Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in Albuquerque

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Protect Your Vision with Preventative Eye Care

Early diagnosis is crucial in maintaining good eye health and overall well-being. Regular comprehensive eye exams can detect potential problems before they develop into serious conditions, allowing for timely interventions and helping to prevent irreversible damage. 

We want to help preserve the quality of your vision and your quality of life. Early detection and treatment can save your sight. Visit SALT + LIGHT for in-depth, personalized care.

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What Can Eyes Tell Us About Overall Health?

Your eyes are windows that allow us to look into your overall health. The eyes are the only organ we can thoroughly examine without surgery. Evaluating blood flow and blood vessels can help inform care for various health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders.

We care for your vision and support your complete wellness.

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How We Help Manage Serious Eye Conditions

Many eye diseases develop without warning signs, with irreversible damage occurring before you notice symptoms. Thorough evaluations look at more than your glasses prescription. We examine your eyes inside and out, from the delicate, light-sensitive retina at the back to the corneal thickness at the front.

We learn about your unique needs, from the biology of your one-of-a-kind eyes to how your vision functions in your daily life. Then, we personalize your care to provide appropriate support or treatment.

Learn about 3 common eye diseases that we can help manage.


Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the optic nerve in the eye, typically due to high intraocular pressure (IOP). Symptoms can go unnoticed until significant vision loss occurs.

Damage to the optic nerve prevents the brain from receiving visual information, beginning with decreased peripheral vision (tunnel vision) and leading to complete blindness.

Glaucoma can be caused by genetics, age, or eye injuries. It can also be a complication of certain medications, thin corneas, or health conditions like diabetes. Early detection and treatment can help slow or prevent vision loss.

Macular degeneration is when the macula, located in the center of the retina, deteriorates over time. The condition can cause blurred or distorted vision, making it difficult to see fine details like faces or words on a page.

Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration, is most common in people over 50. Risks also include UV exposure, smoking, poor nutrition, and genetics.

There are 2 types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. Dry is more common and slowly worsens over time, while the wet type is more severe and rapidly worsens. The wet form can be managed with medications or surgery.

Diabetic eye disease is a group of conditions affecting people with diabetes. It includes diabetic retinopathy, which damages blood vessels in the retina, and diabetic macular edema, which causes fluid buildup in the macula. It also doubles the risk of developing glaucoma and cataracts.

Symptoms include:

  • Blurry or wavy vision
  • Dark areas or vision loss
  • Floaters or flashes of light

Eye health complications can occur at any stage of diabetes. Diabetic eye disease can be managed through regular eye exams and controlling blood sugar levels. Severe symptoms may benefit from medications or eye surgery.

Our Diagnostic Technology

OCT Maestro

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) creates detailed cross-sectional images of the back of the eye—like viewing the layers of a sliced cake. It’s a noninvasive test using light waves to capture clear, full-color fundus images. The fundus includes the retina, macula, optic nerve, and blood vessels.

The technology can help with early detection and improve treatment customization for various eye-related health issues, such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Virtual Visual Field

Your visual field is the complete area you can see out of the corner of your eye. Peripheral or side vision expands how we experience the world around us, and its loss can cause tunnel vision, limiting quality of vision. Serious eye conditions like glaucoma and retinal detachment can initially affect side vision before central (straight-ahead) vision.

Our virtual visual field test allows us to complete a comprehensive assessment of your visual field while improving your comfort.

We Care About the Quality of Your Vision

Your vision is more than how clearly you can see. Vision helps us experience and gather information every day. Vision loss can introduce challenges, from participating in sports to driving. Detecting the early signs of eye disease can help inform treatment for overall health, including diabetes, certain cancers, vascular disease, high cholesterol, and thyroid disease.

We look at the complete picture and take the time to provide the support you need. Visit SALT + LIGHT EYE CARE for in-depth care today.

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Where to park?

We are located behind Dion’s on the corner of Montgomery and Morris. Look for the Salt + Light Eye Care flag on the pole in the parking lot. Plenty of parking is available around our building.

Our Address

  • 10409 Montgomery Parkway NE, Suite 205
  • Albuquerque, NM 87111

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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