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Eye Disease Management in Northside

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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 Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd, 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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Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

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 Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd in Northside. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Northside

Our optometry practice in Northside

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 06, 2023
We love the staff at Memorial Eye Center. Dr Aurea is amazing and Sally never fails to find me the p... erfect frames.
- Nov. 16, 2022
Thanks to the crew that works at this office for always making me feel like family authentically you... are appreciated GLOWIN UP SUNSHINE
- Oct. 24, 2022
Dr. Rivera is incredibly thorough and so knowledgeable. Her staff was very patient as we shopped for... glasses. An excellent experience all around.
- Sep. 17, 2022
Very personable staff and my doctor was extremely intuitive to my eye care.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Attentive, knowledgeable, funny ...go for the entertainment and eye exam. You won't be disappointed....
- Aug. 31, 2022
Staff made experience comfortable so I could easily explain what I needed.
- Aug. 03, 2022
Dr. Rivera and the team are knowledge and friendly. My questions were answered thoroughly and my eye... s are grateful
- May. 09, 2022
This is my second time going to Dr. Rivera. She's like a grandma as a doctor and excellent at her c... raft. Prior to her I had two Dr.'s get my prescriptions way wrong. She perfected it as she did the first time. The receptionist is a bit too opinionated though.
- Apr. 06, 2022
Great staff and doctor.
- Apr. 06, 2022
Dr. Rivera was great. Attentive and informative. Staff was personable and helpful. Good selection of... frames for small faces.
- Apr. 02, 2022
Professional, friendly and clean! Been going to this eye center for years and they always take care ... of me. Highly recommend.
- Mar. 07, 2022
Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere, and fantastic patient-care! Overall great experience!
- Mar. 07, 2022
Wonderful staff and experienced practitioners! The office was so welcoming and friendly, and with my... updated prescription, I can finally see so crisp and clear! Bless them!
- Mar. 07, 2022
The staff was super friendly and helpful from the moment I walked through the door. The doctor was v... ery thorough and attentive to my needs with it having been a long time since I had new glasses. Also they definitely get 10 stars for helping me find a pair of glasses to fit my massive head. If you struggle with your vision go here ASAP!
- Mar. 05, 2022
If your grandmother was an expert optometrist she would be Dr. Rivera. Dr. Rivera is a wonderful opt... ometrist, bur she also cares about every patient. She will spend extra time with each patient, both personally and professionally.
- Mar. 05, 2022
All the staff is very friendly and they care about giving you the best care. Dr. Aurea is from Puert... o Rico and the front desk girl, too. The 4 of us were speaking in Spanish and telling stories. We laughed all the time while they helped me choose my glasses for the first time. I didn't want to look weird and they helped me choose a pair of blue glasses that I love them I love them you go to that place and you feel like you went to visit some friends I liked the experience and I thought why hadn't I been before
- Dec. 07, 2021
Dr Rivera and her staff are so helpful and friendly. They took the time to answer all my questions.... Great customer service!
- Dec. 04, 2021
Had such a great experience! Everyone had amazing customer service, and everything was good to go.
- Nov. 13, 2021
Were very nice and helpful with helping me choose the right glasses for me, recommend this location ... if you’re looking for people that are fast and efficient.
- Nov. 09, 2021
The front desk staff are so friendly and helpful! The doctor is very personable and knowledgeable. I... ’ve been going for years and always have a great experience.

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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:

  • Don’t smoke
  • 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 Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd 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 Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd in Northside today.


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