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Eye Disease Management in Lacey

Advanced Vision Solutions for an Enhanced Quality of Life

(360) 455-4425

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 Rouse EyeCare 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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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 Rouse EyeCare Center in Lacey. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


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 Rouse EyeCare 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 Rouse EyeCare Center in Lacey today.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 13, 2024
Awesome
- Jun. 26, 2024
A+
- Jun. 20, 2024
Best eye doctor in our region.
- Jun. 15, 2024
We had a tremendous experience! You notice the care with your first exam compared to many of the cha... in stores we went to in the past. He is fantastic with figuring out kids vision issues too!
- Jun. 07, 2024
helpful.
- May. 16, 2024
10/10 experience, Melissa and Mia helped me pick out the perfect glasses! Everyone was so personable... and helpful. Dr. Rouse even came out to see, because the girls had told him how great they would look great! Would definitely recommend rouse eye care to anyone! Thank you! Y’all guys are amazing!
- May. 05, 2024
We have been patients at Dr. Rouse’s clinic for two years. I appreciate how each staff member trea... ts patients efficiently, respectfully, and kindly. Dr. Rouse takes time to give a thorough exam and is so friendly with his patients. If you need new glasses, they have a great selection of frames and will take all the time needed to help you find a frame that fits your style and lenses that meet your needs. We definitely recommend Rouse EyeCare Center in Lacey.
- May. 05, 2024
They really take good care of your needs! Highly recommended!
- Apr. 29, 2024
I’ve been a patient at Rouse EyeCare Center for a number of years. The staff and doctor have alway... s been very helpful. Recently, I purchased some new glasses and found that they needed to be tweaked several times to fit correctly. Mia has been attentive and professional while working with me. I appreciate the staff and love their variety of frames.
- Apr. 27, 2024
A great experience!
- Mar. 31, 2024
The whole experience with all who work there was amazing from start to finish. Thank you!!!
- Feb. 27, 2024
So glad I chose to come here. Being my first time getting glasses I had a lot of questions. Mia has ... been such great help explaining options and finding a fit for my face, she even showed me affordable insurance plans to help cover expenses. You’re a real one! Will be back
- Feb. 08, 2024
Rouse Eyecare is a fantastic center to get your optic needs. They are friendly and cooperative on ap... pointments. They listen to your concerns and help resolve any issues. You feel valued at this office.
- Jan. 15, 2024
Professional team and very nice service.
- Jan. 13, 2024
Super customer service from start to finish. I was able to get a quick appointment for an eye exam a... nd the office staff, Dr Rouse, and the opticians are all superb! A great experience.
- Jan. 09, 2024
Professional, thorough services, exam, choice of eyeware.
- Dec. 28, 2023
Most thorough exam I've received in the last 20 years, and who knew shopping for frames could be so ... much fun? Melissa is the BEST - truly great at helping us pick the perfect pairs.
- Dec. 24, 2023
Highly recommend Rouse for their excellent selection of eyeglass frames.
- Dec. 03, 2023
Wonderful customer service
- Dec. 01, 2023
Dr. Rouse is fantastic. Mia Pinto, the lead optician, is AMAZING. She was great to talk to, has an e... xcellent eye, and helped me find glasses I'm excited about wearing. Thank you!

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Eye Disease Management in Lacey

Our optometry practice in Lacey

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Metlife Vision

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