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Eye Disease Management in Grabill

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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 Grabill Eye 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 Grabill Eye Center in Grabill. Early diagnosis and treatment can help preserve eye health and prevent vision loss.


Eye Disease Management in Grabill

Our optometry practice in Grabill

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 08, 2024
Amazing staff
- Dec. 02, 2023
Everyone is super nice and patient with Children and very clean
- Nov. 24, 2023
Great service - great staff!
- Nov. 12, 2023
Dr Laughlin and staff are professional, friendly, honest and helpful in a small town environment. Th... ank you for your services.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Denise, Michelle, and Dr Hobbie were all fantastic. It was my son’s first eye exam and couldn’t ... have had a better experience for him. Thank you for everything.
- Oct. 30, 2023
Dr. Laughner and staff always professional but friendly atmosphere! Never rushes your appointment a... nd answers all of your questions.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Great service and they got me in on a last minute cancellation.
- Sep. 21, 2023
Always a positive experience!
- Sep. 17, 2023
The staff are all friendly and helpful. Dr Laughlin is thorough and follows up in previous concerns... . I value Tim’s input in choosing glasses.
- Sep. 10, 2023
I loved my experience with Grabill Eye Center. The examine was thorough, the staff is friendly and ... very helpful and I couldn't be happier with my new eyewear.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Everyone in the office is extremely friendly and helpful. Dr. Laughlin takes the time to talk to her... patients and answer all their questions which makes you feel like you matter to her. No assembly line type of experience. Highly recommend!
- Aug. 17, 2023
Friendly staff and doctor. Great selection of frames.
- Aug. 16, 2023
Dr Laughlin and staff were awesome. Very thorough and best eye exam I've ever had!
- Jul. 29, 2023
We’ve been coming here for years. Great experience every year!
- Jul. 21, 2023
Very friendly helpful staff.
- Jul. 15, 2023
Dr. Hobbie is great at communicating. She explained what she saw in my eyes and answered all my ques... tions. The staff is great at fitting glasses and are always courteous. Good people.
- Jul. 09, 2023
The staff is always helpful and friendly. They take care of all the things with my insurance. When w... e were trying to decide between new contact brands and prescriptions the were very patient and understanding while we found just the rights lenses for me.
- May. 18, 2023
I drove 1.5 hours to see Dr. Hobbie! Dr. Madeline Hobbie and team were wonderful to work with! I fel... t like Dr. Hobbie took her to time to listen to my concerns and was very thorough with her exam! After my exam I had a team waiting to help me pick out my glasses! It was overall a wonderful experience!
- Apr. 23, 2023
A very warm atmosphere, with a professional staff. Prices were excellent too.
- Apr. 13, 2023
Dr Kara Laughlin is the best. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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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 Grabill Eye 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 Grabill Eye Center in Grabill today.


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