top of page

Eye Disease

Innovative Technology. Expansive Knowledge. Patient Focused Care

Eye disease management with providers at Vision Care Ophthalmology is paramount for preserving and enhancing your vision. Regular check-ups and personalized care not only diagnose potential issues early but also provide targeted treatments and interventions. Trust in comprehensive eye disease management to safeguard your sight, ensuring a clearer, brighter future for your vision health.


  • Cataracts are a common issue as we age. Cataracts occur when the proteins in the lens of the eye clump together and become cloudy which disrupts how light passes through the eye and impairs vision. Patients who have developed cataracts may experience blurred vision, increased sensitivity to glare, difficulty seeing at night and fading of colors.
    Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can improve your vision and quality of life. It involves removing the cloudy lens of the eye and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. After the surgery, you may experience improved color vision, sharper images, and an overall better quality of life. Vision Care Ophthalmology is proud to offer surgical intervention to our patients at our new state-of-the-art onsite surgery center, Northeast Indiana Ambulatory Surgery Center located at our Twin Creeks Drive location.

  • A comprehensive eye exam many times leads to an early diagnosis for patients who have Diabetes. Patients with Diabetic Eye Disease may experience blurred vision, floaters or spots in the vision field, impaired color vision, fluctuating visual acuity, changes to color perception among other symptoms. It is important to note early stages often times present no symptoms which makes annual comprehensive eye exams extremely important

    At VCO we strive to preserve your vision by monitoring your ocular pressure, health of the ocular vessels and overall eye functioning. Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema are the most common forms of Diabetic Eye Disease and require careful monitoring through dilated eye exams and additional testing. VCO prioritizes the use of the latest and most up to date testing equipment and procedures to ensure our patients are receiving the best level of care.

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration is a progressive eye condition that affects the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. Patients may experience blurred vision, difficulty reading, dark areas in the vision field, changes in color perception, decreased contrast sensitivity, straight lines appearing curved, difficulty adapting to low light and/or reduced visual acuity.

    Routine comprehensive eye exams are crucial for early detection. There is currently not a cure for AMD but there are interventions to slow the progression which our team of doctors provide to our patients and develop a plan of care to ensure vision longevity. 

  • Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that result in damage to the optic nerve, typically due to elevated intraocular pressure. Often early stages present no symptoms which makes an annual comprehensive exam important. The increased intraocular pressure is often a result of the inadequate drainage of aqueous humor, the fluid that normally circulates in the front part of the eye. At VCO we are able to check ocular pressure with the use of a tonometer- no air puff!  

    Patients with progressed stages of Glaucoma may experience gradual peripheral loss, tunnel vision, blurred vision, halos around light, redness in the eye, elevated ocular pressure and changes to the appearance of the optic nerve.

    Our skilled team of doctors works with patients to treat glaucoma with prescription eye drops that help to reduce intraocular eye pressure as well as other robust interventions such as laser and surgery therapies. Regular monitoring is crucial in maintaining the health of the optic nerve.

  • Dry Eye Disease is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly.  Several factors can contribute to developing dry eye disease such as age, lifestyle and environmental factors, other medical diagnosis and certain medications.  Patients with Dry Eye Disease may experience gritty feeling in the eye burning or stinging sensation, redness, sensitivity to light, blurred vision and/or intermittent excessive tearing.  

    Dry Eye Disease is diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam and interventions may include the use of artificial tears, prescription medication, lifestyle modification suggestions from our doctors, use of Optase, a comprehensive dry eye system proven to last longer and be more beneficial than other artificial tear brands or recommendation for meibomian gland treatments: OptiLight and/or TearCare.

    OptiLight uses intense light therapy to treat blocked meibomian glands and is performed at our Twin Creeks Drive location. To receive this therapy a patient must be evaluated by one of our doctors and it be deemed an appropriate form of treatment.

    TearCare is a treatment for meibomian gland disorder (MGD) and other forms of dry eyes. It involves a wearable eye lid device that applies gentle heat directly to the meibomian glands to remove blockages, liquify the meibum, and help stimulate tear production. The TearCare treatment uses two flexible eyelid devices that are placed on the upper and lower eyelids. During the treatment, the patient’s eyes remain open and blinking normally.

  • Scleral Lenses are hard contact lenses are often prescribed for patients who have corneal degeneration, high refractive powers or as a means of helping to treat Dry Eye Syndrome. They vault the entire cornea allowing for a liquid reservoir to sit in between the cornea and the lens which acts as a source of hydration to the eye. Custom fitting for Scleral Lenses provided by Optometrist, Dr. Megan Delis

  • NIASC opened in 2023 and is an on site state of the art surgical center that serves our patients by reducing wait time for surgical intervention as well as minimizing interruption of care from diagnosis to resolution of an ocular issue necessitating surgery. We are proud to have received approval by The Joint Commission, which signifies our commitment to the highest standards of safety and quality of care to our patients.  Surgeries are performed by our Board Certified Ophthalmologists, Dr. Barbara Schroeder, Dr. Natalka Fedoriw and Dr. Anne Krafsig at our
    11277 Twin Creeks Drive location. 

bottom of page