480-854-3310 or 480-834-3777

Eye Diseases

Optometrists at McDougal Eye Center are trained and experienced with the diagnosis of symptoms and treatment of eye diseases and conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, corneal scratches, conjunctivitis (pink eye) and dry eyes. Some of these conditions develop over a long period of time, while others appear rapidly or are the result of an injury to the eye.

Regular comprehensive eye exams are the first defense against glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration. Best results come from detecting and treating these diseases early. Conjunctivitis, dry eyes and corneal scratches need to be treated immediately upon onset. Your optometrist at McDougal Eye Center will be able to diagnose and treat these conditions quickly to keep any resulting damage to a minimum.

Call McDougal Eye Center at 480-854-3310 (Gilbert & Southern) or 480-834-3777 (Main & Sossaman) for an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam if you haven’t had one recently. If your eyes are inflamed, watering excessively, swollen or painful – you can go directly to the office for an examination to determine the cause of the problem. You do not need an appointment first.

Read more here about the symptoms, causes and treatment of eye diseases and conditions:

  • Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, but the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. In many cases, if diagnosed and treated early, blindness can be avoided.  Read more.
  • Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss and are potentially blinding if untreated. Read more.
  • Macular degeneration, sometimes called ARMD or age-related macular degeneration or simply AMD, is an eye disorder that damages the center of the retina, which is called the macula. Read more.
  • Pink eye or conjunctivitis is diagnosed when there is inflammation of the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids, also known as the conjunctivaRead more.
  • Dry eyes can be caused by environmental conditions as well as physical ones. Medications, aging and some diseases can cause dry eyes. Treatment varies from eye drops to surgery. Read more.


Patients Say:

I highly recommend Dr. McDougal.

This office is friendly and thorough. I feel like I am in good hands with excellent care when I am here. I am very concerned about my eye health and Dr. McDougal explains and points out on photos what is going on with my eyes. — Pamela W.


Gilbert / Southern Location

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8am - 6pm
Extended Hours:
Wednesday until 7pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm

Closed Sundays and Major Holidays


Main / Sossaman Location

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 8am - 5pm
(closed lunch 1-2pm)
Saturday 8am to 1pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays