The chief aim of your optometrist is always maintaining your eye health. An important part of the comprehensive eye care offered at Total Vision Solana Beach is rapid, early diagnosis of eye conditions and the completion of cutting edge, dynamic treatment. Join us for the very best eye care in Solana Beach and take charge of your eye health with comprehensive eye care.
Types of Diseases
Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
This common eye condition is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 50. While complete blindness is not a risk, AMD causes the loss of central vision, making it harder to recognize people, drive and get around, or even complete simple tasks around the house.
Like many other progressive eye conditions, AMD has almost no symptoms in the early stage, yet treatments are most effective if started at that early stage. Regular eye exams and attention to your eye care at Total Vision Solana Beach is your best defense. Your optometrist may treat AMD with injections or pharmaceuticals.
In most patients, color blindness does not mean they are unable to see color at all, but rather that they have difficulty distinguishing between certain colors. You can receive a color blindness diagnosis during a comprehensive eye exam at Total Vision Solana Beach. While there is not currently a cure for color blindness, treatments can include filtered glasses or contact lenses.
Conjunctivitis and Other Common Eye Infections
Get a quick and capable diagnosis of an eye infection at Total Vision Solana Beach. While treatment is often relatively simple - you eye doctor will prescribe medicated drops or antibiotics - delaying diagnosis and treatment can lead to serious consequences for your vision and eye health.
This progressive eye condition causes thinning and bulging of the cornea, the lens at the front of the eye. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, double vision, sensitivity to light and more. Armed with your keratoconus diagnosis, your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist will manage your keratoconus with a variety of treatments.
At first, contact lenses and glasses are an effective treatment. With responsible eye care, keratoconus can often stabilize, manageable with the ongoing attention of your optometrist. If your keratoconus continues to worsen, your eye doctor may eventually treat the condition with surgery.
The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that processes light. Its proper function is essential to your vision. When this tissue pulls away from the rest of the eye, the result is an emergent condition called retinal detachment. While not painful, the appearance of floaters, flashes of light, or a dark curtain over your vision are a reason to be evaluated by an optometrist right away.
In the best case scenario - a partial detachment called a “tear” - your eye doctor can repair the retina with a laser procedure. More invasive surgery, such as insertion of a scleral buckle or vitrectomy, may be necessary for a full retinal detachment.
At Total Vision Solana Beach, your optometrist can ensure you get the rapid diagnosis and appropriate treatment you need to retain your sight, as attention to your eye care can help prevent more serious retinal detachment. Your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist may be able to diagnose smaller tears during your annual eye exam and treat them even before any noticeable symptoms emerge.
Take Charge of Your Eye Health at Total Vision
From diagnosis, to treatment, to ongoing management of your eye care, our capable team of optometrists puts your eye health first. As part of the Total Vision network, eye care in Solana Beach's Total Vision means we are able to employ the latest technology to get you a reliable diagnosis and the best possible treatment. Visit us and see the difference.