20/20 Eye Care Services
The health of your eyes depends upon an expert’s knowledge and thorough diagnostic testing. At 20/20 Eye Care of Huntsville, Alabama, our doctors and dedicated office staff offer patients advanced optical technology and years of experience, served up in a family-friendly environment.
We welcome emergency walk-ins and offer same-day appointments.
Our services include comprehensive family eye care and we diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions, including:
As any diabetic knows, seeing your doctor regularly is important. Anyone with irregular blood sugar levels can expect to see more problems in all areas of the body – including the eyes. Just because you feel fine doesn’t mean your eyes are OK. Diabetic retinopathy often goes unnoticed until visual impairment occurs. That is why doctors recommend that people with diabetes receive a comprehensive, dilated eye exam at least once a year.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among working-age adults. It occurs when the blood vessels in the retinal tissue of the eyes become inflamed and may even burst. People with uncontrolled diabetes are particularly susceptible to progressive damage to blood vessels in the eyes.
The retina is responsible for converting light rays into the visual images we see. But, when blood vessels feeding the retina are damaged, it limits the retina’s ability to function, distorting vision. Initial symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include floaters, blurry vision, and difficulty perceiving colors. It usually affects both eyes. Left untreated, it can result in blindness.
The doctors at 20/20 Eye Care can help you better understand and prevent this disease. We can also provide treatment to minimize its progression and control symptoms. Treatment options include injections of special drugs into the eye and laser platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. The latter allows doctors to selectively burn away the damaged blood vessels in the eye that are causing vision impairment. This procedure has been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe vision loss by as much as 50 percent.
Take the first step in protecting the vision of you and your loved ones. Call 20/20 Eye Care today at (256) 536-4489 to make an appointment for an eye exam – or use our convenient online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you at our office in Huntsville, Alabama.