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Eye Disease Management in Spring Branch

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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 Hill Country Vision Center - Bulverde, 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Bulverde in Spring Branch. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Spring Branch

Our optometry practice in Spring Branch

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 17, 2023
This team is very friendly, kind, knowledgeable, and patient! I highly recommend them!
- Oct. 26, 2023
This group of workers were so very kind and helpful when I really needed them. Thank you!!
- Oct. 22, 2023
Best eye doctor experience! Everyone was kind and accommodating for my needs. They really paid atten... tion to my concerns and educated me on some things I should watch out for. My glasses arrived faster than expected and they got them to me so quick. I felt really cared for here and I appreciate all they do! Thank you for everything!!!
- Sep. 30, 2023
Awesome staffs and the doctor was very thorough with the exam. Completly happy with this place.
- Sep. 28, 2023
Very smart and kind people!
- Aug. 18, 2023
Great experience here with Dr. Thomas and everyone else I came into contact with.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Very pleasant visit
- Aug. 07, 2023
They saw me with an eye emergency and was very happy.
- Aug. 06, 2023
Great doctors and staff. They were recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Most thorough eye... exam I’ve had in many years and I’m seeing better than I have in years. The staff listens and was very helpful picking out new frames.
- Aug. 06, 2023
The staff and physician took provided exceptional care.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Excelente staff, from the doctor all the way to the receptionist. Would definitely recommend.
- Jul. 29, 2023
The doctor was very nice and she was very thorough with the exam, the ladies in the front office wer... e very kind and knowledgeable
- May. 17, 2023
Excellent service
- May. 06, 2023
The staff is wonderful & so helpful and nice. My appt was on time and quick, yet thorough
- May. 04, 2023
I’ve been here the last few years for updating my prescription and getting new glasses. I like th... e staff and how personal, friendly and professional they are. Highly recommended.
- Feb. 11, 2023
Great service !
- Feb. 09, 2023
Dr Thomas is the best. She is caring and knowledgeable. I love her.
- Jan. 20, 2023
Nice people, got in and out quickly and got glasses quick.
- Jan. 05, 2023
The entire staff is amazing!! They make you feel like you’re important and valued. Dr. J didn’t ... rush through my appointment even though I asked a ridiculous amount of questions. Evelyn, Deemah and Stephanie were all so kind and helpful! I’ve already recommended them to my friends and family and will continue to do so. Thank you, ladies!!
- Nov. 11, 2022
Dr Thomas was Fabulous! The staff were great! Everyone was very knowledgeable & helpful.

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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 Hill Country Vision Center - Bulverde 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 Hill Country Vision Center - Bulverde in Spring Branch today.


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