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Eye Doctors Diagnose & Treat Ocular Disease in Joplin Missouri

older woman who needs ocular disease supportHealthy eyes are necessary for healthy vision. To help preserve the precious gift of sight, we will perform thorough eye exams to diagnose and monitor eye disease, as well as design the best treatment plan for your needs. We keep our Joplin, MO office equipped with state-of-the-art technology and digital imagery, so that your experienced optometrist, Dr. David Coleman or Dr. Jeff Coleman, can provide you with a precise diagnosis.

Ocular diseases can be detected during a comprehensive eye exam, even before the eye disease progresses and presents with noticeable symptoms such as pain or vision loss. The earlier we uncover signs of eye disease, the earlier we can begin managing it – which leads to a much better prognosis. That’s why routine eye exams are critical to your long-lasting, healthy vision.

Whether you need a short-term emergency treatment or ongoing management for eye disease, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, our eye doctors will work with you and other specialized healthcare professionals to optimize your vision and well-being. Treatment for eye disease is constantly advancing, and we are committed to staying current with the latest medical developments, so you’ll benefit from the best eye care possible!

Some Common Eye Diseases - Diagnosis, Management & Treatment:

  • Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Learn more about recognizing cataract symptoms, protecting your eyes and understanding cataract surgery.
  • The macula is the portion of the retina which provides sharp, central vision, and is involved in processing the fine details of the image. The breakdown of the macula is a disease called macular degeneration.
  • Diabetes and vision go hand in hand. If you have diabetes, you need to know that having this systemic disease puts you at greater risk for developing vision problems.
  • Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
  • Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time, so nipping it in the bud will always be better for the person being tested.
  • This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.