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Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy.  As cataracts develop, the symptoms gradually progress until vision is impaired.  Cataracts are an inevitable side effect of aging, although medications, systemic diseases, and other chronic eye conditions may be associated with the progression of cataracts.  

New advances and techniques have made cataract surgery one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures performed.  Dr. Vandenbelt offers the most advanced technology to help remove cataracts and restore your vision. 

Eye Exams

Eye examinations are an important part of health care for adults and children.   When Dr. Vandenbelt performs a comprehensive examination of your eyes, he is evaluating the overall health of your eyes as well as checking to see if you need any vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

Adults should have their eyes examined to keep their prescriptions current and to check for signs of eye disease or abnormalities.  Children should have regular eye exams to monitor development, as vision problems can negatively impact learning.

A thorough exam can detect diabetes and other eye conditions and diseases, such as glaucoma.  Early treatment of any eye condition may help preserve your vision.

Refractive Surgery

LASIK, LASEK, and PRK are outpatient procedures used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.  These procedures use a laser to reshape the cornea to improve the way the eye focuses light on the retina.

Dr. Vandenbelt uses Wavefront-guided custom laser technology to precisely measure the eye’s unique irregularities and variations which results in improved quality of vision compared to the traditional approach.  

Refractive surgery may decrease your dependence on glasses and contacts.  If you have refractive surgery you may still need reading glasses by around age 45.  A separate eye exam may be required to evaluate and discuss risks and benefits of refractive surgery.

Premium Lenses

During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a permanent artificial lens implant called an intraocular lens (IOL).  Intraocular lenses are made of a flexible foldable plastic.

There are several types of IOLs available for patients undergoing cataract surgery.  The different designs will affect how you will see when you are not wearing eyeglasses. Premium lens offerings will allow extra vision correction that the standard lens will not. Financing options are available for upgrades to premium lenses.

Dr. Vandenbelt will work closely with you to determine the best IOL choice based upon your individual needs and objectives.

Optical Shop

Dr. Vandenbelt prides himself in offering a wide range of frames and lenses from high end to functional, and utilitarian options.

Exclusive offerings from Maui Jim and other national brands are available in our optical shop.  Always changing and updating our selection is important to us. We also offer custom ordering and upgrades on lenses.  

Our Maui Jim sunglass selections are also available in prescription and reader lens options.  

Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent loss of eyesight and even blindness.  It is the leading cause of visual disability among working-age people. However, if a person with diabetes receives proper eye care regularly, and treatment when necessary, and maintains blood glucose control, diabetic retinopathy will rarely cause total blindness.

Bleeding or swelling of the eye caused by diabetes may be treatable prior to causing permanent vision loss.  Therefore, a yearly dilated eye exam is extremely important for diabetic patients, even if asymptomatic.


Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye.  Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life.

The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to your brain.  If the damage continues, glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.  

Most people with glaucoma have no early symptoms or pain.  A regular eye exam can allow an early diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term visual loss.  Treatment for glaucoma can include eye drops, medications, and surgery.

Medical Spa

Our medical spa with state of the art technology is a great option for those who are interested in esthetic services to enhance their own beauty.  

Our menu of services offers the latest non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures.  From skin care products that enhance the procedure results to multi-service packages, we will have something for you to try.  

Ask us about Laser skin treatments, Dermaplaning procedures, Enzyme facials, Sea Salt facials, Peels, Botox, Latisse, Voluma, Juvederm, Volbella, Restylane, Blepharoplasty, and ZO skin care products.

Valley Eye Care, P.C.
800 Woodside Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989-892-6616
Fax: 989-892-6651
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