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Much like nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism is a common eye condition that happens due to the curvature of your cornea. At Orange Coast Eye Center, we can easily diagnose astigmatism and of course, treat it when needed. Corrective lenses are the simple and effective solution for astigmatism. Our ophthalmologist in Fountain Valley will prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses for severe astigmatism, which is anytime it is affecting your ability to see clearly. In addition, for a longer lasting solution, you may want to consider LASIK, which can also make significant improvements in your vision if you have astigmatism.

Under normal circumstances, light enters your eye and passes through the cornea evenly, allowing you to focus clearly and sharply. However, if your cornea’s shape is curved to the point of looking life a football, this leads to a situation in which the light is refracted more in one direction than the other. As a result, only a portion of what you are focusing on can be seen at once and this causes things to appear blurred or wavy. It can occur either up close, intermediate, or at a distance unlike nearsightedness in which you only have difficulties focusing on things further away or farsightedness, where the problems are with objects up close. Astigmatism can develop either due to heredity- sometimes even occurring at birth, or due to pressure on the eyelids or cornea, improper posture, or looking at things up close too often. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you should call us to schedule an exam with our ophthalmologist in Fountain Valley. Signs that may indicate the presence of astigmatism include headaches, fatigue, eyestrain, and blurred vision at all distances. These symptoms might mean astigmatism or they could exist for some other reason but they should be checked out, particularly when you have more than one.

A simple eye exam will not only let our ophthalmologist in Fountain Valley determine if you have astigmatism or other vision concerns, but also screen you for common eye diseases, many of which show no symptoms early on and can be caught and treated early with an eye exam. Whether you choose eyeglasses, contact lenses, or you opt for LASIK, there is no need to have less than optimal vision when your astigmatism can be addressed easily.

Fountain Valley Eye Exams
18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-2020

Eye Surgery Garden Grove

Eye Surgery Garden Grove

Glaucoma described a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged because of an increase of pressure within the eye. If this condition is left undiagnosed and untreated by an eye specialists, it often causes blindness. The best practice to avoid glaucoma progressing to this severe degree is to undergo regular glaucoma examinations at Orange Coast Eye Center. During a typical eye exam, our Garden Grove ophthalmologists always inspect their patients for eye diseases like glaucoma.

Fountain Valley Eye Surgeons

Fountain Valley Eye Surgeons

There are two main types of glaucoma: Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Angle-Closure Glaucoma. Though both are caused by increased pressure in the eye, the two yield different symptoms and levels of severity. Primary open-angle glaucoma, also known as chronic glaucoma, is the most common type of glaucoma and causes peripheral vision loss. In an eye unaffected by glaucoma, fluid continually flows through the eye and exits through tissue known as the trabecular meshwork. With chronic glaucoma, this meshwork becomes blocked and fluid is unable to flow out of the eye. This excess fluid causes intraocular pressure to increase and presses against the optical nerve. While chronic glaucoma gradually builds up, angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma occurs suddenly and presents painful symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, eye pain, and increased sensitivity to light. Type form of glaucoma occurs when fluid in the eye is suddenly unable to drain properly either due to blockage of over-dilated pupils. Though the symptoms may disappear after a while, immediate medical treatment is necessary because each renewed “attack” destroys more of your vision.

Typically, glaucoma is an age-related diseases, with an estimated 1% of Americans between the ages of 60 and 80 suffering from primary open-angle glaucoma. However, it becomes more prevalent in people aged over 80, around 3% of Americans. Ethnic background also plays a large role in the development of glaucoma. African Americans are at a high risk, as well as people of Irish, Scandinavian or Russian descent. Lastly, extreme nearsightedness and diabetes can put people at higher risk for developing glaucoma.

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma during your regular Fountain Valley eye exam at Orange Coast Eye Center, we’ll attempt to control the disease with medications to regulate the amount of fluid produced by the eye. If medications cannot adequately treat your glaucoma, our eye doctors may suggest surgery to increase drainage flow. To learn more about glaucoma treatment options, come speak to our ophthalmologists at Orange Coast Eye Center.

Costa Mesa Ophthalmologist
18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-2020