General Eye Care
Routine Eye Exam
The Right Frames for You!
Glasses today come in a wide variety of shapes and styles. Our well trained optical staff will assist you to select the right style for your facial shape, coloring and complexion. We carry all of the latest fashions and brands including DKNY, D&G, Guess, Rampage, Ray-Ban, Juicy, Tura, Columbia and more. In addition, we have a wide variety of children’s frames for all ages.
The Right Lenses
We offer the latest in lens technology to ensure optimal visual acuity. Our staff will help you select the correct lenses and lens enhancements to best fit your needs.
Metrolina Eye Associates offers a wide variety of contact lenses, including:
- Daily Disposable
- Two-Week or Monthly Disposable
- Toric Lenses For Astigmatism
- Multifocal Lenses<
- Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
- Specialty Fits for conditions such as Keratoconus
Diabetes Eye Care
It is very important for patients with both insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent diabetes to receive dilated eye exams by an ophthalmologist. Diabetes can lead to several problems with the eye including premature cataract formation and increased risk of infection. The most common problem, however, is called retinopathy.
The retina is the sensory layer lining the inside of the eye that can be compared to “the film in a camera”. Diabetic retinopathy is used to describe changes in the retina associated with diabetes. If untreated it can lead to irreversible vision loss, however if discovered early it can be treated with laser to protect the vision. At Metrolina Eye Associates our physicians are very experienced at detecting and treating diabetic retinopathy.
Glaucoma Care & Surgery
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that involves an elevation in pressure inside the eye. Increased pressure results from a buildup of excess fluid in the eye. Glaucoma is a dangerous eye condition because it frequently progresses without obvious symptoms. This is why it is frequently referred to as “the sneak thief of sight.”
Glaucoma can impair vision by creating pressure that damages the optic nerve, The “cable” of nerve fibers that transmits messages about what we see from the eye to the brain.
According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans. It is also reported that glaucoma is the third leading cause of legal blindness in Caucasians, and the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. Although anyone can get glaucoma, some people are at higher risk. Those at risk include:
- People over the age of 60.
- African Americans over the age of 40.
- People with a family history of glaucoma.
At Metrolina Eye Associates our physicians are highly skilled at early detection of glaucoma, and treat it with the most up to date medicines and technology. If you have glaucoma, or are in one of the above at risk groups call for your appointment today,(704) 289-5455.
Other Eyelid Conditions?
The doctors at Metrolina Eye Associates can diagnose and treat a wide variety of eyelid disorders. Typical disorders that can be treated include a drooping lid on one or both sides (Ptosis), lashes that are turned in or out (entropion and ectropion), problems with excess tearing, styes and any unwanted skin lesions. You can learn more on our eyelid surgery page.