Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management in La Jolla

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Routine Eye Care Protects Your Vision

Routine eye exams do more for your eyes than update your prescription. They’re also essential tools for detecting and diagnosing eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness. 

Even if your eyes seem fine, an eye exam can uncover eye health problems you may be unaware of. Many eye diseases develop with no early symptoms and are some of the leading causes of blindness in the US.

Regular eye exams help protect your vision from these dangerous eye diseases. At The Classical Eye, we’ve established an extraordinary standard of care by investing in advanced diagnostic technology that allows us to detect even the earliest signs of eye disease. Every eye exam, for children or adults, includes testing for common eye diseases.

Common Eye Diseases

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause permanent, irreversible damage to the optic nerve. There are many types of glaucoma, most of which are associated with elevated internal eye pressure (IOP).

Glaucoma can occur at any age, but it’s most common in adults over 60. Patients with diabetes or a family history of glaucoma are at a higher risk of developing this eye disease.

Glaucoma often progresses slowly and with no warning signs. Although vision loss associated with glaucoma is unrecoverable, it can be slowed or prevented if glaucoma is diagnosed early.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the slow break-down of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for sharp, central vision. It often progresses with no early warning signs.

As the name suggests, AMD is often associated with the aging process and is the leading cause of vision loss in those over 50. Those who smoke and have a family history of AMD are at a higher risk of developing AMD.

Because AMD causes central vision problems, it doesn’t lead to complete blindness. But it can make detailed daily activities, like reading, writing, driving, or recognizing faces more difficult.

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s lens. Looking through a cataract is kind of like looking through a frosty window.

Cataracts generally progress slowly over time and are related to the natural aging process. But cataracts can develop due to other conditions, like diabetes or injury.

Early cataracts may not disturb your vision and can be easily managed with eyeglasses or contact lenses. But as they progress, they can impair your vision and require surgery to treat.

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane covering the eyes and inner eyelids. The pink color is caused by the inflammation of the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva, making them more visible.

Pink eye can be irritating, but treatments can help you find relief. Because pink eye is commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection and is highly infectious, early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent spreading it to others.

Knowing pink eye symptoms can help you understand when to see your optometrist:

  • Eye redness
  • Itchy eyes
  • A gritty feeling in one or both eyes
  • Discharge from one or both eyes
  • Excessive tearing

Prevent Eye Disease & Book Your Appointment Today!

Our genuine and compassionate staff use advanced technology to catch early signs of disease and provide you with personalized service. Early diagnosis and early treatment can protect you from vision loss and potential blindness. To ensure your eyes are properly cared for, visit us at The Classical Eye for routine eye exams.

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We’re located on the corner of Renaissance Avenue and Towne Centre Drive in the Renaissance Towne Centre. You can easily access our parking lot from either street. We’re right next to the clock tower, so you can’t miss us!

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  • 8895 Towne Centre Drive
    Suite 113
  • San Diego, CA 92122

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