Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Okemos

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Preserving Your Long-Term Eye Health

At Capital City Vision Center, we aim to take a hands-on approach to detecting, monitoring, and treating eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

We’re committed to preserving your long-term eye health, and our team is equipped to help manage developing vision issues.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and get a comprehensive eye health and vision checkup.

Early Detection & Treatment

Eye diseases come in many forms, and our team strives to preserve your long-term vision with early detection and treatment. 

We believe in keeping our patients informed, educated, and comfortable throughout the process. Consistency is key, and frequent check-ups allow our team to develop personalized treatment plans.

Eye disease management begins with an early diagnosis—visit us today for your personalized eye exam.

Exploring Different Types of Eye Disease

Taking a closer look at the different forms of eye disease can help you recognize their early signs and schedule an eye exam for a complete diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Cataracts develop when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes clouded. 

Light enters your eye through the lens before it is processed and sent to your brain. Cataract formation begins when proteins clump together in the lens, preventing clear images from passing through to the back of the eye.

Common signs and symptoms of cataracts can include: 

  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Colors appearing faded or yellow
  • Cloudy, blurred, or dim vision
  • Double vision in the affected eye

Corrective lenses can provide clear vision in the early stages. However, when cataracts begin affecting your daily life and prevent you from going about your daily activities—surgery is the only option to remove them.

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying the information the retina receives to the brain, providing vision.

Common signs and symptoms of glaucoma can include: 

  • Patchy blind spots in peripheral vision
  • Severe headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Tunnel vision (in advanced stages)

Damage from glaucoma can be caused by high pressure in the eye, known as intraocular pressure. However, it can also develop with normal intraocular pressure levels.

At Capital City Vision Center, we use diagnostic technology to help manage glaucoma:

  • Applanation tonometry is used to detect changes in your eye pressure. This type of tonometry test is the most common and considered the most accurate for measuring eye pressure. Applanation tonometry involves the use of a flat-tipped probe that is gently pressed against the surface of the eye.

The iCare tonometer helps detect intraocular pressure (IOP) in a patient’s eyes. While not as common as applanation tonometry, this device allows our team to perform IOP measurements accurately without the need for anesthetic drops.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a vision condition that damages the macula, which is responsible for central vision. AMD is a progressive condition and a leading cause of vision loss among older adults. 

There are 2 main types of AMD:

  • Dry AMD is the more common form of the disease and happens in early, intermediate, and late stages. Dry AMD usually progresses over several years and results from the macula thinning with age.
  • Wet AMD is the less common form of the disease and results in faster and more severe vision loss. Wet AMD occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of the eye and cause damage to the macula. This damage is caused by abnormal blood vessels leaking fluid or blood into the macula. 

At Capital City Vision, we help develop personalized treatment plans for our patients. Prevention methods such as giving up smoking and switching to a healthier diet can help slow the progression of the disease.

Our team will check for AMD through a dilated eye exam. A dilated eye exam differs from a regular eye exam and allows more light into the eye. It enables Dr. Phillips and the team to take a detailed look at your eyes to check for AMD and other eye issues.

Dedicated Vision Care

At Capital City Vision Center, our team is committed to your eye health. We help you navigate and manage different forms of eye disease with early detection and treatment in mind. We are commited to your long-term visual health.

We offer comprehensive diagnostic services and personalized treatment plans for different forms of eye disease. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment and get the peace of mind that comes with a comprehensive eye exam.

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Where to Find Us

We are located just east of the Meridian Mall on West Grand River Avenue—a part of Dusty’s Plaza. We offer dedicated parking for CCVC patients right out front of our door. Please call for further directions—we are happy to help you navigate.

Our Address

  • 1865 West Grand River Ave.
  • Okemos, MI 48864

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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