Dr. Shane Clark provides effective treatment and care for his patients from in and around Rapid City, South Dakota, who suffer from glaucoma. Patients can make an appointment at his practice, Infinity EyeCare, to monitor the disease and gain access to the most modern and effective treatments available ranging from medication to laser surgery.
Glaucoma is an eye disease where fluid builds up in your eye and puts pressure on your optic nerve. Over time, that pressure can cause damage to your optic nerve, leading to serious and permanent damage as well as blindness. There are two types of glaucoma:
Open-angle glaucoma is symptomless in its early stages, so it is important to have regular eye exams that include glaucoma screening, especially if you have a family history of the disease. Closed-angle glaucoma attacks lead to blurred vision, acute eye pain, headaches, nausea, or the appearance of auras or halos around lights. If you experience these symptoms, contact Dr. Clark immediately.
Glaucoma is diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Clark will measure your eye pressure with the air-puff test. He will also check your eye’s drainage angle, test your peripheral vision, and examine and measure your optic nerve to check for damage. Since glaucoma typically doesn’t cause symptoms in its early stages, you should have regular eye exams where Dr. Clark can test your eyes for the condition. If caught early, glaucoma can often be treated and managed to preserve your vision.
In most cases, glaucoma is controlled with medicated eye drops that reduce the pressure in your eye. The eye drops reduce the amount of fluid produced in your eye or improve the drainage flow. If necessary, Dr. Clark will recommend laser surgery to treat glaucoma. Patients with open-angle glaucoma may benefit from trabeculoplasty, where the drainage angle is treated to improve the flow of liquid and reduce eye pressure. Iridotomy is used to treat closed-angle glaucoma by creating a tiny hole in the iris to improve drainage.
We will gladly submit your visit to your insurance provider directly for all covered services if you are able to supply an updated proof of insurance at the time of your visit. Please call our office to find out if we are a listed provider with your medical or vision plan. Any co-pays or co-insurances are due at the time of service. Any remaining balance not covered by your insurance provider will be your responsibility and due upon receipt of your first invoice. Please be aware that some of the services we provide may not be covered by insurance. We are currently in the process of being added to insurance providers' panels. Check back regularly to see if we have been added to your insurance plan as a provider. If you don't see your insurance listed, please call the office for the most up-to-date listings.
"My visit with Dr. Clark was great. Was easy to get a quick appointment. He clearly explained the exam process. Would recommend to anyone in Rapid City."
"Excellent care!! Dr. Clark is very knowledgeable, caring, and very personable! I highly recommend Infinity Eye Care for all your eye care needs!!"
"I love this office. Dr. Clark was funny, efficient, and has the latest technology to ensure the most accurate prescription. Glasses selection was great."
"This place is amazing! Super clean, modern environment. HUGE selection of frames that are extremely well priced!"
"I took my younger son for his glasses and the optometrist was amazing with his exam. I would 100% recommend them and will use them in the future."
"Dr. Clark and Jess are amazing!!! The selection of glasses are really good and I have found several pairs. Thank you for making the whole experience enjoyable!"
"So impressed with the thorough exam! Diagnosed with dry eyes & great detailed explanation for treatment. Thanks Infinity Eye Care!!"
"Extremely kid friendly! My whole family had an awesome experience with Dr. Clark. We will definitely be back!"
"Dr. Clark was very thorough and knowledgable. The receptionist was friendly and helped pick out great frames. Highly recommended!"
"Infinity EyeCare made it fun and easy for our little girl to pick out her very first pair of glasses. Friendly staff and great prices!"