Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Gainesville

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Routine Eye Care Can Support Your Sight & Overall Health

Your eyes are windows to the world, but did you know they’re also windows to your overall health? Regular eye exams with your optometrist aren’t just about checking your sight—your routine visits are a crucial part of maintaining your eye health.

We can diagnose and help manage many common eye conditions and diseases, including health conditions like diabetes that can impact your sight. At Starling Eye Group, we’re committed to helping you see clearly and live a healthy life.

Schedule your next eye exam today so we can support your vision and eye health.

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We’re Here for All Your Eye Care Needs

When it comes to taking care of your vision, we want to feel you’re in good hands.

We’re here for all the little things, the big worries, and even urgent eye problems. Sudden changes in your vision? Eye injury? Troublesome contact lens won’t come out? We can help.

You’re not just a patient to us—you’re like family. And we’re here to help look after you.

Red Eyes: Infections, Allergies, & Irritation

We understand the discomfort of red, irritated eyes. Sometimes redness and irritation are temporary—but sometimes it’s a symptom of a serious eye condition. 

Whether you’ve been sleeping in your contact lenses, you’re experiencing an eye infection, or it’s allergy season, getting your eyes checked is the first step to getting relief.

During your eye exam, we can diagnose the cause, whether it’s allergies, dry eye, or a foreign object. We can then recommend effective treatments, like eye drops, allergy medications, hygiene practices, or in some cases oral medications as needed.

Common Eye Conditions We Can Help Manage

Our eye doctors can help manage a range of eye conditions and diseases. We can help you manage daily concerns like eye strain, irritating infections like pink eye, and chronic conditions like diabetic eye disease.

We can prescribe medication and other treatments to help manage symptoms and support your vision. No matter what your concern may be, we’re here to help you see clearly and comfortably. 

Schedule an eye exam today to learn more about how we can protect and preserve your eye health.


Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop in the lens of the eye, gradually blurring vision. Cataracts are more common in adults over 55 and slow-developing. Early detection can offer more options for preserving and managing your vision.

We can help manage cataracts with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and surgery, depending on the severity.

Diabetes can damage blood vessels in the retina, leading to vision loss. We can work closely with your physician to monitor and manage diabetic retinopathy through eye exams, noninvasive digital imaging, and (if needed) referral to a retinal specialist for treatment.

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that cause optic nerve damage, often related to increased pressure inside the eye. The nerve damage is usually gradual, and if you have glaucoma, you may not notice vision loss until severe damage has already occurred.

Regular eye exams are vital for early detection of glaucoma. Treatment options include prescription eye drops, medication, or laser surgery.

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over 50. It’s a condition that affects the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision.

While there’s no cure, early detection allows us to develop a personalized management plan to help preserve your vision, which may include vitamins, dietary adjustments, and low-vision aids.

Your eyes need a constant layer of moisture for comfort and clear vision. Dry eye happens when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or your tears evaporate too quickly. It’s a chronic condition that can cause dryness, redness, irritation, burning sensations, and blurred vision.

We can help you find relief that lasts with a personalized strategy, including eye drops, medication, lifestyle changes, and in-office treatments.

Our Technology: Enhancing Early Detection & Effective Management

Our modern technology helps us understand your eye health in-depth, so we can provide comprehensive eye care. We’ll guide you through every step of the process and help you understand what’s going on with your eyes. 

And we don’t stop there. Because no 2 sets of eyes are alike, we believe in providing personalized recommendations so that we can work together to maintain your eye health. 

Early detection opens the door to more effective management. With modern technology and regular eye exams, our focus is on giving you more ways to protect your vision.

ZEISS Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive diagnostic test that creates a detailed cross-sectional image of your retina and the back of your eye using light waves. We can take 3D images of the eye to help us detect early signs of disease and monitor treatment progress.

A visual field test measures your entire field of vision, including your peripheral (side) vision. By assessing the full scope of your sight, even what you can see out of the corner of your eye, we can identify blind spots caused by glaucoma or other conditions.

Pachymetry is a test that measures corneal thickness. The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. It’s the part of the eye a contact lens touches directly and it helps light reach the back of the eye.

Evaluating corneal health is crucial for diagnosing and managing conditions like glaucoma and planning for corneal refractive surgery (like LASIK).

The optos optomap is a panoramic retinal imaging system that can capture a wide-field view of your retina and the back of your eye. This test helps us assess your eye health with a more complete picture, aiding in the early detection of eye diseases and life-threatening health conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer.

Look After Your Vision & Schedule Your Eye Exam

Don’t wait for vision troubles to pop up before booking an eye exam. Taking care of your eyes is a big part of looking after your overall health. We want to help support full, bright lives through comprehensive vision care.

Get in touch with Starling Eye Group today to schedule your routine eye exam.

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Our Location

From Northwest 43rd Street, we’re behind the Hunter’s Crossing shopping center, near McDonald’s and Ameris Bank. Head straight back behind the center. Look for the Bristol Park sign, stay on your left, and find building 4635.

Our Address

  • 4635 NW 53rd Ave
  • Gainesville, FL 32653

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Our Hours

Closed Thursdays from 12-1 for staff training. Request Appointment

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