Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Colorado Springs

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Helping Protect Your Eye Health & Vision

There are many ocular diseases that, if left untreated, can lead to severe vision loss. Early detection is vital, and we can help identify problems before they can cause further damage. 

Our team at Bettner Vision has the knowledge and experience to detect, diagnose, and manage eye disease. Book an appointment, and we can help care for your vision. 

The Importance of an Early Diagnosis 

Your eyes are an important part of your health, and the most effective way to protect them is with regular comprehensive eye exams

You may think your eyes are healthy if you see fine, but many eye diseases can develop with limited symptoms until vision loss occurs. Something may develop in your eye that you don’t notice yourself. The only way to identify these problems is during a comprehensive eye exam. 

We can diagnose eye diseases in early stages of development, helping protect your eye health and vision. The sooner we identify a problem, the faster we can provide treatment. 

Common Eye Diseases

Some of the diseases our team can diagnose and manage include:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the macula, the portion of the retina necessary for color vision and detailed sight, deteriorates. This degeneration causes you to lose your central vision.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, AMD is the leading cause of permanent impairment of reading and close-up vision among people aged 65 years and older.

Cataracts develop when proteins in the lens become more opaque with time. They typically form due to age, but cataracts can develop earlier due to injury, disease, or genetics. Cataracts can make it difficult to read, drive, or read facial expressions as they progress.

Eventually, cataracts can make it difficult to see at all. Fortunately, cataracts are treatable with cataract surgery performed by our ophthalmologists.

Diabetic eye disease refers to eye-related disorders that can form when there is an excess of sugar in the blood caused by diabetes. These diseases include:

  • Diabetic retinopathy: A disease where high blood sugar levels cause the blood vessels in the retina to swell & leak blood or fluid. This disease can lead to blindness if not diagnosed and managed quickly and effectively.
  • Diabetic macular edema: A complication of diabetic retinopathy—this condition occurs when fluid builds up in the macula, the part of the retina necessary for central vision. The swelling of the macula can lead to permanent vision loss if not addressed.

Floaters are tiny collagen fibers floating around the vitreous humor, the clear, gel-like fluid in your eye. As the vitreous changes with age, these floaters move around more freely.

Sudden flashes of light alongside a shower of floaters may mean you’re experiencing a retinal tear or detachment. Call our office immediately if you experience these symptoms. A retinal detachment is a medical emergency requiring treatment as soon as possible.

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, the part of your eye responsible for sending information to the brain. This disease can lead to severe vision loss if left untreated. However, glaucoma can develop silently and painlessly until vision loss occurs, making an early diagnosis crucial for protecting your vision.

Damage to your optic nerve typically occurs due to increased intraocular pressure (IOP) from excess fluid buildup in the eye. Increased pressure isn’t always the cause of glaucoma-related damage—many forms of glaucoma can lead to vision loss without raising eye pressure.

Keratoconus is a condition that results from an irregularly shaped cornea. Because of the shape of the cornea, light cannot focus correctly on your retina. When someone has keratoconus, the usually round cornea becomes thin and cone-shaped, leading to blurry or distorted vision.

The Bettner Vision Keratoconus & Scleral Lens Institute specializes in treating this condition and fitting patients with scleral lenses to help manage keratoconus.

We’re Here to Help

Eye disease can significantly affect your vision, but you can protect it by booking regular eye exams. We test for eye disease during every exam, helping us identify signs of a problem in its early stages. 

Contact us, and we can help protect your eye health and vision.

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Our Address

Bettner Vision is conveniently located in the Marketplace at Briargate, on the corner of North Union Boulevard and Family Place. You can find us beside Sushi Rakkyo and the T-Mobile store.

  • 9205 N Union Blvd. #110
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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Hours of Operation

  • 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: By Appointment
  • Sunday: Closed
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