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Eye Disease Management in North Richland Hills

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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 Southwest Vision Center, 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 Southwest Vision Center in North Richland Hills. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in North Richland Hills

Our optometry practice in North Richland Hills

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Hours
  • Monday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 01, 2023
Great staff and Doctor. Always friendly and professional.
- Aug. 22, 2023
Very nice experience, and I love my new glasses.
- Aug. 10, 2023
I've been going here since I was in elementary school, now I'm in my 30s! They've always been helpfu... l and staff has always been great. Definitely trust them with my vision!
- Aug. 01, 2023
Entire Staff is very professional and friendly. Highest level of customer service. Dr. Contaldi an... d Dr. Vasilko take the time to explain the process of what they do and why they do it and make sure you as a patient understand everything. Would highly recommend Southwest Vision Center to everyone!
- Jul. 31, 2023
Great staff, great frame options.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Love this Staff & Dr Contaldi he always have updated equipment for your exams & will over & above to... get you Right 💖
- Jul. 06, 2023
Friendly and understanding staff
- Jun. 22, 2023
Went in to have my eye checked due to pain. Come to find out there was a very small piece of plastic... stuck in my eye. She reassured me that it wouldn’t hurt and after putting numbing drops in both eyes, removed the debris and it was done. I could instantly feel relief. Very professional and knowledgeable. It’s the day after the procedure and I’m feeling back to normal.
- May. 31, 2023
Great place! and great care!
- May. 11, 2023
Great experience. Knowledgeable doctor and very helpful and friendly staff.
- May. 01, 2023
Great place for your eyes. The doctor and staff are very friendly and very helpful
- Apr. 22, 2023
The experience at the eye doctor was wonderful
- Apr. 19, 2023
fantastic service
- Apr. 14, 2023
Southwest Vision Center employs some of the nicest staff members you’ll ever meet. Dr Contaldi is... a gem, a truly good guy with great bedside manners. Been my eye doctor for 8 years, and even saw me during the height of the pandemic - when I had a medical eye emergency.
- Feb. 28, 2023
great bed side manner, and the new doc she is very on point as well as likes to make a difference.
- Feb. 14, 2023
great place, great doctor and staff.
- Jan. 26, 2023
Go here for years, the best care ever. Dr Contalie is so sweet. Staff is really great. Highly recom... mend
- Jan. 26, 2023
Highly recommend Southwest Vision Center for your eye and eye wear needs. Professional, efficient, h... elpful eye care.
- Jan. 20, 2023
Everyone is very nice and welcoming 🙂 my issues were explained with compassion and understanding. W... hat was to be a referral ended with an appointment to a specialist for my issue which was very convenient! I'm scheduled to have it taken care of soon. I appreciate every person I encountered there and i hope everyone has a similar experience 🙂 thank you!
- Jan. 19, 2023
Staff is friendly and helpful. The doctors are knowledgeable and take time to listen to me.

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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 Southwest Vision Center 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 Southwest Vision Center in North Richland Hills today.


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