Eye conditions are much more common than you may think and many are entirely treatable under the care of an experienced eye doctor. Total Vision provides some of the very best eye care.
Complete Eye Care
Total Vision in Carmel Valley is a reputable and convenient provider of comprehensive eye care to maintain your eye health and vision from youth to adulthood and as you age. Regular attention to your eye care and eye health can help forestall or prevent eye conditions in some cases. In all cases, early diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions can help lead to the best possible outcomes.
Commonly diagnosed eye conditions include:
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Most common in patients over 40, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes blurriness and loss of central vision. Wet AMD is when blood and fluid leaks into the central part of the retina, a layer of light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye essential to your vision. Dry AMD is when tiny deposits called “drusen” form under the retina.
Both types of AMD can cause debilitating loss of sight, but treatment can be possible. Certain medications, dietary supplements, and laser treatments may help slow the progress of AMD. The best treatment of all is prevention, and attending to your eyecare and overall health is one of the best ways to help prevent AMD.
Amblyopia is commonly known as “lazy eye.” For best results, it is advisable that this condition is diagnosed and treated as soon as possible in childhood. Because one eye and the brain are not communicating properly, that eye can become permanently weakened without treatment.
Effective treatments your Total Vision optometrist may recommend include eye patches and specialized eye drops.
A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye that causes overall clouded vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world’s population, however this condition is treatable with proper eye care. Symptoms of cataracts include blurred or blurring vision and less-vivid color vision.
Usually occurring after age 40, your Total Vision optometrist may prescribe specialized glasses or contacts or surgery to remove your cataracts.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer vision syndrome refers to a group of eye problems and conditions which can arise from computer and digital device use. Common symptoms can include headache, squinting, eyestrain, blurred vision, and more.
Once diagnosed, your eye doctor may treat your computer vision syndrome with specialized computer glasses or contacts, lighting and spacing adjustments to your workspace, and eye exercises.
Patients with diabetes must pay particular attention to their eye care in order to maintain their sight into old age. Patients with any type of diabetes should have a comprehensive eye exam at least once per year, in large part because they are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, caused by damage to the small blood vessels in the eye and retina. Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.
However, if you develop diabetic retinopathy, your Total Vision optometrist will work with you and your primary care doctor to decide on the correct treatments, which may include laser surgery, vitrectomy, and more. The ideal course is to avoid the condition altogether through diligent eye care and overall health maintenance.
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As you can see, regular attention to your eye care is your best tactic for maintaining your eye health and visual acuity through the decades. Join us at Total Vision in Carmel Valley, where your optometrist is well qualified to diagnose and treat these and many other eye conditions. You can rely on the whole Total Vision team to work alongside you to protect and preserve your vision and eye health every day.