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Eye Disease Management in Green Valley

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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 Alvernon Optical - Green Valley, 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 Alvernon Optical - Green Valley in Green Valley. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Green Valley

Our optometry practice in Green Valley

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Avesis
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • Anthem BCBS Medicaid
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 12, 2023
Convenient location. Good selection of eyeglasses. The doc was great.
- Oct. 19, 2023
(Translated by Google) They treated me very well since I arrived. The doctor is a great person, the ... glasses fit me very well. They really met my expectations. (Original) Me atendieron muy bien desde que llegué. La Dra. es una gran persona, los lentes me quedaron muy bien. Realmente llenaron mis expectativas.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Wonderful Dr. and staff and great selection of glasses.
- Aug. 31, 2023
Been with Alvernon Optical for over 20 years. That speaks volumes.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Great office ! Staff is helpful and friendly. Dr.Shillig explained every detail of testing and det... ails regarding the health of my eyes and changing prescription.
- Aug. 04, 2023
The staff and doctor are super friendly. I feel taken care of when I leave their office!!
- Aug. 03, 2023
Went in to look at frames. They had lots of options and the staff was friendly. Ended up ordering a ... pair I liked and when they arrived they were helpful and made sure they fit securely.
- Jun. 30, 2023
Went in with broken side pieces of my glasses and they took them back and had them fixed within 10 m... inutes and charged me nothing!!! I will be buying my exam and glasses from them from now on simply due to their kindness!
- Jun. 03, 2023
The Dr. was very helpful and took a genuine interest in finding the right solution.
- May. 12, 2023
Very satisfied
- Apr. 16, 2023
My husband and I both had a great experience with Alvernon Optical. They stand out amongst other op... tions in the area. I highly recommend them.
- Apr. 02, 2023
Replaced a screw in my husbands glasses for no charge. Replaced lenses in my frames.
- Mar. 22, 2023
Well versed in products and services, friendly yet professional. Valued as a customer.
- Mar. 13, 2023
This place is quick, efficient and polite. Scheduling online is a plus!
- Feb. 13, 2023
Great place to get your glasses. Knowledgeable staff and friendly service.
- Jan. 17, 2023
First time at this optical for me and my family, over all it was a great experience and will definit... ely recommend.
- Dec. 24, 2022
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- Nov. 21, 2022
Would recommend. Staff is friendly and helpful. Dr.Shilling is knowledgeable and great at explaining... what she is doing and why. She is also informative.
- Sep. 16, 2022
Alvernon Optical came to my rescue when I was visiting Green Valley and lost my glasses. I am so ple... ased with the staff, the quality of service and the new glasses they were in able to give me.
- Sep. 09, 2022
Excellent

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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 Alvernon Optical - Green Valley 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 Alvernon Optical - Green Valley in Green Valley today.


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