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Conditions Treated by Our Columbia Optometrist at Apex EyeCare

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Here at Apex EyeCare we're dedicated to addressing your family's eye care needs, including eye diseases and disorders. Our Columbia optometrist, Dr. McClay, can treat a wide range of eye conditions, including:

  • Dry Eye - Dry eye causes red, irritated eyes and can possibly even lead to corneal damage. We can isolate the cause of your dry eye and recommend the right combination of eye drops, medical care and lifestyle changes.

  • Cataracts - Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye grows opaque, creating visual distortions, poor night vision and other problems. We can monitor your cataracts closely, correct early-stage vision problems and co-manage any cataract removal surgery you might need.

  • Keratoconus - Keratoconus is a cone-shaped deformation of the cornea caused by weakened corneal tissue. Specialized eyewear such as scleral contact lenses can provide the necessary visual correction for many keratoconus sufferers.

  • Glaucoma - Glaucoma is a deterioration of the optic nerves caused by excess fluid pressure inside the eye; it can cause blindness if it goes untreated. We can prescribe medications to improve fluid drainage and/or reduce fluid production.

  • Macular Degeneration - Macular degeneration is an age-related, irreversible condition that robs your of your central vision. We can fight it with nutritional supplementation, lifestyle changes and injectable mediations.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy - Diabetic retinopathy is the by-product of the damage elevated blood sugar causes to the retina's fragile blood vessels. We can alert you to this condition in time to get your diabetes under control while recommending any necessary procedures to deal with retinal bleeding or other complications.

  • Farsightedness - Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball or cornea is foreshortened instead of spherical, causing images to come into focus "behind" the retina instead of on it. We can correct this problem with eyeglasses or contact lenses. (If you prefer LASIK, we can provide pre-operative and post-operative care.)

  • Nearsightedness - Nearsightedness is the opposite of farsightedness, with an elongated eyeball or cornea causing images to focus in front of the retina. We can prescribe single-vision lenses to deal with this refractive error.

  • Presbyopia - Presbyopia develops in middle-age as the lens begins to lose focusing ability, producing blurred vision at multiple distances. We can fit you with multifocal eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct two or more visual fields at once.

Call Our Columbia Optometrist to Get the Help Your Eyes Need

One of the most insidious aspects of many degenerative eye conditions is the fact that they can do irreversible damage for long time before you're ever aware of any problems. That's why these conditions need to be detected as early as possible by scheduling regular eye exams. If you do have a known eye disease or disorder, contact our Columbia optometrist can make sure you receive the appropriate treatment to help you keep seeing as clearly as possible.