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Eye Disease Management in Fredericksburg

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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 Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg, 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Fredericksburg

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 23, 2024
Dr. Kroger is very thorough and caring. The staff is very efficient and friendly.
- Jan. 19, 2024
Great service at Hill Country Vision
- Dec. 14, 2023
Very good service the people know what their job is and get it done
- Dec. 04, 2023
Overall a wonderful experience with my thorough eye exam with Dr. Blaker. Staff assisting with glas... ses selection were also knowledgeable and very helpful.
- Nov. 06, 2023
I recently had eye surgery and found that I still couldn’t see clearly. I was told that it was all... in my head. I immediately made an appointment with Dr Blaker who listened to my concerns and was able to find a prescription to fit me. I can now see clearly and am so very grateful for Dr Blaker and Staff for their caring and professional support. Thank you!
- Oct. 12, 2023
Very helpful staff and good variety of glasses to choose from.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Great experience! The entire staff is extremely helpful and professional!
- Sep. 16, 2023
Very friendly staff.
- Sep. 11, 2023
Great service. Was able to get an appointment quickly. However, I wasn’t offered a contact fitting... , even though I was charged for it. I will call the office to inform them of this. I feel confident this will be remedied quickly and professionally. All the staff provides great customer service.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Great service , everyone helpful and professional.
- Jul. 22, 2023
Fast and friendly service
- Jul. 15, 2023
They are fast and super nice and don't try to overcharge u by doing extra tests that don't need to b... e done. I highly recommend
- Jun. 28, 2023
Justine and Marianne were so helpful, kind, and prompt in helping me with a lost contact lense while... in town visiting. The sweetest, kindest ladies!!
- Jun. 27, 2023
Everyone are so sweet and professional.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Professional, and kind. Highly recommended for all ages. Was able to get a same day appointment and ... both myself and my daughter's glasses were ready in 1 week's time!
- Jun. 11, 2023
My experiences here have always been excellent. My children saw Dr. Juett for the first time, and he... was wonderful with my 7-year-old. I can't say enough good things about the staff they are always friendly and helpful.
- Jun. 11, 2023
Dr Juett was great ! Treated me as a person not just another number , I was very pleased with my exp... erience there and will definitely be back !
- May. 25, 2023
Excellent service and a great staff! Will return.
- May. 12, 2023
I am grateful for choosing to go back to Hill Country Vision Center after a couple bad experiences. ... I received courtesy call for an overdue eye checkup. I was told Dr. Juett, joined the HCVC staff and was excepting new patients. Dr. Juett was a breath of fresh air and I didn't feel rushed. The front desk, vision techs. were so kind and informative. Truly a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review deserved.
- Apr. 10, 2023
Very pleased with the care and service I received from their staff and Dr Juett. Would definitely re... commend to my family and friends.

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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 Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg today.


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