portal for accessing patient information.
Clarkson Eyecare offers comprehensive eye care services at our locations in Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Click to find a location near you.
A cataract is when your eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy because proteins in your lens are breaking down. This causes your vision to become blurry or hazy.
In the preliminary stages, your doctor can help manage symptoms through the use of updated prescription eyeglasses with anti-glare coating and the strict use of sunglasses when outdoors. However, surgery should be considered once your vision starts to become increasingly impaired even when wearing prescription eyewear.
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common form of diabetic eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy usually only affects those who have had diabetes for a long period of time. It occurs when high blood sugar levels cause changes that damage blood vessels in the retina. These changes can cause the vessels to leak in the back of the eye, this may cause swelling/edema to the macula.
If diabetic retinopathy goes untreated it can gradually become more serious. In progressed states, it can seriously affect your vision and can lead to blindness.
Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision.
Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. Although the primary approaches used to manage and treat dry eyes include adding tears by using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions, conserving tears, increasing tear production, and treating the inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface that contributes to the dry eyes, below are additional self-care options that can help relieve symptoms.
Floaters and flashes, or spots, are the small shadowy images that appear in the field of vision caused by particles floating in the fluid that fills the inside of the eye. Our doctors can determine if what you are seeing is harmless or if the floaters and flashes are the symptoms of a more serious problem that requires treatment.
Glaucoma is a group of disorders leading to progressive damage to the optic nerve. It is characterized by loss of nerve tissue that, if untreated, results in vision loss. Thanks to recent advances and medical studies, optometrists have the ability to diagnose glaucoma earlier and more accurately. When glaucoma is diagnosed and treatment has begun, it is a lifelong disease that will require continuous care. We can control or slow the progression but unfortunately, cannot cure glaucoma.
Macular degeneration is an eye disease affecting the macula (the center of the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye), causing loss of central vision. Since this disease does not affect the part of the eye responsible for side vision, patients never go completely blind. In fact, most people with macular degeneration will see normally throughout their lifetime. However, some may develop blurriness or distortion. In extreme cases, central vision may even be lost.
At this time there is no cure for macular degeneration, although early detection and treatment have been shown to slow or halt the disease. The doctors at Clarkson Eyecare are committed to keeping up with the latest technology and treatment options to provide you the best possible outcome. When diagnosed in time, we are often able to treat the condition and help prevent vision loss.
The doctors at Clarkson Eyecare are equipped to diagnose and treat you during emergency situations like detached and torn retina, eye allergies and infections, black eye, miscellaneous objects lodged in the eye, etc.
Comprehensive eye care benefits everybody, no matter your age, if you are or are not experiencing eye issues, or whether or not you wear glasses or contact lenses. Annual eye exams are important to make sure your eyes remain healthy. Because some eye conditions like macular degeneration and eye cataracts happen as you age, it’s important to keep your eyes healthy from an early age to help prevent vision loss.
Some eye conditions can also go unnoticed early on, so eye exams can help detect something you may not be aware of.
Comprehensive eye care doesn’t just apply to adults. Infants, toddlers, and school-aged children need comprehensive eye care too! Clarkson Eyecare is staffed with highly trained eye doctors who specialize in pediatric eye care, children’s comprehensive eye examinations, and vision development tests. Our eye doctors use the latest technology to conduct comprehensive eye exams to assess the health and development of a child’s eyes and vision. Early detection is critical for identifying signs of eye problems and childhood eye disorders.
Comprehensive eye care includes eye exams, diagnosis, and treatment of eye conditions, fittings for eyeglasses, and contacts lenses.
Everyone, infants, children, and adults all benefit from comprehensive eye care, no matter the current health of your eyes. Comprehensive eye care helps detect and prevent eye conditions from occurring and treat existing conditions from worsening.
Through comprehensive eye exams, the doctors at Clarkson Eyecare can help diagnose and treat a variety of eye conditions like cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma, floaters, and more.
At Clarkson Eyecare, our eye doctors are focused on helping you see beautifully for a lifetime! During a comprehensive eye exam we take a look at all aspects of the eye and the overall health. Our eye exams can detect conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, and will also help in diagnosing and treating those conditions. Your eye health is important so schedule an eye exam today!