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Eye Disease Management in Ashtabula

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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 Shawnee Optical - Ashtabula, 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 Shawnee Optical - Ashtabula in Ashtabula. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

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 Shawnee Optical - Ashtabula 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 Shawnee Optical - Ashtabula in Ashtabula today.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 20, 2023
I absolutely recommend, especially to women! I’ve only been in twice so far as I’m new to the ar... ea, but I’ll absolutely be sticking with them. I’ve only ever seen women working (again, only been in 2x, 1 for appt & 1 for pick up), which I like seeing as a woman. They’re also all incredibly nice and patient. I witnessed a woman trying on glasses for 20+ minutes and the associate helping her was sooo kind and helpful the entire time.
- Feb. 14, 2023
Great dr. And wonderful staff. Your eyes will be in great hands
- Jan. 29, 2023
Best optometrist around
- Oct. 11, 2022
The doctor and EVERYONE that worked there was kind compassionate and helpful. You don't see enough o... f that in this world anymore.
- Sep. 04, 2022
Great and thorough exam, Doc is Great.. Glasses themselves are pricey......
- May. 23, 2022
Good service, nice frames, easy to work with. You should go see Dr. Chelsea and her staff.
- May. 16, 2022
Great people and very helpful in picking out my new glasses
- Apr. 16, 2022
I just love this Eye Doctor place they are respectful they treat you like family and they help you w... ith your insurance so you don’t have to do anything I highly recommend this place
- Nov. 26, 2021
Very friendly and professional!
- Sep. 11, 2021
Kind, caring and professional associates!!!
- Aug. 06, 2021
I went in for first time contacts and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The lady who help... ed me put my contacts in made me feel so comfortable and it was a great experience overall. Will definitely recommend to anyone in town!
- Jul. 21, 2021
Awesome selection and excellent service. Consider me a regular.
- Jun. 22, 2021
My frames were bent and they were able to straightened them.
- May. 04, 2021
I love Shawnee Optical
- Feb. 16, 2021
I have been to Shawnee Optical in the past , very friendly staff ., just made my appointment and sad... to hear they don't accept my insurance . Still going with them though . Hoping Caresource Marketplace will be added to your accepting insurances .
- Jan. 07, 2021
Very professional and courteous service. I had a great experience getting my eye's examined and orde... ring my glasses and contacts.
- Dec. 27, 2020
Excluding having to wear a mask every where I go the actual appt and getting my glasses was good
- Dec. 18, 2020
Friendly and Professional.
- Dec. 12, 2020
Visiting Shawnee is always a good experience. The staff is friendly, patient. and helpful. They ta... ke the time to xxplain everything. Dr. Locy is outstanding. She is very patient, willing to listen, and does an excellent job explaining what she is doing and why. I would definitely recommend Shawnee to everyone. I have been to many eye doctors in other cities as well and this Shawnee Optical is one of the best.
- Nov. 12, 2020
Went there 2 weeks ago for my eyes, got my glasses the other day. outstanding staff, very professio... nal in their line of duty. follow all the corona regulations. I recommend to everyone. Love everyone there!!

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Eye Disease Management in Ashtabula

Our optometry practice in Ashtabula

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Medicare
  • MetLife

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