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Common Vision Problems

As your comprehensive local eye care center, Total Vision is prepared to help you achieve your best possible vision and eye health. With a staff of capable, qualified optometrists in Solana Beach, you can get diagnosed and receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Clear, crisp vision is within sight at Total Vision Solana Beach. Your Total Vision optometrist is able to diagnose a wide variety of vision problems and offer the latest treatments available.

Some of the problems we commonly treat include: 

Refractive Errors

Caused by the shape of the eye or the cornea, the lens of the eye, refractive errors are the most common cause of blurred vision. Refractive errors are correctable with glasses or contact lenses but are usually progressive, or get worse with time. Regular eye exams with your optometrist are necessary to ensure your glasses or contact lens prescription is correct. In some cases, refractive errors can be lastingly corrected with Lasik surgery. 

  • Myopia: More commonly called, “nearsightedness,” myopia results in far away objects looking blurry.
  • Hyperopia: Also called, “farsightedness,” hyperopia causes close items to appear blurry.
  • Astigmatism: Astigmatism causes general blurred vision and/or distortion of near or far away objects.
  • Presbyopia: Usually developing after age 40, presbyopia is an age related development of farsightedness.
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Also called “lazy eye,” amblyopia is a condition that can lead to one eye becoming dominant over the other. Especially in children, this condition is not usually noticeable to the layman in the early stages but can be diagnosed by a qualified optometrist during the course of a regular eye exam. 

The less dominant eye can be permanently damaged without treatment and early detection can greatly improve outcomes. Under the care of your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist, amblyopia can be overcome with eye patches, drops, glasses, and vision therapy.


Although they are one of the most common causes of blindness, cataracts are actually highly treatable. A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens of the eye which, without treatment, can cloud out your vision completely. 

Early symptoms include cloudy, hazy vision and less vivid color vision. Your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist can help you manage cataracts with glasses and contact lenses, and can recommend cataract surgery when necessary.

Diabetic Retinopathy

A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is caused by damaged blood vessels in the back of the eyes at the retina. Although symptoms can be initially mild, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness, making eye exams that much more vital for those with diabetes. 

Regular screenings and attention to any warning signs with your Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist are one of your best tools for maintaining your sight as you manage your diabetes.


The collection of eye conditions marked by high internal eye pressure is called glaucoma. Glaucoma affects the optic nerve and is a leading cause of blindness in people over 60. Because the early symptoms of glaucoma are not noticeable to most patients, the annual testing your optometrist conducts during your eye exam is your best defense against developing glaucoma. 

Those at high risk for glaucoma may receive prescription eye drops and other treatments at the recommendation of their Total Vision Solana Beach optometrist. 

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Comprehensive Eye Care in Solana Beach

As part of the Total Vision network, your optometrist and the entire team at Total Vision Solana Beach hold themselves to the highest standards of eye care excellence. At Total Vision, you can expect cutting edge technology, compassionate care, and experienced optometrists in Solana Beach. Join us for reliable diagnosis and treatment plans for all manner of vision problems.

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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