It is important for everyone to take steps to take care of their eyesight. Just as people pay visits to their medical doctor and dentist on a regular basis, it is also important to visit the eye doctor just as regularly. Preventative eye care services are meant to help someone preserve their vision by identifying potential issues before they start to cause problems. The team from InSight EyeCare is here to help people do exactly that. We are here to serve the citizens of the Cibolo & Overlook Parkway area with high-quality optometry services. With our experience and expertise to back us up, there are a variety of conditions that we can treat.

At InSight EyeCare, we have the capability to treat a variety of visual conditions. Some of the most common eye problems we treat include:

Nearsightedness  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

These are among the most common problems we treat. This condition arises when the lenses of the eyes are not focusing light properly as it enters the visual field. Using corrective lenses, which come in the form of glasses and contacts, we can help restore clarity to someone's vision. Rely on our team to find the lenses that are right for you.

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Foreign object in the eye  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Foreign Object in the Eye

This is another common reason why someone seeks the care of an eye professional. A foreign object in the eye can be incredibly painful and frustrating, making it hard for someone to see and can be harmful to the eye. We can both remove the object and inspect the rest of the eye, looking for damage.

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Glaucoma  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Glaucoma

Glaucoma develops when pressure behind the eye starts to change. As pressure behind the eye changes, this can lead to damage to the optic nerves, which travel behind the eyes and transport the information that your eyes are picking up to the visual cortex in the brain. If these nerves are damaged, this can lead to serious consequences for someone's vision. It is important to rely on an eye doctor who can both identify and treat glaucoma quickly. That is where the reliable providers from InSight EyeCare are an invaluable service.

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Dry Eye  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Dry Eye

Insight Eyecare is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.

Treatment options vary depending on the severity. While dry eyes cannot be cured, there are various ways to soften or lessen your symptoms. During your appointment, we will discuss the treatment options that best fit your needs.

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Computer Vision  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Computer Vision

Computer Vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that utilize a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision as well. An existing eye condition can worsen as the eyes try to focus and adjust to a computer screen, and precautions should be taken if you spend long hours in front of a computer screen.

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Macular Degeneration  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.

Although macular degeneration can occur naturally through old age, living an unhealthy lifestyle increases your probability; smoking, being overweight, genetics, and exposure to blue light plays a crucial role in the likelihood of being diagnosed with this disease.

To detect whether or not you may be suffering from macular degeneration, we perform a variety of macular tests and will determine your prognosis during your appointment.

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Diabetic Eye Care  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Diabetic Eye Care

While it’s true that the primary symptom of diabetes is high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), it can lead to many other problems throughout the body, including wreaking havoc on your eyes. Some of the most common eye conditions caused by hyperglycemia are cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when the tiny blood vessels in your eyes become damaged by the high blood sugar levels over time.

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Cataracts  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision issues for people over 40 and are one of the main causes of blindness. A cataract is a clouding of the eye, specifically in the eye’s lens behind the pupil, caused by proteins clumping together. There are different kinds of cataracts, and they can have different causes. Aging or other medical conditions can contribute to the development of cataracts in your eyes.

Cataracts can start small and develop slowly. It may not even be noticeable at first, or you may notice a slight blur to your vision. You may only notice symptoms when looking at bright lights. Cataracts can continue to worsen, and you may only feel the effects once it is well developed.

There are many conditions or factors that can lead to cataracts. Regular eye exams and consultations with your optometrist are the best method of identifying cataracts. If cataracts has developed in your eyes, cataract surgery may be helpful to restore your vision. The surgery is generally successful and the clouded lens can be removed.
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Astigmatism  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is one of the most common vision conditions; most people have some form of astigmatism. Astigmatism can be caused by an irregular shaped cornea or curvature of the lens, and can lead to blurred vision.

Minor astigmatism may not affect your vision or require treatment. However, many cases lead to blurred or distorted vision, which can result in pain and headaches. Typically, astigmatism is present with nearsightedness and farsightedness. These conditions are described as refractive errors.

At Insight Eyecare, our examinations test for astigmatism using a phoropter and retinoscope, which measure refraction. Depending on the amount of astigmatism, we can provide eyeglasses or contact lenses to help correct your condition. A wide range of other solutions may be available and our optometrists will discuss your options during your consultation.

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Eye Infection  San Antonio, TX and Surrounding Areas

Eye Infection

Here at Insight Eyecare, we are dedicated to the treatment of eye infections.

Many things can cause eye infections, so it is important to determine the cause before you start to treat your infected eye.

The most common infection we see is conjunctivitis caused by an adenovirus (the common cold). There are other types of bacteria and viruses that can cause eye infections. Fungal infections are also seen, though they are not as common.

There are times when eye infections get better without any treatment, though you should still see your eye doctor to make sure you don’t need to do anything. Most of the time, we prescribe medications to place right in your eyes to get rid of the problem. However, there are times when surgery is necessary. There are times when we have to cut out the infection.

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