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Eye Disease Management in Columbia

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Early diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes.

Whether you have glaucoma, macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, or other eye diseases — we can help.

At EyeCare of Columbia, we provide comprehensive eye exams, diagnostic screening and cutting-edge treatments that can slow eye disease progression and help maintain your vision.

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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

Eye Disease Management Includes:

  • Comprehensive eye exam

    Comprehensive eye exams are critical in catching sight-robbing eye diseases that typically don’t show early symptoms.

  • Diagnostic screening

    Certain changes in your eyes can indicate eye conditions. Our optometrists can diagnose the disease and determine the cause of these changes.

  • Treatments and surgeries

    We provide a wide range of treatments, including prescription eye drops and other medication. If needed, we'll refer you to the right specialist for eye surgery.

  • After care and follow-up

    We provide follow-up exams and after-care treatments to help you manage your symptoms and safeguard your vision.


What Are the 4 Most Common Eye Diseases?

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    If you have diabetes, you should be aware of the risk of diabetic retinopathy. Elevated blood sugar can cause blood vessels in the eye to become inflamed or swell. In the early stages, you may not notice symptoms, but advanced diabetic retinopathy can cause blurred vision or eye inflammation.

    Diabetic retinopathy treatment includes:

    • Prescription medication
    • Laser surgeries
    • Anti-VEGF and steroid injections
    • Vitrectomy
  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and often doesn’t show early symptoms. High pressure inside the eye causes glaucoma, and the purpose of glaucoma management is to reduce intraocular pressure.

    Glaucoma treatments include:

    • Prescription eye drops or medications
    • Laser procedures
    • Filtration surgery
    • Drainage tubes
    • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are cloudy formations on the eye lens. They can make your vision blurry and distorted. To restore normal vision, an optometrist will recommend cataract surgery, which involves replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial intraocular lens.

  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration, or AMD, occurs when the macula or the central part of the retina deteriorates. This results in blurred and distorted vision.

    There are two types of AMD: Dry AMD and Wet AMD.

    Although there isn’t a treatment for dry AMD, lifestyle changes and specific supplements can help prevent further vision deterioration.

    Wet AMD treatments include:

    • Photodynamic therapy
    • Anti-VEGF injections
    • Laser photocoagulation

Distorted or Blurred Vision? Have a family history of serious eye diseases?

Schedule an eye exam at EyeCare of Columbia in Columbia. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Columbia

Our optometry practice in Columbia

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 16, 2024
All of the staff is nice and professional. The eye doctor is great at explaining things and has actu... ally used diagrams to explain what's going on with my eyes.
- Apr. 01, 2022
I have had a lot of trouble at various eye places and eye doctors. I was seen at this place last sum... mer and couldn't recommend it enough! I have a very high prescription and they got my new glasses turned around for me in record timing and kept me updated. The receptionist is also extremely kind, helpful & professional. Definitely recommend!!
- Sep. 28, 2021
I don't actually go to this eye doctor professionally as I'm a college student here in Columbia, but... my frames broke recently and I had to order another pair. When I went to them asking if they could put my old lens in the new frame, they agreed immediately and helped me. They were so accommodating and they tightened them and cleaned them, asked me if they fit alright. 10/10 amazing people. If you're looking for anyone I would recommend them first. Amazing service if I ever need eye care in Columbia this will be my first stop.
- Nov. 05, 2020
It’s on the second floor down the hall to your left Very great place Really fast I did not wait My... appointed started right on time as well (:
- Aug. 15, 2020
Their staff are very friendly and always willing to help in anyway they can. I highly recommend them... , they will take great care of you.
- Jul. 26, 2019
Friendly and professional care.
- Nov. 02, 2018
Great doctor and clinic. Everyone is friendly and takes time to explain what is going on. This is my... favorite eye doctor, after 38 years of eye doctor appointments in all different places.
- Feb. 27, 2018
Very nice staff! I called to ask if they would fit my bent out of shape glasses and they did so kind... ly! I’m not even a patient and they helped me.
- Sep. 09, 2017
Great place!! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and very helpful!! Dr. Studer is awesome. They will t... ake great care of your eyes!!!
- Apr. 18, 2017
Dr Studer and his team are amazing. He always takes his time and explains everything. The staff are ... always friendly and they have a great selection of glasses to choose from.

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Eye Disease Management FAQs

Do eye problems run in the family?

Yes. Genetics increase our chances of developing diseases that impact vision and eye health.

In fact, over 350 eye diseases are attributed to hereditary factors, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. Learning about your family’s medical history can provide important clues regarding your predisposition to certain eye diseases and vision problems.

How to prevent eye diseases?

Adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting regular eye exams can improve your chances of maintaining clear vision and eye health.

Make sure to:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Maintain healthy blood sugar levels if you have diabetes
  • Wear sunglasses that offer 100 UV protection
  • Have regular eye exams
What are the symptoms of serious eye problems?

Although certain eye diseases show specific symptoms, the signs vary according to the condition. Keep in mind that some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, often don’t show early symptoms—which is why it's important to get regular eye exams.

If you experience any of the following, contact EyeCare of Columbia immediately.

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Eye inflammation or eye pain
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye swelling
  • Blind spots

If you experience any symptoms or have a family history of eye diseases, make sure to schedule a consultation and eye exam at EyeCare of Columbia in Columbia today.


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