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Your clearest, crispest possible vision is an important part of maintaining your best possible quality of life. At The Classical Eye, our experienced eye doctors work hard to provide fast, reliable diagnoses alongside cutting edge, effective treatments, so that you can get back to living your life. Visit The Classical Eye.

Refractive Errors

Due the the shape of the eye or the cornea, the lens at the front of the eye, patients with refractive errors have blurred vision. Common vision problems include:

  • Myopia or “nearsightednes” causes faraway objects to seem blurry, though close-up vision may be good.
  • Hyperopia or “farsightedness” causes the near field of vision to be blurry, but the faraway field of vision can be clear. Glasses, contact lenses, and, in some cases, Lasik surgery can be appropriate treatments for myopia or hyperopia.
  • Presbyopia is an age-related condition similar to myopia which most commonly develops after age 40. Reading glasses, bifocal, or multifocal glasses or contact lenses are the usual treatment for presbyopia.
  • Astigmatism causes general blurriness, but can usually be similarly treated with glasses, contact lenses, or, in some cases, laser eye surgery.
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Macular Degeneration

The macula is the central portion of the retina, light-sensitive nerve tissue at the back of the eye. A diagnosis of macular degeneration means that the macula that this central tissue is becoming more and more progressively damaged. Most common in patients over 60, macular degeneration (or age-related macular degeneration) can result in the loss of central vision. However, pharmaceutical injections and laser therapies can be successful at slowing or halting the progression of this disease.  


A progressive cloudiness on the lens of the eye, cataracts most commonly develop in patients over 60, but can occur in children or young adults. Although cataracts can eventually cause vision loss, they are highly treatable under the care of your Total Vision optometrist. Glasses or contact lenses may be suitable treatment at first, but cataract surgery may eventually become necessary.

Retinal Damage & Retinal Detachment 

A full retinal detachment is an emergent situation requiring the attention of your optometrist right away. Although it is painless, without rapid intervention a retinal detachment can lead to permanent vision loss. Symptoms or retinal detachment include:

  • Floaters
  • Flashes of light
  • Suddenly blurry vision
  • Reducing peripheral vision
  • A “curtain” over your vision

A retinal detachment will likely require surgical intervention to save your sight. A more favorable scenario is that your eye doctor will observe signs of retinal damage during your comprehensive eye exam, and recommend treatment at that time, before it is an emergency. Many instances of retinal damage can be corrected with a laser procedure.

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COVID-19 Update:

Dear Patient,
We are pleased to announce that the California Department of Public Health has given us permission to resume full scope eye care, including preventative care and postponed exams.

At Total Vision Care, the health of our patients, doctors, and associates is our top priority. We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of our community.

Health and safety protocols we are taking:

  • All visits are by appointment to ensure social distancing. This includes picking up of glasses/contact lenses, adjustments on glasses, and ordering new products.
  • Patients are asked to arrive to their appointment alone and notify us from your vehicle once you arrive (a parent/guardian may accompany a minor and a family member/caretaker may assist a senior). Please call the office and someone will greet you at the door.
  • Prior to your entry a team member will take your temperature, provide you with hand sanitizer and ask you a series of questions regarding your health and possible COVID-19 exposure. Our team members are all subject to these same screening protocols.
  • All doctors, associates, and patients must wear masks.
  • Our team sterilizes all equipment and surfaces after every patient and disinfects all frames prior to placing them back on display.

What we ask of patients:

  • If you have any of the following symptoms, you must reschedule your appointment for a future date: Fever, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, gastro-intestinal symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, or stomach pains), recent loss of smell or taste.
  • Please bring a mask which must be worn in our facilities at all times.
  • Your patience in adhering to new safety protocols.
  • Please feel welcome to communicate any questions that you have to your Total Vision Care practice associates.

In addition, we will continue to monitor CDC, WHO, governmental, and optometric associations guidelines and make changes as appropriate to protect our community. Thank you so much for your continued support of our practices. We appreciate your patience throughout this process and for trusting us with your eyecare needs.

The Total Vision Care Family of Eyecare Professionals