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Compassionate Care and Expertise You Can Trust

  • Struggle to read the messages on your smartphone?
  • Do images appear less vibrant than they used to?

Growing old is a privilege.

But when it comes to eye health, aging can bring on several ocular conditions and diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.

Vision impairment decreases one's ability to perform activities of daily living and increases the risk for depression.

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The eye doctors at Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge can help keep your vision clear and comfortable with regular eye exams, early detection and personalized care.


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Senior Eye Care 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

Preserve Your Eyesight With Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge

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Whether you need reading glasses, bifocals, post-cataract surgery care, or eye disease co-management, we've got you covered! 

At Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge in Energy Corridor, we believe that prevention is the best medicine. That’s why annual eye exams are so important for seniors. Detecting eye conditions early on can help prevent or delay vision loss, keeping your vision clearer for longer. Some serious eye conditions don’t present noticeable symptoms until vision loss has occurred. Fortunately, these can be detected in their early stages by your eye care professional during your eye exam. 

If an eye disease is diagnosed, we’ll create a custom treatment plan and monitor your condition closely to ensure the best outcome. 

Contact Memorial Eye Center - Eldridge today to schedule your eye exam!

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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Senior Vision FAQs

Can presbyopia be corrected?

Presbyopia, age-related farsightedness, affects your eyes’ ability to focus on near objects. You may become aware of presbyopia once you begin holding books and newspapers at arm’s length to be able to read them. This condition is a natural part of the aging process and affects virtually all adults in their 40s. Our eye doctors will diagnose and help correct your presbyopia so you can see clearly again. They'll provide you with corrective glasses and/or contact lenses, such as monovision and multifcoals.

What are the most common vision problems in the elderly?

The most common causes of vision loss among the elderly are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. 

  • Age-related macular degeneration is characterized by the loss of central vision. 
  • Glaucoma results in visual field loss.
  • Cataracts cause blurred vision and faded colors among the elderly.
  • Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by blurred vision and floaters, among other symptoms. 
  • Other conditions include dry or watery eyes and floaters. 

Because many of these conditions may initially be asymptomatic, it's critical that elderly patients undergo routine eye exams. The earlier these conditions are detected, the better the treatment outcome. 

Can macular degeneration be prevented?

Although there’s no sure-fire method for preventing eye disease, certain lifestyle habits can put the odds in your favor. To help ensure healthy vision for a lifetime, wear high-quality sunglasses whenever outdoors, quit smoking if you do, eat eye-healthy foods, and ask your optometrist about taking AREDS supplements. Most importantly, regular visits with your eye doctor are crucial to keeping your vision sharp throughout your golden years.


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