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Eye Disease Management in Energy Corridor

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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 Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge, 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 Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge in Energy Corridor. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Energy Corridor

Our optometry practice in Energy Corridor

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
  • MetLife
  • Metlife Vision
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 08, 2024
My mother-in-law doesn’t wear glasses nor have an optometrist. She scratched her eye and they imme... diately agreed to see her. She got exactly the help she needed as opposed to waiting in an ER to likely still not see the right specialist. Thank you! She definitely will be a return customer for regular care and we really appreciate the help.
- Jul. 22, 2023
Dr. Tavares is great...very nice and listens to you. The staff is also very nice and helpful. It h... as gotten hard to find this level of customer service and I really appreciate them!
- Feb. 14, 2023
I needed new eye glasses, but I wanted to try some place new that was close to my home. I located Me... morial Eye Center on Eldridge near the I-10. From the time we walked in to the time we walked out the service was great. No sale pressure, friendly atmosphere and treated with respect. The eye examine went well, and they checked for everything, which I needed them to do. The price for glasses were reasonable, but the lens and a few other added things could be expensive. Overall, I would recommend Memorial Eye Center. Ask for Vanessa. Spider webs need to be clean up in the exam room behind the door and in the corners.
- Nov. 18, 2021
I would highly recommend Dr John Tavares. I have been visiting him for the last 3 years. He is highl... y professional and take time to examine and explain each step in simple terms. I did have some issues with my prescription specs which led to delays. However the new Manager Ms Alicia has improved the response with auto updates for pick up by text and email. Overall a very good experience at Memorial eye centre.
- Sep. 03, 2021
Fast, efficient and friendly service! It was a very pleasing experience from start to finish. Grace ... is jack-of-all-trades, very knowledgeable and truly efficient and Dr. Tavares is very good at what he does and very personable. Thank you very much!
- May. 26, 2021
First time at this location and it was great! Dr. Tavares and the staff were extremely nice. My appo... intment was quick and informative. Definitely recommend making an appointment here.
- May. 09, 2021
Great customer service, they were able to give me an appointment right away and got seen right away ... as well didn’t have to wait at all the variety of glasses was overwhelming all of them are sooo pretty lol didn’t know which one to get but ended getting some pretty glasses 🤓 can’t wait to receive them
- Jan. 13, 2021
Excellent experience! Very professional and friendly staff. Carlo was so patient and diligent to wor... k through all concerns. He explained everything thoroughly and assisted from beginning to end. Outstanding in every way
- Nov. 13, 2020
Service was great! Very professional. Very knowledgeable. And they care about you!
- Jun. 24, 2020
Jabari and the optometrist were both great! The staff was very welcoming and helpful throughout the ... entire process!
- Jan. 09, 2020
I was absolutely amazed by the service, everyone was so kind and welcoming. Dr. Tavares was super th... orough and sweet throughout with the exam and so was the male receptionist (who kinda looks like vin diesel lol) was super awesome too! Thanks for the new glasses and all the help! 🙂 Certainly will come back and recommend it to all my family/friends!
- Oct. 09, 2019
I missed my yearly eye appointment at the Eldridge location due to the Harvey flooding. I was able t... o go to another location for my reading glasses that Dr. Tavares (in previous yearly eye exams said would come with age). I returned to the Eldridge location and the service I received from reception to Dr. Porter (my first time seeing her) to opting for a 2nd pair of readers and selecting frames was impressive. The level of service I received was a definite reminder of why I choose to go the Memorial Eye at Eldridge. Outstanding service that will have you referring family and friends for great eye care.
- Aug. 03, 2019
I have been coming here over 20 years. Eye exam is always efficient and thorough . I love the per... sonnel especially Dr. Porier and Vanessa. Just picked up my new glasses and love them. Great fit. I recommend them to friends always.
- Jul. 25, 2019
I was leaving town on business with very little notice and was almost out of daily wear contacts. I... was afraid I wasn't going to be able to get in for an exam to renew my prescription of contacts in time. Thankfully, Memorial Eye found me an opening at a different branch than the one I normally go to. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Everyone seemed very professional and the appointment was quick and easy. I am very grateful and would have no qualms recommending either branch to friends or family. My only gripe is the price of contacts; although, as bad as my vision is, I guess it’s a small price to pay for clear sight.
- Jul. 23, 2019
Friendly staff and doctors.
- Jul. 22, 2019
The staff and Doctor Tavares are always so welcoming and kind!
- Jul. 10, 2019
I just started going to Memorial Eye last August. I just went in for my yearly check up early since ... I needed more contacts. Great staff, got me through all the initial exams quickly and my optometrist is great! Friendly, easy to talk with and just overall a great place and have recommended to friends and family!
- Jul. 08, 2019
Everyone was extremely friendly and knowledgeable!!
- Jul. 04, 2019
Staff members and the doctor were very Nice . Waiting time was minimum.
- Jun. 21, 2019
Our first time at Memorial Eye was a great experience. Dr. Tabares was thorough and kind. The sta... ff was helpful and didn't mind that we were a bit late for our appointment. Thanks!

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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 Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge 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 Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge in Energy Corridor today.


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