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Eye Disease Management in Columbia

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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 Primary EyeCare - Columbia, 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 Primary EyeCare - Columbia in Columbia. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Columbia

Our optometry practice in Columbia

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Hours
  • 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
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Nov. 24 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Oct. 12, 2023
Incredible customer service from the entire staff. Had a bad eye infection and was in a lot of pain.... My regular doctor was out of town and I found them on Google Maps (after striking out at two other places). Walked in with no appointment, they had a full schedule, but they immediately responded with compassion and got me in to see a doctor. Went above and beyond in their care. They obviously put the patient first.
- May. 10, 2023
Loved my experience here. From front desk to exam room to frames purchasing, they make you feel at e... ase and kindness just flows throughout the building.
- Apr. 14, 2023
Dr pace and staff are very Professional, friendly and absolutely wonderful people.
- Mar. 10, 2023
I was a new patient at this office and had an amazing experience! I was able to book my appointment ... the day before, and it went smooth, comfortable, and quick. They have lots of frames to choose from, and had the prescription filled in less than a week. They fixed my old glasses too, and installed a new screw. Everyone was so kind here and boosted my self esteem. Highly recommend this place for your vision needs!
- Feb. 02, 2023
Cannot say enough good things about Primary EyeCare! The staff and doctors are all so welcoming and ... pleasant, they are super knowledgable and great at what they do, and they make my kids feel comfortable and included when they get their exams. Thankful we found this little gem of a place!
- Nov. 28, 2022
I just had a new patient appointment at this office with my new baby girl in tow. Though I tried to ... schedule it at a good time for her, she started crying about halfway through the appointment. The staff and doctor were so understanding, and some even held her for me to try to calm her while I finished up my appointment. They went above and beyond to help this new mom out, and their kindness meant so much. Definitely recommend this office.
- Sep. 09, 2022
Super friendly and extremely helpful staff! Dr. Pace put me right at ease and helped with all my que... stions. Would definitely recommend them if you’ve had bad experiences elsewhere!
- Aug. 09, 2022
Great, professional, friendly folks and such care for their patients. Great group of people!
- Dec. 02, 2021
A+ eye-care. Office team members were extremely helpful from the exam to glasses selection. They wer... e also very accommodating to having a two-year-old along for the visit. Highly recommend their services to anyone!
- Nov. 30, 2021
Extremely sweet and helpful.
- Oct. 27, 2021
Today was my first visit to this office, and EVERYONE was professional, friendly, and very helpful. ... Dr. Young was very knowledgeable and listened patiently to my concerns and thoughts. From the front desk to the frame selection room, I was treated with respect and kindness. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
- Nov. 12, 2020
What a amazing place. I was so pleased with the friendly staff and great service - not to mention gr... eat glasses 🙂
- Mar. 18, 2020
Everyone there is great. Love Dr. Young💗
- Mar. 17, 2020
The staff was great and personalble. They showed great concern for what I had stated what I was want... ing to spend and stayed within my budget. Saniitation wasd done in front of me . i felt so comfortable.
- Feb. 12, 2020
This is probably the first doctor's office of any kind I have visited where everyone had a welcoming... attitude! I took my oldest daughter there for an exam this morning and ALL the staff we encountered at her visit were super nice and professional! The optometrist was thorough and engaged. I made an appointment for my other daughter and I before we left!
- Feb. 04, 2020
I just love them all❤️
- Dec. 31, 2019
Very professional staff and also alway very kind.
- Dec. 09, 2019
Always have a great experience at Primary Eye Care.
- Dec. 02, 2019
The staff was awesome about scheduling me for the same day to remove a piece of debris from my eye. ... Dr. Vicky Young got to me quickly and took care of the issue speedily and pleasantly. Thank you Vicky!
- Nov. 14, 2019
They got me an appointment super fast when i needed some relief from an eye injury! Super efficient ... and nice!

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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:

  • 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 Primary EyeCare - Columbia 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 Primary EyeCare - Columbia in Columbia today.


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