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903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845
Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

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10am - 7pm
9am - 5:30pm
8am - 5:30pm

Patient Testimonials

  • Matthew G.

    Absolutely amazing facility! They helped my son and even helped watch him for a minute when my bank gave me trouble. They were very kind and understanding....

  • Rebecca K.

    I went in for vitamins and information. The young lady at recept. Desk did an awesome job with my qqq and handled the vitamin sale with more information needed for my eye condition....

  • Bernadette H.

    Had to find a new eye doctor for my family and I due to insurance changes. I was very pleased with my first experience. Staff and Dr. Dobson are very friendly and professional. Felt comfortable and welcomed to the practice. Would recommend giving...

  • Alexander M.

    I am new to the bryan college station area being a college student. I needed to find a new eye doctor. I am one of those people that, take a long time exsploring my options online. When I first started my search they were the first ones that poped onto my screen. When I looked at there website I intantly felt like this was the one...

    A Holiday Reminder: We love and accept walk-in appointments! We know sometimes it's hard to predict when you might have a minute to sneak away for an eye exam, so we are happy to accommodate any walk-in appointments the best that we can! We have two doctors, so usually we can accommodate everyone! Already have an appointment scheduled, but remembered that you may have another family member that also needs an appointment?! Good news, they can usually be seen as a walk in at the same time! As lovely as the holidays are, we know it can be a hectic time. Don't let that be the reason that you miss an eye appointment, or push it off until "later", we are here to accommodate and help YOU! 

    Give us a call if you have any questions at (979)-779-9000.

    We are conveniently located off Hwy 6 and William D Fitch in the Towerpoint area in College Station between Bahama Bucks and Auto Zone!

    We look forward to seeing you soon! 

    November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness about the effects diabetes can have on our eyes and vision, and to try to encourage those with diabetes to maintain routine eye care. Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness among working age Americans. There is good news. Many of these complications can be prevented with routine eye care and early treatment, if needed.

    Likely, it is necessary to consult care with both a Primary care physician, or endocrinologist and an eye care provider. Working with your primary care physician, or specialist, to control your blood sugar levels is key to minimizing any eye or vision associated risk. We know diabetes can lead to early cataracts, but it can also affect vision by causing “diabetic retinopathy”.

    •   Diabetic retinopathy occurs when there is damage to the small blood vessels that nourish tissue and nerve cells in the retina.

     According to the National Eye Institute, Diabetic retinopathy has four stages. 

    •   Mild non-proliferative retinopathy: At this early stage, small areas of balloon-like swelling occur in the retina's tiny blood vessels.
    •        Moderate non-proliferative retinopathy: As the disease progresses, some blood vessels that nourish the retina become blocked.
    •  Severe non-proliferative retinopathy: Many more blood vessels become blocked, which disrupts the blood supply that nourishes the retina. The damaged retina sometime then signals the body to produce new blood vessels.
    •   Proliferative retinopathy: At this advanced stage, signals sent by the retina trigger the development of new blood vessels that grow (or proliferate) in the retina and the vitreous, which is a transparent gel that fills the interior of the eye. Because these new blood vessels are abnormal, they can rupture and bleed, causing hemorrhages in the retina or vitreous. Scar tissue can develop and can tug at the retina, causing further damage or even retinal detachment.

     Unfortunately, diabetic retinopathy, especially early, often has no symptoms. That is why it is so important to keep up with your annual eye exams. Dr. Dobson and Dr. Zike will perform a comprehensive eye exam, where they not only check vision, but the health of your eyes is examined closely to detect any early changes. Dr. Dobson and Dr. Zike will then explain any concerns or changes they may find during your exam. Sometimes, annual exams are enough, or they may follow up sooner than one year, if indicated.

     

    If you or anyone you know has diabetes, or has been recently diagnosed with diabetes, schedule your annual eye exam at Eye Care Center in College Station!
    Exceptional Staff

    Exceptional Staff

    You'll be hard-pressed to find a more experienced, caring vision care team in all of Texas!

    Our History

    Our History

    Since its inception in 1983 by Dr. Sue Simpson, O.D., Eye Care Center has always been committed to quality eye wear, top-notch eye exams, and exceptional patient satisfaction.

    Common Patient Questions

    Common Patient Questions

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    What Sets us Apart

    What Sets us Apart

    From the moment you arrive for your visit, YOU are our number one priority. Our belief is that if we truly get to know our patients and what makes them happy, we can visually accommodate them in every stage of life.

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    Office Location & Hours

    903 William D. Fitch Pkwy
    College Station, TX 77845
    Phone Number: (979) 779-9000
    Fax Number: (979) 690-1510

    Get Directions

    Monday:
    Wednesday:
    Tue, Th, Fri.:

    10am - 7pm
    9am - 5:30pm
    8am - 5:30pm

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