When you need eye care, that doesn’t just mean coming in for an annual checkup and a new pair of glasses. You deserve expert attention for your whole eye health as well — that includes a wide range of issues that can affect your comfort and vision, both now and in the future.
Aside from an exceptional selection of eyewear, the team at Oscar Oglethorpe offers diagnosis and management for an array of different ocular (eye) diseases. When you come in for a comprehensive eye exam, we’ll look for signs of emerging conditions and make sure you have access to the help you need.
Ocular Disease Management
At Oscar Oglethorpe, we want you to come to us feeling confident that you’re going to receive great treatment from professionals who care. We diagnose and manage a number of conditions that can affect your sight.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Macular Degeneration, or “AMD,” refers to damage to the macula, which is a point in the center of the retina in the back of the eye. It can be identified by loss of vision in the center of the eye.
There are a few ways AMD is managed, depending on the type and severity. When it’s detected early, AMD can be slowed with macular health supplements. In more severe cases, there are also targeted injections or laser treatments your doctor can recommend.
Glaucoma is a condition that causes a sustained increase in fluid pressure inside the eye. This can damage the optic nerve and cause permanent vision loss if not found early enough. Like many eye diseases, early detection of glaucoma with an eye exam is key — symptoms may not be noticed in the early stages of progression.
Managing glaucoma means reducing the pressure and preventing it from reaching dangerous levels. Your doctor may give you medicated eye drops or if your case is severe, recommend surgery to improve drainage.
Oscar Oglethorpe is an independent optical boutique in more ways than one. Locally and independently owned, we’re free from the influence of major brands, and we source and sell exclusively independent frames we love. We believe in our own vision of what an eyewear retailer should be — a vision that has proven to be what our customers want from their optical shop, too.
Our team is as carefully vetted and selected as our frames, our optical technology and eye doctor provide truly individualized eye care, and with collections starting at $150 for frames with lenses, we can give you access to quality vision and distinctive style at a completely reasonable price.
Dry eye disease is a result of poor tear production. Whether your eyes aren’t producing enough tears or producing low-quality tears, it results in dry, irritated, itchy, and painful eyes.
Treatment for dry eye, like other eye conditions, varies based on the severity and cause of the condition. Managing the symptoms can involve eye drops, vitamins, or procedures done in the doctor’s office. These will encourage high-quality tear production and reduce the discomfort you’re experiencing.
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Cataracts are the clouding and blurring of the eye’s natural lens, and form with age. While living with cataracts can be managed as they develop, the only way to fully correct vision loss from cataracts is through surgery.
During cataract surgery, the natural lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) that can restore or even improve your vision. At Oscar Oglethorpe, we can help you decide on the path that’s right for you and refer you to a local specialist for the best cataract care.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic eye disease refers to a range of conditions in the eye caused or worsened by diabetes — including cataracts, glaucoma, and a retinal disease called diabetic retinopathy.
In cases of diabetic retinopathy, weak blood vessels form in the eye and are at an increased risk for leaking and swelling. Similar to AMD, this can cause damage to the retina and permanent vision loss.
Early detection is absolutely critical in order to keep these issues in check, which is why it’s extra important for those with diabetes to have annual eye exams.