Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Indianola

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There’s More to Vision than What You See

Your eyes are a complex network of systems and structures, all working together to bring you sight. We check each of these systems in detail during a comprehensive eye exam.

Through our thorough approach, we can help detect early signs of these concerns and provide you with strategies to support healthy eyes and clear vision.

Simply book an eye exam with us, and we’ll happily work on finding solutions that match your needs. Book your appointment today.

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Preserving Your Eyes from Disease

Eye exams are an important part of protecting your eyes from disease. Some eye diseases can develop over the years without noticeable symptoms, but we can help detect and diagnose them during an eye exam.

If you have an eye disease or risk developing one, we may recommend more frequent eye exams to protect your eyes.

Common Eye Diseases & Conditions

Techniques like optical coherence tomography, retinal imaging, and visual field testing are a few ways our team can detect and diagnose eye disease. We also consider your personal and family health history to determine if you have a higher risk of these issues.

If we discover an eye disease or condition, we can personalize a treatment or management plan according to your needs. These strategies can include medications, lifestyle changes, or even eye surgery.

In serious cases, we may refer you to a specialist. Some of the most common eye diseases and conditions we help manage include cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.


Cataracts are a condition in which the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy and opaque, resulting in blurred or dim vision.

Common symptoms associated with cataracts include:

  • Difficulty seeing in low light
  • Halos around lights
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions
  • Faded or dulled colors

If left untreated, cataracts can lead to severe vision impairment and eventual blindness.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases illustrated by progressive damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to permanent vision loss.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type and develops slowly over time, often without noticeable symptoms. Angle-closure glaucoma occurs due to a sudden increase in pressure in the eye, sometimes after a short period of pain or discomfort.

Both types of glaucoma can cause gradual vision loss that starts from the periphery and may eventually affect central vision.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative eye condition that affects the macula, which is responsible for central vision.

There are 2 types of AMD, dry and wet. Dry AMD occurs slowly and is often associated with aging. Wet AMD can develop rapidly, sometimes leading to sudden vision loss.

Symptoms of AMD can include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty seeing details clearly
  • Dark or empty spots in the center of your vision

The most common diabetic eye disease is diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when blood vessels in the retina become damaged. It can lead to vision loss or even blindness if left untreated.

Another type of diabetic eye disease is diabetic macular edema, which causes swelling in the macula, an area at the back of the eye responsible for sharp central vision. Symptoms can include blurred vision or difficulty seeing details clearly.

Learn more about diabetes and how it affects your eyes on our Diabetic Eye Exams page.

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Regular eye exams are the key to preventing vision loss from these eye diseases. Our team at Indianola Vision Center can help detect these issues early so that you can take steps to protect your vision. 

Book your eye exam today and protect your eyes!

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Find us on West Salem Avenue, at the southwest corner of the town square.

Our Address

  • 123 West Salem Ave.
  • Indianola, IA 50125

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 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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