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Eye Disease Management in Dover

Advanced Vision Solutions for an Enhanced Quality of Life

(931) 232-5118

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 Dover Eye Clinic, 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 Dover Eye Clinic in Dover. 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 Dover Eye Clinic 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 Dover Eye Clinic in Dover today.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 19, 2024
Very friendly and very professional.
- May. 15, 2024
Dr John maria is the best.
- Mar. 25, 2024
Dr. Maria is awesome, I was super nervous because I’ve been seeing lots of floaters but after chec... king my eyes he assured me they were fine. Explained everything thoroughly and was very personable. Also did not belittle me about being nervous during my visit! The rest of the staff was so kind as well! I left feeling taken care of.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Love my Dover Eye Clinic people ❤️
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great vision care by Dr. Maria and his staff. I have used this clinic for years and I have never bee... n disappointed.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Knowledgeable staff, great diagnostic technology, experienced doctor, and no long waits! Been going... there for years and I trust them.
- Feb. 05, 2024
Great service and fast turnaround for eyewear!!!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Great atmosphere, clean and great people
- Nov. 30, 2023
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, convenient location, and I love the new online scheduling option!
- Sep. 25, 2023
Love Dr. Maria's enthusiasm when I ace all my tests.
- Aug. 22, 2023
Best eye doctor ever!
- Jun. 23, 2023
The entire staff is friendly and professional
- May. 24, 2023
It's the only place I go. The staff is great and the Doc. is the best.
- May. 06, 2023
Great people, great services. Love Dr Maria
- Mar. 03, 2023
Dr. John is the best!
- Feb. 06, 2023
Dr. Maria is the best! Nice selection of frames.
- Feb. 04, 2023
Very child friendly. Explains all questions. Beautiful facility, great staff. One stop shop.
- Nov. 17, 2022
For as I'm concerned this is the best clinic in the area.
- Sep. 10, 2022
Wonderful atmosphere
- Sep. 05, 2022
Everyone there is very nice and attentive to my needs. I’m very pleased with the service provided....

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Eye Disease Management in Dover

Our optometry practice in Dover

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Compassionate Care and Expertise You Can Trust

(931) 232-5118