Get Help Preserving Your Vision
Eye diseases are more common than you may think, and they can damage your vision when you least expect it. However, our team can detect many eye issues using advanced technology courtesy of our unique partnership with Total Vision.
We look for eye disease during every eye exam so we can recommend various treatment or management options to preserve your vision. Protect your eyes today, and book an eye exam at Bonita Point Family Optometry.
What Are Eye Health Screenings?
We perform comprehensive eye health testing during every eye exam. We use advanced technology to observe different aspects of your eyes, including your retinal health, intraocular pressure, visual field, and more.
Our comprehensive, medically-focused process allows us to spot some of the earliest signs of eye conditions. The technology we use is also relatively comfortable for all ages, from the youngest of toddlers to the greatest of grandparents.
Many eye diseases have no cure, but we can provide you with ways to manage your eye health and preserve your vision.
The 3 most common types of glaucoma are:
Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of the disease. It occurs when blockages form in your eye’s drainage canal while the drainage angle between the iris and cornea remains open, preventing intraocular fluid from draining from the eye. This increases your intraocular pressure, which in turn damages your optic nerve and causes vision loss.
You may be unaware you have open-angle glaucoma until you have an eye exam. By the time you notice vision loss, the disease is already in its advanced stages.
Closed-angle glaucoma is less common than open-angle but can lead to more severe symptoms. This disease occurs when the drainage angle between your iris and cornea suddenly closes, causing a rapid rise in intraocular pressure.
When your intraocular pressure rises at this rate, it can cause sudden vision loss, eye pain, and even nausea. We consider closed-angle glaucoma a medical emergency that requires immediate attention.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a group of diseases that damage your macula as you age, generally affecting adults over 50. Your macula provides your central vision, the vision you use to read, write, recognize faces, and see fine details.
There are 2 common types of AMD:
Dry AMD occurs as your macula thins as you age.
Doctors aren’t sure how dry AMD develops, but some believe it’s linked to the development of drusen underneath the macula. While age plays a factor in AMD development, your risk could increase if you smoke, maintain a poor diet, or have a family history of the disease.
Cataracts develop as proteins in your natural lens clump together, causing the lens to become less flexible and less transparent. Early vision problems can be corrected using glasses or contact lenses. But the only way to remove the cataract is through surgery.
Cataract surgery replaces your cataract lens with an artificial intraocular lens.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes is a systemic disease that can lead to several health issues that affect your heart, teeth, and eyes.
Diabetic retinopathy is a common eye disease linked to diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar damages the blood vessels inside your retina, causing them to leak fluid. Leaking fluid can lead to permanent vision loss.
Learn more about diabetic eye disease on our Diabetic Eye Exams page.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed