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Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Greenwood

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You Are Our Focus

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From the moment you step into our practice, our focus is on you.

While providing a fun, engaging eye care experience is an important part of our eye exam process, we also take the time to understand your needs and support your vision.

With the help of modern technologies and personalized treatment and management strategies, our mission is to preserve and support your entire family’s eye health. From the tiniest toddler to the greatest of grandparents, our team is always here to help.

Request an appointment with us today!

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Why Is Your Eye Health Important?

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Fully comprehensive eye care is all about understanding your eyes and the structures that support them.

Your eyes are a complex combination of systems all working together to provide you with sight, like your retina, macula, and optic nerve. However, certain diseases and conditions can affect these systems, potentially changing your vision or even causing vision loss.

Many of these issues can develop without showing early symptoms, but our team can help detect them using a variety of diagnostic equipment during a comprehensive eye exam. If we discover a problem, we’ll create a strategy unique to your needs. 

All you have to do to get the help you need is keep up with your routine eye exams.

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How We Detect Potential Issues

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At Integrated Vision Associates, we’ve invested in several diagnostic technologies and techniques to help detect early signs of eye disease.

These tools are quintessential to helping us serve your vision. If you have any questions or concerns about the technologies we use to observe your eye health, please feel free to get in touch with us today!

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique we use to observe your retina’s health. These devices generate cross-sectional images of your retina and its various areas, like your macula, optic nerve, and retinal blood vessels.

OCT images can help our team detect glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic eye diseases.

Axial biometry is an imaging technique we use to get a comprehensive look at virtually every area of your eye, from the cornea to deep layers of your retina.

These images can help us determine your cornea’s thickness, vitreous length, anterior chamber depth, and more. Axial biometry can help us detect issues like keratoconus and glaucoma or fit a variety of specialty contact lenses.

Tonometry is a technique we use to measure your eye’s internal pressure, also known as intraocular pressure or IOP. Measuring your IOP levels is a common way our team can detect early signs of glaucoma.

At Integrated Vision Associates, we use Goldmann applanation tonometry—the gold standard for accurately measuring IOP levels. These devices measure your IOP by gently pressing a small probe against the surface of your eye and calculating the resistance.

Corneal topography is a common tool we use to help fit contact lenses, but it can also be used to detect issues affecting your cornea, like keratoconus.

Our corneal topography device analyzes your cornea to create a 3D map of its curvature.

Common Eye Diseases & Conditions

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Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that affect your optic nerve. Most types of glaucoma can occur alongside rising or unstable IOP levels, but others can develop even when your IOP is in a normal range. We can detect glaucoma by measuring your IOP or by observing your optic disc.

The 3 most common types of glaucoma are:

  • Open-angle glaucoma, which can develop when blockages form in your eye’s drainage system, slowly raising your IOP levels.
  • Closed-angle glaucoma, which can occur when your eye’s drainage canal closes, causing your IOP levels to rise rapidly.
  • Normal-tension glaucoma, which can affect your optic nerve even when your IOP is with stable or normal ranges.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common version of the disease and can develop for years without affecting your vision. Closed-angle glaucoma, however, can occur rapidly and cause sudden emergency symptoms like nausea, eye pain, redness, and vision loss.

Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a common eye disease many adults over 55 can develop.

AMD affects your macula, the centermost part of your retina responsible for providing your central vision. As AMD develops, it could affect the vision you use to read and see fine details.

There are 2 types of AMD:

  • Dry AMD, which can occur when small lipid deposits form underneath your macula, slowly thinning it over time.
  • Wet AMD, which can occur when abnormal blood vessels form underneath your macula that can easily break and damage your macula.

Wet AMD may cause sudden vision loss, and should be treated as an eye emergency.

Diabetes can increase the risk of several types of eye diseases and conditions, like open-angle glaucoma and cataracts, but it can also lead to diseases like diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Over time, both of these diseases can lead to permanent vision loss.

Learn more about these issues when you visit our Diabetic Eye Exams page.

As you grow older, proteins in your eye’s lens can break down and clump together, causing the lens to become more rigid and opaque. This problem, known as a cataract, is one of the most common age-related eye conditions and can lead to blindness if left untreated.

Cataract surgery can remove cataract lenses and restore your vision, and prescription lenses can help correct vision problems caused by early cataracts.

Keratoconus is an eye condition characterized by slowly thinning cornea tissue. As these tissues thin, the cornea can bulge forward, leading to irritation, poorer vision quality, and difficulty wearing contact lenses.

Just because 2 people have the same diagnosis doesn’t mean they experience it the same way.

Our treatment strategies are personalized to your specific needs. We may be able to address certain issues with medications or prescription lenses, but we may also recommend nutritional changes or even surgery depending on the problem.

Take a look at some of the most common eye diseases and conditions we can help address, or request an appointment if you have specific concerns about your eye health.

Compassionate Eye Care from a Team You Trust

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Getting the help you need is only an appointment away.

Find out how people from all over Greenwood are choosing Integrated Eye Associates to support their family’s vision. All you have to do is request your appointment today.

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Our Location

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Our Main St. Location

  • 1001 Main St S.
  • Greenwood, SC 29646

Our Brands

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At Integrated Vision Associates, we offer a wide variety of contact lens brands to ensure proper fit and comfort for your unique eyes. We also focus on specialty brands designed for patients who need lenses different from conventional contacts due to certain eye conditions.

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