Medina Eye Care offers eye care services in San Antonio and Castroville, TX, if you need to visit an eye doctor near me. Our services range from comprehensive eye exams to treatment for eye conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Healthy eyes begin with a comprehensive eye exam. An eye exam will reveal vision problems, including myopia and far-sightedness. Your optometrist will also evaluate your eyes, including the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels.
Eyeglasses and Contacts
Many people have vision challenges that require eyeglasses or contact lenses. We offer a wide variety of eyeglass lenses and frames. Our staff will discuss your needs and preferences and help you select the right glasses.
Contact lenses are a popular alternative to glasses. However, before choosing contacts, you'll need a contact lens exam. Our eye doctor will determine if contact lenses are a good choice for you and work with you to choose the best type for your situation.
LASIK Vision Correction
LASIK is a type of laser eye surgery. The procedure can treat refractive errors, including nearsightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism.
During the procedure, a small flap of the cornea is cut. The tissue within the cornea is then reshaped, and the flap is put back in place.
LASIK often completely corrects vision, eliminating the need for glasses or contacts. As a result, many patients notice clear vision within a day after surgery.
Eye Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Eye diseases can pose a risk to your health and vision. The first step to treating these disorders is a proper diagnosis.
Regular eye exams ensure the condition is detected early, making treatment more accessible and often more successful. Common eye diseases include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.
Macular degeneration is typically related to age. It impacts the macula, which is the center of the retina. Macular degeneration causes difficulty seeing objects within your central field of vision, tiny details. Macular degeneration is treated with eye injections and laser photocoagulation surgery.
Glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up in the eye. This build-up leads to increased eye pressure, which causes damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma can cause blindness. However, treatment can greatly slow the progression of the disease.
Glaucoma treatment can include prescription eye drops, oral medicines to lower pressure, laser treatment, and eye surgery.
Ophthalmologist at Medina Eye Care
An optometrist can provide many eye care services, but an ophthalmologist can offer medical and surgical treatments. If you need an eye doctor in San Antonio or Castroville, TX, visit our Doctor of Optometry at Medina Eye Care. Call our office at San Antonio (210) 225-4141 or Castroville (830) 931-2328 to schedule an appointment.