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Eye Disease Management in Jacksonville

Advanced Vision Solutions for an Enhanced Quality of Life

217-245-8800

Early diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes.

Whether you have glaucoma, macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, or other eye diseases — we can help.

At International Eyecare Center - Jacksonville, we provide comprehensive eye exams, diagnostic screening and cutting-edge treatments that can slow eye disease progression and help maintain your vision.

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Eye Disease Management Includes:

  • Comprehensive eye exam

    Comprehensive eye exams are critical in catching sight-robbing eye diseases that typically don’t show early symptoms.

  • Diagnostic screening

    Certain changes in your eyes can indicate eye conditions. Our optometrists can diagnose the disease and determine the cause of these changes.

  • Treatments and surgeries

    We provide a wide range of treatments, including prescription eye drops and other medication. If needed, we'll refer you to the right specialist for eye surgery.

  • After care and follow-up

    We provide follow-up exams and after-care treatments to help you manage your symptoms and safeguard your vision.


What Are the 4 Most Common Eye Diseases?

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    If you have diabetes, you should be aware of the risk of diabetic retinopathy. Elevated blood sugar can cause blood vessels in the eye to become inflamed or swell. In the early stages, you may not notice symptoms, but advanced diabetic retinopathy can cause blurred vision or eye inflammation.

    Diabetic retinopathy treatment includes:

    • Prescription medication
    • Laser surgeries
    • Anti-VEGF and steroid injections
    • Vitrectomy
  • Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness and often doesn’t show early symptoms. High pressure inside the eye causes glaucoma, and the purpose of glaucoma management is to reduce intraocular pressure.

    Glaucoma treatments include:

    • Prescription eye drops or medications
    • Laser procedures
    • Filtration surgery
    • Drainage tubes
    • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are cloudy formations on the eye lens. They can make your vision blurry and distorted. To restore normal vision, an optometrist will recommend cataract surgery, which involves replacing the cloudy lens with an artificial intraocular lens.

  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration, or AMD, occurs when the macula or the central part of the retina deteriorates. This results in blurred and distorted vision.

    There are two types of AMD: Dry AMD and Wet AMD.

    Although there isn’t a treatment for dry AMD, lifestyle changes and specific supplements can help prevent further vision deterioration.

    Wet AMD treatments include:

    • Photodynamic therapy
    • Anti-VEGF injections
    • Laser photocoagulation

Distorted or Blurred Vision? Have a family history of serious eye diseases?

Schedule an eye exam at International Eyecare Center - Jacksonville in Jacksonville. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management FAQs

Do eye problems run in the family?

Yes. Genetics increase our chances of developing diseases that impact vision and eye health.

In fact, over 350 eye diseases are attributed to hereditary factors, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. Learning about your family’s medical history can provide important clues regarding your predisposition to certain eye diseases and vision problems.

How to prevent eye diseases?

Adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting regular eye exams can improve your chances of maintaining clear vision and eye health.

Make sure to:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Maintain healthy blood sugar levels if you have diabetes
  • Wear sunglasses that offer 100 UV protection
  • Have regular eye exams
What are the symptoms of serious eye problems?

Although certain eye diseases show specific symptoms, the signs vary according to the condition. Keep in mind that some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, often don’t show early symptoms—which is why it's important to get regular eye exams.

If you experience any of the following, contact International Eyecare Center - Jacksonville immediately.

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Eye inflammation or eye pain
  • Eye Floaters
  • Eye swelling
  • Blind spots

If you experience any symptoms or have a family history of eye diseases, make sure to schedule a consultation and eye exam at International Eyecare Center - Jacksonville in Jacksonville today.

Patient Reviews
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- May. 29, 2024
Great experience with office team and physician!
- May. 27, 2024
Amazing service. Clean. The staff and doctor were efficient, thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly. ... We found our new eye care center.
- May. 16, 2024
The Dr. has vast medical manner and knowledge in her field. She is very kind and listens to your con... cerns. I would highly recommend for any optometry needs.
- May. 10, 2024
Doctor was very nice, knowledgeable, and efficient. Staff went above and beyond to help us.
- May. 03, 2024
My experience at international eye Care was above and beyond expectations the staff was very friendl... y and very professional as well as the doctor I'm glad to get my glasses I can finally see well and I will recommend your services to all my friends, family and people who are in need of glasses thank you.
- Apr. 13, 2024
I will be back. This was my first virtual experience to my surprise it was a great experience. I rec... ommend Luke to help with glasses when picking because he is very professional I had others help but he is my favorite and I will ask for him again the next time. To me he seems to be the only one that has the best experience.
- Apr. 11, 2024
Dr. Yifru is a great! I felt all of my issues and concerns were addressed and she provided a treatme... nt plan and ensured a follow up to check the progress. Staff is courteous and visit was on time.
- Apr. 08, 2024
Very professional and friendly experience from receptionist to tech to Doctor and optics professiona... l!!
- Feb. 02, 2024
This location has always been helpful, the staff is friendly and I always look good in the glasses t... hey help me pick out!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Everyone was very kind, helpful, and understanding
- Nov. 28, 2023
This was the second time back this year very kind and caring and helpful .
- Aug. 10, 2023
The virtual exam was top notch. The on-site staff was great too.
- Jul. 16, 2023
Nice experience. Quick, professional and friendly service.
- Jul. 07, 2023
Great selection of frames. Very knowledgeable and professional staff to assist with fine tuning new... frames to fit comfortably.
- Jun. 30, 2023
Very professional good selection of frames
- Jun. 21, 2023
On time appointment, courteous and thorough.
- Jun. 15, 2023
Everyone was very pleasant. Office is also very nice and has a wide selection of frames.
- Jun. 02, 2023
Everyone was friendly, professional and helpful.
- May. 19, 2023
The staff is very professional and friendly.
- Mar. 21, 2023
Really Great!

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Eye Disease Management in Jacksonville

Our optometry practice in Jacksonville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 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
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • MetLife
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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