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Focal Optometry|9460 Mira Mesa Blvd, A, San Diego, CA 92126|(858) 566-1756

Comprehensive Eye Exams

On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment once every two years to ensure your eyes remain healthy. However, if you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, we recommend scheduling an appointment once or twice a year, depending on the severity. During your appointment, we will review your patient history and visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.

Contact Lenses

Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.

Hard-To-Fit Contact Lenses

Do you find wearing contact lenses impossible? Are your regular contacts painful or constantly uncomfortable? You are not alone. Due to a variety of factors such as individual eye shape, specific conditions, impairments, or the aftermath of surgery, some patients are considered to have more difficulty wearing contacts than others.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.

Cataracts

Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, to adjust focus, and to allow you to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together, forming a clouding of the lens.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma. Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity for each individual patient.

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Computer Vision

Computer vision is a relatively new term within the optometry field and refers to eye problems associated with the prolonged use of computers and electronics that utilize a digital screen. Although it can be temporary, there are times when computer vision can strain the eyes to a degree that permanently affects your vision or worsens an existing eye condition. If you have been experiencing blurry vision, dry eyes, eye strain, headaches, or neck or back pain, try adjusting the lighting, posture, and distance in front of your screen. If computer vision symptoms persist, call us to request an appointment, and we will perform a full evaluation.

Hyperopia

Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects close by. If you are experiencing farsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.

Myopia Control

Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects from afar. If you are experiencing nearsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.

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LASIK

LASIK stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis and is a popular surgery to correct vision problems. LASIK can help people who are nearsighted or farsighted, as well those who have astigmatism. LASIK works by reshaping the cornea with a laser, which allows light to be correctly focused onto the retina. A laser is used to create a small flap in the cornea, which is peeled back so another laser can reshape the cornea. The flap is then placed back and the surgery is complete.

Diabetic Eye Care

Diabetes can affect more than just your blood sugar. It can also do some damage to your eyes if you are not careful. Diabetic eye disease can cause vision loss in some cases. It can cause you to have trouble with everyday tasks even if you have regular glasses or contacts. It can even cause blindness.

Surgical Co-Management

If you are interested in laser surgery, we will begin with a comprehensive eye examination, which will let us know more about you and your needs. We may have to perform some testing to properly diagnose your eye conditions. During this time, the surgeon and staff will go over what you can expect before, during and after the procedure; we want to make sure to give you realistic answers for your unique vision.

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Dry Eye Treatment

Focal Optometry is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes. Excessive dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that go untreated, have the potential to damage eye tissue, scar your corneas, and impair your vision.

Ortho-K

Ortho-k involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses, which are designed to be worn while sleeping. Although these lenses are not very common and most people still prefer laser surgery, this reshaping method is gaining more popularity as the procedure continues to be improved.

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Business Hours

Tuesday10:00AM-6:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday9:00AM-5:00PM
Friday9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday9:00AM-2:00PM

Holiday / Temporary Hours

Mar 25th9:00AM-5:00PM
Mar 26th9:00AM-5:00PM
Mar 27thClosed
Mondays by appointment only.

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