Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in DeWitt

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Take Care of Your Eye Health

We’re committed to helping you and your family achieve clear vision, and it starts with a comprehensive eye exam.

DeWitt Eyecare takes pride in the technology and techniques we use to ensure your eyes are working to the best of their ability. If we discover any signs of eye disease, we’ll provide an individualized treatment plan unique to you.

Discover the difference personalized, in-depth eye care makes. Schedule an appointment today!

Are You at Risk for Eye Disease?

Eye diseases can develop without any warning signs or symptoms. Even if you believe your eyes and vision are in top shape, regular eye exams can detect what might go unnoticed. Eye disease often occurs due to aging, but you may be at a higher risk of developing an eye disease if:

  • You’re overweight or obese
  • You have a family history of eye disease
  • You have diabetes or high blood pressure

Your eye health is vital to your overall well-being. Ways you can protect your vision include:

  • Eating healthy meals
  • Staying physically active
  • Quitting smoking
  • Wearing sunglasses

Common Eye Conditions

At DeWitt Eyecare, we’re invested in your eye health. With the use of diagnostic technology in combination with the knowledge of our team, our in-depth eye exams can detect potential eye disease before they progress. Visiting your eye doctor for regular exams is one of the best, and easiest, ways to preserve your vision.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that affects the sharpness of your central vision. Aging causes damage to the eye’s macula, making it harder to distinguish faces, drive, read, or complete close-up tasks.

There are 2 types of AMD:

  • Dry AMD—occurs when the macula starts to get thinner and progresses slowly over time. This causes blind spots and loss of central vision.
  • Wet AMD—occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow and leak into the back of the eye, causing damage to the macula and retina, leading to quicker vision loss.

Visiting your eye doctor can help detect the signs of AMD and monitor its development.

A cataract occurs when the natural, clear lens in your eye becomes cloudy. The lens in your eye is responsible for bending the light rays as they enter your eye to help you focus on objects at varying distances.

Cataracts symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Colors look faded or yellow

In the early stages, a stronger prescription can help correct changes in vision. If your vision continues to worsen, cataract surgery is available to replace your clouded lens with a clear artificial lens.

Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve, usually due to high pressure inside the eye. It’s a common eye disease and is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60.

During your comprehensive eye exam, we test for signs of glaucoma by measuring your intraocular pressure (IOP). Depending on your unique eyes, we could use:

Keratoconus is a result of the cornea bulging outwards and forming a cone shape. The irregular shape of the cornea can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, and glare.

In the early stages of keratoconus, vision problems can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. As it progresses, specialty contact lenses such as scleral lenses can help correct refractive errors.

Scleral lenses are beneficial for those with keratoconus because they don’t fit on your eye like standard contact lenses. Instead, they rest on sclera (the white part of the eye) and vault over the cornea.

Your Eyes, Our Passion

Help protect your eyes from the threat of eye disease.

Take a step towards better vision today by scheduling an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam. We’re here to answer your question and provide you with a personalized eye care experience.

Our Location

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DeWitt Eyecare is located on the corner of 11th Street and 9th Avenue. There is parking available in the lot in front of our practice.

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Our Address

  • 1107 9th Ave
  • DeWitt, IA 52742

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • 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 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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