A Team Effort Against Eye Disease
Eye diseases can come in a variety of forms. At Port Royal Eye Care, our team is in your corner to help diagnose and manage several eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Consistent and frequent eye exams can help our team detect developing eye diseases early and prepare a personalized treatment plan for your unique visual needs.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and begin the fight against eye disease with our team.
Early Detection & Treatment
Eye disease can be challenging to deal with, but you’re not alone. Our goal at Port Royal Eye Care is to preserve your long-term vision with early detection and personalized treatment.
We strive to keep our patients comfortable and informed throughout the examination process. Your eyes are a window to your overall health, and consistent eye exams can help us stay up-to-date on your visual health.
Exploring Different Types of Eye Disease
Early detection of developing eye diseases is essential for effective treatment. Learning about the different types of eye diseases can help keep our patients informed on some of their early signs.
Cataracts develop when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes clouded. Your retina works by converting light that comes through the lens into signals that are sent to the optic nerve. The optic nerve then carries them to the brain providing you with vision. Cataract formation begins when proteins form clumps that can prevent the lens from sending clear signals to the optic nerve.
Common signs and symptoms of cataracts can include:
- Clouded, blurred, or dim vision
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Colors appearing faded or yellow
- Double vision in the affected eye
Corrective lenses can help provide clear vision when dealing with cataracts. However, when cataracts begin to affect your daily life and prevent you from going about your daily activities—surgery is the only option to remove them.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve plays a crucial role as it carries the information the retina receives to the brain, providing clear vision.
Common signs and symptoms of glaucoma can include:
- Blurred vision
- Severe headaches
- Tunnel vision (In advanced stages)
- Patchy blind spots in peripheral or central vision
Damage from glaucoma is often caused by high pressure in the eye, known as intraocular pressure. However, it can develop with normal intraocular pressure levels.
At Port Royal Eye Care, we use diagnostic technology to help manage glaucoma, such as:
- Applanation tonometry is used to detect changes in your eye pressure. This type of tonometry test is the most common and considered the most accurate for measuring eye pressure.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
There are 2 main types of AMD to monitor:
- Dry AMD is the more common form of the disease and occurs in early, intermediate, and late stages. Dry AMD usually progresses over several years and results from the macula thinning with age.
- Wet AMD is the less common form of the disease and results in faster and more severe vision loss. Wet AMD happens when abnormal blood vessels grow in the back of the eye and cause damage to the macula.
Slowing the progression of the disease is possible by practicing prevention methods such as giving up smoking and switching to a healthier diet. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your visual needs.
Comprehensive & Dedicated Care
At Port Royal Eye Care, our dedicated team is equipped to help you navigate and manage eye disease. Early detection and treatment can allow us to preserve your long-term visual health.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and get a comprehensive eye care experience.
Come See Us
Visit us for your eye exam or consultation, or just to stop in and chat! Dogs are welcome.
Where to Park?
We have plenty of parking available directly outside the office doors in the parking lot.
- 4886 Port Royal Rd., Suite #150
- Spring Hill, TN 37174
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed