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Eye Disease Management in Original Town North

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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 Family Vision Associates, 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 Family Vision Associates in Original Town North. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Original Town North

Our optometry practice in Original Town North

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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 - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
I consistently receive friendly and professional service at each appointment, and I totally trust Dr... . Ezzell and his expertise.
- Jan. 27, 2024
Long time client, since 1983. One doesn’t stay that lii ok no without good cause.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Our whole family goes to Family Vision. The staff and doctors are wonderful.
- Jan. 14, 2024
Nothing but a great experience here. Everyone was friendly, my diagnosis was correct, and the glasse... s arrived in a reasonable amount of time even though it was the holidays.
- Jan. 05, 2024
Excellent optometrist and staff! We have been going hear yearly for about 5 years and always have g... reat care and service!
- Dec. 25, 2023
Extremely pleasant staff and Dr. Preston is phenomenal when it comes to helping me see my best. Neve... r had a bad experience.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I love this Dr. Office. My husband and I have used them for years, but it was my little one's first ... time. From check-in to preliminary testing, in-room with Dr. Ezzell to check-out, and help with the optician...they're just all great! They made getting an exam and glasses so easy for my 6 year old. Easy 5 stars to give!
- Nov. 27, 2023
Always fast, friendly, and accommodating!
- Nov. 06, 2023
Warm and friendly atmosphere where staff and Dr. take the initiative to meet the needs of clients/cu... stomers. Excellent service!
- Oct. 17, 2023
I been going here for many years (30 plus) and you just keep getting better! Very professional and ... friendly.
- Sep. 15, 2023
Highly recommend Dr. EZZELL!!!!!
- Sep. 13, 2023
This practice will not disappoint. Great staff and Dr. Preston is the best!
- Sep. 02, 2023
Great place and awesome staff members!
- Aug. 26, 2023
Friendly associates with smiles and prompt service.
- Aug. 18, 2023
Great staff and great doc!!
- Aug. 07, 2023
We have been coming here for many years now. Family Vision Associates are friendly and very professi... onal. Dr. Dorothy Preston is the BEST!
- Jul. 12, 2023
Friendly efficient staff and appointments are punctual No pressure to sell you eye wear following ex... aminations
- Jul. 03, 2023
Staff is kind and always helpful
- Jun. 30, 2023
Dr. Ezzell and the staff were very friendly, efficient and mindful of my busy schedule. Extremely p... rofessional, they got me in and out very quickly. I would highly recommend Family Vision Associates to anyone who asks.
- Jun. 10, 2023
I love this place. Friendly, fun and heart warming environment.

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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 Family Vision Associates 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 Family Vision Associates in Original Town North today.


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