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Eye Conditions and Diseases

The Common Eye Conditions & Diseases we Regulalry See

The success of managing eye diseases is greatly increased when it is caught early and treated aggressively to prevent damage before it occurs. That is why routine eye exams are so vital to your eye health at Escondido Premier Eyecare near San Marcos, CA.

Dry Eye Syndrome

The eyes are primarily lubricated by tears produced by tear glands located in your upper eyelids. Tears bathe the eye, washing out dust and debris and keeping the eye moist. They also contain enzymes that neutralize microorganisms that colonize the eye. Tears are essential for good eye health. Natural tears make your eyes feel cool, comfortable, refreshed and help prevent infection of your eye and eyelids.

Dry eye syndrome has many causes. It occurs as a part of the natural aging process, as a side effect of many medications, or simply because you live in a dry, dusty or windy climate. Typical symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome are dryness, burning and a sandy-gritty eye irritation that gets worse as the day goes on. Treatment for Dry Eyes typically include prescription eye drops and other lubricants.

Color Blindness

Color Vision Deficiency means that your eyes differentiat between different shades of color. Simply put, it is the decreased ability to perceive color differences, under normal lighting conditions. This condiation can be so severe eye is completely unable to discern any color at all, that is commonly referred to as color blindness.
 
Despite any challenges, however, there is hope. Special corrective lenses can be prescribed by our optometrist to help compensate for the missing color filters in your eyes. This is called Color Vision Correction. Although it will not give you perfect color vision, it will allow you to see more colors and shades of colors, and can make colors more vivid and distinct, making these colors more easily recognizable to you.

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer system Vision Syndrome (CVS) results from a situation of bad computer use conditions. When watching a computer screen for prolonged period of time, numerous individuals experience eye soreness and also vision troubles. The level of soreness increases with the quantity of computer use.

Prevention or elimination of troubles associated with Computer Vision Syndrome entails taking actions to regulate lighting as well as glow on the computer display. Establishing proper sitting distance as well as position in front of the computer viewing can help when minor vision issues are effectively corrected.

The most common symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome include"

  • eyestrain
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • dry eyes
  • neck and shoulder pain

Cataracts

Cataract disease is characterized by opacification of the lens in the eye, leading to cloudy vision. In a normal eye, the crystalline lens is made up of proteins that are perfectly aligned to allow the lens to be transparent. As part of the natural aging process, metabolic changes in the lens cause the lens to become clouded over, reducing the quality of the image that passes through the eye.

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • blurry vision that cannot be fully corrected with prescription contact lenses or eyeglasses
  • ghost images or double vision
  • vision that appears faded or cloudy

While eye experts have not yet agreed upon a definitive cause of cataracts, exposure to UV rays appears to increase the risk of developing cataracts, so optometrists recommend taking precautions, like wearing UV protected sunglasses, and avoiding looking directly at the sun. Diabetics tend to experience cataracts earlier than the rest of the population, while eating a diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins seems to delay cataract progression.

The most common treatment for cataract near San Marcos, and around the world, is cataract surgery. During this relatively non-invasive outpatient surgical procedure, the opaque lens is removed, and it is replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL), which allows light to pass through it, providing crystal clear vision. New IOLs can even eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. The success rate of cataracts surgery is exceptionally high, and the recovery is usually quick and uncomplicated.

Contact Escondido Premier Eyecare today to schedule an eye exam for eye disease management near San Marcos.