Mission Eye Care Center
1301 S Bryan Rd, Mission, TX 78572
M-F: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Eye Care Services in Mission
Thurmond Eye Associates offers the latest WaveLight laser technology and Perfect Pulse lasers to provide LASIK that is of the highest quality. Our laser vision correction procedure is the fastest in the United States, thanks to this leading-edge technology. If you are interested, you’ll be surprised to learn that we can improve your vision in just 10 seconds! Additionally, WaveLight’s wide range of treatments allows us to provide LASIK to a more significant patient percentage. Reach out to us today to arrange your free consultation!
As people age, they are more prone to developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 40, affecting more than 40 million adults. As a result, cataract surgery is the most effective way to treat the condition. A cataract patient’s natural lens is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). Choosing the right IOL for you can change your vision! We have a wide selection of IOLs to choose from, so you are sure to find one that meets your needs. If you need assistance deciding on the proper IOL, reach out to us!
As the second leading cause of blindness globally, glaucoma is due to increased pressure within the eye. Symptoms of glaucoma do not appear until after irreversible damage to your vision has occurred. Glaucoma has no cure, and there is no way to recover lost vision. Specific treatment methods can, however, slow or even stop glaucoma from progressing. If you have general health concerns or glaucoma in your family, you should have your eyes examined once a year, beginning at age 40.
The risk of age-related macular degeneration-related vision loss is higher for individuals older than 60. Because central vision slowly deteriorates with aging, AMD is directly linked with aging as well. You may find it challenging to perform daily tasks, such as driving, when your vision is impaired. Even if you do not experience total vision loss immediately, you may still begin to experience symptoms such as blurred vision, color blindness, or changing vision over time. AMD can be classified as either wet or dry. Currently, dry AMD, the more common form of AMD, cannot be cured. Dry AMD can be treated to slow its progression, however. Those who suffer from wet AMD may experience a rapid loss of vision. In most cases, laser surgery and medication can treat wet AMD if it is caught early enough.
The health of your vision relies on routine eye examinations. If your vision is affected by certain diseases or conditions, you may not notice symptoms for some time. Regular eye examinations are the best way to prevent eye diseases. Those at a high risk of developing eye conditions should have their eyes checked more frequently. Even though you do not experience any difficulty seeing, you are susceptible to vision loss!
Diabetic retinopathy, a condition directly related to diabetes, affects the retina. Since there are no apparent symptoms until the patient loses their vision, it is a leading cause of blindness among adults in the United States. The condition may eventually make both eyes blind if diabetic retinopathy is left untreated. The blood vessels behind the retina are affected by diabetic retinopathy, which results from impaired blood flow. An abnormal blood vessel can occur in the retina and swollen or leaking blood vessels resulting from diabetic retinopathy. Those with diabetes type 1, type 2, or both may cause diabetic retinopathy. Dilated pupils can diagnose diabetic retinopathy during an annual eye examination.