Your eyes are complex organs, consisting of various parts that must work together to produce clear vision. A problem with any of these parts, however small, can cause the onset of a vision disorder. In many cases, these eye problems can affect anyone at any age.  

Southwest Vision Center, your trusted source for prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses in Three Rivers, MI, examines three of the most common vision problems today. We treat them, and many other vision impairments, with care and precision.

Eye Infections

Many of the infections that can attack the body are also capable of invading the surface or interior of the eye. They can affect different parts of the eye, such as the retina, inner eyelids and even the optic nerve. Some common types include conjunctivitis, keratitis and vitritis.

Treatment for eye infections will depend on the type and extent of the damage. In any case, we will provide personalized care that meets the highest standards of quality.

Macular Degeneration

This disorder is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It results from changes to the macula, a part of the retina responsible for clear, sharp vision, at the back of the eye. Common symptoms include a gradual inability to see objects clearly, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark area in the center of vision.

If you experience any of these, contact us immediately for a full eye exam. We can manage the disease with low vision devices such as telescopic and microscopic lenses, so you can maximize your existing vision.

Refractive Errors

This condition occurs when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing on the retina directly. A change in the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), or aging of the lens can cause this condition. Common types of refractive errors include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (distorted vision), and presbyopia (aging eyes).

The most common treatment for this condition is prescription glasses or contact lenses, which can correct the vision error. Southwest Vision Center provides a variety of eyeglasses in Three Rivers, MI, in many color, pattern and shape options. After a full eye exam, we will work with you to determine the right choice for your eyes.

Schedule an appointment with us today by filling out our form. You can also give us a call at (269) 414-4492 to discuss the options available to you.

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8:00am – 1:00pm  Friday
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Three Rivers
9:00am – 6:00pm Monday
8:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday – Thursday
8:00am – 1:00pm Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday

8:00am – 5:00pm Monday
9:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday
8:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday
8:00am – 5:00pm Thursday
8:00am – 1:00pm Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday