Eye Doctors in Waterloo
Eye Care Beyond the Prescription
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Advanced Family Eye Care is your trusted eye doctor in Waterloo, located at 622 Progress Ave Suite B, Waterloo, IA 50701 – easily accessible off of University Avenue, between University Ave and Greenhill next to Cedar Falls.
We see patients residing in Waterloo & Cedar Falls, and surrounding towns including Grundy Center, Traer, Reinbeck, La Porte City, Hudson, Gilbertville, Dike, New Hartford, Parkersburg, Janesville, Denver, and Evansdale.
We provide routine eye care including exams, checkups and prescription fillings, a wide selection of contact lenses, eye vitamins, vision therapy, and comprehensive eye condition diagnosis and treatment. Our clinic has two dedicated doctors who specialize in ocular disease and routine checkups for children and adults of all ages.
At Advanced Family Eye Care, we assess overall eye health with thorough analysis in a friendly, comfortable environment utilizing state of the art equipment and experienced optometrists.
That is what makes us Eye Care Beyond the Prescription.
Dr. Brad Boyle, OD has been practicing in the Cedar Valley since 2016 – specializing in diagnosing and treating diseases including dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts, and glaucoma. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree at the Illinois College of Optometry where he graduated with magna cum laude honors. As an active member of the Iowa Optometric Association and American Optometric Association, his mission is to enhance his patients’ quality of life through getting to know his clients to develop customized eye care solutions.
Dr. Carrie Menet, OD excels in treating a wide variety of ocular disease and specializes in pediatric eye exams. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2009 where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Golden Retinoscope Award for Outstanding Clinical Excellence. Dr. Menet believes healthy eyes to be crucial to one’s overall wellbeing, and strives to ensure this with each patient that she sees.
Hey, Dr. Boyle here with Advanced Family Eye Care, and today we are going to be talking about a few basic things that we see in the clinic every day – nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
The first condition is nearsightedness, or myopia. That is when you are able to see up close, but not far away. Some obvious symptoms are not being able to see the board at school, not being able to read signs at night, and just more blurred vision at a distance.
The second one is farsightedness, or hyperopia, and that’s when you have a little more issue with near but distance is generally clear. If you have higher farsightedness, distance may be blurry. One common symptom with that is headaches or eye strain right here at the end of the day or after you’ve been reading for a little while.
Thirdly, we have astigmatism, and that’s when the vision’s just a little distorted. You might have blurred vision at distance and near. And headaches are often a common symptom of that. You’ll also notice road signs being blurry at night, especially in the distance. You also can see headaches with reading. So a little bit of both, distance and near.
Lastly, usually around 40, there’s a thing called presbyopia that comes on. That’s when you’re a little blurry up close, and it just gradually gets worse until you’re about 60. Usually people start off with some cheaters on that, and we can always do glasses that you can wear full time to see clearly – distance and near.
With all these conditions, they are generally treated by glasses and contacts. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, just give us a call, we can set up an appointment and get you helped today.