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Eye Disease Management in Swampscott

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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 Advanced Vision 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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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 Advanced Vision Center in Swampscott. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Swampscott

Our optometry practice in Swampscott

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Davis Vision
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • BCBS Federal Employee Program
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Plans Inc
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • Unicare
  • Tricare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- May. 15, 2024
Amazing staff, very professional, never have to wait more than a couple minutes before appointment
- Apr. 27, 2024
The team members at Advanced Vision Center are always welcoming and friendly! From the front desk, t... o the physicians to the eyewear specialist, everyone does their part in making me feel at ease and valued as a customer and patient. Thank you!
- Apr. 17, 2024
I recently had an appointment with Dr. Hernandez, O.D., and had a great experience. She gave a thoro... ugh eye exam, explained everything clearly, and offered insight into my vision. Highly recommended!
- Mar. 16, 2024
I had a great experience getting a contact exam there recently and getting glasses on another occasi... on. All staff is very nice and the ophthalmologist was very knowledgeable and super nice. I highly recommend. Convenient location inside Vinnin Square Plaza.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Advanced Vision is fantastic! From the staff to the doctor - they make you feel comfortable and at ... ease. They are always happy to help. I’ve been going to Advanced Vision for a while now and each visit has been exceptional. I highly recommend Advanced Vision!
- Aug. 26, 2023
I was very impressed with the professionalism and care I experienced at Advanced Vision Center by J... ordan and Dr. Hernandez, as well as the other staff members who helped me at my appointment. I had requested a visit online, and thankfully, I was able to be seen within a few weeks. All my communication with Jordan was so easy, kind, and professional. I was incredibly nervous about this appointment, and I felt put at ease immediately upon entering the office. Dr. Hernandez and her staff were non-judgmental and explained all the tests and procedures, as well as next steps, kindly and confidently. They followed up with me the next day to ensure I was doing ok and helped me arrange a future appointment for further care. I am so glad I chose this practice for my care, and I will absolutely recommend them to anyone that is looking for a wonderful place to receive care for any optical needs!
- Aug. 09, 2023
Good optometrists. Well managed. Good frame selection.
- Jun. 22, 2023
Always had a positive experience. My family and I have been going to this place for 10-plus years. ... The doctor takes her time to explain the test results. Jordan, at the front desk, is so courteous and responsive with making/changing appoimments. They also have great frame selections.
- May. 18, 2023
We are so happy we found Advanced Vision Center! Anastasiya was great and took the time to help us t... ry so many pairs of frames on. She also spent the time looking to see if they came in other colors for us. We will definitely be back next year.
- Feb. 15, 2023
Both professional and fun environment 🙂 Sheri is the best!
- Jan. 26, 2023
Have had lukewarm or bad experiences at other,larger vision providers on the north shore.This was su... ch a great experience from the professional,knowledgeable nature of the entire staff to the warm,friendly feeling that you get as soon as you walk in the door.Advanced Vision will be my only choice for an optometrist. I would give 6 stars if that was an option.
- Dec. 29, 2022
The staff is very professional and caring. Love the Doctor she’s the best! I highly recommend th... is location.
- Dec. 22, 2022
All of the staff were incredible. I highly recommend them. The staff were able to modify their appro... ach for a patient with communication challenges beautifully.
- Dec. 20, 2022
Fast, easy, and very accepting of my service animal and my need for my noise cancelling headphones. ... Very accommodating, very polite.
- Dec. 17, 2022
Always pleasant staff and Dr Katz is the best!
- Dec. 15, 2022
Great eye doctor. They were able to squeeze me in within a days notice, Jordan was so quick to respo... nd. Dr. Mathias had a great personality for working with people and was very caring. I felt like she took the time to really be present during my appointment. I did not feel rushed like I do at most places. Getting new lenses for my frames was also very easy and quick! I don’t remember everyone’s names but all the staff were so helpful! The optomap option was so easy and quick. I would recommend this place to anyone.
- Dec. 09, 2022
The place is amazing. I actually had a great time. Thanks to Mary, Jordan, and sherri!
- Nov. 29, 2022
11/29/2022 Dr. Mathias is the best! With her blink twice before each reading request, her patience,... encouraging "excellent ", and explanation. I advise all ages to make their appointments here as I have done for years.
- Nov. 22, 2022
Everyone at AVC is wonderful. All very professional patient and kind.
- Nov. 19, 2022
My daughter and I both had an amazing experience at Advanced Vision Center today. The staff were all... so warm,friendly and attentive especially the woman at the check in desk. I don’t remember her name but her title is patient coordinator. She was amazing with my daughter! She helped my daughter pick out glasses and made it very easy for me 🙂 I would most definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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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 Advanced Vision 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 Advanced Vision Center in Swampscott today.


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