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Eye Disease Management in Andover

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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 Andover Optometry on Central, 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 Andover Optometry on Central in Andover. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Andover

Our optometry practice in Andover

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Hours
  • Monday 7:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 16, 2024
Dr Deshaies was very patient and informative.
- Apr. 16, 2024
I go an extra 20 minutes to be treated by Andover Optometry because they do everything possible for ... their patients!
- Apr. 04, 2024
Friendly, efficient staff and Dr Watanabe is wonderful.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Dr. Watanabe and his stuff were very friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Watanabe was very calm ... and took his time examining my son's eyes. He answered all our questions with honesty and explained the process and future steps to take to get my son's version healthy. We are very happy to find this place and to finally find a real eye doctor for my son and maybe the whole family.
- Mar. 19, 2024
ALWAYS OUTSTANDING IN EVERY RESPECT!
- Mar. 12, 2024
Everyone is so nice, polite, unrushed, and thorough, and yet still I was seen pretty much on time ev... ery time I have gone in so far. A huge plus for me!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Dr Watanabe has been my optometrist for many years. He’s a Pros pro. The only one I would go to fo... r Ortho K.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Watanabe is why I come to this practice. I have a very complicated visual condition, and DrW is ... the only eye doctor I want to see. He is simply the best--talented, skilled, a great listener, responsive, friendly, and supportive. If you're lucky enough to have DrW as your eye care practitioner, you are in good hands. The front-desk staff is also helpful and friendly. This is a wonderful practice.
- Feb. 20, 2024
Lovely optometry office. Great selection of eyewear and the staff are wonderful and quite helpful i... n getting me a great pair of glasses at the lowest cost to me.
- Feb. 20, 2024
Dr. Deshaies is very thorough and explains everything during eye exam. His calm manner helps one to ... relax during the visit. And the staff in the office are very warm and engaging and responsive to any questions asked. Also very convenient to have parking right nearby.
- Feb. 17, 2024
good service and very informed group
- Feb. 15, 2024
It was THE BEST eye exam I have ever had in my life! I can FINALLY see and read things crystal clear... !
- Feb. 13, 2024
Very attentive staff and doctor. They are on top of their game.
- Jan. 27, 2024
My visit was pleasant and easy going, from signing in/paperwork to the exam with Dr. Deshaies. He ex... plained things so clearly and made me feel confident in my care during my eye exam. All of the staff are welcoming and helpful! Thank you!! 😊
- Jan. 25, 2024
The staff remembered my son running out of contact lenses real soon and kept it to their mind. So w... hen a cancelling came in, they (two staff in different times) called and made my son able to see the doctor within a week; schedule showed that the doctor had booked out in three months! We truly appreciate it and could clearly see that patients' needs are well valued!
- Jan. 20, 2024
My wife and I have been coming to Dr. Deshaies for many years. He is very professional, thorough and... courteous. He also gives every patient the amount of time they need and will answer any and all questions you might have. I would highly recommend Dr. Deshaies to anyone.
- Jan. 17, 2024
Excellent service!
- Nov. 21, 2023
No wait emergency exam when I showed up before your posted opening hour. Thank you.
- Oct. 18, 2023
Quick and accurate fit every time. Truly the best practice ever!
- Oct. 07, 2023
Best service and most friendly staff! I have terrible nearsightedness, so I’m very picky about whe... re I go for eye care. Dr. Deshaies is patient, answers my million questions when I go in, and is really looking out for his patients. Big thank you to Marcia for helping with the payment and contact ordering process and making it easy. Come here if you want to be taken care of!

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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 Andover Optometry on Central 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 Andover Optometry on Central in Andover today.


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