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We are happy to announce that we are now offering
Optomap® ultra-widefield retinal imaging!

This thorough view of the retina may replace dilation in healthy eyes and provide our patients with the greatest chance of earlier disease detection and treatment. The doctors highly recommend this procedure. You will have the option to do these photos, with an additional fee, or choose dilation at check in.

What Makes Aldridge Eye Institute Unique?

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Our Burnsville optometrists are committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule.

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We offer everything from designer brands to affordable but classic frames so our patients have a wealth of choices and prices. Come in see see all we have to offer.

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Aldridge Eye Institute offers a full range of services to patients of all ages including routine eye exams, vision tests, and eye disease diagnosis and management.

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We have a deep understanding of how the human eye really works and knowledge of the diseases and conditions that affect your vision at our finger tips.


November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness has declared November as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, providing the public with a variety of helpful tools to prevent unnecessary vision loss from diabetes. Read more from Prevent Blindness.

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Per the National Eye Institute Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. That’s why it’s so important for people with diabetes to get regular eye exams to catch problems early — and get timely treatment and the right follow-up care.

Q&A | Our Doctors at Aldridge Eye Institute Answer Your Questions

How do allergies directly affect the eyes?

Chronic allergies may lead to permanent damage to the tissue of your eye and eyelids. If left untreated, it may even cause scarring of the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the inner eyelid that extends to the whites of the eyes. Ocular allergies can make contact lens wear almost impossible and is one of the many causes of contact lens drop-out. Most common allergy medications will tend to dry out the eyes, and relying on nasal sprays containing corticosteroids can increase the pressure inside your eyes, causing other complications such as glaucoma.

What are the common symptoms of OCULAR allergies?

Excessive tearing, frequent eye rubbing, constant irritation especially in the corners of your eyes closest to the nose, lid swelling or puffy eyes, and red or pink eyes are some of the most common ocular allergy symptoms.

What is meant by the term allergic conjunctivitis? Is that the same as “pink eye”?

Allergic conjunctivitis is the clinical term of ocular inflammation of the lining or membrane of the eye, called the conjunctiva, caused by allergic reactions to substances. Although a patient may present with red or pink eyes from excess inflammation, the common term "pink eye"can signify a broad term of conditions and can be misleading, as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other irritating substances can cause redness resembling a "pink eye." Your eye doctor can differentiate between an allergy reaction and a true infection, which can lead to faster healing with proper treatments.

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Eyewear: a confidence booster!

Whether you want contact lenses or glasses, we make sure that you get both what looks good, but more importantly what works for your personal situation as well. At Aldridge Eye Institute, we stand behind high quality eyewear. We are continuously inspired by the science and technology behind eye health and vision improvement.

We also ensure our employees are constantly learning and growing within this dynamic field.

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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 828-682-2104 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.


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