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Rancho Santa Margarita Optometry is affiliated with Total Vision, one of the country’s most reputable collectives of eye care centers. As a Total Vision provider, our state-of-the-art center leverages cutting-edge treatments and technologies to provide proactive and comprehensive solutions for eye care in Rancho Santa Margarita for the entire family.

Our team of experienced optometrists administers numerous tests to diagnose eye conditions at the earliest stage possible, treating them before they affect your eye health. With regular maintenance and annual eye exams, we track your vision and eye health over elongated periods to help you retain optimal vision for a lifetime.

Below, we provide a brief overview of some of the eye conditions we regularly diagnose and treat at Rancho Santa Margarita Optometry.

Types of Diseases

Below are some of the common eye conditions we treat at Rancho Santa Margarita and what our optometrists do to treat such conditions.


Cataracts are cloudy formations on the lens of the eye that prevent you from seeing clearly. Cataracts lead to cloudy and blurry vision, but they’re not painful. In the initial stages, cataracts can be treated with specialty glasses. However, if left untreated, cataracts may eventually cause loss of vision, necessitating surgical intervention.

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Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is a painless but extremely dangerous eye condition that can cause permanent blindness if left untreated. Retinal detachment is a condition wherein the retina of the eye pulls out of its normal position, separating itself from the blood vessels that carry oxygen, blood, and nourishment to your eye.

Early signs of retinal detachment include flashing lights in your vision, floaters, the sensation of a curtain falling in your eyes, and blurry vision. If you have a high risk of retinal detachment due to excessive nearsightedness, you must go for regular eye exams to detect the condition before it worsens.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) usually affects patients over 60 years of age. This eye condition happens when the central part of the retina (macula) is damaged because of the breakdown of light-sensitive cells or blood leaking from damaged vessels. Macular degeneration can’t be cured, but its progression can be slowed or halted with certain medications and injections.

Corneal Ulcer

Corneal ulcers are painful non-healing sores on the lens of the eyes. They usually occur because of improper contact lens care and maintenance, and they cause redness, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and irritation. Corneal ulcers can be treated with antibiotics and pain medications.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis, aka “pink eye,” is a common eye condition that occurs when the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) lining your eyelid develops a viral or bacterial infection. Depending on the source of the infection, the eye doctor may prescribe eye drops or an ointment to facilitate healing.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, aka “lazy eye,” is usually diagnosed in childhood when the eyes don’t work in alignment, i.e., when your brain only processes inputs from one eye. If left untreated, the “weaker” eye may eventually stop working altogether, leading to permanent loss of vision from one eye. The optometrists in Rancho Santa Margarita treat amblyopia with eye patches, specialty glasses, eye exercises, or eye surgeries in some cases.

Proactive Eye Care at Rancho Santa Margarita Optometry

Rancho Santa Margarita Optometry takes a proactive rather than reactive approach to eye care. Rather than waiting for your symptoms to manifest, we identify eye conditions and diseases at the earliest stage possible to control or treat them before they inflict any damage. For more information, please schedule a consultation for the best eye care Rancho Santa Margarita has to offer.

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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