Conditions Treated by Our Optometrist in Carlsbad CA
At Modern Eyes Optometry, we offer a variety of eye care services that help you and your loved ones maximize eye health and improve vision. We can also connect you with an optometrist in Carlsbad CA who has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of many ocular health conditions which can affect people of all different ages. Keep reading to see some of our most common ones.
Glaucoma is a common cause of vision loss among older people and is typically associated with increased inner eye pressure. The buildup of pressure can damage the optic nerve which connects the eye to the brain. People in advanced stages of glaucoma may begin to develop tunnel vision and eventually complete blindness. Medications and early screening are essential for improved eye health.
Cataracts are also extremely common in older adults, although they can affect people of all ages. A cataract happens when the lens inside your eye changes from clear to opaque, causing blurry vision. If big enough to obstruct vision, a cataract can be removed and replaced in a relatively simple procedure, for which our optometry team can provide pre and post-operative support.
Refractive Errors (Astigmatism, Nearsightedness, Farsightedness)
Refractive errors are caused by abnormalities in the length or shape of the eye, cornea, and or lens which disrupt the way light normally bends (refracts) into the eye. The result is blurry vision when looking at objects either close up, far away or both. Refractive errors can generally be well managed with prescription glasses or contact lenses. Some people are also eligible for special procedures such as orthokeratology lenses and LASIK surgery.
The macula is a spot in the center of your retina (inside in the rear of your eye) that helps you see fine detail, read, recognize faces, etc. With age, the macula often degenerates and degrades, either due to the growth of abnormal leaky blood vessels or small yellow deposits called drusen behind it. While there's no cure, macular degeneration (also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD) can be managed with medications, low vision strategies, nutritional supplements, and more.
Eye Allergy and Infections
Eye allergies and infections (e.g., pink eye aka conjunctivitis) can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like redness, itchiness, grittiness, and watery discharge. Treating these symptoms and addressing the root cause gives you relief and prevents potential complications like corneal scarring.