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Common Vision Problems

As your comprehensive local eye care center, Total Vision is prepared to help you achieve your best possible vision and eye health. With a staff of capable, qualified optometrists, you can get diagnosed and receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Clear, crisp vision is within sight at Total Vision Solana Beach. Your Total Vision optometrist is able to diagnose a wide variety of vision problems and offer the latest treatments available.

Some of the problems we commonly treat include: 

Refractive Errors

Caused by the shape of the eye or the cornea, the lens of the eye, refractive errors are the most common cause of blurred vision. Refractive errors are correctable with glasses or contact lenses but are usually progressive, or get worse with time. Regular eye exams with your optometrist are necessary to ensure your glasses or contact lens prescription is correct. In some cases, refractive errors can be lastingly corrected with Lasik surgery. 

  • Myopia: More commonly called, “nearsightedness,” myopia results in far away objects looking blurry.
  • Hyperopia: Also called, “farsightedness,” hyperopia causes close items to appear blurry.
  • Astigmatism: Astigmatism causes general blurred vision and/or distortion of near or far away objects.
  • Presbyopia: Usually developing after age 40, presbyopia is an age related development of farsightedness.
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Also called “lazy eye,” amblyopia is a condition that can lead to one eye becoming dominant over the other. Especially in children, this condition is not usually noticeable to the layman in the early stages but can be diagnosed by a qualified optometrist during the course of a regular eye exam. 

The less dominant eye can be permanently damaged without treatment and early detection can greatly improve outcomes. Under the care of your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist, amblyopia can be overcome with eye patches, drops, glasses, and vision therapy.


Although they are one of the most common causes of blindness, cataracts are actually highly treatable. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye which, without treatment, can cloud out your vision completely. 

Early symptoms include cloudy, hazy vision and less vivid color vision. Your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist can help you manage cataracts with glasses and contact lenses, and can recommend cataract surgery when necessary.

Diabetic Retinopathy

A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is caused by damaged blood vessels in the back of the eyes at the retina. Although symptoms can be initially mild, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness, making eye exams that much more vital for those with diabetes. 

Regular screenings and attention to any warning signs with your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist are one of your best tools for maintaining your sight as you manage your diabetes.


The collection of eye conditions marked by high internal eye pressure is called glaucoma. Glaucoma affects the optic nerve and is a leading cause of blindness in people over 60. Because the early symptoms of glaucoma are not noticeable to most patients, the annual testing your optometrist conducts during your eye exam is your best defense against developing glaucoma. 

Those at high risk for glaucoma may receive prescription eye drops and other treatments at the recommendation of their Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist. 

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Comprehensive Eye Care in Solana Beach

As part of the Total Vision network, your optometrist and the entire team at Total Vision Solana Beach hold themselves to the highest standards of eye care excellence. At Total Vision, you can expect cutting edge technology, compassionate care, and experienced optometrists. Join us for reliable diagnosis and treatment plans for all manner of vision problems.

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