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Medical Eye Conditions Treated by Our Richardson Optometrist

You can never be too careful when it comes to eye health. That is why our Richardson optometrist Dr. David Frazee works with patients dealing with a variety of eye diseases and conditions. This therapeutic practice is about more than just fitting you for glasses. Our eye doctor takes a more comprehensive approach to treatment, including creating care plans that help you manage eye problems.

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Why See Our Richardson Eye Doctor?

Our Richardson eye doctor is an optometric glaucoma specialist and a therapeutic optometrist. This means each visit involves more than just routine screening for refractive errors. Our office uses advanced technology to check the eyes for disease or trauma. Using the data from the various tests we run, Dr. Frazee is able to prescribe medications that help treat common eye problems, including glaucoma.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Glaucoma is an umbrella term for a group of conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve. Most forms of the disease come on without any symptoms, which is why we screen for it with every visit. As a specialist in Glaucoma diagnosis and care, Dr. Frazee is able to develop a treatment plan that may include medication and, if necessary, surgery. As a Richardson optometrist, Dr. Frazee can provide laser surgery for Glaucoma patients that takes just 30 minutes or less.

We also offer the traditional surgery when medicine and laser do not work. The procedure requires the doctor to release excess fluid in the eye in order to relieve the stress on the optic nerve.

Other Eye Conditions

Glaucoma is just one of the conditions we treat here. As part of our comprehensive care plan, we also treat:

  • Blephartis– Or lid disease is chronic inflammation of the eyelid that can be red and itchy. Blepharitis is a symptom of another underlying problem such as a bacterial infection or allergies. The goal is to treat the irritation while managing the underlying cause.  

  • Foreign body removal – A foreign object in your eye can lead to a scratched cornea or something even more serious, so having the body removed is critical.

  • Pink eye – Something most people experience at some point, pink eye refers to eye infections that cause the surface to become red and irritated. The untreated pink eye may damage the structure of the eye, but can also lead to a life-threatening blood infection.

Of course, our optometrist in Richardson is more than happy to just fit your for glasses or contact lenses, too. Our goal is your complete eye health, though. That is the therapeutic way.

If you are looking for an eye doctor in Richardson able to screen you for eye diseases, give us a call at 972-669-4141. We are here to help.