Eye Conditions And Disease Management
Our skilled team of eye doctors has decades of experience diagnosing, treating, and providing ongoing management for various eye conditions and diseases. Our goal is to prevent damage, preserve vision, and promote eye health for a lifetime.
Common Eye Conditions We Treat in California
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear clearer than close-up objects. It happens when the eyeball is shorter than normal or when the cornea is too concave. If you struggle with reading or focusing on nearby tasks, you may have hyperopia. Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct hyperopia and in some cases, so can refractive surgery.
Astigmatism is a common vision condition caused by the cornea being irregularly shaped, causing blurred or distorted vision at all distances. Fortunately, astigmatism can be easily corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.
Presbyopia is an age-related condition that affects people over 40 and impacts the ability to focus on near objects. It’s caused by the eye’s lens decreasing in flexibility, making it challenging to read up close and do other near distance tasks. Bifocals, progressive lenses, or multifocal glasses and contacts can address presbyopia.
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error that causes distant objects to be blurry, while close-up objects remain clear. Like other refractive errors, it can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery (depending on the case).
Dry eye syndrome is an eye condition caused by insufficient tear production or poor tear quality, leading to discomfort, irritation, and blurry vision.
We offer personalized treatment plans that address the root cause of dry eye, resulting in long-term relief and improved eye health.
If you’d like to learn more or have any concerns, book an appointment with us today.
Eye Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
By using advanced technology, we are able to diagnose and treat diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy with increased precision. Earlier and more precise diagnosis means earlier treatment and better outcomes. As a result of Eye Designs Optometry, our eye doctor is capable of treating diseases that previously had few treatment options.
Eye Disease Management in California
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, often resulting from increased pressure within the eye. It’s a leading cause of irreversible vision loss and requires early detection and treatment to prevent further damage. Open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma are the most prevalent types, with the former showing no symptoms until it’s too late and the latter causing hazy vision, redness, nausea, eye or forehead pain, and halo vision. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma.
Cataracts are a common age-related condition that lead to the eye’s lens becoming cloudy, resulting in blurry vision. If you notice a gradual decline in your vision, increased sensitivity to glare, or a yellowish tint in your vision, cataracts may be the cause. This condition can be fixed with cataract surgery, where the natural lens is replaced with an artificial one.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye disease that affects the central part of the retina called the macula, leading to a loss of central vision. Wet AMD and dry AMD are the 2 types of this disease, with wet AMD being caused by abnormal blood vessels leaking fluid onto the retina. Dry AMD is caused by the breakdown and thinning of macular tissue over time. If you experience difficulty reading, recognizing faces, or have distorted vision, book an eye exam to screen for macular degeneration.
Diabetic Eye Care
Diabetes can have a significant impact on your eye health, leading to conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and increased risk of cataracts and glaucoma. Regular diabetic eye exams are crucial for early detection and intervention to prevent vision loss.