Low Vision Therapy in Fountain Valley CA
A patient is said to have low vision when they cannot have their vision improved with either prescription eyeglass lenses or eye surgery. If you are suffering with low vision, you should come to see one of our expert eye doctors at our Orange Coast Eye Center. Our eye doctors, just one of whom is Dr. Lincoln L. Manzi, Jr., can provide you with low vision therapy in Fountain Valley CA.
If a patient is totally blind, they are not said to have low vision. Low vision is a situation in which a patient does have some sight left; the goal of low vision therapy in Fountain Valley CA is to help the patient to maximize this remaining vision. There are varying degrees of vision loss when a patient has low vision. Some patients may have a blind spot in their vision, while other patients may nearly have a complete loss of sight. Some common low vision problems are: the loss of central vision; loss of side vision; night blindness; blurred vision; or hazy vision. If you have low vision that is caused by cataracts, this problem can usually be easily corrected with laser cataract surgery during which the damaged natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. Other causes of low vision can include: glaucoma; diabetes; cancer of the eye; stroke; eye trauma; or brain injury. Low vision will be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. If you are having trouble performing certain tasks such as reading or watching television you should contact our eye doctor. Different lighting, magnifiers and charts will be used to test your visual acuity and depth perception. If there is no treatment available for your low vision, our eye doctor can help you find products that can help you with your low vision which can include: telescopic glasses; light-filtering lenses; magnifying glasses; handheld and freestanding magnifiers; closed-circuit television with video magnification; and reading prisms.
For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor for low vision therapy in Fountain Valley CA, contact us today.
Garden Grove eye surgery
Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can all be corrected permanently with LASIK, the laser eye surgery offered here at Orange Coast Eye Center. Instead of relying so heavily on your corrective lenses, you can enjoy the independence that comes with freedom from eyeglasses or contact lenses. And it’s all done outpatient with no stitches or bandages required, and no excessive healing time.
Our Garden Grove eye surgery works by reshaping your cornea. This is necessary because the cornea directs the light that enters through it to the back of the eye where your retina is. That light should strike at or near the center of the retina, but when it is instead hitting toward the front or back, that’s the reason for the refractive issues that cause you to see less than ideally at various distances. Your prescription lenses alter the direction that the light travels, therefore correcting the subpar vision. Our Garden Grove eye surgery reshapes the cornea so that you will get that kind of result automatically. In order to be a good candidate for LASIK, you will have to meet certain requirements such as being 18 or over, having no current or past corneal disease, and vision that has been consistent over the past year. Our eye surgeon will discuss these and other points as part of your consultation. The procedure itself starts with eye drops that numb you sufficiently to ensure that you’re comfortable during the surgery. A thin flap of your cornea is opened, the laser does its job in reshaping, and the flap is put back and resealed. You may experience some dryness afterward, but you will be given eye drops to counteract it. The success rate for the surgery is very impressive, around 96%. You should notice improvement the next day or even later the same day. You may be able to discard your glasses or contacts. At the very least, you will need them much less than before.
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Garden Grove eye surgery
If you have cataracts, and want to have them corrected, you should visit our ophthalmology practice, Orange Coast Eye Center. At our practice, you can be treated by one of our top-notch ophthalmologist, Dr. Lincoln L. Manzi, Jr. or Dr. Jared R. Younger. When you have cataracts, our ophthalmologist can perform Garden Grove eye surgery which will correct your cataract problem and have you seen clearly once again. Orange Coast Eye center is pleased to announce the introduction of the
Tecnis Symfony Intraocular ‘Extended Range of Vision’ lens
When you have a cataract, it means that you have a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Today this can be easily corrected by Garden Grove eye surgery during which time the damaged lens is removed and a new man-made lens is inserted into the eye. Symfony is the first lens of its kind in the US, to be implanted during cataract surgery, that can provide a full range of high quality vision similar to the zoom lens of a camera. The Symfony lens is approved in more than 50 countries around the world, and has been widely studied with data from numerous clinical studies. Dr. Younger is the first surgeon in Orange County to use the Symfony lens and has been using the Symfony’s predecessor lens, called the Tecnis Multifocal, in Orange County since 2010. In clinical studies, the Symfony lens provides many benefits, including: allowing patients to see objects sharply and clearly at near, intermediate and far away distances, and points in between, high quality vision and a low incidence of halo and glare, which may be perceived as rings or blurring around bright lights.
If you would like to meet with our ophthalmologist to learn more about Symfony lens and getting Garden Grove eye surgery to correct your cataracts, contact us today for an appointment.
Are you struggling with the way aging is affecting your eye health and eye sight? Our eyes are some of the areas that are most easily affected by the aging process. One of the most common eye problems that results from growing older is the development of cataracts. Here at Orange Coast Eye Center, we treat many patients who have developed cataracts with our top of the line eye surgery in Fountain Valley. Cataracts are a gradual clouding over of the lens of your eye, which can make it difficult for you to see clearly over time. People who are developing cataracts might notice that their eyeglass or contact lens prescription is changing more and more frequently, or they might not experience any symptoms at all. If you are over the age of about sixty or so, it would be beneficial for you to visit us here at Orange Coast Eye Center for regular comprehensive eye exams, so that we can check for developing conditions like cataracts or other age-related eye conditions that might come about. Diagnosing conditions such as these earlier on gives us ample time to monitor their development and offer the most effective treatment possible. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, you should not be alarmed, because cataracts can easily be treated with our cataract eye surgery in Fountain Valleyy. Cataract surgery is known for being especially effective and safe as far as eye treatments go, especially when you are in the hands of capable professionals like those here at Orange Coast Eye Center. During cataract surgery, we remove the blurry lens and replace it with an artificial lens, easily improving, and even perfecting, your vision in the affected eye.
If you would like to learn more about our eye surgery in Fountain Valley, or any of the other many services available to you here at the Orange Coast Eye Center, we highly recommend that you visit our main website, where you can read through some additional details that you might find useful. If you ever have any specific questions or concerns to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here either by phone or online.
Eye Surgery Fountain Valley
18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708