Skip to main content
Home » Eye Care Services » Medical Conditions

Medical Conditions

Peepers Optical 
Your Denver CO Medical Eye Care Professionals 

At Peepers Optical we believe that your experience receiving medical eye care for dry eyes, allergies, pink eye, and eye diseases should be a nice mix of warm and professional with the optometrist spending time explaining everything you need to know. Our optometrists are passionate about providing the highest quality eye care in Denver.

denver co eye exam

First you should know a bit

Our Denver Medical Eye Care

Dry Eye Syndrome

In Dry Eye Syndrome, the tear glands that moisturize the eye don’t produce enough tears, or the tears have a chemical composition that causes them to evaporate too quickly. Persistent dryness, scratchiness and a burning sensation on your eyes are common symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment at our Denver eye care center for an evaluation. Most Dry Eye evaluations are covered under your medical insurance.

Eye Allergy Treatment In Denver

Allergies can trigger other problems, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) and asthma. Most of the more than 22 million Americans who suffer from allergies also have allergic conjunctivitis, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Common signs of allergies include: red, swollen, tearing or itchy eyes; runny nose; sneezing; coughing; difficulty breathing; itchy nose, mouth or throat, and headache from sinus congestion. If you think you might be suffering from these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our Denver eye doctors for an eye exam.

Macular Degeneration Evaluation

Macular Degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with Macular Degeneration is a growing problem.


Cataract Evaluation in Denver Area

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil.

It starts out small, and at first has little effect on your vision. You may notice that your vision is blurred a little, like looking through a cloudy piece of glass or viewing an impressionist painting. However, as cataracts worsen, you are likely to notice some or all of these problems:

  • Blurred vision that cannot be corrected with a change in your glasses prescription. Ghost images or double vision in one or both eyes.
  • Glare from sunlight and artificial light, including oncoming headlights when driving at night.
  • Colors appear faded and less vibrant

When symptoms of cataracts begin to appear, you may be able to improve your vision for a while using new glasses, stronger bifocals and greater light when reading. But when these remedies fail to provide enough benefit, it may be time for cataract surgery. When that time comes, our optometrists refer to a group of qualified surgeons. After your procedure, you may continue your care with Peepers Optical in Denver, CO for all of your surgical post-op visits.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

If you think you may have pink eye, please call right as way, as we will most likely be able to see you that day at our convenient Denver location.

The hallmark sign of pink eye is a pink or reddish appearance to the eye due to inflammation and dilation of conjunctival blood vessels. Depending on the type of conjunctivitis, other signs and symptoms may include a yellow or green mucous discharge, watery eyes, itchy eyes, sensitivity to light and pain.

How can you tell what type of pink eye you have? The way your eyes feel will provide some clues:

  • Viral conjunctivitis usually causes excessive eye watering and a light discharge.
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis often causes a thick, sticky discharge, sometimes greenish.
  • Allergic conjunctivitis affects both eyes and causes itching and redness in the eyes and sometimes the nose, as well as excessive tearing.
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) usually affects both eyes and causes contact lens intolerance, itching, a heavy discharge, tearing and red bumps on the underside of the eyelids

Now it’s your turn to see what


Open Times

  • Closed
  • Closed
  • Closed
  • Closed
  • Closed
  • Closed
  • Closed

Our Location

5075 Leetsdale Dr
Denver, CO 80246

Our Denver Optometrists