Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in St. Albans, VT

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Get Help Protecting Your Eyes

Our comprehensive eye care strategies aim to preserve your sight and support your vision clarity. The first step toward achieving this is by having an eye exam

Eye exams are vital in assessing the health and functionality of your eyes, allowing us to look for potential eye diseases and conditions that could affect your eyes today, tomorrow, or in the future. 

Discover how our approach can help you maintain your eye health and request an appointment with us today.

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Why Your Eye Health Matters

If your vision is clear, does that mean your eyes are healthy? Maybe, but not always.

Several eye diseases can develop for years without showing symptoms, but a comprehensive eye exam can help detect these issues. If these issues continue to develop, they could lead to permanent vision problems.

To help preserve your vision, make sure you have regular eye exams.

Common Eye Diseases & Conditions

Eye diseases and conditions tend to be common in adults but can develop at any age.

Whether we detect something minor like dry eye or something more serious like age-related macular degeneration, our mission is to get you the help you need to preserve your sight.

We look for a range of concerns during an eye exam, some of which include glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts, among others.


Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects the optic nerve, leading to potential vision loss. High internal eye pressure is often associated with glaucoma development, but it can develop even if eye pressure levels are within normal limits.
There are 2 main types of glaucoma: open-angle and angle-closure.
Open-angle glaucoma may be caused by a gradual pressure buildup and typically shows no signs until it has already caused permanent vision problems. Angle-closure glaucoma is sudden, with more obvious signs such as pain, redness, and blurred vision.
Proper diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the risk of serious damage from glaucoma.

Diabetes can increase the risk of several eye diseases. However, the most common is diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition caused by diabetes in which the small blood vessels in the eye become damaged. This damage leads to vision problems, which can worsen over time if left untreated.
Learn more about how diabetes can affect your vision on our Diabetic Eye Exams page.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition in people over 55. It’s caused by damage to the macula, an area of the retina that helps us see fine detail and colors.
AMD can cause central vision loss, but treatments are available to slow down its progression and preserve vision.

Cataracts are a common condition in which the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque, leading to potential blindness.

Symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Double vision
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Frequent changes in eyeglasses prescription

Detecting & Managing Eye Disease

Optos Retinal Imaging

Our optos technology can give us a highly-detailed image of your retina, the back of your eye responsible for collecting the light that’s used to help you see.
This technology can detect issues like AMD, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

A visual field analyzer can help us determine if an eye disease or condition affects your peripheral vision. It is especially useful for detecting signs of glaucoma, which could affect your peripheral vision first.

Often, obstructions to vision as a result of cataracts can be remedied through corrective lenses. But, cataracts can increase in size and may get to a point where glasses or contact lenses no longer provide the vision you want. In this case, we may recommend surgery.

If you’re having a difficult time driving or performing your job safely, are struggling to watch television or read, or are experiencing challenges with daily activities that are decreasing your quality of life, it might be time to explore surgery.

Cataract surgery is safe and effective, and we will help you understand the procedure and your options.

There are several ways our team can look for potential eye disease. Through our array of modern technology, we can get a deep look at these potential issues—sometimes even before they cause vision problems.

We prescribe eye disease treatments based on your needs. In certain circumstances, we may refer you to a trusted specialist to help co-manage the disease and preserve your vision.

Make Us a Part of Your Healthcare Team

The best way to help your eyes stay in top shape is to visit us for regular eye exams.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about your eyes, our process, or any other services we offer. Request an appointment and get started today!

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