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Whether you have been dealing with vision problems for most of your life or are experiencing new, concerning symptoms, the team at Optique Del Mar is here to help you protect and maintain your sight. Your Optique Del Mar optometrist focuses on attentive diagnosis and personalized treatment, all with the aim of improving your quality of life.

Refractive Errors

Caused by the shape of the eye or the lens at the front of the eye (the cornea), refractive errors are the most common cause of blurred vision. Usually diagnosed in childhood, refractive errors are almost always treatable with glasses and/or contact lenses and, in some cases, laser surgeries such as Lasik.

  • Myopia, also called nearsightedness, causes your far field of vision to be blurry. 
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness, makes up close items appear blurry.
  • Astigmatism, specifically caused by the shape of the cornea, causes generally blurry or hazy vision.
  • Presbyopia is a vision problem similar to farsightedness that most commonly develops after age 40.
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Strabismus & Amblyopia

While many think that these are the same condition, strabismus and amblyopia are very different. Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes do not work properly together. Amblyopia refers to a problem of communication between the brain and one of the eyes, causing one eye to be favored over the other over time. Both conditions are highly treatable with capable diagnosis but can result in permanent vision loss without early treatment. Your Optique Del Mar eye doctor may prescribe glasses, eye exercises, prisms, patching, or even surgery to treat strabismus or amblyopia.

Cataracts

A cataract causes clouding in the normally clear lens of your eye. In the early stages, using brighter lights and glasses can be sufficient treatment. However, as a cataract restricts more of your version, you may wish to consider surgical options. By visiting your Optique Del Mar optometrist as soon as symptoms of hazy vision appear, you can ensure that you have more options available to you.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration affects the macula, a central portion of the retina, which is the light sensitive nerve tissue at the back of your eye essential to your vision. This progressive eye disease is most common in people over 60, referred to as age-related macular degeneration of AMD. Juvenile macular degeneration is a much less common form of this disease, but can be very serious as well. No matter the patient’s age, wiithout early detection and capable treatment, macular degeneration can lead to permanent and severe vision loss. 

Your Optique Del Mar eye doctor will endeavor to catch this disease during your regular eye exam even before noticeable symptoms start. This commitment to early diagnosis and intervention can help give you a better chance at a favorable outcome. Medications and laser therapy can be effective at slowing or halting the progression of this sight-threatening eye disease.

Comprehensive Eye Care for the Entire Family

You can always expect to receive the exemplary care you deserve from the experienced team at Optique Del Mar. From fast and reliable diagnosis to capable and effective treatment of all manner of vision problems, your Total Vision specialists are here to do their utmost for the eye health of the entire family.

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