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Eye Disease Management in Tucson

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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 Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde, 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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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 Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde in Tucson. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Give Your Eyes the Care They Deserve

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 Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde 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 Alvernon Optical - Tanque Verde in Tucson today.

Patient Reviews
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- May. 28, 2024
Having used another optical store previously, I visited Alvernon Optical's Tanque Verde office hopin... g for better services than what I had received before. With same-day appointments and reasonable prices, my wife and I were in and out quickly. Glasses were cheaper than at the other store, and were ready before the promised two-week delivery. One visit is not much to go on, but both of us were pleased with our first experience here.
- May. 19, 2024
The staff was very helpful and the turn around time for me new sunglasses was very quick.
- Apr. 09, 2024
Fantastic service. My glasses were falling off my face and bothering my eyes. They fixed all my glas... ses right away. Highly recommended.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Office was very clean and organized, and Dr. Lewis was well prepared with my retinal complication hi... story.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Wonderful, friendly staff. A very caring doctor. Definitely recommend!
- Mar. 18, 2024
Always friendly and considerate and on top of that they are competitive with the larger discount sto... res both locally and online, they truly deserve the 5***** rating they have !
- Mar. 09, 2024
I had just finished hiking at Sabino Canyon and then accidentally sat on my glasses. It was late Fri... day afternoon and I needed find a place to fix them. Alvernon was close by and reviews were great- now I'm adding mine! Sorry I don't have the staff person's name, but they were kind and skillful in realigning my glasses and cleaned the lenses, too! They did this with a smile! Although I didn't buy my glasses here, they were gracious to help with a complimentary service. Thank you! If I lived here, you would be my optical provider!
- Jan. 29, 2024
Top notch experience from start to finish. Hi highly recommended these folks for your eye care needs... .
- Jan. 23, 2024
Great location, got in for an appointment easily and everyone there was very friendly and helpful. D... r. Fuhr seemed to truly care about my vision.
- Jan. 23, 2024
From the time I walked in to the time I left, the staff and Dr. Fuhr were amazing, friendly and know... ledgeable.
- Jan. 12, 2024
Dr was very thorough! Explained everything in detail to where my 95 year old mother could understand... . Did a lot after we left to get the medication she needed at a reasonable price for her. Would give Alvernon Optical 20 stars if I could!
- Jan. 01, 2024
Best in town
- Dec. 21, 2023
The kindest people I have met in any business
- Dec. 14, 2023
Good service, good reminders, glasses ready very fast. Great customer service. Highly recommend. Plu... s a wide range of frames.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Great doctor and friendly staff. Great prices even without insurance. Me and my kiddos both come her... e 🙂
- Nov. 12, 2023
This review is long overdue, but I must praise Nadia and Myranda for their excellent, above and beyo... nd, assistance in finding me affordable and gorgeous glasses. Amazing service! Highly, highly recommend! Thanks ladies!
- Oct. 28, 2023
For starters, the store was very clean and well organized. I don’t know if I can point out just o... ne employee to give credit to because everyone was so helpful and took the time to explain my lenses to me and help me pick out the best pair for my job (I work in Construction). I will, definitely be coming back for all my future needs. Highly recommend!!!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Always accommodating.
- May. 31, 2023
Dr. Peterson is amazing. She goes above and beyond to explain your vision and any issues she sees. I... have tried 3 places in town, this by far and above is the best on the Eastside! Best customer service and easy to schedule!
- May. 29, 2023
Alvernon Optical goes above and beyond for their customers! Staff are super helpful and actually car... e!

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Eye Disease Management in Tucson

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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 - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Avesis
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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